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    Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
   
 
  Nov 21, 2017
 
 
    
Rensselaer Catalog 2015-2016 [Archived Catalog]

Academic Calendar


 

Fall term 2015

August 7
Fall tuition and fees due.

August 28
Residence halls and apartments open for upperclass and new graduate students.

August 28 
Resident dining halls open with breakfast.

August 30
Class of 2019 Convocation.

August 31
Classes begin.
Official date of August graduation; diplomas mailed to students after final clearance is completed in September. Degree recipients may take part in the May 2016 Commencement ceremony.

September 7
Labor Day. No classes. Staff holiday.

September 14
Last day for graduate and undergraduate students to add courses or change sections or to put courses on audit.
Last day for completion of “NE” grade requirements for Spring 2015 courses.

September 25
Last day to file a Degree Application with Registrar’s Office for December 31, 2015 graduation.
Nomination of Master’s Thesis Committee and Provisional Thesis Title & Degree Designation forms due to the Office of Graduate Education for December graduates.

October 1-4
Reunion and Homecoming 2015.

October 12
No classes.

October 13
Classes resume. Follow Monday class schedule.

October 23
Last day for undergraduate and graduate students to drop a course.

October 23-25
Family Weekend.

October 24
Honors Convocation at 10 a.m. in EMPAC.

October 26-November 6
Consultation weeks.  Advisement for spring registration. Students should consult their faculty advisers.

November 6
Doctoral dissertations due to advisers.

November 9-23
Registration for all currently enrolled students for the spring semester.

November 13
Master’s theses and engineering projects due to advisers.

November 23
Master’s theses due in the Office of Graduate Education.

November 24 
Thanksgiving recess begins after last class.
Resident Dining halls close after dinner.
Last day for undergraduates to add or remove Pass/No Credit designation.
Last day to defend doctoral dissertations.

November 25-27
No classes.

November 26-27
Staff holidays.

November 29 
Resident dining halls open with dinner.

November 30
Classes resume.

December 4
Doctoral dissertations due in the Office of Graduate Education.

December 11
Last day of classes.

December 14
Registration begins for all currently enrolled students for the Summer 2016 semester.
Add/Drop reopens for Spring 2016.

December  14-15
No classes. Study-Review Days.

December 16-18 and 21-22
Final Examinations.

December 22
Resident dining halls close after dinner.

December 23
Residence halls close at noon.
Winter recess begins.

December 24-25
Staff holidays.

December 28-January 1
Holiday Winter Break-Institute is closed.

December 31
Official date of December graduation; diplomas mailed to students after final clearance is completed in January. Degree recipients may take part in the May 2016 Commencement ceremony.

 

Spring Term 2016

January 1
Staff holiday.

January 8
Spring tuition and fees due.

January 18
Martin Luther King Jr. Day.   Staff holiday.

January 22
Residence halls and apartments open for Spring term at noon.

January 24
Resident dining halls open with dinner.

January 25
Classes begin.

February 5
Last day for graduate and undergraduate students to add courses or change sections or to put courses on audit.

February 12
Last day to file Degree Applications online via SIS for May 2016 graduation.
Nomination of Master’s Thesis Committee and Provisional Thesis Title and Degree Designation forms due to the Office of Graduate Education for May graduates.

February 15
President’s Day. No classes.
Staff holiday.

February 16
No classes.

February 17
Classes resume. 

 

 

 



 

 

 

 

March 11
Resident dining halls close with dinner.
Last day for undergraduates and graduate students to drop courses.
Doctoral dissertations due to advisers.
Master’s theses and engineering projects due to advisers.

March 14-18
Spring Break.

March 20
Resident dining halls open with dinner.

March 21
Classes resume.

March 21-April 1
Consultation Weeks.  Advisement for Fall 2016 registration. Students should consult their faculty advisers.

April 4-18
Registration for all currently enrolled students for the Fall 2016 semester.

April 8
Last day to defend doctoral dissertations.
Master’s theses due in the Office of Graduate Education.

April 8-15
Grand Marshal Week (Student Government Elections).

April 13
GM Week. No class day.

April 22
Doctoral dissertations due in the Office of Graduate Education.

April 29
Last day for undergraduates to add or remove Pass/No Credit designation.

May 11
Last day of classes

May 12-13
No classes. Study-review days.

May 13
Graduation Status Check and post-graduation career plans.

May 16
Add/Drop reopens for Fall 2016.

May 16-20
Final Examinations.

May 20
Deadline for completion of “NE” grade requirements for Fall 2015 courses.
All Resident dining halls close after dinner.

May 21
Residence halls and apartments close at noon for all students not participating in Commencement.

May 23-August 12
Summer Session I (12 weeks).
No designated exam days.

May 23-July 1
Summer Session II (6 weeks).
No designated exam days.

May 27
ROTC Commissioning Ceremony.

May 28
Commencement.

May 29
All residence halls close by 11a.m.

May 30
Memorial Day. No Classes. Staff holiday.

 

Summer Sessions 2016

May 23

Classes begin. Courses will be scheduled for varying lengths of time during the summer session. Check the online Class Hour Schedule for specific information.

Summer Session I, May 23-August 12, (12 weeks)
Summer Session II, May 23-July 1, (6 weeks)
Summer Session III, July 5-August 12, (6 weeks)

 

Summer Session 2016 Calendar

Term 1—May 23-August 12

Add deadline June 3
Drop deadline July 15
Financial drop June 22


Term 2—May 23-July 1

Add deadline May 27
Drop deadline June 10
Financial Drop June 3


​Term 3—July 5-August 12

Add deadline July 11
Drop deadline July 22
Financial drop July 14

 

May 23
Summer Meal Plan begins with breakfast at Russell Sage Dining Hall.

May 29
Residence halls and apartments open for summer.

May 30
Memorial Day. No classes. Staff holiday.

June 24
Last day to file degree application with Registrar’s Office for August 31, 2016 graduation.
Nomination of Master’s Thesis Committee and Provisional Thesis Title & Degree Designation forms due to the Office of Graduate Education for August graduates for August 2016 graduation.

July 1
Master’s theses and engineering projects due to advisers.

July 4
No Classes. Staff holiday.

July 6
Doctoral dissertations due to advisers.

July 8
Master’s theses due to advisers.

July 15
Last day to defend doctoral dissertations.

July 22
Doctoral dissertations due to the Office of Graduate Education.

August 12
Last day of classes.

Summer Meal Plan ends with dinner.

August 13
Residence halls and apartments close for summer.

August 31
Official date of August graduation; diplomas mailed to students after final clearance is completed in September. Degree recipients may take part in the May 2017 Commencement ceremony.

 

 

Fall Term 2016

August 5
Fall tuition and fees due.