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.


Cornell Johnson students taking a selfie.

Fri, 4/17 – Sun, 4/19/20: Destination Johnson

Discover what our Two-Year MBA program has to offer at our Two-Year admitted students weekend. Find answers to your questions about the program, the people, and the area — all while you experience the Cornell Johnson community. Learn more and RSVP!

A Note About Weekends

Please understand that weekends are not free. Most midterms and final exams are held on weekends; precise dates will be posted in 2020. Additionally, weekends are frequently needed for group work, professional club meetings, academic review sessions, and recruiting activities. 

Pre-Arrival Programs

Program Kickoff (Pre-Term)

Fall Semester

You’ll spend your fall semester engaged in our core curriculum. Additional important dates will be added as our calendar for academic year 2020 – 2021 is finalized. In the interim, please do not plan any fall semester travel unless it is during an official break, as some weekends will have mandatory examinations.

Spring Semester

In the spring semester, you’ll choose a Johnson Immersion that will combine hands-on, integrated course and field work in a specific industry or career interest. You will also take your final first-year core courses: Managerial Operations and Data Analytics and Modeling.

Key spring dates are listed below. Additional dates and details will be posted in 2020.