Academic Calendar

Cornish College of the Arts’ academic calendar consists of two 15-week semesters (fall and spring) and an eight-week summer session (mid-June to early August). This calendar is subject to change; the most current calendar is available on the College’s Master Calendar (https://ems.cornish.edu/MasterCalendar/)

Fall Semester 2019

Date Event
August 25, 2019 Fall Resident Move-In
August 30, 2019 Non Matriculated Registration
September 2, 2019 Labor Day
September 3, 2019 First Day of Classes
September 3, 2019 Opening Convocation
September 11, 2019 Last Day to Add or Drop Classes
October 21-25, 2019 Midterm Evaluation Week
November 1, 2019 Incomplete Grade Deadline
November 11 2019 Veterans Day, Observed-No classes in session
November 12-15, 2019 Continuing Student Registration
November 15, 2019 Last Day to Drop a Class, Last Day to Withdraw
November 27-29, 2019 Thanksgiving Recess
December 11, 2019 Fall Graduation Celebration
December 9-13, 2019 Final Exam Week
December 13, 2019 Last Day of Classes
December 18, 2019 Grade Submission Deadline
December 16, 2019–January 10, 2020 Winter Break between Fall and Spring semesters

Spring Semester 2020

Date Event
January 12, 2020 New Spring Resident Move-In
January 10, 2020 New Student Orientation
January 12, 2020, 9 am Residence Halls Open for Continuing Residents
January 13, 2020 First Day of Classes
January 20, 2020 Martin Luther King Jr. Day
January 22, 2020 Last Day to Add or Drop Classes
February 17, 2020 President's Day
March 2-6, 2020 Midterm Evaluation Week
March 9-13, 2020 Spring Break
March 20, 2020 Incomplete Grade Deadline
March 30-April 3, 2020 Continuing Student Registration
April 3, 2020 Last Day to Drop a Class, Last Day to Withdraw
April 27-May 1, 2020 Final Exam Week
May 1, 2020 Last Day of Classes
May 4-6, 2020 Instructional Make Up Period
May 7, 2020, at 5 pm Commencement
May 8, 2020, 10 am Grade Submission Deadline
May 9, 2020, by noon Graduating Seniors Move Out
May 25, 2020 Memorial Day Holiday

Summer Semester 2020

Date Event
April 13–June 12, 2020 Summer Registration Period
June 15, 2020 First Day of Classes
July 3, 2020 Independence Day Holiday, Observed
July 17, 2020 Last Day of Classes - Five Week Term
August 7, 2020 Last Day of Classes - Eight Week Term