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School of Health Professions (SOHP) / College of Nursing Academic Calendar 2020–2021

Notes

Students in clinical courses should check with their individual programs regarding specific clinical schedules and time off. All students in clinical courses will be expected to adhere to the holiday schedules of the clinical site to which they are assigned. Clinical students completing clerkship, fieldwork, practicum or other clinical assignments may have clinical obligations that extend throughout semester vacation periods but clinical training experiences are not permitted to take place between academic semesters.

Students should contact faculty before taking time off, including religious holidays. Arrangements must be made for making up academic work missed. Please refer to the Student Handbook regarding Religious Observances, New York State Education Law, Section 224-a.

Spring Break

As you likely have heard in the press, the State University of New York has eliminated the Spring Break for all students system-wide to discourage travel from your home where you are attending classes and to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Therefore, the Spring Break that was originally scheduled from Saturday, March 27 – Sunday, April 4 is cancelled. Alternatively, all academic programs will either offer mid-week days off during the semester to give you the equivalent number of off days you would have received during the Spring Break or will end the semester one week earlier (based on your academic program). All State University of New York institutions are adopting this requirement for all students. You will hear from your academic programs which days have been identified for this purpose for your program.

Summer Semester 2020

Mon. May 11 First Day for SOHP & Nursing Clinical Courses
Mon. May 11 First Day for Nursing Clinical Courses (IP Grades ONLY)
Mon. May 11 Tuition Payment Deadline if starting a Clinical Course
Wed. May 20 Commencement – No Classes
Thurs.-Fri. May 21-22 In-Person Registration for Non-Matriculating Students (Course sections may be closed having reached maximum enrollment)
Mon. May 25 Memorial Day – No Classes
Tues. May 26 Orientation & Registration for Entering OT, PT, PA, and Accelerated Nursing Students
Tues. May 26 First Day of Classes Continuing Students
Tues. May 26 Tuition Payment Deadline for Continuing Students
May 26–June 3 Add/Drop Period – (No “W” grade posted)
Wed. May 27 First Day of Classes New Students
Fri. May 29 Tuition Payment Deadline for New Students Only
Mon. June 22 Last Day to Withdraw from a Course with a Grade of “W
Sat. July 4 Independence Day Observed – No Classes
Mon. July 20 Fall Academic Advising & Web Registration begins - ALL SOHP students
Mon. July 20 Last Day to Withdraw from a Course with a grade of “WP” or “WF”
Tues. July 28 Fall Academic Advising & Web Registration begins - ALL Nursing students
Fri. July 31 Last Day to apply for New York State Residency for the Fall Semester
Fri. Aug. 14 Last Day for SOHP & Nursing Courses
Fri. Aug. 14 Last Day to Make-Up Incomplete Grades from Spring 2020 (Nursing Only)
Fri. Aug. 21 Deadline to Submit Grades on Banner System

Fall Semester 2020

Thurs.-Fri. Aug. 20-21 In- Person Registration for Non-Matriculating Students
Mon. Aug. 31 Mandatory New Student Orientation & Registration
Mon. Aug. 31 First Day of Fall Classes – Continuing Students
Mon. Aug. 31 Tuition Payment Deadline – All Students
Mon. Aug. 31-Sept. 8 Add/Drop Period (No “W” grade posted)
Tues. Sept. 1 First Day of Fall Classes – New Students
Mon. Sept. 7 Labor Day - No Classes
Tues. Sept. 8 Last Day to Drop Courses Without Tuition Liability
Sat.-Sun. Sept. 19-20 Rosh Hashanah – No Classes
Mon. Sept. 28 Yom Kippur – No Classes
Fri. Oct. 2 Last Day to Withdraw from a Course with a Grade of “W”
Mon. Oct. 12 Columbus Day - No Classes
Fri. Nov. 6 Last Day to Withdraw from a Course with a grade of “WP” or “WF”
Tues. Nov. 3 Election Day - Classes in Session
Wed. Nov. 11 Veterans’ Day Observed – No Classes
Tues. Nov. 17 Spring Academic Advising & Web Registration begins
Thurs-Fri. Nov. 26-27 Thanksgiving - No Classes
Fri. Dec. 4 Last day to apply for New York State Residency for Spring Semester
Mon. Dec. 14 Last Day to Make-Up Incomplete Grades from Spring 2020 (SOHP Only) & Summer 2020 (Nursing Only)
Mon. Dec. 14 Last Day Classes for SOHP & Nursing
Tues. Dec. 15-18 Final Exams
Wed. Dec. 23 Deadline to Enter Grades on Banner System

Spring Semester 2021

Mon. Jan 4 First Day for SOHP & Nursing Clinical Courses
Mon. Jan. 4 First Day for Nursing Clinical Courses (IP Grades ONLY)
Mon. Jan. 4 Tuition Payment Deadline if starting a Clinical Course
Thurs.-Fri Jan. 7-8 In-Person Registration for Non-Matriculating Students
Mon. Jan. 18 Martin Luther King Jr. Day – No Classes
Tues. Jan. 19 First Day of Spring Classes
Tues. Jan. 19 Tuition Payment Deadline – All Students 
Jan. 19-Jan. 25 Add/Drop Period (No “W” grade posted)  
Mon. Jan. 25 Last Day to Drop Courses Without Tuition Liability
TBA Last Day to File for May Graduation 
Mon. Feb. 15 Presidents’ Day - No Classes
Mon. Feb. 22 Last Day to Withdraw from a Course with a Grade of “W “
Fri. Mar. 26 Last Day to Withdraw from a Course with a grade of ‘’WP” or “WF”
Sat. Mar. 27 Passover Begins
Sat. Apr. 3 Passover Ends
Sun. Apr. 4 Easter
Tues. Apr. 27 Summer 2021 Web Registration begins 
Fri. Apr. 30 Last Day to apply for New York State Residency for the Summer Semester
Mon. May 10 Last Day of Classes
Mon. May 10 Last Day for SOHP & Nursing Clinical Courses
Mon. May 10 Last Day to Make Up Incomplete Grades from Fall 2020 (All Schools)
Tues. May 11-May 14 Final Exams
Fri. May 14 Deadline to Submit Grades on Banner System
 TBA Commencement – No Classes 
Mon. May 31 Memorial Day – No Classes