Academic Calendar: 2016–17
Academic year 2016–17 at a glance:
- Fall 2016 semester: Mon., Aug. 29–Fri., Dec. 16, 2016
Final exam week: Mon., Dec. 12–Fri., Dec. 16, 2016
Winter break: Sat., Dec. 17, 2016–Tues., Jan. 24, 2017
- Spring 2017 semester: Wed., Jan. 25–Tues., May 16, 2017
Final exam week: Wed., May 10–Tues., May 16, 2017
- Commencement: Fri., May 19, 2017
- Labor Day (Mon., Sept. 5): No classes
- Election Day (Tues., Nov. 8): No classes
- Thanksgiving Recess: Wed.–Sun., Nov. 23–27, 2016 (no classes)
- Spring Recess: Sat.–Sun., April 8–16, 2017 (no classes)
Winter Session and Summer Session Dates
See the winter session and summer session sites for session dates and class holidays, which are determined and published annually (by October for winter session and March for summer session) by the School of Liberal Studies & Continuing Education.
Course Scheduling Calendar (For faculty and staff)
Please refer to the Course Scheduling Dashboard (Office of the Registrar) for dates pertaining to semester course scheduling.
- Add/drop period: Students are responsible for absences and any coursework missed during the add/drop period. Before adding any course, students are advised to check with the individual faculty member to ensure that they can make up any missed coursework.
- Student attendance on religious holidays: Please refer to College Policies for guidelines.
- Some offices may close on holidays when classes are in session.
- In fall 2016, Rosh Hashanah, Yom Kippur, Columbus Day, and Veterans Day are not official class holidays. In spring 2017, President’s Day is not an official class holiday.
|Fall 2016 Detailed Calendar:|
Aug.–Sept. | Oct. | Nov. | Dec.
|June–Aug.||Please visit www.purchase.edu/orientation for Student Orientation dates and information.|
|Aug. 26 & 28||Fri. & Sun.||New students move into on-campus residences on Fri., Aug. 26; returning students move in on Sun., Aug. 28.|
Please visit www.purchase.edu/orientation for Welcome Week dates and information.
|Aug. 29||Mon.||Fall 2016 classes begin|
|Aug. 29–Sept. 2||Mon.–Fri.||Late registration [$40 late fee] and add/drop period for all students (except senior citizen auditors, who register on Sept. 6)|
|Sept. 2||Fri.||Last day to submit NY State residency application to the Office of Student Financial Services|
|Sept. 5||Mon.||Labor Day: No classes; some offices close|
|Sept. 6||Tues.||Senior citizen registration|
|Sept. 12||Mon.||Last day to apply for Pass/No Credit (P/NC) option|
|Oct. 3–4||Mon.–Tues.||Rosh Hashanah: Classes in session|
|Oct. 10||Mon.||Columbus Day: Classes in session|
|Oct. 11–12||Tues.–Wed.||Yom Kippur: Classes in session|
|Oct. 17–21||Mon.–Fri.||Midterm warnings due for liberal arts and sciences students in academic difficulty|
|Nov. 1||Tues.||Last day to withdraw from fall 2016 courses without academic penalty (“W” grade)|
|Nov. 7–11||Mon.–Fri.||Advising week|
|Nov. 8||Tues.||Election Day: No classes|
|Nov. 11||Fri.||Veterans Day: Classes in session|
|Nov. 14||Mon.||Spring 2017 registration begins for matriculated students (refer to the Spring 2017 Registration Guide for schedule)|
|Nov. 23–27||Wed.–Sun.||Thanksgiving Recess: No classes; Residence Halls close at 9 a.m. on Nov. 23 and reopen at 2 p.m. on Nov. 27.|
|Dec. 12–16||Mon.–Fri.||Final exam week (schedule)|
|Dec. 16||Fri.||Last day of fall 2016 classes|
Last day for Jan. 2017 graduates to submit senior or master’s projects via Moodle to the Library
On-campus residences close at 7 p.m. for winter break
|Dec. 21||Wed.||Last day for faculty to submit fall 2016 grades [deadline for resolution of Incomplete grades: Jan. 13, 2017]|
|Spring 2017 Detailed Calendar:|
Jan. | Feb.–Mar. | April | May | June
|Jan. 13||Fri.||Last day for faculty to resolve fall 2016 Incomplete [“I”] grades|
|Jan. 16||Mon.||Martin Luther King Day: Some offices close|
|Jan. 23–24||Mon.–Tues.||New students move into on-campus residences on Mon., Jan. 23, 1–4 p.m.; returning residents move in on Tues., Jan. 24, 10 a.m.|
|Jan. 25||Wed.||Spring 2017 classes begin|
|Jan. 25–31||Wed.–Tues.||Late registration [$40 late fee] and add/drop period for all students (except senior citizen auditors, who register on Feb. 1)|
|Jan. 31||Tues.||Last day to submit NY State residency application to the Office of Student Financial Services|
|Feb. 1||Wed.||Senior citizen registration|
|Feb. 7||Tues.||Last day to apply for Pass/No Credit (P/NC) option|
|Feb. 20||Mon.||President’s Day: Classes are in session|
|Mar. 6–10||Mon.–Fri.||Midterm warnings due for liberal arts and sciences students in academic difficulty|
|Mar. 27–31||Mon.–Fri.||Advising week|
|Mar. 28||Tues.||Last day to withdraw from spring 2017 courses without academic penalty (“W” grade)|
|April 3||Mon.||Fall 2017 registration begins for matriculated students (refer to the Fall 2017 Registration Guide for schedule)|
|April 7||Fri.||Residence Halls close at 7 p.m. for Spring Recess|
|April 8–16||Sat.–Sun.||Spring Recess: No classes|
Residence Halls reopen at 2 p.m. on Sun., April 16
|May 10–16||Wed.–Tues.||Final exam week (schedule)|
|May 16||Tues.||Last day of spring 2017 classes|
Last day for May 2017 graduates to submit senior or master’s projects via Moodle to the Library
|May 17||Wed.||On-campus residents (excluding graduating students) must check out of residences within 24 hours of their last exam or class, or by 10 a.m. on Wed., May 17, whichever comes first|
|May 19||Fri.||45th Annual Commencement|
On-campus residences close at 9 p.m. for all graduates
|May 22||Mon.||Last day for faculty to submit spring 2017 grades [deadline for resolution of spring 2017 Incomplete grades: June 13, 2017]|
|June 13||Tues.||Last day for faculty to resolve spring 2017 Incomplete (“I”) grades|
Updated Oct. 15, 2015
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