Academic Calendar & Exam Schedule

Academic Calendar & Exam Schedules

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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.


Classes Begin January 22
Add/Drop and Late Registration
(instructor permission required to add
Lab Science courses as of 1/28)
January 22 - February 2
Last Day to File for May 2018 Degree February 9
Presidents' Day - No Classes February 19
Registration Begins for Summer and Fall 2018 March 5
Spring Recess - No Classes March 12 - 16
Last Day to Opt P/F or Withdraw from full-semester course(s) April 6
Last Day of Regular Classes April 30
Last Day for Full Term Withdrawal April 30
Study/Snow Days/Alternate Class Days May 1 - 2
Final Examinations/Final Class Meetings May 3 - 9
Commencement May 11
Conferral of May Degrees May 18

All classes must meet during the Final Examination period (for either a final exam or regular class meeting) in order to meet minimum contact hours required by NYSED.


SUMMER SESSION I
Classes Begin May 21
5 week Session 
10 week Session 
12 week Session 
May 21 - June 22
May 21 - July 22
May 21 - August 10
Add/Drop and Late Registration for 5 Week Session May 21 - 22
Add/Drop and Late Registration for 10 and 12 Week Session May 21 - May 27
Memorial Day Holiday - No Classes
(Make-up day - June 3)
May 28
Make-up day for Memorial Day June 1
Last Day to Opt P/F or Withdraw for Five Week Session* June 15
Summer I Five Week Session Ends June 22
SUMMER SESSION II
Classes Begin - 2nd 5 Week Session June 25
Add/Drop and Late Registration June 25 - 26
Independence Day Holiday - No Classes (Make up July 8) July 4
Make Up Day for Independence Day July 6
Last Day to file for September Degree July 6
Last Day to Opt P/F or Withdraw Five Week Session* July 20
Ten Week Session Ends July 27
Summer II Five Week Session End July 27
SUMMER SESSION III
Classes Begin - 3rd 5 Week Session July 30
Add/Drop and Late Registration July 30 - 31
Twelve Week Session Ends August 10
Last Day to Opt P/F or Withdraw Five Week Session* August 24
Summer III Five Week Session Ends August 31

*Last day to withdraw from a class or elect Pass/Fail option is:
5 week session: One week prior to end of session
10 week session: Two weeks prior to end of session


Labor Day-holiday September 3
Weekday classes begin September 5
Registration and program changes
(instructor permission required to add lab science courses as of 9/11)
September 5 - 18
First weekend session classes begin September 8 - 9
Awarding of September degrees September 14
Registration and program changes end September 18
Columbus Day - No Classes  October 8
Spring 2019 Registration Begins for Continuing Students October 8
Last day to Apply for January degree October 19
Second weekend session classes begin November 3 - 4
Election Day-classes in session November 6
Last Day to Opt P/F or Withdraw from full-semester course(s) November 9
Thanksgiving Recess - No Classes  November 21 - 25
Classes resume November 26
Semester classes meeting Monday through Friday end December 10
Class Make-up/Study Days December 11 - 12
Final examinations-undergraduate and graduate December 13 - 19
Make-Up Final Exam day (in the event of snow closure) December 20
Winter recess begins December 21

All classes must meet during the Final Examination period (for either a final exam or regular class meeting) in order to meet minimum contact hours required by NYSED.


Intersession Classes Begin January 7
Final Class Meeting/Final Exam January 18

Awarding of January degrees January 18
Martin Luther King Day - no classes January 21
Weekday classes begin January 22
Registration and program changes
(instructor permission required to add Lab Science courses as of 1/28)
January 22 - February 4
First weekend session classes begin January 26 - 27
Registration and program changes end for weekday courses February 4
President's Day-no classes/University Holiday February 18
Tuesday follows a Monday schedule February 19
Last day to apply for May degree February 22
Summer 2019 Registration Opens March 4
Fall 2019 Registration Begins for Continuing Students March 4
Spring recess begins - no classes in session March 11
Classes resume March 18
Second weekend session classes begin March 23 - 24
Last Day to Opt P/F or Withdraw from full-semester classes April 5
Class Make-up/Study Days May 1 - 2
Final examinations-undergraduate and graduate May 3 - 9
Commencement Ceremony (tentative) May 10
Conferral of May degrees May 17

All classes must meet during the Final Examination period (for either a final exam or regular class meeting) in order to meet minimum contact hours required by NYSED.


SUMMER SESSION I
Weekday classes begin (1st Five Week, 10 week and 12 Week sessions) May 20
Registration and program changes end for 5 Week Session May 21
Registration and program changes end for 10 & 12 Week Sessions May 26
Memorial Day-NO CLASSES - Make up class date May 31 May 27
Make-up day for Memorial Day May 31
Last day to withdraw (or Opt P/F) from SS I courses June 13
Last day of class/Finals for 1st Five week Session June 20
SUMMER SESSION II
Classes Begin - 2nd Five Week Session June 24
Registration/Programs Changes for 2nd Five Week Session ends June 25
Weekend Sessions Classes begin June 29
Registration/Programs Changes end for weekend classes July 1
Independence Day - Holiday July 4
Make-up day for Independence Day July 5
Last day to withdraw (or Opt P/F) from 10 & 12 week session July 11
Last day to apply for September degree July 12
Last day to withdraw (or Opt P/F) from 2nd Five week session July 18
Last day to complete withdrawal appeal process July 24
Last day to withdraw (or Opt P/F) from 12 week session July 25
Last Class/Finals for 2nd Five week and 10 week sessions July 25
SUMMER SESSION III
Classes Begin - 3rd Five Week Session July 29
Registration/Programs Changes for 2nd Five Week Session ends July 30
Last Class/Finals for 12 week session August 8
Last day to withdraw (or Opt P/F) from 3rd Five week session August 22
Last day to complete withdrawal appeal process August 28
Last day of class/Finals for 3rd Five week Session August 29

*Last day to withdraw from a class or elect Pass/Fail option is:
5 week session: One week prior to end of session
10 week session: Two weeks prior to end of session