Academic Calendar

The Academic Calendar contains key dates, including the start and end dates of classes, holidays, reading days, and exam days.

The University at Buffalo academic calendar is set by the Faculty Senate and University President. Dates may change at their discretion.

Printable Academic Calendars (PDF):

Fall 2017

Monday, August 21 First Year Orientation Begins - Mandatory
Thursday, August 31 Classes begin - Block 1
Monday, September 4 No Classes - Labor Day
Thursday, September 28 - Friday, September 29 Fall Break - NO CLASSES
Monday, October 2 Block 1 ends
Tuesday, October 3 Block 2 begins
Monday, October 30 Block 2 ends
Tuesday, October 31 Block 3 begins
Wednesday, November 22 - Friday November 24 Thanksgiving Break - No Classes
Friday, December 1 Block 3 Ends - Last Day of Classes
Saturday, December 2 - Monday, December 4 Reading Days
Tuesday, December 5 - Friday, December 15 Final Exams
December 16 Winter Recess Begins

Bridge 2018

Wednesday, January 3 Block 4 courses begin - Upper division students
Tuesday, January 9 LAWR II begins - First year students
Monday, January 15 Martin Luther King, Jr. Day - No Classes
Tuesday, January 30 Last Day of Bridge Classes
Wednesday, January 31 Reading Day
Thursday, February 1 - Friday, February 2 Bridge Exams; LAWR II continues for first-year students

Spring 2018

Monday, February 5 Spring Classes begin (Block 5); Spring LAWR II schedule begins
Friday, March 2 Block 5 ends
Monday, March 5 Block 6 begins
Monday, March 19 - Friday March 23 Spring Recess - No Classes
Friday, April 6 Block 6 ends; LAWR II ends for First year students
Monday, April 9 Block 7 begins
Friday, May 4 Last Day of Classes – Block 7 ends
Saturday, May 5 – Monday, May 7 Reading Days
Tuesday, May 8 - Friday, May 18 Final Exams
Sunday, May 20 Commencement