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Important CWSP Program Dates

Cornell Pay Calendar

To view the Cornell Pay Calendar for student employees, go to Pay Calendars and scroll down to the current year’s “nonexempt biweekly calendar.”

CWSP Calendar for Students and Supervisors

August 25 Summer FWS term ends
August 26 Instruction Begins/Fall FWS term begins
September 6 Labor Day - No Classes
October 9 Fall Break Begins
October 11 Indigenous People's Day
October 13 Instruction Resumes
November 11 Veterans Day - Classes Held
November 24 Thanksgiving Break Begins
November 29 Instruction Resumes
December 7 Last Day of Instruction
December 8-10 Study Period
December 11-18 Scheduled Exams
December 15 Last Day of Fall FWS Eligibility
December 18 Last Day December Graduating Students Can Work
December 18

Recognition Ceremony for December Graduates

December 31 December Degree Date
January 3 Winter Session Begins

* When a federal holiday falls on a Saturday, it is usually observed on the preceding Friday. When the holiday falls on a Sunday, it is usually observed on the following Monday. ImportantFWS will not pay for hours worked on a federal holiday, including remote work. If a student works on a federal holiday, their off-campus employer will be billed 100%

**Although students should work no more than 15-20 hours per week when classes are in session, on breaks and over the summer they may work full-time. Employers should note, however, that students often go away for breaks.