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Academic Calendars:
2017 - 2018 & 2018- 2019


Academic Calendar:  2017 - 2018

 

  
Summer Session II 2017   
(MPA students matriculate in July) 
 
Public Affairs ColloquiumJuly 5 - 8 (Wed - Sat)
Public BudgetingJuly 10 - 28
Public Administration & DemocracyJuly 31 - August 18 
  
Fall 2017
(MA IR, EMPA & EMIR students matriculate in Fall) 
 
MA IR OrientationAugust 21 - 23
Economics/Statistics Waiver ExamsAugust 24 & 25
First Day of Classes August 28
Labor Day (no classes/university closed)September 4
Thanksgiving Break (no classes)November 19 - 26
Last Day of ClassesDecember 8
Reading DaysDecember 9-10, 12 (am) and 14 (am) 
Final ExamsDecember 11, 12 (pm), 13, 14 (pm) and 15
  
Winter Intercession 2018
(optional term - electives only)
 
Class dates (tentative and may vary by course/instructor)January 2-12
  
Spring 2018
(EMPA & EMIR students may matriculate in Spring)
 
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day (no classes/university closed) January 15
First day of classesJanuary 16
Spring VacationMarch 11 - 18 
Last Day of ClassesMay 1
Reading DaysMay 2, 5-6
Final ExamsMay 3,4, 7-9
University Commencement WeekendMay 12-13
  
Summer Session I 2018
(MPA and MA IR Capstone Courses) 
 
MA IR Capstone (tentative) May 14-15
Executive Leadership/MPA Workshop Capstone CourseMay 14 - June 28
MPA ConvocationJune 29
  
  

Academic Calendar: 2018 - 2019

 
  
Summer Session II 2018 
(MPA students matriculate in July) 
Public Affairs Colloquium July 2 - 6, (July 4 off for holiday)
Public BudgetingJuly 9 - 27
Public Administration & DemocracyJuly 30 - August 17
  
Fall 2018 
(MA IR, EMPA & EMIR students matriculate in Fall)  
MA IR Orientation August 20 - 23
Economics and Statistics Waiver ExamsAugust 23 & 24
First Day of ClassesAugust 27
Labor Day (no classes/university closed) September 3
Thanksgiving Break (no classes) November 18 - 25
Last Day of Classes  December 7
Reading DaysDecember 8-9, 11 (am) & 13 (am) 
Final ExamsDecember 10, 11 (pm) 12, 13 (pm) & 14
  
Winter Intercession 2019 
(optional term - electives only) 
Class dates (tentative and may vary by course/instructor)
January 2 - 11
  
Spring 2019 
(EMPA & EMIR students may matriculate in Spring) 
First Day of ClassesJanuary 14
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day (no classes/university closed) 
January 21
Spring VacationMarch 10 - 17
Last Day of ClassesApril 30
Reading DaysMay 1, 4-5 
Final Exams May 2 - 3, 6 - 8
University Commencement WeekendMay 11-12
  
Summer Session I 2019 
MA IR CapstoneMay 13-14
Executive Leadership / MPA Workshop Capstone CourseMay 13 - June 27  
MPA ConvocationJune 28 
  

*see Syracuse University Time Schedule of Classes for registration procedures, instructions, and times