Academic Calendar & Exam Schedules

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.


Labor Day-holiday September 3
Convocation Day September 18
Weekday classes begin September 5
Registration and program changes September 5 - 18
First weekend session classes begin September 8 - 9
Awarding of September degrees September 14
Registration and program changes end September 18
Last day to apply for comprehensive examination October 5
Spring 2019 Registration Begins for Continuing Students October 8
Last day to apply for January degree October 19
First weekend session final examinations October 20 - 21
Second weekend session classes begin October 27 - 28
Election Day-classes in session November 6
Last day to withdraw from full-semester course(s) November 9
Wednesday follows a Friday schedule November 21
Thanksgiving holiday - no classes - University Holiday November 22 - November 25
Classes resume November 26
Second weekend session final examinations December 8 - 9
Semester classes meeting Saturday-Sunday end December 8 - 9
Semester classes meeting Monday through Friday end December 13
Last day to submit thesis December 14
Final examinations-undergraduate and graduate
December 14 - 20
Winter recess begins
December 21

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

Awarding of January degrees 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 January 22 - February 4
First weekend session classes begin January 26 - 27
Registration and program changes end February 4
President's Day - no classes 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 for withdrawal from full-semester classes April 5
Last day to submit thesis and complete degree requirements May 3
Second weekend session final examinations May 4 - 5
Semester classes meeting Saturday-Sunday end May 7
Final examinations-undergraduate and graduate May 8 - 14
Commencement Ceremony (tentative) May 16
Conferral of May degrees May 17