The academic calendar contains the dates of major academic events occurring each academic year and serves as an information source and planning tool for students, faculty, staff, families, and outside organizations. The academic calendar is published once a year, but is subject to change at any time. For more information, please contact SAS.
The majority of programs at Clarkson University operate on a semester calendar. Additional calendars for the Graduate Health Science programs, along with some graduate programs designed for working professionals operate on different calendars. Milestone dates for the current calendar year are listed below. For a detailed, multi-year projection, please select the academic calendar that pertains to the program in which you are interested.
The academic calendar for semester-based programs includes all undergraduate programs, all graduate residential programs in Potsdam, except health sciences, as well as the Engineering Management MS and graduate Education programs based at the Capital Region Campus.
|Current Year Milestones - Potsdam||Fall 2021||Spring 2022|
|First Day of Classes||August 30||January 13|
|Break Days||October 11,12, November 24, 25, 26||February 24, 25, March 14-18|
|Midterm Grades Available||October 27||
|Last Day of Class||December 10||April 29|
|Reading Days||N/A||May 2,3|
|Final Exams||December 13-17||May 4-10|
|Commencement (Potsdam)||December 18||
May 12 - Graduate Commencement
May 14 - Undergraduate Commencement
|Final Grades Available||December 20||May 16|
Graduate Health Science Programs
Including the Doctor of Physical Therapy program, the Master of Science in Occupational Therapy program, and the Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies Program.
|Current Year Milestones||Fall 2020||Spring 2021||Summer 2021|
|First Day of Classes||August 31||Varies by program||May 17|
|Break Days||Varies by program||Varies by program||Varies by program|
|Midterm Grades Available||October 28||
|Last Day of Class||December 11||Varies by program||August 27|
|Final Exams||December 14-18||May 5, 6, 7, 10, 11||N/A|
|Commencement||November 24||May 13||N/A|
|Final Grades Available||December 21||May 17||August 31|
The academic calendar for the quarter-based programs includes all remaining graduate programs not referenced above. The current year highlights are included below.
|Current Year Milestones||Fall 2020||Winter 2021||Spring 2021||Summer 2021|
|First Day of Classes||September 9||January 4||March 29||June 14|
|Midterm Grades Available||October 9||February 3||April 28||July 14|
|Last Day of Class||November 17||
|June 4||August 20|
|Final Exams||November 18-24||March 15-19||June 7-11||August 23-27|
|Final Grades Available||December 1||March 23||June 15||August 31|
|Commencement||November 24 (Potsdam)||N/A||June 12||N/A|