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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
  • Winter 2018 session: Wed., Dec. 27, 2017–Thurs., Jan. 18, 2018 (3 weeks, 100% online)
  • 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)

Summer Session 2018 at a glance:

Revised July 25, 2017

  • Session I: Mon., June 4–Fri., June 29, 2018 (4 weeks)
  • Session II: Mon., June 4–Fri., July 27, 2018 (8 weeks)
  • Session III: Mon., July 2–Fri., July 27, 2018 (4 weeks)

Class holidays:

  1. Independence Day: Wed., July 4

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 Attendance on Religious Holidays 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 Academic Calendar

June–September 2017
June–Aug.   Please visit www.purchase.edu/orientation for Student Orientation dates and information.
July 17 Mon. Fall 2017 registration begins for nonmatriculated students  (added 3/09/17)
Aug. 23 & 27 Wed. & Sun. New students move into on-campus residences on Wed., Aug. 23; returning students move in on Sun., Aug. 27. (revised 2/09/17)
 
Please visit www.purchase.edu/orientation for Welcome Week dates and information.
Aug. 24–27 Thurs.–Sun. New students in Phase T.W.O. Orientation. Please visit www.purchase.edu/orientation for Student Orientation information. (added 2/09/17)
Aug. 28 Mon. Fall 2017 full-term classes begin
Aug. 28–Sept. 1 Mon.–Fri. Late registration [$40 late fee] and add/drop period (full-term courses) 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. 15 Fri. Registration begins for fall 2017 short-term courses
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 Mon. Fall 2017 short-term classes begin
Oct. 20 Fri. Last day to add or drop fall 2017 short-term courses
Oct. 20 Fri Faculty Feedback due for students in academic difficulty
Oct. 30 Mon. Last day to withdraw from fall 2017 full-term 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. 15 Wed. Last day to request a medical leave of absence
Nov. 17 Fri. Last day to withdraw from fall 2017 short-term courses without academic penalty (“W” grade)
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 (refer to the Final Exam Schedule for details)
Dec. 15 Fri. Last day of fall 2017 full-term 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]

Winter Session 2018 Academic Calendar (3 weeks, 100% online)

October–December 2017
Oct. 2 Mon. Winter session 2018 registration begins
Dec. 27 Wed. Winter session 2018 classes begin
Dec. 27–28 Wed.–Thurs. Late registration [$40 late fee] and add/drop period for all students
January 2018
Jan. 8 Mon. Last day to withdraw from winter session 2018 courses without academic penalty (“W” grade)
Jan. 18 Thurs. Last day of winter session 2018 classes
Jan. 23 Mon. Last day for faculty to submit winter session 2018 grades [deadline for resolution of Incomplete grades: Jan. 24, 2018

Spring 2018 Academic Calendar

January 2018
Jan. 15 Mon. Martin Luther King Day: Some offices close
Jan. 23 Tues.

New students move into on-campus residences 8–11 a.m.; returning residents move in after 11 a.m. (revised 3/27/17)

Last day for faculty to resolve fall 2017 Incomplete [“I”] grades

Jan. 24 Wed. Spring 2018 full-term classes begin
Jan. 24–30 Wed.–Tues. Late registration [$40 late fee] and add/drop period (full-term courses) 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. Withdrawal period begins
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
Feb. 21 Wed. Registration begins for spring 2018 short-term courses
Mar. 14 Wed. Spring 2018 short-term classes begin
Mar. 20 Tues. Last day to add or drop spring 2018 short-term courses
Mar. 23 Fri. Faculty Feedback due for students in academic difficulty
Mar. 27 Tues. Last day to withdraw from spring 2018 full-term 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.

Last day to request a medical leave of absence

April 16 Mon.

Fall 2018 registration begins for matriculated students (refer to the Fall 2018 Registration Guide for schedule)

April 25 Wed. Last day to withdraw from spring 2018 short-term courses without academic penalty (“W” grade)
May 2018
May 9–15 Wed.–Tues. Final exam week (refer to the Final Exam Schedule for details)
May 15 Tues. Last day of spring 2018 full-term 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

Summer 2018 Academic Calendar

Feb. 21 Wed. Summer 2018 registration begins
(for all sessions; see individual sessions I–III for late registration and senior citizen registration dates)
Summer Session I: June 4–29, 2018 (4 weeks)
June 4 Mon. Summer session I 2018 classes begin
June 4–5 Mon.–Tues. Late registration [$40 late fee] and add/drop period for all students (except senior citizen auditors, who register on June 6)
June 6 Wed. Senior citizen registration
June 19 Tues. Last day to withdraw from summer session I 2018 courses without academic penalty (“W” grade)
June 29 Fri. Last day of summer session I 2018 classes
July 3 Tues. Last day for faculty to submit summer session I 2018 grades [deadline for resolution of Incomplete grades: July 5, 2018]
Summer Session II: June 4–July 27, 2018 (8 weeks)
June 4 Mon. Summer session II 2018 classes begin
June 4–6 Mon.–Wed. Late registration [$40 late fee] and add/drop period for all students (except senior citizen auditors, who register on June 7)
June 7 Thurs. Senior citizen registration
July 4 Wed. Independence Day: Class holiday
July 6 Fri. Last day to withdraw from summer session II 2018 courses without academic penalty (“W” grade)
July 27 Fri. Last day of summer session II 2018 classes
July 31 Tues. Last day for faculty to submit summer session II 2018 grades [deadline for resolution of Incomplete grades: Aug. 8, 2018]
Summer Session III: July 2–27, 2018 (4 weeks)
July 2 Mon. Summer session III 2018 classes begin
July 2–3 Mon.–Tues. Late registration [$40 late fee] and add/drop period for all students (except senior citizen auditors, who register on July 5)
July 4 Wed. Independence Day: Class holiday
July 5 Thurs. Senior citizen registration
July 17 Tues. Last day to withdraw from summer session III 2018 courses without academic penalty (“W” grade)
July 27 Fri. Last day of summer session III 2018 classes
July 31 Tues. Last day for faculty to submit summer session III 2018 grades  [deadline for resolution of Incomplete grades: Aug. 2, 2018]


Updated July 25, 2017

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