Official Term Dates: August 31 to December 18
Due to the COVID-19 health event, the Fall 2020 academic calendar has been adjusted. Please review the adjusted dates below, and the Restart SUNY Cortland page for additional 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: February 1 to May 14
Due to the COVID-19 health event, the Spring 2021 academic calendar has been adjusted. Please review the adjusted dates below, and the Restart SUNY Cortland page for additional changes, additions or announcements.
|President’s State of the College Address and Faculty Meetings||Thursday, January 28|
|Classes Begin||Monday, Feb. 1|
|Third-Quarter Classes End||Friday, Mar. 19|
|Fourth Quarter Classes Begin||Monday, Mar. 22|
|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|
* This date is subject to change.
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.