Rhode Island College

2020-2021 Catalog


Academic Calendar 2020–2021

Fall Semester 2020

August

20 Thursday Fall registration begins for non-degree undergraduate students
25 
Tuesday
New Faculty Orientation
28 Friday  Fall waiver registration for senior citizens and students with unemployment waivers 
31 Monday Fall classes begin

September

Monday  Last day to add without permission from department; students may still drop classes without permission
7 Monday Labor Day (college closed, library closed)
14 Monday Last day for adding or dropping courses

October

12 Monday Columbus Day (college closed, library open—holiday hours)
17 Saturday Emergency make-up day (if needed and so designated by administration)
28 Wednesday Mid-semester grades due by noon

November

Tuesday  Election Day (college closed, library closed) 
6 Friday Last day to withdraw from courses with a W (instructor permission required)
11 Wednesday Veterans Day (college closed, library open-holiday hours)
14 Saturday Emergency make-up day (if needed and so designated by administration)
16 Monday Spring registration begins for degree students
26  Thursday Thanksgiving recess begins   
30 Monday Classes resume
30 Monday  Early Spring registration begins for non-degree students 

December

12 Saturday Emergency make up day (if needed and so designated by administration)
14 Monday Fall semester classes end
15 Tuesday Reading Day
16 Wednesday Final examinations begin
22 Tuesday Final examinations end
23
Wednesday
Make-up date for final examinations
25 Friday Christmas Day observed (college closed, library closed) 
29 Tuesday Fall grades due by 4 p.m.

Note: Calendar subject to change

Spring Semester 2021

Early Spring 2021

28 Monday Early Spring classes begin

January

1 Friday New Year's Day observed (college closed, library closed)
11 Monday Spring registration begins for non-degree undergraduate students
15 Friday Early spring classes end; Spring waiver registration for senior citizens and students with unemployment waivers.
18 Monday Martin Luther King Jr. Day (college closed, library closed)
19 Tuesday Spring classes begin
25
Monday
Last day to add without permission from department; students may still drop classes without permission

February

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

March

1
Monday
Summer registration begins for non-degree students 
8 Monday Spring recess begins
15 Monday Classes resume 
20 Saturday 
Emergency make up day (if needed and so designated by administration) 
24 
Wednesday
Mid-semester grades due
26 Friday Last day to withdraw from courses with a W (instructor permission required)

April

5 Monday Fall registration begins for degree students
24 Saturday Emergency make up day (if needed and so designated by administration)
26 
Monday
Fall registration begins for non-degree graduate students
28 
Wednesday
Cap and Gown Convocation

May


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

June

25 Friday Summer Session I ends; 
25  Friday Summer Session II waiver registration for senior citizens and students with unemployment waivers
28 
Monday
Summer Session II begins
29 Tuesday
Summer Session I grades are due by 4 p.m.

July

2 Friday Last day for add/drop (Summer Session II) 
5
Monday
Independence Day Observed (college closed, library closed)

August

6 Friday Summer session II ends

Monday
Victory Day (college closed, library closed)
11 Wednesday Summer Session II grades are due by 4 p.m.

Note: Calendar subject to change