College Calendar

Class First Year Second Year Third Year Grad. Program
Orientation August 14 – 16, 2017 May 18 & 19, 2017
2017 FALL SEMESTER:
Summer session: May 30 – Aug. 4, 2017 May 30 – Aug. 4, 2017
Fall Semester begins: August 18, 2017 August 18, 2017 August 18, 2017 August 18, 2017
Midterm week: Oct. 16 – Oct. 20 Oct. 16 – Oct. 20 Oct. 16 – Oct. 20 Oct. 16 – Oct. 20
Last day of Fall Sem.: December 11, 2017 December 11, 2017 December 11, 2017 December 11, 2017
Final Exams: Dec. 12 – 21 Dec. 12 – 21 Dec. 12 – 21 Dec. 12 – 21
2018 SPRING SEMESTER:
Spring Semester begins: January 4, 2018 January 4, 2018 January 4, 2018 January 4, 2018
Midterm week: Mar. 1 – Mar. 9 Mar. 1 – Mar. 9 Mar. 1 – Mar. 9 Mar. 1 – Mar. 9
Last day of Spring Sem.: May 7, 2018 May 7, 2018 May 7, 2018 May 7, 2018
Final Exams: May 9 – May 18 May 9 – May 18 May 9 – May 18 May 9 – May 18
Fourth Year Clinic Rotations
Summer rotation May 30, 2017 – August 17, 2017
Fall rotation August 21, 2017 – November 21, 2017
Winter rotation November 27, 2017 – March 1, 2018
Spring rotation March 5, 2018 – May 18, 2018 (Capstone: May 22)

HOLIDAYS, EVENTS, BREAKS & PROGRAM START DATES

Fall Semester
June 21 – 25, 2017 Wed. – Sun. AOA meeting
July 1, 2017 Saturday In-house Residency Program begins
July 4, 2017 Tuesday INDEPENDENCE DAY (Building closed)
August 29, 2017 Tuesday Faculty Meeting
September 1, 2017 Friday No classes scheduled. (3rd and 4th year clinics are scheduled)
September 4, 2017 Monday LABOR DAY (Building closed)
September 8, 2017 Friday 3rd Annual Extern Expo – Class of 2019
September 19, 2017 Tuesday UEC Faculty/Staff Meeting
September 21 & 22, 2017 Thurs. & Fri. No classes scheduled. (3rd and 4th year clinics are scheduled)
October 9, 2017 Monday COLUMBUS DAY (Building closed)
October 11 – 14, 2017 Wed. – Sat. AAO Meeting. Classes and clinics are in session
October 16 – 20, 2017 Mon. – Fri. Midterm Week – 1st, 2nd, 3rd years and Graduate Program – no classes/clinics scheduled
November 11, 2017 Saturday VETERAN’S DAY (Building closed)
November 22, 2017 Wednesday No classes scheduled. No 3rd year clinics scheduled
November 23, 2017 Thursday THANKSGIVING HOLIDAY (Building closed)
November 24, 2017 Friday No classes or clinics scheduled. Library closed
Decmber 5 or 7, 2017 Tuesday or Thursday NBEO Part II Exam – Class of 2018 (Students choose one day to take the exam). Preceding, 12/4, day is a study day.
December 12 – 21, 2017 Tues. – Thurs. Final Exams Week – no classes/clinics scheduled
December 21, 2017 Thursday Faculty Meeting/Staff Recognition Ceremony/Holiday Party (Clinics cancelled)
December 25, 2017 Monday CHRISTMAS HOLIDAY (Building closed)
Dec. 26 – 30, 2017 Tues. – Sat. Modified UEC schedule, please see Clinic Chiefs
Spring Semester
January 1, 2018 Monday NEW YEAR’S DAY (Building closed)
January 2, 2018 Tuesday 4th year rotations resume
January 15, 2018 Monday MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. HOLIDAY (Building closed)
January 23, 2018 Tuesday UEC Faculty/Staff meeting
February 19, 2018 Monday PRESIDENT’S DAY (Building closed)
Mar. 1 – Mar. 9, 2018 Mon. – Fri. Midterm Week – no classes/clinics scheduled. 1st, 2nd, 3rd yrs. & Graduate Program
March 11 & 12 2018 Sun. & Mon. Faculty Retreat/Faculty Meeting
Mar. 12 – 16, 2018 Mon. – Fri. SPRING RECESS (1st, 2nd, 3rd years and graduate program)
March 13 & 14, 2018 Tues. & Wed. Residency Major Presentation (No AM/PM clinics, evening clinics are in session)
Mar. 19 – 21, 2018 Mon. – Wed. NBEO Part I – Class of 2019 (3/19- 3rd yr. study day. 3rd yr. students should only choose one of the following dates 3/20 or 3/21)
March 22, 2018 Thursday 3rd year classes/clinics schedule resume`
March 30, 2018 Friday No classes scheduled. (3rd and 4th year clinics are scheduled)
April 10 – 14, 2018 Tues. – Sat. COVD Meeting. Classes and clinics in session.
April 29 – May 3, 2018 Sun. – Thurs. ARVO Meeting. Classes and clinics in session.
May 9 – 18, 2018 Wed. – Fri. Final Exams Week – no classes/clinics scheduled.
May 9 – 18: 1st & Graduate Program;
May 9 – 16: 2nd yrs;
May 15 & 16: 3rd yrs.
May 17 & 18, 2018 Thurs. & Fri. Clinical Orientation (class of 2020) – White Coat Ceremony on 5/17 Class of 2019 – Advanced Procedure Workshops
May 21, 2018 Monday Faculty Meeting
May 21, 2018 Afternoon Monday UEC Faculty/Staff Meeting
May 22, 2018 Tuesday Class of 2018 Capstone Program.
May 24, 2018 Thursday Commencement – Class of 2018
May 28, 2018 Monday MEMORIAL DAY (Building closed)
May 29, 2018 Tuesday 4th year summer rotation begins (class of 2019) & grad. program. New 3rd year summer schedule begins (class of 2020)

It is the policy of SUNY College of Optometry that faculty, staff or students may be excused from classes and UEC clinics for the observance of religious holidays if advance notice is given. Excused absence from clinic for religious observances requires advance notice to the appropriate UEC Service Chief at the beginning of the term for coverage and rescheduling. For academic courses, faculty must notify their Department Chair and students must notify the course Instructor of Record at the beginning of the term or as soon as the syllabus is available. Students are responsible for any missed material, requirements, labs or clinics and must ensure that any missed examinations or assessments are made up. Faculty must take vacation leave for missed days.

Severe Weather Emergencies
When severe weather occurs, the President may decide to close the college or cancel classes and/or clinics. Closure or cancellation notices will be made through the following outlets:

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2017-2018 Semester Calendar (PDF)