Academic Calendar: 2017–18
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
- Labor Day (Mon., Sept. 4): No classes
- Yom Kippur (begins at sundown Fri., Sept. 29): Fri. classes in session; no Sat. classes
- Election Day [off year] (Tues., Nov. 7): No classes
- Thanksgiving Recess: Wed.–Sun., Nov. 22–26, 2017 (no classes)
- 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.
- 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–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|
|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)|
|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|
|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]|
|Spring 2018 Detailed Calendar:|
Jan. | Feb.–Mar. | April | May | June
|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|
|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 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 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 26||Tues.||Last day for faculty to resolve spring 2018 Incomplete (“I”) grades|
Updated June 2, 2016
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