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Academic Calendar & Exam Schedules

Academic Calendar & Exam Schedules

Expand the tabs below to view a snap shot of all the important dates you need to be aware of each academic semester.

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  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 2020 Registration begins
Monday, February 10
Fall 2020 Priority Registration for Honors Students/Athletes
Tuesday – Thursday, Feb 18 -20 (TENTATIVE)
Fall 2020 Registration begins Friday, Feb 21 (TENTATIVE)
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
First weekend session final examinations Saturday, March 7 - Sunday, March 8 
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 from full-semester classes Friday, April 3
Second weekend session final examinations/ / Last Class Meeting 
Saturday, May 2 - Sunday, May 3
Semester classes meeting Monday through Friday end
Tuesday, May 5
Final examinations-undergraduate and graduate Wednesday, May 6 - Tuesday, May 12
Last day to submit thesis Friday, May 8
Conferral of May degrees Friday, May 15
Commencement Ceremony
Wednesday, May 20

Summer 1 2020
Weekend session classes begin Saturday-Sunday, May 16-17
Last day to add Weekend Session Class Monday, May 18
Weekday classes begin Monday, May 18
Registration and program changes end for weekday classes Tuesday, May 19
Memorial Day-holiday Saturday-Monday, May 23-25
Last day for withdrawal from Summer 1 classes Tuesday, June 16
Last day of weekday classes Monday, June 29
Final Exams Summer 1 During Last Class Meeting
Independence Day holiday - Campus Closed Saturday, July 4
Weekend session final examinations/Last Class Meetings Saturday-Sunday, July 11-12


Summer II 2020
Weekday Classes begin Monday, July 6
Registration and program changes end for weekday classes Tuesday, July 7
Last day to apply for September degree Friday , July 10
Last day to apply for comprehensive examination Friday , July 10
Weekend session classes begin Saturday-Sunday, July 18-19
Last day to add Weekend Session Class Monday, July 20
Last day for withdrawal from Summer II classes Friday, July 31
Last weekday class Friday, August 14
Final Exams Summer 2 During Last Class Meeting
Last day to submit thesis and complete degree requirements Friday, August 14
Weekend session final examinations Saturday-Sunday, August 29-30

Labor Day-holiday Monday, September 7
Weekday classes begin Tuesday, September 8
Registration and program changes Wednesday - Monday, September 8-21
First weekend session classes begin Saturday-Sunday, September 12-13
Awarding of September degrees Friday, September 18
Registration and program changes end Monday, September 21
Last day to apply for comprehensive examination Friday, October 9
Spring 2021 Registration Begins Monday, October 12
First weekend session final examinations Saturday-Sunday, October 24-25
Last day to apply for January degree Friday, October 30
Second weekend session classes begin Saturday-Sunday, October 31-Nov 1
Election Day-classes in session Tuesday, November 3
Last day for full/partial withdrawal Friday, November 13
Tuesday classses don't meet/Tuesday follows a Thursday schedule Tuesday, November 24
Wednesday classes don't meet/Wednesday follows a Friday schedule Wednesday, November 25
Thanksgiving holiday - no classes Thursday, November 26 - Sunday, November 29
Classes resume Monday, November 30
Last day of regular classes Wednesday, December 16
Final examinations-undergraduate and graduate Thursday, December 17 - Wednesday December 23
Second weekend session final examinations/last class meeting Saturday-Sunday, December 19-20
Last day to submit thesis Friday, December 18
Winter recess begins Thusday, December 24