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Academic Dates and Deadlines

Fall 2023: Important Academic Dates

August 15, Tuesday @ 9 amCourse add/drop begins for Seniors 
August 16, Wednesday @ 9 amCourse add/drop begins for Juniors
August 17, Thursday @ 9 amCourse add/drop begins for Sophomores
August 18, Friday @ 9 amCourse add/drop begins for first-year and first-year writing seminar classes (FWS)
August 21, Monday Classes begin
August 28, Monday7 Week 1 Add Ends/ Change credits ends
August 30, WednesdayFA23 enrollment certifications available 
September 4, MondayLabor Day - No classes
September 5, TuesdayLast Day to Add a regular academic session Class 
Last Day to Change variable credit courses.
September, 18, Monday7 Week 1 Drop Ends
7 Week 1 Change Grade Option Ends
September 22, Friday Last day to Add CALS Special Studies Course (independent study, research, internship, teaching assistant). Petitions to add will not be accepted after September 22, there are no exceptions.
October 6, FridayLast Day to Petition to Withdraw from a 7 Week 1 Class
October 7, Saturday - October 10, TuesdayFall break - No classes
TBDMid-Term Evaluations Conducted (Includes 7 week 1 classes)
October 11, WednesdayFA23 7 Week 2 session Classes Begin
October 16, MondayLast Day to Drop a regular session Class Without a "W"
Last Day to Change Grade Option From S/U to Letter or From Letter to S/U.
Petitions to change grading options after October 16 will not be accepted; there are no exceptions.
October 17, Tuesday - December 4, MondayWindow that a "W" will appear on the Transcript for regular session classes withdrawn by request. Petitions to withdraw will not be accepted after December 4; there are no exceptions.
October 18, Wednesday7 Week 2 Add Ends/ Change credits ends
November 8, Wednesday7 Week 2 Drop Ends
7 Week 2 Change Grade Option Ends
October 31 - November 2 (7:30 am) (11:59 pm)Graduate/Professional/Cornell Tech/Vet Med - Spring 2024 Pre-enrollment
November 1-3 (7:30 am) (11:59 pm)UG Seniors - Spring 2024 Pre-enrollment
November 6-8 (7:30 am) (11:59 pm)UG Juniors - Spring 2024 Pre-enrollment
November 7-9 (7:30 am) (11:59 pm)UG Sophomores - Spring 2024 Pre-enrollment
November 8-10 (7:30 am) (11:59 pm)UG Continuing First-Years - Spring 2024 Pre-enrollment
November 22, Wednesday - November 26, SundayThanksgiving Recess - No Classes
TBASpring 2024 Class Roster Published
TBAEnd of Semester Evaluations Conducted
December 4, MondayLast Day of Instruction; Last Day to Petition to Withdraw from a Full Semester or 7 Week 2 Course
December 6, WednesdayGrade rosters created
December 5, Tuesday - December 7, ThursdayStudy Period
December 8, Friday - December 16, SaturdayFinal Exams
December 11, MondayPartial Grade posting begins
December 16, SaturdayLast Day of the Semester (last day for Academic Activity)
December 17, SundayDecember Recognition Ceremony
December 31, SundayDecember Degree Date (conferral date)
December 22, FridayGrade deadline; Incomplete and Failing Grade Forms due in OLGAA

All dates are subject to change.