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Academic Calendar

Master of Science in Natural Resources Conservation

Abridged Academic Calendar

Summer Semester 2021 (12 weeks; New cohort: 14-day residency/11 credits; Returning cohort: 2-day residency/2 credits)
(N.B.: Students are advised to conduct any necessary pre-program academic preparation in statistics and/or GIS as soon as they are admitted. Students are to consult with the appropriate Graduate Studies faculty to develop a plan of study.)

Monday, May 17 — Pre-Program Academic Preparation (online; GIS, Statistics, etc.)

Monday, May 31 — Program begins: Pre-Residency online coursework (Entering cohort)

Sunday, June 13 — Summer Master’s Residency dormitory check-in, 3-7 p.m.

Monday, June 14 — Summer Master’s Residency begins, 8:00 a.m. (Entering cohort)

Friday, June 18 — Summer master’s Residency begins, 12:00 p.m. (Graduating cohort)

Sunday, June 20 — Summer Master’s Residency ends, 12:00 p.m. (Graduating cohort)

Saturday, June 26 — Summer Master’s Residency ends, 11:00 a.m. (Entering Cohort)

Friday, July 9 — Payment for Fall 2021 semester due

Monday, August 9 — Summer Master’s Residency final projects due, 11:59 p.m.

Monday, August 16 — Summer Master’s Residency grades submitted by instructors

*Graduating cohort eligible to participate in general college commencement ceremonies, on campus, in December or May following successful submission of final project.

Fall Semester 2021 (Standard semester; 10 credits)

Tuesday, August 17 — Concentration Elective Course (14 weeks) begins
                                          MSNRC Core Court (NRS 542, 7 weeks) begins

Tuesday, August 24 — Last day to add/change courses

Friday, October 1 — NRS 542 ends

Monday, October 4 — GIS 520 Spatial Applications (7 weeks) begins

Mon – Fri, Oct. 25 – Nov. 12 — Pre-registration for Spring 2021 semester

Monday, November 15 — NRS 590 Natural Resources Conservation project – 1 credit project planning element begins (online content)

Friday, November 19 — GIS 520 Spatial Applications ends

Monday, November 29 — Concentration Elective Course ends (standard term)

Friday, December 3 — December Master’s Residency check in, 1:00 p.m.

Friday, December 3 — December Master’s Residency begins, 2:00 p.m.

Sunday, December 5 — December Master’s Residency ends, 12:00 p.m.

Wednesday, December 8 — Final Grades Due, 12:00 p.m. (except NRS 590)

Saturday, December 11 — NRS 590 final projects due, 11:59 p.m.

Thursday, December 16 — NRS 590 grades submitted by instructor, 12:00 p.m.

Monday, December 20 — Payment for Spring 2021 semester due

Spring Semester 2022 (Standard semester; 9 credits)

Tuesday, January 25 — Master’s Core Course and 2 Elective Courses begin

Tuesday, February 1 — Last day to add/change courses

Mon – Fri, Mar. 21 – Apr. 8 — Pre-Registration for Summer 2022 and Fall 2022 semesters

Monday, May 2 — Master’s courses end (standard term)

Friday, May 6 — Payment for Summer 2022 Semester Due

Monday, May 9 — Final grades due, 12:00 p.m.

 

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Jodi Rossi
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Paul Smith’s College
7777 Route 30
Paul Smiths, New York 12970

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