Academic Calendar & Exam Schedule

Academic Calendar & Exam Schedules

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Final Exam Schedule

Notification of Student Rights Under Section 224-a of New York State Education Law –
Absence Due to Religious Observation

Under § 224-a of the NYS Education Law: "Any student in an institution of higher education who is unable, because of his or her religious beliefs, to attend classes on a particular day or days shall, because of such absence on the particular day or days, be excused from any examination or any study or work requirements. It shall be the responsibility of the faculty and of the administrative officials of each institution of higher education to make available to each student who is absent from school, because of his or her religious beliefs, an equivalent opportunity to register for classes or make up any examination, study or work requirements which he or she may have missed because of such absence on any particular day or days. No fees of any kind shall be charged by the institution for making available to the said student such equivalent opportunity."

Students who anticipate being absent because of a religious observance should, whenever possible, notify faculty in advance of such anticipated absence.


Awarding of January degrees January 18
Martin Luther King Day - no classes January 21
Weekday classes begin January 22
Registration and program changes
(instructor permission required to add Lab Science courses as of 1/28)
January 22 - February 4
First weekend session classes begin January 26 - 27
Registration and program changes end for weekday courses February 4
President's Day-no classes/University Holiday February 18
Tuesday follows a Monday schedule February 19
Last day to apply for May degree February 22
Summer 2019 Registration Opens March 4
Fall 2019 Registration Begins for Continuing Students March 4
Spring recess begins - no classes in session March 11
Classes resume March 18
Second weekend session classes begin March 23 - 24
Last Day to Opt P/F or Withdraw from full-semester classes April 5
Last day of regular classes
April 30
Class Make-up/Study Days May 1 - 2
Final examinations-undergraduate and graduate May 3 - 9
Commencement Ceremony (tentative) May 10
Conferral of May degrees May 17

All classes must meet during the Final Examination period (for either a final exam or regular class meeting) in order to meet minimum contact hours required by NYSED.


SUMMER SESSION I
Weekday classes begin (1st Five Week, 10 week and 12 Week sessions) May 20
Registration and program changes end for 5 Week Session May 21
Registration and program changes end for 10 & 12 Week Sessions May 26
Memorial Day-NO CLASSES - Make up class date May 31 May 27
Make-up day for Memorial Day May 31
Last day to withdraw (or Opt P/F) from SS I courses June 13
Last day of class/Finals for 1st Five week Session June 20
SUMMER SESSION II
Classes Begin - 2nd Five Week Session June 24
Registration/Programs Changes for 2nd Five Week Session ends June 25
Weekend Sessions Classes begin June 29
Registration/Programs Changes end for weekend classes July 1
Independence Day - Holiday July 4
Make-up day for Independence Day July 5
Last day to withdraw (or Opt P/F) from 10 & 12 week session July 11
Last day to apply for September degree July 12
Last day to withdraw (or Opt P/F) from 2nd Five week session July 18
Last day to complete withdrawal appeal process July 24
Last day to withdraw (or Opt P/F) from 12 week session July 25
Last Class/Finals for 2nd Five week and 10 week sessions July 25
SUMMER SESSION III
Classes Begin - 3rd Five Week Session July 29
Registration/Programs Changes for 2nd Five Week Session ends July 30
Last Class/Finals for 12 week session August 8
Last day to withdraw (or Opt P/F) from 3rd Five week session August 22
Last day to complete withdrawal appeal process August 28
Last day of class/Finals for 3rd Five week Session August 29

*Last day to withdraw from a class or elect Pass/Fail option is:
5 week session: One week prior to end of session
10 week session: Two weeks prior to end of session


Labor Day-holiday Monday, September 2
Weekday classes begin Wednesday, September 4
Registration and program changes Wednesday, September 4 - Tuesday, September 17
First weekend session classes begin Saturday, September 7 - Sunday, September 8
Awarding of September degrees Friday, September 13
Registration and program changes end Tuesday, September 17
Spring 2020 Registration Begins Monday, October 7
Columbus Day - Classes not in session Monday, October 14
Last day to apply for January degree Friday, October 18
First weekend session final examinations Saturday, October 19 - Sunday, October 20
Second weekend session classes begin Saturday, October 26 - Sunday, October 27
Election Day-classes in session Tuesday, November 5
Last day for partial withdrawal/ Opt Pass / Fail for full-semester classes Friday, November 8
Thanksgiving holiday Wednesday, November 27 - Sunday, December 1
Classes resume Monday, December 2
Semester classes meeting Monday through Friday end Monday, December 9
Class make-up/ study days Tuesday, December 10 - Wednesday, December 11
Final examinations-undergraduate and graduate
Thursday, December 12 - Wednesday, December 18
Final Exam Make- Up day (in event of snow closure)  Thursday, December 19
Winter recess begins
Friday, December 20

Intersession Classes Begin Monday, January 6
Final Class Meeting/Final Exam Friday, January 17

Awarding of January degrees  Friday, January 17
Martin Luther King Day - no classes Monday, January 20
Weekday classes begin Tuesday, January 21
Registration and program changes Tuesday, January 21 - Monday, February 3
First weekend session classes begin Saturday, January 25 - Sunday, January 26
Registration and program changes end Monday, February 3
Summer and Fall 2020 Registration begins (tentative)
Monday, February 10
President's Day - no classes Monday, February 17
Tuesday follows a Monday schedule Tuesday, February 18
Last day to apply for May degree Friday, February 21
Spring recess begins Monday, March 9
Classes resume Monday, March 16
Second weekend session classes begin Saturday, March 21 - Sunday, March 22
Last day for withdrawal/ Opt Pass/ Fail for full-semester classes Friday, April 3
Semester classes meeting Monday through Friday end
Tuesday, April 28
Class make-up/ study days  Wednesday, April 29 - Thursday April 30
Final examinations-undergraduate and graduate Friday, May 1 - Thursday, May 7
Commencement Ceremony (tentative)
Friday, May 8
Conferral of May degrees Friday, May 15
Monday, March 9
Monday, March 9
Monday, March 9