Academic Calendar

218-2019 Academic Calendar
 ACADEMIC CALENDAR 2020 - 2021
 
Session and Year  Dates
Summer Session II 2020  
(MPA students have remote summer start option)  
July Fourth Holiday observed (university closed/no classes)July 3
Public Budgeting July 6 - 29
Public Administration & Democracy July 29 - August 14
   
Fall 2020  
(MAIR, EMPA & EMIR and MPA students matriculate in Fall)   
Statistics Waiver Exam
August 17
Economics Waiver Exam  August 18
MAIR Orientation August 19 - 20 (morning)
MPA Colloquium
August 20 (afternoon) - 21
First Day of Classes August 24
Labor Day (classes will meet)   September 7
Last Day of Classes   Tuesday, Nov 24 
Thanksgiving Break (no classes) 
Wednesday, Nov 25 - Friday, Nov 27
Reading Days November 30 - December 2, December 5 & 6
Final Exams December 3, 4, 7, 8 and 9
   
Winter Intersession 2021  
(optional term - electives only)  
Class dates (tentative and may vary by course/instructor) January 4 - 15
   
Spring 2021  
(EMPA & EMIR students may matriculate in Spring)  
EMIR, EMPA on campus Orientation January TBA
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day (no classes/university closed) 
January 18
First Day of Classes January 19
Spring Vacation March 14 - 21
Last Day of Classes April 27
Reading Days April 28, May 1 - 2
Final Exams April 29 - 30, May 3 - 5
University Commencement Weekend May 8 -9
   
Summer Session I 2021  
MA IR Capstone Week of May 10
Executive Leadership / MPA Workshop Capstone Course May 10 - June 24  
MPA Convocation June 25


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