Important Dates

Please carefully review these dates and put them in your calendar. More key dates will be added as our calendar for academic year 2020 – 2021 is finalized; be sure to continue to monitor this page.


Academic Dates: A Note About Weekends

Please understand that weekends are not free. Weekends are frequently needed for group work, academic review sessions, and other activities. Additionally, some midterms and final exams are held on weekends. This is particularly true during the accelerated summer core curriculum. We urge you to avoid outside commitments as much as possible.

Pre-Arrival

Summer Term

The summer core curriculum is extremely accelerated. Class sessions and exam dates are mandatory; plan to be fully engaged and limit your outside commitments. Typically, you will take two classes at a time, with sessions all day on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays. Wednesdays are devoted to group work, career prep, and other activities. You’ll use weekends to work with your core team, attend review sessions, and sometimes take exams.

Fall Semester

In the first half of the fall semester, you’ll finish one final core course: Managing Operations. You can also take your Leadership course requirement in the fall. Everything else is up to you—consider pursuing an Area of Focus, enrolling in the Management Practicum, or venturing outside of Johnson for coursework in other Cornell programs.

Spring Semester

In the spring you’ll continue to pursue electives. You will also have the option of participating in an Ithaca-based Immersion program, or you might consider a Johnson NYC Curriculum Intensive in New York City. You’ll also need to wrap up your leadership requirement if you didn’t complete it in the fall.