Academic Calendar

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.

Spring Term 2018

Classes Begin

January 22

Add/Drop and Late Registration
(instructor permission required to add
Lab Science courses as of 1/30)

January 22 - February 2

Last Day to File for May 2017 Degree

February 9

Presidents' Day - No Classes

February 19

Registration Begins for Summer and Fall 2018

March 5

Spring Recess - No Classes

March 12 - 16

Last Day to Opt P/F or Partial Withdrawal

April 6

Last Day of Regular Classes

April 30

Last Day for Full Term Withdrawal

April 30

Study/Snow Days/Alternate Class Days

May 1 - 2

Final Examinations/Final Class Meetings

May 3 - May 9


May 11

Conferral of May Degrees

May 18

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.

Riverhead Summer 2018 Academic Calendar


Classes Begin

May 21

5 week Session 
10 week Session 

May 21 - June 22
May 21 - July 22

Add/Drop and Late Registration for 5 Week Session

May 21 - 22

Add/Drop and Late Registration for 10 Week Session

May 21 - May 27

Memorial Day Holiday - No Classes
(Make-up day - June 3)

May 28

Make-up day for Memorial Day

June 1

Last Day to Opt P/F or Withdraw for Five Week Session*

June 15

Summer I Five Week Session Ends

June 22


Classes Begin - 2nd 5 Week Session

June 25

Add/Drop and Late Registration

June 25 - 26

Independence Day Holiday - No Classes (Make up July 8)

July 4

Make Up Day for Independence Day

July 6

Last Day to file for September Degree

July 6

Last Day to Opt P/F or Withdraw Five Week Session*

July 20

Ten Week Session Ends

July 27

Summer II Five Week Session End

July 27


LIU Riverhead
Abagail Van Vlerah