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Academic Calendar: 2017–18

Fall 2017 | Spring 2018

Academic year 2017–18 at a glance:

  • Fall 2017 semester: Mon., Aug. 28–Fri., Dec. 15, 2017
    Final exam week: Mon., Dec. 11–Fri., Dec. 15, 2017
    Winter break: Sat., Dec. 16, 2017–Tues., Jan. 23, 2018
  • Spring 2018 semester: Wed., Jan. 24–Tues., May 15, 2018
    Final exam week: Wed., May 9–Tues., May 15, 2018
  • Commencement: Fri., May 18, 2018

Class holidays:

  1. Labor Day (Mon., Sept. 4): No classes
  2. Yom Kippur (begins at sundown Fri., Sept. 29): Fri. classes in session; no Sat. classes
  3. Election Day [off year] (Tues., Nov. 7): No classes
  4. Thanksgiving Recess: Wed.–Sun., Nov. 22–26, 2017 (no classes)
  5. Spring Recess: Sat.–Sun., Mar. 31–April 8, 2018 (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.

Please note:

  • 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 2017, Rosh Hashanah, Columbus Day, and Veterans Day are not official class holidays. In spring 2018, President’s Day is not an official class holiday.

Fall 2017 Detailed Calendar:
Aug.–Sept. | Oct. | Nov. | Dec.
June–September 2017
June–Aug.   Please visit www.purchase.edu/orientation for Student Orientation dates and information.
Aug. 25 & 27 Fri. & Sun. New students move into on-campus residences on Fri., Aug. 25; returning students move in on Sun., Aug. 27.
 
Please visit www.purchase.edu/orientation for Welcome Week dates and information.
Aug. 28 Mon. Fall 2017 classes begin
Aug. 28–Sept. 1 Mon.–Fri. Late registration [$40 late fee] and add/drop period for all students (except senior citizen auditors, who register on Sept. 5)
Sept. 1 Fri. Last day to submit NY State residency application to the Office of Student Financial Services
Sept. 4 Mon. Labor Day: No classes; some offices close
Sept. 5 Tues. Senior citizen registration
Sept. 18 Mon. Last day to apply for Pass/No Credit (P/NC) option
Sept. 21–22 Thurs.–Fri. Rosh Hashanah (begins at sundown Wed., Sept. 20): Classes in session
Sept. 30 Sat. Yom Kippur (begins at sundown Fri., Sept. 29): No Sat. classes
October 2017
Oct. 9 Mon. Columbus Day: Classes in session
Oct. 16–20 Mon.–Fri. Faculty Feedback due for liberal arts and sciences students in academic difficulty
Oct. 30 Mon. Last day to withdraw from fall 2017 courses without academic penalty (“W” grade)
November 2017
Nov. 6–10 Mon.–Fri. Advising week
Nov. 7 Tues. Election Day (off year): No classes
Nov. 10 Fri. Veterans Day: Classes in session
Nov. 13 Mon. Spring 2018 registration begins for matriculated students (refer to the Spring 2018 Registration Guide for schedule)
Nov. 22–26 Wed.–Sun. Thanksgiving Recess: No classes; Residence Halls close at 9 a.m. on Nov. 22 and reopen at 2 p.m. on Nov. 26
December 2017
Dec. 11–15 Mon.–Fri. Final exam week (schedule)
Dec. 15 Fri. Last day of fall 2017 classes
 
Last day for Jan. 2018 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. 20 Wed. Last day for faculty to submit fall 2017 grades [deadline for resolution of Incomplete grades: Jan. 23, 2018]

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Spring 2018 Detailed Calendar:
Jan. | Feb.–Mar. | April | May | June
January 2018
Jan. 15 Mon. Martin Luther King Day: Some offices close
Jan. 22–23 Mon.–Tues. New students move into on-campus residences on Mon., Jan. 22, 1–4 p.m.; returning residents move in on Tues., Jan. 23, 10 a.m.
Jan. 23 Tues. Last day for faculty to resolve fall 2017 Incomplete [“I”] grades
Jan. 24 Wed. Spring 2018 classes begin
Jan. 24–30 Wed.–Tues. Late registration [$40 late fee] and add/drop period for all students (except senior citizen auditors, who register on Jan. 31)
Jan. 30 Tues. Last day to submit NY State residency application to the Office of Student Financial Services
Jan. 31 Wed. Senior citizen registration
February–March 2018
Feb. 13 Tues. Last day to apply for Pass/No Credit (P/NC) option
Feb. 19 Mon. President’s Day: Classes are in session
Mar. 5–9 Mon.–Fri. Faculty Feedback due for liberal arts and sciences students in academic difficulty
Mar. 27 Tues. Last day to withdraw from spring 2018 courses without academic penalty (“W” grade)
Mar. 30 Fri. Residence Halls close at 7 p.m. for Spring Recess
Mar. 31 Sat. Spring Recess begins (through Sun., April 8)
April 2018
April 1–8 Sun.–Sun. Spring Recess continues: No classes; Residence Halls reopen at 2 p.m. on Sun., April 8
April 9–13 Mon.–Fri. Advising week
April 16 Mon. Fall 2018 registration begins for matriculated students (refer to the Fall 2018 Registration Guide for schedule)
May 2018
May 9–15 Wed.–Tues. Final exam week (schedule)
May 15 Tues. Last day of spring 2018 classes
 
Last day for May 2018 graduates to submit senior or master’s projects via Moodle to the Library
May 16 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 16, whichever comes first
May 18 Fri. 46th Annual Commencement
 
On-campus residences close at 10 p.m. for all graduates
May 21 Mon. Last day for faculty to submit spring 2018 grades [deadline for resolution of spring 2018 Incomplete grades: June 26, 2018]
June 2018
June 26 Tues. Last day for faculty to resolve spring 2018 Incomplete (“I”) grades

Updated June 2, 2016

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