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2016-2017 Official Academic Calendar

The Academic Calendar is the official College calendar that outlines semester start and end dates, official holidays, college breaks, mid-semester dates, quarter dates, student teaching timelines, study days, final exam periods, and commencement dates. The Official Academic Calendar is determined by the Campus Calendar Committee, chaired by the President's Office. The calendars are approved by the Faculty Senate prior to publication.

Fall 2016 Important Dates and Deadlines 

  • Fall 2016 Important Dates and Deadlines (PDF)
    This academic calendar supplement includes all of the critical course and semester dates, course deadlines, registration windows, time ticket information, and other important deadlines or administrative dates that are of value to students, faculty and staff.

Final Exams

The final exam week is the last week in the Fall and Spring semesters. Semester exams conform to standard exam times based on the class schedule. 

Future Academic Calendars

On April 27, 2015 the President's Cabinet approved changes to the student teaching schedule for the 2015-2017 academic years.  The 2016-2017 academic calendar reflects the approved changes as of May 1, 2015.

Past Academic Calendars

Religious Observance Dates and Class Attendance

The campus calendar provides for some specific times of religious observance, but is not an exhaustive representation of religious observances.  New York State Education Law provides additional guidance and outlines additional obligations regarding religious observances.

Official Dates of Degree Conferral

The following are official dates of conferral that are reported to the National Student Clearinghouse and printed on student diplomas.

2016 Dates     2015 Dates
Spring: May 14, 2016
Summer: August 6, 2016
Fall: December 24, 2016
        Spring: May 16, 2015
Summer: August 1, 2015
December 26, 2015