Important Dates


Please note that this schedule remains tentative, pending Cornell University’s final decision on fall instruction, which is expected in early July. Learn more about Cornell’s COVID-19 planning.

A Note About Weekends

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

Pre-Arrival Opportunities

We offer significant pre-arrival preparation opportunities for all incoming students. Please watch your weekly New Student Guide emails for invitations and updates to career webinars, academic prep opportunities, and more.

Program Start/Fall Semester

You’ll spend your fall semester engaged in our core curriculum. Below are updated fall dates and information based on Cornell University’s COVID-19 planning.

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.

Cornell University President Martha Pollack announced on June 30, 2020 that Cornell anticipates having a fully-residential semester in spring 2021, and that spring instruction will commence on February 9, 2021. Johnson expects to follow the university calendar for the spring, and will provide updates on spring planning throughout the fall.

Learn more about Cornell’s COVID-19 planning.