Academic Calendar: 2014–15
Academic year 2014–15 at a glance:
- Fall 2014 semester: Mon., Aug. 25–Fri., Dec. 19, 2014
Final exam week: Mon., Dec. 15–Fri., Dec. 19, 2014
Winter break: Sat., Dec. 20, 2014–Tues., Jan. 20, 2015
- Winter session 2015: Mon., Jan. 5–Tues., Jan. 20, 2015
- Spring 2015 semester: Wed., Jan. 21–Tues., May 12, 2015
Final exam week: Wed., May 6–Tues., May 12, 2015
- Commencement: Fri., May 15, 2015
- Labor Day (Mon., Sept. 1): No classes
- Rosh Hashanah (begins at sundown Wed., Sept. 24): No classes on Wed.–Thurs., Sept. 24–25
- Yom Kippur (begins at sundown Fri., Oct. 3): No classes on Fri.–Sat., Oct. 3–4
- Columbus Day (Mon., Oct. 13): No classes
- Election Day (Tues., Nov. 4): No classes
- Veterans Day (Tues., Nov. 11): No classes
- Thanksgiving Recess: Wed.–Sun., Nov. 26–30, 2014 (no classes)
- Spring Recess: Sat.–Sun., March 28–April 5, 2015 (no classes)*
Passover, Good Friday, and Easter fall during Spring Recess
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.
- 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 spring 2015, President’s Day is not an official class holiday.
|Fall 2014 Detailed Calendar:|
July–Aug. | Sept. | Oct. | Nov. | Dec.
Please visit www.purchase.edu/orientation for the 2014 dates of New Student Orientation, along with detailed information.
|Aug. 21 & 24||Thurs. & Sun.||4/17/14 update: New students move into on-campus residences on Thurs., Aug. 21; returning students move in on Sun., Aug. 24.|
Please visit www.purchase.edu/orientation for the dates of Welcome Days.
|Aug. 25||Mon.||Fall 2014 classes begin|
|Aug. 25–29||Mon.–Fri.||Add/drop period for all students|
Late registration [$40 late fee] for all students
|Aug. 29||Fri.||Last day to submit NY State residency application to the Office of Student Financial Services|
|Sept. 1||Mon.||Labor Day: No classes; some offices close|
|Sept. 2||Tues.||Senior citizen registration|
|Sept. 8||Mon.||Last day to apply for Pass/No Credit (P/NC) option|
|Sept. 24–25||Wed.–Thurs.||Rosh Hashanah (begins at sundown on Wed., Sept. 24): No classes on Wed.–Thurs., Sept. 24–25|
|Oct. 3–4||Fri.–Sat.||Yom Kippur (begins at sundown on Fri., Oct. 3): No classes on Fri.–Sat., Oct. 3–4|
|Oct. 13||Mon.||Columbus Day: No classes|
|Oct. 13–24||Mon.–Fri.||Midterm warnings due for liberal arts and sciences students in academic difficulty|
|Oct. 31||Fri.||Last day to withdraw from fall 2014 courses without academic penalty (“W” grade)|
|Nov. 4||Tues.||Election day: No classes|
|Nov. 10–14||Mon.–Fri.||Advising week|
|Nov. 11||Tues.||Veterans Day: No classes|
|Nov. 17||Mon.||Spring 2015 registration begins for matriculated students (refer to the Spring 2015 Registration Guide for schedule)|
|Nov. 26–30||Wed.–Sun.||Thanksgiving Recess: No classes; Residence Halls close at 9 a.m. on Nov. 26 and reopen at 2 p.m. on Nov. 30.|
|Dec. 15–19||Mon.–Fri.||Final exam week (schedule)|
|Dec. 19||Fri.||Last day of fall 2014 classes|
Last day for Jan. 2015 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. 23||Tues.||Last day for faculty to submit fall 2014 grades [deadline for resolution of Incomplete grades: Jan. 16, 2015]|
|Spring 2015 Detailed Calendar:|
Jan. | Feb. | Mar. | April | May | June
|Jan. 16||Fri.||Last day for faculty to resolve fall 2014 Incomplete [“I”] grades|
|Jan. 19–20||Mon.–Tues.||New students move into on-campus residences on Mon., Jan. 19, 1–4 p.m.; returning residents move in on Tues., Jan. 20, 10 a.m.|
Martin Luther King Day, Mon., Jan. 19: Some offices close
|Jan. 21||Wed.||Spring 2015 classes begin|
|Jan. 21–27||Wed.–Tues.||Add/drop period for all students|
Late registration [$40 late fee] for all students
|Jan. 27||Tues.||Last day to submit NY State residency application to the Office of Student Financial Services|
|Jan. 28||Wed.||Senior citizen registration|
|Feb. 3||Tues.||Last day to apply for Pass/No Credit (P/NC) option|
|Feb. 16||Mon.||President’s Day: Classes are in session|
|Mar. 2–17||Mon.–Tues.||Midterm warnings due for liberal arts and sciences students in academic difficulty|
|Mar. 24||Tues.||Last day to withdraw from spring 2015 courses without academic penalty (“W” grade)|
|Mar. 27||Fri.||Residence Halls close at 7 p.m. for Spring Recess|
|Mar. 28–31||Sat.–Tues.||Spring Recess: No classes (continues through Sun., April 5)|
|April 1–5||Wed.–Sun.||Spring Recess continues: No classes|
Residence Halls reopen at 2 p.m. on Sun., April 5
|April 6–10||Mon.–Fri.||Advising week|
|April 13||Mon.||Fall 2015 registration begins for matriculated students (refer to the Fall 2015 Registration Guide for schedule)|
|May 6–12||Wed.–Tues.||Final exam week (schedule)|
|May 12||Tues.||Last day of spring 2015 classes|
|May 13||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 13, whichever comes first|
|May 15||Fri.||43rd Annual Commencement|
Last day for May 2015 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 18||Mon.||Last day for faculty to submit spring 2015 grades [deadline for resolution of Spring 2015 Incomplete grades: June 9, 2015]|
|June 9||Tues.||Last day for faculty to resolve spring 2015 Incomplete (“I”) grades|
Updated May 21, 2014
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