Parents, guardians, and family members are also part of the Cornell community. You all have vital roles to play in helping to create an even more caring, supportive, and healthful environment for your college student. We look forward to partnering with you on your student’s academic journey at Cornell.

Key Academic Dates for the 2019-2020 Calendar

  • Labor Day/Holiday/No Classes: Monday, September 2, 2019
  • Fall 2019 Final Exam Schedule Available: Friday, August 16, 2019
  • Fall Break (begins 1:10 p.m.): Saturday, October 12 – Tuesday, October 15, 2019
  • Thanksgiving Recess: Wednesday, November 27- Sunday, December 1, 2019
  • Last Day of Classes: Tuesday, December 10, 2019
  • Study Period:  Wednesday, December 11 – Friday, December 13
  • Scheduled Exams:  Saturday, December 14 – Saturday, December 21

Make Reservations Now

Because Ithaca is a small community, it is wise to make travel plans early for Orientation, and for other large university events. First-Year Family Weekend (FYFW) will take place October 25-27, 2019. Visit Ithaca provides comprehensive travel and lodging information.

Frequently Asked Questions

Please consult our FAQ for some suggestions about effective ways to interact with your student.

Information and Resources

Stay Informed

Health and Safety