Academic Year Calendar for Faculty

Fall Semester 2015

August

  • Wednesday, August 19: New Faculty Orientation.
  • Friday, August 21: President’s Welcome Department/division meetings.
  • Saturday, August 22: Residence halls open (8 a.m.); Fall convocation (5 p.m.).
  • Sunday, August 23: New student advising and registration — 10 a.m.
    Fall 2015 add/drop begins via Banner — 5:15 p.m. Non-matric student registration reopens (6 p.m.).
  • Monday, August 24: Fall semester classes begin.
  • Sunday, August 30: Fall 2015 course add/drop ends (11:30 p.m.).

September

  • Friday, September 4: Town Meeting (3:30 p.m.–5:30 p.m).
  • Monday, September 7: Labor Day (classes IN session).
  • Wednesday, September 16: Winter 2016 and spring 2016 course schedules due in deans’ offices; final date for approval of new courses for winter/spring 2016 offering.
  • Friday, September 18: Last day to apply for in-state residency for fall semester.

October

  • Monday, October 5: Council of Department Chairs meeting.
  • Monday, October 12: No classes Columbus Day (observed).
  • Tuesday, October 13: No classes.
  • Wednesday, October 14: Midterm grades due 11:30 p.m.
  • Monday, October 19: Winter 2016 and spring 2016 and summer 2016 course advisement begins.
  • Sunday, October 25: Spring 2016 priority registration begins for all matriculated graduate students, nursing (RN option) students, students studying abroad fall 2015, and all SUNY Plattsburgh at Queensbury students (10 a.m.); winter 2016 and summer 2016 priority registration begins for all matriculated students at the main campus and the SUNY Plattsburgh at Queensbury campus (10 a.m.).
  • Friday, October 30: Winter 2016 and spring 2016 and summer 2016 course advisement ends.

November

  • Sunday, November 1: Spring 2016 priority registration begins for matriculated, undergraduate students at the main campus (10 a.m.).
  • Monday, November 2: Winter 2016 registration begins for non-matriculated undergraduate and graduate students (10 a.m.).
  • Friday, November 13: Celebration of Scholarship (3:30–5 pm) Feinberg Library.
  • Sunday, November 15: Spring 2016 priority registration ends for main campus, undergraduate students (11:30 p.m.); winter 2016 and summer 2016 registration continues.
  • Sunday, November 22: Spring 2016 priority course adjustment begins for main campus, undergraduate students (10 a.m.).
  • Tuesday, November 24: Classes end (10 p.m.) — Thanksgiving break.
  • Wednesday, November 25: Residence halls close (noon).
  • Sunday, November 29: Residence halls open (noon).
  • Monday, November 30: Classes resume; diploma applications due for May 2016 and August 2016 graduates.

December

  • Saturday, December 5: Final week begins.
  • Friday, December 11: Fall semester ends (noon).
  • Saturday, December 12: Commencement (10 a.m.).
    Residence halls close (10 a.m.) except for graduating seniors (5 p.m.).
  • Wednesday, December 16: Final grades due (noon).

Winter Session 2016

  • December 21–January 22: Online courses only (5 weeks)
  • Friday, December 25: Christmas Day (no classes).
  • Friday, January 1: New Year’s Day (no classes).
  • January 4–January 22: other courses (3 weeks).
  • Monday, January 18: No classes Martin Luther King Day.
  • Wednesday, January 27: Final grades due (4 p.m.).

Spring Semester 2016

January

  • Saturday, January 23: Residence halls open (11 a.m.)
  • Sunday, January 24: New student advising and registration — 10 a.m. Spring 2016 add/drop begins via Banner — 5:15 p.m. Non-matric registration begins (6 p.m.)
  • Monday, January 25: Spring semester classes begin.
  • Sunday, January 31:  Spring 2016 add/drop ends (11:30 p.m.)

February

  • Monday, February 1: Council of Dept. Chairs Meeting 3:30–5:30.
  • Friday, February 19: Last day to apply for in-state residency for fall 2016 semester.

March

  • Friday, March 11: Classes end (10 p.m.) — spring break.
  • Saturday, March 12: Residence halls close (noon).
  • Sunday, March 20: Residence halls open (noon).
  • Monday, March 21: Classes resume.
  • Wednesday, March 23: Midterm grades due (11:30 p.m.).
  • Monday, March 28: Fall 2016 course advisement begins.

April

  • Sunday, April 3: Fall 2016 registration begins for all matriculated graduate students, nursing (RN option) students, students studying abroad spring 2016, and all branch campus students at ACC and HVCC (10 a.m.).
  • Friday, April 8: Course advisement ends; last day for unrestricted withdrawal.
  • Sunday, April 10: Fall 2016 priority registration begins for main campus matriculated, undergraduate students (8 a.m.).
  • Sunday, April 24: Fall priority registration ends for main campus matriculated, undergraduate students (11:30 p.m.).
  • Saturday, April 30: Diploma Applications due for December 2016 and January 2017 graduates.

May

  • Saturday, May 7: Final week begins.
  • Friday, May 13: Spring semester ends (6 p.m.).
    Spring convocation (5 p.m.).
  • Saturday, May 14: Commencement (9 a.m. & 2 p.m., check online schedule).
    Residence halls close (10 a.m.) for all students except graduating seniors (5 p.m.).
  • Wednesday, May 18: Final grades due (noon).

Summer Session 2016

Summer Session A (May 23–June 3)

  • Monday, May 23: Classes begin
  • Monday, May 30: Memorial Day (no classes).
  • Friday, June 3: Summer session A ends.
  • Wednesday, June 8: Final grades due (noon).

Summer Session B (June 6–July 8)

  • Monday, June 6: Classes begin.
  • Friday, July 4: Independence Day (no classes).
  • Friday, July 8: Summer session B ends.
  • Wednesday, July 13: Final grades due (noon).

Summer Session C (July 11–August 12)

  • Monday, July 11: Classes begin.
  • Friday, August 12: Summer session C ends.
  • Wednesday, August 17: Final grades due (noon).
 

Contact Information

For more information about Academic Affairs at SUNY Plattsburgh, please contact:

James Liszka, Ph.D.
Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs
Office: Kehoe 802
Phone: (518) 564-5402
Email: provost-office@plattsburgh.edu

Lizabeth J. Woodard
Secretary
Office: Kehoe 805
Phone: (518) 564-5402
Fax: (518) 564-4415
Email: lizabeth.woodard@plattsburgh.edu