Rhode Island College

2019-2020 Catalog


Academic Calendar 2019–2020

Fall Semester 2019

August

15 Thursday Fall registration begins for non-degree undergraduate students
20
Tuesday
New Faculty Orientation
21 Wednesday Opening Convocation
23 Friday Fall waiver registration for senior citizens and students with unemployment waivers
26 Monday Fall classes begin
28 Friday First-Year Convocation

September

2 Monday Labor Day (college closed, library closed)
9 Monday Last day for adding or dropping courses

October

14 Monday Columbus Day (college closed, library open—holiday hours)
16 Wednesday Monday classes meet
19 Saturday Emergency make-up day (if needed and so designated by administration)
23 Wednesday Mid-semester grades due by noon

November

1 Friday Last day to withdraw from courses with a W
11 Monday Veterans Day (college closed, library open-holiday hours)
12 Tuesday Spring registration begins for degree students
16 Saturday Emergency make-up day (if needed and so designated by administration)
26 Tuesday Final day for Tuesday classes only
28 Thursday Thanksgiving recess begins

December

2
Monday
Classes resume
2
Monday
Early Spring registration begins for non-degree students
3
Tuesday
Registration begins for non-degree students  
7 Saturday Emergency make up day (if needed and so designated by administration)
9 Monday All other Fall semester classes end (Monday, Wednesday-Sunday)
10 Tuesday Reading Day
11 Wednesday Final examinations begin
17 Tuesday Final examinations end
18
Wednesday
Make-up date for final examinations
23 Monday Fall grades due by 4 p.m.
25 Tuesday Christmas Day observed (college closed, library closed)

Note: Calendar subject to change

Spring Semester 2020

Early Spring 2020

30 Monday Early Spring classes begin

January

1 Wednesday New Year's Day observed (college closed, library closed)
9 Thursday New student orientation begins
13 Monday Spring registration begins for non-degree undergraduate students
17 Friday Early spring classes end; Spring waiver registration for senior citizens and students with unemployment waivers.
20 Monday Martin Luther King Jr. Day (college closed, library closed)
21 Tuesday Spring classes begin
27
Monday
Last day to add without permission from department; students may still drop classes without permission

February

3 Monday Last day to add/drop
24 Monday Summer registration begins for degree students
29 Saturday Emergency make-up day (if needed and so designated by administration)

March

2
Monday
Summer registration begins for non-degree students 
9 Monday Spring recess begins
16 Monday Classes resume
18 Wednesday Mid-semester grades due
21
Saturday
Emergency make up day (if needed and so designated by administration)
27 Friday Last day to withdraw from courses with a W

April

6 Monday Fall registration begins for degree students
25 Saturday Emergency make up day (if needed and so designated by administration)
27
Monday
Fall registration begins for non-degree graduate students
29
Wednesday
Cap and Gown Convocation

May

4
Monday
Last day of classes
5
Tuesday
Reading Day
6 Wednesday Final examinations begin
12 Tuesday Final examinations end
13 Wednesday Senior grades due by 4 p.m.
15 Friday All other grades due by 4 p.m.; Summer Session I waiver registration for senior citizens and students with unemployment waivers
16 Saturday Undergraduate Commencement/Graduate Commencement
18 Monday Summer Session I begins
22 Friday Last day for adding courses or dropping a course without a charge (Summer Session I)
25 Monday Memorial Day (college closed, library closed)

June

26 Friday Summer Session I ends; Summer Session II waiver registration for senior citizens and students with unemployment waivers
29
Monday
Summer Session II begins
30 Tuesday
Summer Session I grades are due by 4 p.m.

July

3 Friday Independence Day (college closed, library closed);
6
Monday
Last day for add/drop (Summer Session II)

August

7 Friday Summer session II ends
10
Monday
Victory Day (college closed, library closed)
12 Wednesday Summer Session II grades are due by 4 p.m.

Note: Calendar subject to change