Academic Calendar & Exam Schedules

Academic Calendar & Exam Schedules

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Final Exam Schedules

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.


Martin Luther King, Jr. Day January 16
Weekday classes begin January 17
Registration and program changes January 17 - Monday, January 30
Awarding of January degrees January 20
Semester classes meeting Saturday-Sunday begin January 21 - 22
First weekend session classes begin January 21 - 22
Registration and program changes end January 30
Last day to apply for May degree February 3
President's Day-no classes February 20
Tuesday follows a Monday Schedule February 21
First weekend session final examinations March 4 - 5
Spring recess begins March 13
Second weekend session begin March 18 - 19
Weekday classes resume March 20
Last day for partial withdrawal - Undergraduate Classes
March 31
Last day to submit thesis and complete degree requirements April 28
Second weekend session final examinations April 29-30
Semester classes meeting Saturday-Sunday end April 29-30
Semester classes meeting Monday through Friday end May 2
Last day for full withdrawal May 2
Last day to withdraw from graduate courses May 2
Final examinations-undergraduate and graduate May 3 - 9
Last day to complete withdrawal appeal process May 3
Commencement Ceremony May 11
Conferral of May degrees May 12

SUMMER SESSION I
Weekend session classes beginMay 13 - 14
Last day to add Weekend Session Class May 14
Weekday classes begin May 15
Registration and program changes end for weekday classes May 16
Memorial Day-holidayMay 27 - 29
Last day to withdraw from undergraduate courses June 6
Last day of classJune 26
Last day to withdraw from graduate courses June 26
Last day to complete withdrawal appeal process June 26
Final examinations Last Class Meeting
Weekend session final examinations July 1 - 2
SUMMER SESSION II
Independence Day - holiday July 4
Last day to apply for September degree July 7
Last day to apply for comprehensive examination July 7
Weekend session classes beginJuly 8 - 9
Last day to add Weekend Session Class July 9
Weekday classes begin July 10
Registration and program changes end for weekday classes July 11
Last day to withdraw from undergraduate courses August 3
Last weekday class August 17
Last day to submit thesis and complete degree requirements August 17
Last day to withdraw from graduate coursesAugust 17
Last day to complete withdrawal appeal process August 17
Final examinations Last Class Meeting
Weekend session final examinations August 19 - 20

Labor Day-holiday Monday, September 4
Convocation Day Tuesday, September 5
Weekday classes begin Wednesday, September 6
Registration and program changes Wednesday - Tuesday, September 6 - 19
First weekend session classes begin Saturday-Sunday, September 9-10
Awarding of September degrees Friday, September 15
Registration and program changes end Tuesday, September 19
Last day to apply for comprehensive examination Friday, October 6
Registration Begins for Spring 2018 (tentative date) Monday, October 9
Last day to apply for January degree Friday, October 20
First weekend session final examinations/last class meeting Saturday-Sunday, October 21-22
Second weekend session classes begin Saturday-Sunday, October 28-29
Election Day-classes in session Tuesday, November 7
Last day for Partial Withdrawal (undergraduate classes) Friday, November 10
Wednesday follows a Friday schedule Wednesday, November 22
Thanksgiving holiday Thursday, November 23 - Sunday, November 26
Classes resume Monday, November 27
Second weekend session final examinations/last class meeting Saturday-Sunday, December 16-17
Semester classes meeting Monday through Friday end Thursday, December 14
Last day to withdraw from graduate courses Thursday, December 14
Last day to for full withdrawal (undergraduate classes) Thursday, December 14
Last day to complete withdrawal appeal process Thursday, December 14
Last day to submit thesis Friday, December 15
Final examinations-undergraduate and graduate Friday - Thursday, December 15-21
Winter recess begins Friday, December 22

Intersession Classes Begin Tuesday, January 2
MLK Day - No Classes Monday, January 15
Final Class Meeting/Final Exam Tuesday, January 16

Weekday classes begin Monday, January 22
Registration and program changes Monday, January 22 - Sunday, February 4
Awarding of January degrees Friday, January 19
Semester classes meeting Saturday-Sunday begin Saturday-Sunday, January 27-28
First weekend session classes begin Saturday-Sunday, January 27-28
Registration and program changes end Sunday, February 4
Last day to apply for May degree Friday, February 9
President's Day-no classes Monday, February 19
First weekend session final examinations Saturday-Sunday, March 10-11
Spring recess begins Monday, March 12
Classes resume Monday, March 19
Second weekend session classes begin Saturday-Sunday March 17-18
Last day to withdraw from undergraduate courses Friday, April 6
Last day to submit thesis and complete degree requirements Friday, May 4
Second weekend session final examinations Saturday-Sunday, May 5 -6
Semester classes meeting Saturday-Sunday end Saturday-Sunday, May 5 -6
Semester classes meeting Monday through Friday end Monday, May 7
Last day for full withdrawal Monday, May 7
Last day to withdraw from graduate courses Monday, May 7
Last day to complete withdrawal appeal process Monday, May 7
Final examinations-undergraduate and graduate Tuesday-Monday, May 8-14
Commencement Ceremony (tentative) Tuesday, May 15 (tentative)
Conferral of May degrees Friday, May 18

Summer I
Weekend session classes begin Saturday-Sunday, May 19 - 20
Last day to add Weekend Session Class Sunday, May 20
Weekday classes begin Monday, May 21
Registration and program changes end for weekday classes Tuesday, May 23
Memorial Day-holiday Saturday-Monday, May 26 - 28
Last day to withdraw from undergraduate courses Tuesday, June 5
Last day of class Monday July 2
Last day to withdraw from graduate courses Monday July 2
Last day to complete withdrawal appeal process Monday July 2
Final examinations During Last Class Meeting
Weekend session final examinations Saturday-Sunday, June 30 - July 1
Summer II
Independence Day - holiday Wednesday, July 4
Last day to apply for September degree Friday , July 6
Last day to apply for comprehensive examination Friday , July 6
Weekend session classes begin July 7-8
Last day to add Weekend Session Class Sunday, July 8
Weekday classes begin Monday, July 9
Registration and program changes end for weekday classes Tuesday, July 10
Last day to withdraw from undergraduate courses Wednesday, August 1
Last day to submit thesis and complete degree requirements Thursday, August 16
Last day to withdraw from graduate courses Thursday, August 16
Last day to complete withdrawal appeal process Thursday, August 16
Last weekday class Friday, August 17
Final examinations During Last Class Meeting
Weekend session final examinations Saturday-Sunday, August 18 - 19