Official Term Dates: August 31 to December 18
Due to the COVID-19 health event, the academic calendar has been adjusted. Please review the adjusted dates below, and the Restart SUNY Cortland page for any changes, additions or announcements.
|Classes Begin||Monday, Aug. 31|
|Labor Day (Classes Are in Session)||Monday, Sep. 7|
|First-Quarter Classes end||Friday, Oct. 16|
|Second-Quarter Classes Begin *||Monday, Oct. 19|
|Thanksgiving Break Begins +||Monday, Nov. 23|
|Classes Resume Remotely||Monday, Nov. 30|
|Last Day for In-Class Examinations||Friday, Dec. 4|
|Classes End||Friday, Dec. 11|
|Study Days||Saturday, Dec. 12 and Sunday, Dec. 13|
|Final Examination Period||Monday, Dec. 14 to Friday, Dec. 18|
+ Residential Life check-out begins on the evening of November 20, and continues through November 23.
* Fall break has been canceled due to the adjusted Thanksgiving break dates.
Official Term Dates: January 25 to May 14
|President’s State of the College Address and Faculty Meetings||Thursday, Jan. 21|
|New Student Orientation and Registration||Friday, Jan. 22|
|Classes Begin||Monday, Jan. 25|
|Third-Quarter Classes end||Friday, Mar. 12|
|Spring Break||Monday, Mar. 15 to Friday, Mar. 19|
|Classes Resume (8 a.m.)||Monday, Mar. 22|
|Fourth Quarter Classes Begin||Monday, Mar. 22|
|Spring Open House||Saturday, Apr. 10|
|Honors Convocation||Saturday, Apr. 24|
|Last Day for In-Class Examinations||Friday, Apr. 30|
|Classes End||Friday, May 7|
|Study Days||Saturday, May 8 and Sunday, May 9|
|Final Examination Period||Monday, May 10 to Friday, May 14|
|Graduate Commencement||Friday, May 14|
|Undergraduate Commencement||Saturday, May 15|
Semester start dates are generally guided by Labor Day and Martin Luther King, Jr. Day respectively. Please review the Summer and Winter Session website for Summer and Winter term dates.
Final Exam Policy: No examinations or quizzes may be given the five class days preceding the final exam period without the approval of the dean.
Religious Holidays: Students who miss classes, exams, or work requirements because of religious beliefs shall be excused and will be provided with opportunities to make up exams or work missed because of the absence. This does not prohibit faculty from giving assignments/exams on a given day. The purpose is to allow individual students alternatives based on religious practice when they make a request. Please refer to the religious holiday schedule for details and dates.