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Academic Calendar

Academic Year 2020 - 2021

Fall 2020

Monday, July 27 – Friday, July 31, 2020
Fall Semester Registration

Friday, September 11, 2020
New Student Orientation & Registration

Monday, September 14, 2020                                        
Fall Semester Courses begin

Monday, September 14 – Friday September 18, 2020        
Drop/Add Period for fall courses

Friday, October 2, 2020                                         
Last Day to Withdraw or declare an Audit for fall courses

Thursday, November 26 – Friday, November 27, 2020      
Thanksgiving Recess

Monday, November 30 – Friday, December 4, 2020        
Spring Semester Registration

Friday, December 11, 2020                                              
Last day of Fall Semester courses

Monday, December 14 – Friday, December 18, 2020          
Fall Final Exams Week

Monday, December 21, 2020 – Friday, January 1, 2021     
Winter Recess

Monday, December 31, 2020                                         
December Degree Conferral

Spring 2021

Monday, January 4, 2021                                               
Spring Semester Courses begin

Monday, January 4 – Friday, January 8, 2021                
Drop/Add Period for spring courses

Monday, January 18, 2021                                             
Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday – no classes

Friday, January 22, 2021                                                
Last Day to Withdraw or declare an Audit for spring courses

Monday, February 15, 2021                                           
Presidents’ Day Holiday – no classes

Monday, March 8 – Friday, March 12, 2021                     
Summer Session Registration

Friday, April 2, 2021                                                     
Last day of Spring Semester courses

Monday, April 5 – Friday April 9, 2021                           
Spring Final Exams Week

Monday, April 12 – Friday, May 3, 2021                          
Spring/Summer Intersession

Wednesday, May 19, 2021     
Convocation Ceremony

Thursday, May 20, 2021
Commencement Ceremony                                               

Summer 2021

Monday, May 3, 2021
Summer Session Begins

Monday, May 3 – Friday, May 7, 2021                            
Summer Session Add/drop

Monday, May 31, 2021                                                
Memorial Day Holiday – no classes

Monday, July 5, 2021                                                    
Independence Day Holiday observed - no classes

Friday, July 30, 2021                                                     
Last Day of Summer Session courses

Monday, August 16, 2021                                         
August Degree Conferral

Note: The PHS academic calendar is different from the calendars of the Weill Cornell Graduate School, the Weill Cornell Medical College, and Cornell Tech. Do not refer to those calendars when making your plans.

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