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Academic Calendar: 2013–14

Fall 2013 | Spring 2014

Academic year 2013–14 at a glance:

  • Fall 2013 semester: Tues., Sept. 3–Fri., Dec. 20, 2013
    Final exam week: Mon., Dec. 16–Fri., Dec. 20, 2013
    Winter break: Sat., Dec. 21, 2013–Tues., Jan. 21, 2014
  • Spring 2014 semester: Wed., Jan. 22–Tues., May 13, 2014
    Final exam week: Wed., May 7–Tues., May 13, 2014
  • Commencement: Fri., May 16, 2014

Class holidays:

  1. Yom Kippur (begins at sundown Fri., Sept. 13): No classes on Sat., Sept. 14, 2013
  2. Tues., Nov. 5, 2013 (local election day): No classes
  3. Thanksgiving Recess: Wed., Nov. 27–Sun., Dec. 1, 2013 (no classes)
  4. Spring Recess: Sat., March 22–Sun., March 30, 2014 (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:

  • The hours of in-person registration and add/drop for the fall and spring semesters are circulated in advance to the campus community by the Office of the Registrar.
  • 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.
  • Attendance on religious holidays:
    Please refer to College Policies for guidelines.
  • Some offices may close on holidays when classes are in session.
  • In fall 2013, Rosh Hashanah, Columbus Day, and Veterans Day are not official class holidays. In spring 2014, President’s Day, Passover, and Good Friday are not official class holidays.

Fall 2013 Detailed Calendar:
July–Aug. | Sept. | Oct. | Nov. | Dec.
July–August 2013
July–Aug.   Orientation:
Please visit www.purchase.edu/orientation for the 2013 dates of New Student Orientation, along with detailed information.
Sept. 2013 Arrow up icon
Sept. 1–2 Sun.–Mon. New students move into on-campus residences on Sun., Sept. 1; returning students move in on Labor Day, Mon., Sept. 2.
 
Please visit www.purchase.edu/orientation for the dates of New Student Orientation and Welcome Days.
 
Labor Day, Mon., Sept. 2: Some offices close
Sept. 3 Tues. Fall 2013 classes begin
Sept. 3–9 Tues.–Mon. Add/drop period for all students
 
Late registration [$40 late fee] for all students (fee update 6/18/12)
Sept. 4–5 Wed.–Thurs. Rosh Hashanah (begins at sundown on Wed., Sept. 4): Classes are in session
Sept. 9 Mon. Last day to submit NY State residency application to the Office of Student Financial Services
Sept. 10 Tues. Senior citizen registration
Sept. 14 Sat. Yom Kippur (begins at sundown on Fri., Sept. 13): No classes on Sat., Sept. 14
Sept. 23 Mon. Last day to apply for Pass/No Credit (P/NC) option
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Oct. 14 Mon. Columbus Day: Classes are in session
Oct. 14–25 Mon.–Fri. Midterm warnings due for liberal arts and sciences students in academic difficulty
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Nov. 4 Mon. Last day to withdraw from fall 2013 courses without academic penalty (“W” grade)
Nov. 5 Tues. Local election day: No classes
Nov. 11 Mon. Veterans Day: Classes are in session
Nov. 11–15 Mon.–Fri. Advising week
Nov. 18 Mon. Spring 2014 registration begins for matriculated students (refer to the Spring 2014 Registration Guide for schedule)
Nov. 27–30 Wed.–Sat. Thanksgiving Recess (continues through Sun., Dec. 1): No classes; Residence Halls close at 9 a.m. on Nov. 27
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Dec. 1 Sun. Last day of Thanksgiving Recess: Residence Halls reopen at 2 p.m.
Dec. 16–20 Mon.–Fri. Final exam week (schedule)
Dec. 20 Fri. Last day of fall 2013 classes
 
Last day for Jan. 2014 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. 24 Tues. Last day for faculty to submit fall 2013 grades [deadline for resolution of Incomplete grades: Jan. 21, 2014]

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Spring 2014 Detailed Calendar:
Jan. | Feb. | Mar. | April | May | June
January 2014
Jan. 20–21 Mon.–Tues. New students move into on-campus residences on Mon., Jan. 20, 1–4 p.m.; returning residents move in on Tues., Jan. 21, 10 a.m.
 
Martin Luther King Day, Mon., Jan. 20: Some offices close
Jan. 21 Tues. Last day for faculty to resolve fall 2013 Incomplete [“I”] grades
Jan. 22 Wed. Spring 2014 classes begin
Jan. 22–28 Wed.–Tues. Add/drop period for all students
 
Late registration [$40 late fee] for all students (fee update 6/18/12)
Jan. 28 Tues. Last day to submit NY State residency application to the Office of Student Financial Services
Jan. 29 Wed. Senior citizen registration
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Feb. 11 Tues. Last day to apply for Pass/No Credit (P/NC) option
Feb. 17 Mon. President’s Day: Classes are in session
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Mar. 3–14 Mon.–Fri. Midterm warnings due for liberal arts and sciences students in academic difficulty
Mar. 21 Fri. Residence Halls close at 7 p.m. for Spring Recess
Mar. 22–30 Sat.–Sun. Spring Recess: No classes; Residence Halls reopen at 2 p.m. on Sun., March 30
Mar. 31 Mon. Advising week begins (through Fri., April 4)
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April 1 Tues. Last day to withdraw from spring 2014 courses without academic penalty (“W” grade)
April 1–4 Tues.–Fri. Advising week continues
April 7 Mon. Fall 2014 registration begins for matriculated students (refer to the Fall 2014 Registration Guide for schedule)
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May 7–13 Wed.–Tues. Final exam week (schedule)
May 13 Tues. Last day of spring 2014 classes
May 14 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 14, whichever comes first
May 16 Fri. 42nd Annual Commencement
 
Last day for May 2014 graduates to submit senior or master’s projects via Moodle to the Library
 
On-campus residences close at 10 p.m. for all graduates
May 19 Mon. Last day for faculty to submit spring 2014 grades [deadline for resolution of Spring 2014 Incomplete grades: June 16, 2014]
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June 16 Mon. Last day for faculty to resolve spring 2014 Incomplete (“I”) grades

Updated April 9, 2013

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