Academic Calendar 2019-20

Tree outside of Dryden Campus Main Entrance

Tompkins Cortland offers courses in the spring, fall, and summer of each calendar year. The College offers traditional full-semester courses in the fall and spring, as well as three iterations of five-week courses and two iterations of 7½-week courses in the fall and spring. The summer session offers two five-week sessions, one eight-week evening session, and a 10-week session. NOTE: Summer session offerings often overlap. In addition to important session dates, the Academic Calendar also lists official College breaks and significant ceremonies.

Semester

Key

  • Monday (M)
  • Tuesday (T)
  • Wednesday (W)
  • Thursday (R)
  • Friday (F)
  • Saturday (A)

Fall 2019

General Dates

Faculty Returns — August 21 (W)
New Students move into Residence Halls - August 25 (Su)
Returning students move into Residence Halls — August 27 (T)
Classes Begin — August 28 (W)
Labor Day - College Holiday — September 2 (M)
Early Student Progress Reports Due — NOON, September 23 (M)
Fall Day (All College Retreat; No Classes) — October 11 (F)
Prospective Student Open House — November 1 (F)
Registration Day - No Day Classes — November 12 (T)
Thanksgiving- No Day or Evening Classes — November 27-30 (W-Sa)
Graduate Recognition Ceremony — December 6 (F)
*Final Exam Week — December 11-17 (W-T)
Classes End — December 17 (T)
Grades Due — NOON, December 18 (W)

Session Specific Dates

15-week classes

August 28 – December 17
last day to add — September 11 (W)
last day to drop — September 18 (W)
last day to withdraw W — October 30 (W)
last day to withdraw WP/WF — December 6 (F)

First 5-week classes

August 28 – October 2
last day to add — August 30 (F)
last day to drop — September 4 (W)
last day to withdraw W — September 18 (W)
last day to withdraw WP/WF — September 27 (F)

Second 5-week classes

October 3 – November 6
last day to add — October 7 (M)
last day to drop — October 9 (W)
last day to withdraw W — October 24 (R)
last day to withdraw WP/WF — November 1 (F)

Third 5-week classes

November 7 – December 17
last day to add — November 11 (M)
last day to drop — November 14 (R)
last day to withdraw W — December 3 (T)
last day to withdraw WP/WF — December 10 (T)

First 7 ½-week classes

August 28 – October 18
last day to add — September 4 (W)
last day to drop — September 6 (F)
last day to withdraw W — September 27 (F)
last day to withdraw WP/WF — October 14 (M)

Second 7 ½-week classes

October 21 – December 17
last day to add — October 25 (F)
last day to drop — October 30 (W)
last day to withdraw W — November 21 (R)
last day to withdraw WP/WF — December 10 (T)

Late Start classes

October 3 – December 17
last day to add — October 14 (M)
last day to drop — October 17 (R)
last day to withdraw W — November 15 (F)
last day to withdraw WP/WF — December 10 (T)

* All classes must meet during their scheduled final exam time.

Spring 2020

General dates

Faculty Returns — January 15 (W)
Martin Luther King Day - College Holiday — January 20 (M)
Classes Begin — January 22 (W)
Early Student Progress Reports Due — NOON, February 24 (M)
Mid-Winter Break - No Day or Evening Classes — February 27 - 28 (R-F)
Mid-Winter Day - (All College Retreat) — February 27 (R)
Spring Break - No Day or Evening Classes — March 23-March 28 (M-Sa)
Spring Day - College Holiday — March 27 (F)
Prospective Student Open House (Tentative) — April 3 (F)
Registration Day - No Day Classes — April 15 (W)
*Final Exam Week — May 11-15 (M - F)
Classes End — May 15 (F)
Grades Due — NOON, May 18 (M)
Nursing Recognition Ceremony — May 19 (T)
Commencement — May 21 (R)

Session Specific Dates

15-week classes

January 22 – May 15
last day to add — February 4 (T)
last day to drop — February 11 (T)
last day to withdraw W — April 2 (R)
last day to withdraw WP/WF — May 6 (W)

First 5-week classes

January 22 – February 25
last day to add — January 24 (F)
last day to drop — January 28 (T)
last day to withdraw W — February 11 (T)
last day to withdraw WP/WF — February 20 (R)

Second 5-week classes

February 26 - April 9 
last day to add — March 3 (T)
last day to drop — March 5 (R)
last day to withdraw W — March 19 (R)
last day to withdraw WP/WF — April 6 (M)

Third 5-week classes

April 10 – May 15
last day to add — April 14 (T)
last day to drop — April 17 (F)
last day to withdraw W — May 1 (F)
last day to withdraw WP/WF — May 8 (F)

First 7 ½-week classes

January 24 – March 16
last day to add — January 28 (T)
last day to drop — January 30 (R)
last day to withdraw W — February 24 (M)
last day to withdraw WP/WF — March 10 (T)

Second 7 ½-week classes

March 17 – May 15
last day to add — March 30 (M)
last day to drop — April 2 (R)
last day to withdraw W — April 24 (R)
last day to withdraw WP/WF — May 8 (F)

Late Start classes

February 26 – May 15
last day to add — March 9 (M)
last day to drop — March 12 (R)
last day to withdraw W — April 17 (F)
last day to withdraw WP/WF — May 8 (F)

* All classes must meet during their scheduled final exam time.

Winter 2020

General Dates

Classes Begin — December 19 (R)
Campus Holiday Break begins — December 24 (T)

PLEASE NOTE: Winter session classes are in session via Blackboard while the campus is closed during holiday break.

Campus Reopens — January 2 (T)
Martin Luther King Day - College Holiday — January 20 (M)
Classes End — January 17 (F)
Final Grades due — NOON, January 21 (T)

Session Specific Dates

December 20 (F) - January 13 (M)
Last day to add — December 20 (F)
Last day to drop — December 23 (M)
Last day to withdraw “W” — January 6 (M)
Last day to withdraw “WP/WF” — January 13 (W)

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Summer 2020

General Dates

Memorial Day - College Holiday — May 25 (M)
Classes Begin — May 27 (W)
No Classes in Session — July 1-3 (M-W)
College Holiday - Independence Day — July 3 (F)

Session Specific Dates

First Five Week Day Session

May 27 (W) - June 30 (T)
Last day to add — May 29 (F)
Last day to drop — June 2 (T)
Last day to withdraw “W” — June 16 (T)
Last day to withdraw “WP/WF” — June 25 (R)

Second Five Week Day Session

July 6 (M) – August 7 (F)
Last day to add — July 8 (M)
Last day to drop — July 10 (F)
Last day to withdraw “W” — July 24 (F)
Last day to withdraw “WP/WF” — July 31 (F)

Eight Week Session

May 27 (W) – July 24 (F)
Last day to add — June 2 (T)
Last day to drop — June 5 (F)
Last day to withdraw “W” — June 29 (M)
Last day to withdraw “WP/WF” — July 17 (F)

Ten Week Session

May 27 (W) – August 7 (F)
Last day to add — June 4 (R)
Last day to drop — June 9 (T)
Last day to withdraw “W” — July 10 (F)
Last day to withdraw “WP/WF” — July 31 (F)