Academic Calendars

2013 - 2014 Academic Calendar

2014 - 2015 Academic Calendar

The Cooper Union for The Advancement of Science and Art operates within a two semester calendar (fall and spring). Most classes are scheduled Monday through Friday between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 9:00 p.m. We offer a limited summer session with courses typically provided in Math, Physics, and Engineering.

Normal business hours are:
Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

From early June through Labor Day, Cooper Union operates under a summer schedule:
Monday through Thursday, 9 a.m. - 5:15 p.m.

2013-2014 Academic Calendar

August 31SaturdayMove-in day for Residence Hall
August 31- September 2Saturday - MondayNew student orientation
September 2MondayLabor Day (Staff Holiday)
September 3TuesdayFall semester classes begin. NOTE: TUESDAY CLASSES MEET
September 9MondayThere will be a $25 fee for Dropping classes after this date
September 10TuesdayFall Festival
November 26TuesdayNOTE: MODIFIED SCHEDULE; THURSDAY CLASSES MEET
November 27WednesdayNOTE: MODIFIED SCHEDULE; FRIDAY CLASSES MEET
November 28 - December 1Thursday - SundayThanksgiving (Staff Holiday)
November 19 - November 25Tuesday - MondayRegistration for Spring 2014 classes
December 11WednesdayLast day of classes
December 12 -18Thursday - WednesdayFinal Exam/Crits/Presentations Week
December 18WednesdayLast day of Fall 2013 semester
December 19 - January 20Thursday - Monday     Winter recess; all schools
December 23 - January 1Monday - WednesdayStaff Holiday
January 2ThursdayAdministrative Offices reopen; All grades are due in the Office of Admissions and Records before Noon
January 20MondayMartin Luther King Jr.’s birthday (Staff Holiday)
January 21TuesdaySpring semester classes begin.  NOTE: MODIFIED SCHEDULE; MONDAY CLASSES MEET
January 29WednesdayThere will be a $25 fee for Dropping classes after this date
February 12WednesdayNOTE: MODIFIED SCHEDULE; FRIDAY CLASSES MEET
February 14 - 17Friday - MondayFounder’s Day/President’s Day (Staff Holiday)
March 15 - 23Saturday - SundaySpring recess (administrative offices remain open)
April 22 - 25Tuesday - FridayRegistration for Fall 2014 classes
May 7WednesdayLast day of classes
May 8 - 14Thursday - WednesdayFinal Exam/Crits/Presentations Week
May 14WednesdayLast day of Spring 2014 semester
May 15ThursdaySenior grades due in the Office of Admissions and Records before 4:00 p.m.
May 19MondayAll non-senior grades are due in the Office of Admissions and Records before 4:00 p.m.
May 26MondayMemorial Day (Staff Holiday)
May 27TuesdayCommencement rehearsal; annual student exhibition opens
May 28WednesdayCommencement
July 3ThursdayIndependence Day Celebrated (Staff Holiday)

 

2014-2015 Academic Calendar

August 26TuesdayMove-in day for Residence Hall
August 26 - September 1Tuesday-MondayNew student orientation
September 1MondayLabor Day (Staff Holiday)
September 2TuesdayFall semester classes begin. NOTE: TUESDAY CLASSES MEET
September 9TuesdayThere will be a $25 fee for Dropping classes after this date
September 9TuesdayFall Festival (School in Session)
November 25TuesdayNOTE: MODIFIED SCHEDULE; THURSDAY CLASSES MEET
November 26WednesdayNOTE: MODIFIED SCHEDULE; FRIDAY CLASSES MEET
November 18 - November 24Tuesday-MondayRegistration for Spring 2015 classes
November 27 - November 30Thursday-SundayThanksgiving (Staff Holiday)
December 10WednesdayLast day of classes
December 11-17Thursday-WednesdayFinal Exam/Crits/Presentations Week
December 17WednesdayLast day of Fall 2014 semester
December 18 - January 19Thursday-MondayWinter recess; all schools
December 24 - January 4Wednesday-SundayStaff Holiday
January 5MondayAdministrative Offices reopen. All grades are due in the Office of Admissions and Records before noon
January 19MondayMartin Luther King Jr.’s birthday (Staff Holiday)
January 20TuesdaySpring semester classes begin.  NOTE: MODIFIED SCHEDULE; MONDAY CLASSES MEET
January 28WednesdayThere will be a $25 fee for Dropping classes after this date
February 11WednesdayNOTE: MODIFIED SCHEDULE; FRIDAY CLASSES MEET
February 13-16Friday-MondayFounder’s Day/President’s Day (Staff Holiday)
March 14-22Saturday-SundaySpring recess (administrative offices remain open)
April 21-24Tuesday-FridayRegistration for Fall 2014 classes
May 6WednesdayLast day of classes
May 7-13Thursday-WednesdayFinal Exam/Crits/Presentations Week
May 13WednesdayLast day of Spring 2015 semester
May 14ThursdaySenior grades due in the Office of Admissions and Records before 4:00 p.m.
May 18MondayAll non-senior grades are due in the Office of Admissions and Records before 4:00 p.m.
May 25MondayMemorial Day (Staff Holiday)
May 26TuesdayCommencement rehearsal; annual student exhibition opens
May 27WednesdayCommencement
July 2ThursdayIndependence Day Celebrated (Staff Holiday)

 

  • Founded by inventor, industrialist and philanthropist Peter Cooper in 1859, The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art offers education in art, architecture and engineering, as well as courses in the humanities and social sciences.

  • “My feelings, my desires, my hopes, embrace humanity throughout the world,” Peter Cooper proclaimed in a speech in 1853. He looked forward to a time when, “knowledge shall cover the earth as waters cover the great deep.”

  • From its beginnings, Cooper Union was a unique institution, dedicated to founder Peter Cooper's proposition that education is the key not only to personal prosperity but to civic virtue and harmony.

  • Peter Cooper wanted his graduates to acquire the technical mastery and entrepreneurial skills, enrich their intellects and spark their creativity, and develop a sense of social justice that would translate into action.