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.

Fall 2019
Labor Day-holiday Monday, September 2
Weekday classes begin Wednesday, September 4
Registration and program changes Wednesday, September 4 - Tuesday, September 17
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
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

Spring 2020
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
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