Academic Calendar

Master of Science in Natural Resources Conservation

Abridged Academic Calendar

Summer Semester 2023 (14-week semester; Entering 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 15  Graduate Classes Begin
Sunday June 18 MSNRC Summer Residency Begins (entering cohort)
Friday June 23 MSNRC Summer Weekend Residency Begins (graduating cohort)
Sunday June 25 MSNRC Summer Weekend Residency Ends (graduating cohort)
Saturday July 1 MSNRC Summer Residency Ends (entering cohort)
Tuesday July 4 Independence Day – No Classes
Friday July 14 Payment for Fall 2023 Semester Due
Friday August 18 Summer Sessions End – final projects due
Monday August 21 Summer Grades Due

Fall Semester 2023 (Standard semester; 10 credits)

Tuesday August 22 Classes begin
Tuesday August 29 Last day to add/change courses
Sunday October 15 Fall MPSSTM residency begins
Friday October 20 Last day to drop classes with WP/WF. Grades will be listed as “F” after this date.
Saturday October 21 Fall MPSSTM residency ends
Mon-Fri Oct 23-Nov 10 Advance Registration for Spring 2022 semester
Friday November 3 Fall MSNRC Residency check in, 1:00 pm
Friday November 3 Fall MSNRC Residency begins, 2:00 pm
Sunday November 5 Fall MSNRC Residency ends, 12:00 pm
Mon-Fri Nov 20-24 Thanksgiving Recess
Friday December 8 Due day for remaining graduate coursework
Tuesday December 12 Final Grades Due 12:00 pm
Monday December 18 Payment for Spring 2022 Semester Due


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

Office: (518) 327-6072