School Calendar | NYU Tandon School of Engineering

School Calendar

Important dates and deadlines, including final exams and snow make-up days


The School of Engineering follows the University Academic Calendar but maintains a slightly adjusted semester and final exam schedule.

View the Fall 2020 Session Dates below. For subsequent terms, please refer to the University-wide Academic Calendar for term start & end dates and registration periods and deadlines.

For events at the School of Engineering, visit our events page.


Fall 2020 Regular Session

Wednesday, September 2, 2020
Fall 2020 classes begin
Monday, September 7, 2020
Labor Day No classes scheduled / University Holiday
Wednesday, September 9, 2020
Legislative Day - Classes will meet according to a Monday schedule
Friday, September 11, 2020
Late registration begins
Initial registration between September 11, 2020 and September 29, 2020 will be charged a late registration fee.
Tuesday, September 15, 2020
- Last day to drop/add on Albert for all students
- Last day of active waitlists
- Last day of initial registration on Albert for all students
- Last day to drop a class and receive a refund of 100% of tuition & fees for students who are dropping classes, but will remain enrolled in at least one course. For students who 'Completely Withdraw' from ALL courses during the semester, please see the Refund Schedule for Complete Withdrawal.
- Last day to drop fall 2020 classes and not receive a grade of "W".
Graduate Fall Payment Due. Failure to meet the payment deadline may result in the cancellation of class reservations.
Wednesday, September 16, 2020
- Beginning today students who want to withdraw from a class should use the Request Class Withdrawal process
- Waitlists will be purged
- Beginning today students will be issued a grade of 'W' if they drop a class from their fall schedule or withdraw for the term
Thursday, November 26, 2020 - Friday, November 27, 2020
Thanksgiving Recess for University Offices No classes scheduled / University Holiday
Monday, November 30, 2020
Last day to use the Leave and Withdrawal process to submit a fall semester term withdrawal request or submit a request to withdraw from a course
Sunday, December 13, 2020
Last day of Fall 2020 classes
Monday, December 14, 2020
Reading Day
Tuesday, December 15, 2020 - Monday, December 21, 2020
Fall Semester Final Exams
Tuesday, December 22, 2020 - Sunday, January 3, 2021
Student Winter Recess No classes scheduled
Thursday, December 24, 2020 - Sunday, January 3, 2021
Winter Recess for University Offices The University, including the Office of the University Registrar, will be closed from Thursday, December 24, 2020 through Sunday, January 3, 2021.
Monday, January 4, 2021
The University reopens

Seven Week Second Session

Thursday, October 22, 2020
Classes begin
Wednesday, October 28 2020
Last day to drop fall 2020 classes and not receive a grade of "W"
Thursday, October 29, 2020
Beginning today 'W' grades will be issued for dropped classes.
Saturday, November 21
Last day to withdraw from a class
Thursday, November 26, 2020 - Friday, November 27, 2020
Thanksgiving Recess – No classes scheduled
Sunday, December 13, 2020
Classes end

FRE Second Half Session

Thursday, October 29, 2020
Classes begin
Wednesday, November 4, 2020
Last day to drop fall 2020 classes and not receive a grade of "W"
Thursday, November 5, 2020
Beginning today 'W' grades will be issued for dropped classes.
Thursday, November 26, 2020 - Friday, November 27, 2020
Thanksgiving Recess – No classes scheduled
Sunday November 29, 2020
Last day to withdraw from a class.
Monday, December 21, 2020
Classes end

Final Exam Schedule

Fall 2020 Final Exam Schedule

Undergraduate final exams will be administered from Tuesday, December 15 through Monday, December 21. Please click the Undergraduate Final Exam Schedule for details.

Graduate final exams will be administered from Tuesday, December 15 through Monday, December 21 at the regularly scheduled class time (unless otherwise communicated by instructors).


Snow Day Make-Up Schedule

If Fall 2020 classes are canceled due to inclement weather, information regarding these makeup days will be announced here as soon as possible.