ACADEMIC CALENDAR 2021 - 2022
(MPA & MA PDGC students matriculate in Summer) 
Session and Year Dates
Summer Session II 2021
(MPA students may have both in person & remote summer start option)
MPA Public Affairs ColloquiumJuly 6 -  9 (updated to account for holiday)
Public BudgetingJuly 12 - 30
Public Administration & DemocracyAugust 2 - 20
MA PDGC Summer Start (see Newhouse for details) July 19 


Fall 2021 (fall dates remain tentative pending continued safety concerns) 
(MAIR, EMPA & EMIR students matriculate in Fall) 
Statistics Waiver ExamAugust TBA
Economics Waiver Exam August TBA
MAIR OrientationWeek of August 23 
First Day of ClassesAugust 30
Labor Day (classes will meet)  September 6
Thanksgiving Break (no classes) November 21 - 28
Last Day of Classes   December 10 
Reading Days December 11 - 12, December 14 (am) & 16 (am)
Final ExamsDecember 13, 14 (pm), 15, 16 (pm), 17


Winter Intersession 2022
(optional term - electives only)
Class dates (tentative and may vary by course/instructor)January 3 - 14


Spring 2022
(EMPA & EMIR students may matriculate in Spring)
EMIR, EMPA on campus OrientationJanuary TBA
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day (no classes/university closed) January 17
First Day of ClassesJanuary 18
Spring Vacation March 13 - 20
Last Day of ClassesApril 26
Reading DaysApril 27 & 30, May 1 
Final ExamsApril 28 & 29, May 2 - 4
University Commencement WeekendMay 7 -8


Summer Session I 2022
MA IR CapstoneWeek of May 9
Executive Leadership / MPA Workshop Capstone CourseMay 9 - June 23  
MPA ConvocationJune 24


*see Syracuse University Time Schedule of Classes for registration procedures, instructions, and times