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Potsdam Prepared: Spring 2022 Updates

2023- 2024 Academic Calendar

Approved by President’s Council August 18, 2021

Fall 2023

Event Date(s)
New Students Move In Thursday, August 24
Welcome Week Activities Saturday, August 26 – Friday, September 1
Returning Students Move In Saturday, August 26 - Sunday, August 27
Classes Begin Monday, August 28
Last Day to Add/Drop Friday, September 1
Progress Surveys Due Friday, October 6
Fall Recess Begins Friday, October 6 (10 p.m.)
Classes Resume Wednesday, October 11 (8 a.m.)
Last Day to Elect S/P/U Friday, November 3
Last Day to Withdraw Friday, November 3
Thanksgiving Recess Begins Tuesday, November 21 (10 p.m.)
Classes Resume Monday, November 27 (8 a.m.)
Last Day of Classes Friday, December 8
Academic Preparation Saturday, December 9 - Sunday, December 10
Final Examinations Monday, December 11 - Friday, December 15
Final Grades Due Tuesday, December 19 ( 10 a.m.)

Spring 2024

Event Date(s)
Students Move In Saturday, January 20 - Sunday, January 21
Classes Begin Monday, January 22
Last Day to Add/Drop Friday, January 26
Winter Recess Wednesday, February 21 (10 p.m.)
Classes Resume Monday, February 26 (8 a.m.)
Progress Surveys Due Friday, March 1
Spring Recess Begins Friday, March. 29 (10 p.m.)
Classes Resume Monday, April 8 (8 a.m.)
Last Day to Withdraw Friday, April 5
Last Day to Elect S/P/U Friday, April 5
Last Day of Classes Friday, May 10
Academic Preparation Saturday, May 11 - Sunday, May 12
Final Examinations Monday, May 13 - Friday, May 17
Commencement Ceremonies Saturday, May 18
Final Grades Due Wednesday, May 22 (10 a.m.)

Information Dates

Holiday/Event Date(s)
Labor Day Monday, September 4
Rosh Hashanah Friday, September 15 - Sunday, September 17
Yom Kippur Sunday, September 24 - Monday, September 25
Indigenous Peoples Day Monday, October 9
Black Solidarity Day Monday, November 6
Thanksgiving Thursday, November 23
Dr. MLK Day Monday, January 15
Chinese New Year Saturday, February 10
President’s Day Monday, February 19
Passover Monday, April 22 - Tuesday, April 30
Easter Sunday, March 31
Clarkson Graduation TBA
Memorial Day Monday, May 27


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.