Find A PhysicianHome  |  Library  |  myDownstate  |  Newsroom  |  A-Z Guide  |  E-mail  |  Contact Us  |  Directions
curve gif

College of Medicine and School of Graduate Studies Calendar 2012–2013

The dates for MS I and MS II are tentative and generally not finalized until September due to curriculum adjustments. Please check Curriculum (Class) Charts for curriculum & class schedule information pertaining to the first two years.

Fall Semester 2012
Mon., July 2 MS IV Clinical Courses begin & Registration and Payment Deadline
Wed., July 4 Independence Day Observed — No Classes*
Mon., Tues, Thurs., July 2,3 & 5 MS III Transition to Clerkships — Mandatory Orientation
Mon., July 9 MS III Clerkships begin & Registration and Payment Deadline
Mon., Aug. 13 MS I Orientation & Registration
Mon., Aug. 20 MS I Classes Begin and Payment Deadline
Mon., Aug. 20 MS II Classes Begin & Registration and Payment Deadline
Mon., Aug. 27 Graduate School Registration Period Begins
Mon., Sept. 3 Labor Day — No Classes*
Fri., Sept. 7 Graduate School Registration Period Ends
Mon., Sept. 10 Graduate School Classes Begin
Mon.–Tue., Sept. 17–18 Rosh Hashanah — No Classes**
Wed., Sept. 26 Yom Kippur**
Mon., Oct. 8 Columbus Day — No Classes*
Tue., Nov. 6 Election Day — Classes Meet (Medical School)
No Classes (Graduate School)*
Mon., Nov. 12 Veterans’ Day (Observed) — Classes Meet (Medical School)
No Classes (Graduate School)*
Administrative Offices will be Closed
Fri., Nov. 16 Spring 2013 Information Packets Mailed to Returning Students
Thurs.–Fri., Nov. 22–23 Thanksgiving Holiday — No Classes*
Mon., Dec. 3 Last Day to Apply for New York State Residency for Spring 2013 semester
Fri., Dec. 21 MS I, II Semester Ends
Fri., Dec. 21 MS III & Graduate School Semester Ends
Wed., Dec. 26 Deadline to Submit Fall Semester Grades (MS I & II) to Registrar
Spring Semester 2013
Wed., Jan. 2 MS I, II Classes Resume and Registration & Payment Deadline
Mon., Jan. 7 MS III Clerkships Resume and Registration & Payment Deadline
Mon., Jan. 7 Graduate School Registration Period Begins
Sun., Jan. 13 Graduate School Registration Period Ends
Mon., Jan. 14 Graduate School Spring Semester Classes Begin
Mon., Jan. 21 Martin Luther King Jr.’s Birthday — No Classes*
Fri., Jan. 25 Last Day to file for May 2013 Graduation
Mon., Feb. 18 Presidents’ Day — No Classes*
Fri., Mar. 15 MS IV Residency Match Day
Mon., Mar. 25 MS I & II Spring Break
Tue., Mar. 26 Passover Begins**
Fri., Mar. 29 Good Friday**
Sun., Mar. 31 Easter**
Mon., Apr. 1 MS I & II Classes Resume
Tue., Apr. 2 Passover Ends**
Thurs., May 2 Fourth Year Grades Committee (MS IV) Meeting at 1 p.m.
Fri., May 3 Last Day of Classes & Exams — MS II
Tue., May 7 Academic Promotions Committee Meeting at 1 p.m. (Review of 4th Year Class)
Thurs., May 9 Deadline to Submit Second Year Grades (MS II) to Registrar’s Office
Mon., May 13 Second Year Grades Committee (MS II) Meeting at 1 p.m.
Fri., May 17 Deadline to Submit MS IV Spring Grades to Registrar’s Office
Mon., May 20 Academic Promotions Committee Meeting at 1 p.m. (Review of 2nd Year Class)
Mon., May 27 Memorial Day Observed — Holiday (No Classes)*
Wed., May 29 Commencement
Thurs. June 6 Third Year Grades Committee Meeting at 1 p.m.
Fri., June 7 Last Day of Classes & Exams — MS I
Fri. June 7 Graduate School Spring Semester Classes End
Tue., June 11 Deadline to Submit First Year (MS I) Spring Grades to Registrar’s Office
Thurs. June 13 First Year Grades Committee Meeting at 1 p.m.
Fri., June 14 Academic Promotion Committee Meeting at 1 p.m. (Review of 3rd Year Class)
Tue., June 18 Academic Promotions Committee Meeting at 1 p.m. (Review of 1st Year Class)
Fri., June 21 Last Day of Spring 2013 Enrollment — MS II & III
Fri., July 26 Last Day to Apply for New York State Residency for Fall 2013 Semester

*Students in clinical courses should check with appropriate departments regarding time off. With the exception of Thanksgiving Day, Winter and Spring Recesses as listed in the academic calendar, all 3rd and 4th year students will be expected to adhere to the holiday schedules of the department (and hospital site) to which they are assigned. Fourth year students completing subinternships will have clinical obligations which may extend throughout vacation periods. Refer to the 2012-2013 Course Selection Book on the web for curriculum information pertaining to the Clinical Years.

**Students should contact faculty prior to taking time off, including religious holidays. Arrangements must be made for making up academic work missed. Per New York State Education Law, Section 224-a: “Any student in an institution of higher education who is unable, because of religious beliefs, to attend classes on particular day or days shall, because of such absence on the particular day or days, be excused from any examinations or any study or work assignments. ” All missed work must be made up at the discretion of the faculty.

  • The dates for MS I and MS II are tentative. Please check Curriculum (Class) Charts for curriculum & class schedule information pertaining to the first two years.

The 2012-2013 calendar is tentative and is generally not finalized until September due to curriculum adjustments.