Academic Calendars

The Cooper Union for The Advancement of Science and Art operates within a two-semester calendar (fall and spring). Most classes are scheduled Monday through Friday between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 9:00 p.m. We offer a limited summer session with courses typically provided in Math, Physics, and Engineering. See building hours for when buildings are open.

 

2021 – 2022 ACADEMIC CALENDAR (April - July)


     
Tues, Apr 26 - Fri, Apr 29 Course Registration for Summer 2022 and Fall 2023 Registration into Summer and Fall semester courses.  All students must have advisor approval in order to register
Thurs, May 5 - Fri, May 6 Study Period No classes
Mon, May 9 Final classes, crits, and exams Students meet in regularly assigned rooms at regular times
Fri, May 13 Last day of Spring 2022 semester  
Mon, May 16 Senior grades due Senior grades due in Office of the Registrar before noon (12 PM)
Wed, May 18 All non-senior grades due All non-senior grades due in Office of the Registrar before noon (12 PM)
Tues, May 24 End of the Year Show Opening  
Wed, May 25 Commencement  
Mon, May 30 Memorial Day Offices and classrooms closed
Mon, June 20 Juneteenth Observed Offices and classrooms closed
Mon, July 4 Independence Day Offices and classrooms closed

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2022 – 2023 ACADEMIC CALENDAR

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Fri, Aug 5 Student Bill Due Date  
Sun, Aug 21 Welcome Week Begins  
Sun, Aug 21 Residence Hall Move-In  
Sun, Aug 21 - Sun, Aug 28 In-Person Welcome Week  
Mon, Aug 29 Fall 2022 semester begins  
Mon, Sept 5 Labor Day Offices and classrooms closed
Tues, Sept 6 Course add/drop deadline Last day to add/drop courses. Last day to fully withdraw from School and receive full tuition and fees refund.
Tues, Oct 11 Outstanding Student Bills Due and Account Hold Hold placed on student records preventing future course registration and/or release of transcript pending payment
Fri, Oct 21 Midterm Break No Classes.  Administrative offices remain open
Tues, Oct 25 Last day to withdraw from classes  
Tues, Nov 15 - Mon, Nov 21 Course Registration for Spring 2022 Registration into Spring semester courses.  All students must have advisor approval in order to register
Tues, Nov 22 MODIFIED SCHEDULE FRIDAY classes meet
Thurs, Nov 24 - Fri, Nov 25 Thanksgiving Offices and classrooms closed
Mon, Nov 28 Classes resume  
Wed, Dec 7 MODIFIED SCHEDULE FRIDAY classes meet
Fri, Dec 9 Study Period No Classes
Mon, Dec 12 - Fri, Dec 16 Final classes, crits, and exams Students meet in regularly assigned rooms at regular times
Fri, Dec 16 End of fall term Last Day of Fall 2022 semester
Mon, Dec 19 - Mon, Jan 16 Winter recess Offices and classrooms closed
Wed, Dec 21 - Mon, Jan 2 Staff Holiday  
Tues, Jan 3 Administrative offices reopen All grades due to the office of the Registrar before noon (12PM).
Mon, Jan 16 Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Offices and classrooms closed
Tues, Jan 17 Spring 2023 semester begins MONDAY classes meet
Tues, Jan 17 - Tues, Jan 24 Course adjustment period Students can add or drop courses with advisor assistance
Tues, Jan 24 Course add/drop deadline Last day to add/drop courses. Last day to fully withdraw from School and receive full tuition and fees refund.
Wed, Feb 15 MODIFIED SCHEDULE FRIDAY classes meet
Fri, Feb 17 - Mon, Feb 20 Founder's Day/President's Day Offices and classrooms closed
Fri, Mar 10 Outstanding Student Bills Due and Account Hold Hold placed on student records preventing future course registration and/or release of transcript pending payment
Sat, Mar 11 - Sun, Mar 19 Spring Recess No Classes.  Administrative offices remain open
Tues, Mar 21 Last day to withdraw from classes  
Tues, Apr 18 - Fri, Apr 21 Course Registration for Summer 2023 and Fall 2023 Registration into Summer and Fall semester courses.  All students must have advisor approval in order to register
Thurs, May 4 - Fri, May 5 Study Period No classes
Mon, May 8 - Fri, May 12 Final classes, crits, and exams Students meet in regularly assigned rooms at regular times
Fri, May 12 Last day of Spring 2023 semester  
Mon, May 15 Senior grades due Senior grades due in Office of the Registrar before noon (12 PM)
Wed, May 17 All non-senior grades due All non-senior grades due in Office of the Registrar before noon (12 PM)
Tues, May 23 Commencement Rehearsal  
Tues, May 23 End of the Year Show Opening  
Wed, May 24 Commencement  
Mon, May 29 Memorial Day Offices and classrooms closed
Mon, June 19 Juneteenth  Offices and classrooms closed
Tues, July 4 Independence Day Offices and classrooms closed
  • Founded by inventor, industrialist and philanthropist Peter Cooper in 1859, The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art offers education in art, architecture and engineering, as well as courses in the humanities and social sciences.

  • “My feelings, my desires, my hopes, embrace humanity throughout the world,” Peter Cooper proclaimed in a speech in 1853. He looked forward to a time when, “knowledge shall cover the earth as waters cover the great deep.”

  • From its beginnings, Cooper Union was a unique institution, dedicated to founder Peter Cooper's proposition that education is the key not only to personal prosperity but to civic virtue and harmony.

  • Peter Cooper wanted his graduates to acquire the technical mastery and entrepreneurial skills, enrich their intellects and spark their creativity, and develop a sense of social justice that would translate into action.