Important Dates

Week of May 5, 2014

One-Year MBA (Ithaca and New York) Programs Begin

We advise that you arrive in Ithaca early to get settled. Once classes begin you won't have time to get your phone turned on, etc. Your program starts the week of May 5, 2014, so we encourage one-year Ithaca-based students to look for an apartment lease start date that will allow you to move in before the week of May 5.

Now Through Your Arrival -- Various Deadlines

University To Do List for Grad Students

This list includes both REQUIRED and optional Cornell University forms, i.e., Health History and Immunization Compliance, ID Card Requests, Health Insurance, etc.  https://newstudents.cornell.edu/grad/todolist/

Wednesday, July 30 – Friday, August 1 

Quantitative Skills for the Core Pre-Orientation Math Review Course (aka "Math Camp")

We will begin inviting deposited students to this course in late spring, based on GMAT scores; other interested students will be able to join as seats become available in the summer.

Thursday, July 31 – Friday, August 1

International Student Orientation

International students who have not studied in the U.S. previously are encouraged to participate. Invitations will be issued in the spring.

Friday, August 1 – Sunday, August 3, 2014

Exemption Exams


Sunday, August 3 – Thursday, August 14, 2014

Orientation Program and First Core Course

All new students are expected to be in Ithaca for the entire orientation period.  TENTATIVE ORIENTATION SCHEDULE


Tuesday, August 5 – Thursday, August 14, 2014
Leading Teams, NCC 5040 and Orientation Programs

Friday, August 15 – Wednesday, October 8, 2014
1st Half Core Courses: Accounting, Economics, and Marketing

Monday, September 1, 2014

LABOR DAY - First-year Core Courses Will Meet

Monday, October 13 – Friday, December 12, 2014

2nd Half Core Courses: Finance, Strategy, and Critical Thinking

Thursday, October 9 – Sunday, October 12, 2014

Fall Break
[Note: This is different than Cornell University's break]

Wednesday, November 26 - Sunday, November 30, 2014
Thanksgiving Break

By Monday, December 15, 2014
2nd Half Core Course Final exams completed
[Note: There may be career activities or international trips scheduled this week, through Friday, December 19]

Friday, December 19, 2014 - Sunday, January 4, 2015
Winter Break for First-year students
This is the shortest your break will be, depending on your chosen immersion program. The earliest immersions will begin is Monday, January 5, 2015; some will start later.  You will be able to confirm your immersion start date by mid-October.