Academic Calendar

Fall 2014

New Students Move In

Thursday, August 28

Welcome Week Activities

Sat. August 30 - Fri. September 5

Returning Students Move In

Sat. & Sun., August 30 & 31

Classes Begin

Monday, September 1

Last Day to Add/Drop

Friday, September 5

Early Alerts Due

Friday, October 10

Fall Recess Begins

Friday, October 10 (10 p.m.)

Classes Resume

Wednesday, October 15 (8 a.m.)

Last Day to Withdraw

Tuesday, October 28

Last Day to Elect S/U

Tuesday, October 28

Thanksgiving Recess Begins

Tuesday, November 25 (10 p.m.)

Classes Resume

Monday, December 1 (8 a.m.)

Last Day of Classes

Friday, December 12

Academic Preparation

Sat. & Sun., December 13-14

Final Examinations

Mon.-Fri., December 15-19

Final Grades Due

Tuesday, December 23 (10 a.m.)

Winterim

  • Online 3 Week Session: December 29, 2014 - January 15, 2015
  • 2 Week Session (On-Campus, Hybrid and Online Classes): January 5 - 15, 2015

Spring 2015

Students Move In

Sat. & Sun., Jan. 17&18

Classes Begin

Monday, January 19

Last Day to Add/Drop

Friday, January 23

Early Alerts Due

Friday, February 27

Spring Recess Begins

Friday, February 27 (10 p.m.)

Classes Resume

Monday, March 9 (8 a.m.)

Last Day to Withdraw

Friday, March 20

Last Day to Elect S/U

Friday, March 20

April Recess Begins

Friday, April 3 (10 p.m.)

Classes Resume

Wednesday, April 8 (8 a.m.)

Last Day of Classes

Friday, May 8

Academic Preparation

Sat. & Sun., May 9 & 10

Final Examinations

Mon.-Fri., May 11-15

Undergraduate Honors Convocation

Saturday, May 16

SUNY Potsdam Master's Commencement

Saturday, May 16

SUNY Potsdam Bachelor's Commencement

Sunday, May 17

Final Grades Due

Wednesday, May 20 (10 a.m.)

Summer Session 2015

  • Session 1: Thursday, May 21 - Thursday, June 25, 2015 (no class on Monday, May 25)
  • Session 1A: Thursday, May 21 - Monday, June 8, 2015 (no class on Monday, May 25)
  • Session 1B: Wednesday, June 10 - Thursday, June 25, 2015
  • Session 2: Monday, July 6 - Friday, August 7, 2015
  • Session 2A: Monday, July 6 - Tuesday, July 21, 2015
  • Session 2B: Thursday, July 23 - Friday, August 7, 2015

Information Dates

Labor Day

Monday, September 1

Columbus Day

Monday, October 13

Thanksgiving

Thursday, November 27

Dr. MLK, Jr. Day

Monday, January 19

President's Day

Monday, February 16

Easter

Sunday, April 5

Clarkson Graduation

Saturday, May 9

Memorial Day

Monday, May 25


New York State Education Law Section 224-a requires campuses to excuse without penalty individual students absent from class because of religious beliefs and to provide equivalent opportunity to make up study or work requirements missed because of such absences. Faculty are advised not to give examinations or require that papers be due on those holidays. Students are required to notify faculty of their impending absence for religious purposes at least one class session in advance so arrangements can be made for making up missed assignments, quizzes or tests.Students are responsible for material presented during their absence.