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    Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
   
 
  Nov 25, 2017
 
 
    
Rensselaer Catalog 2016-2017 [Archived Catalog]

Academic Calendar


 

Fall term 2016

August 5
Fall tuition and fees due.

August 25
Resident dining halls open with breakfast.

August 26
Residence halls and apartments open for upperclass and new graduate students.

August 28
Class of 2020 Convocation.

August 29
Classes begin.

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.

September 5
Labor Day. No classes. Staff holiday.

September 12
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 2016 courses.

September 23
Last day to file a Degree Application with Registrar’s Office for December 30, 2016, graduation.
Nomination of Master’s Thesis Committee and Degree Designation forms due to the Office of Graduate Education for December graduates.

October 6-9
Reunion and Homecoming 2016.

October 10
Columbus Day. No classes.

October 11
Classes resume. Follow a Monday class schedule.

October 21
Last day for undergraduate and graduate students to drop a course.

October 21-23
Family Weekend.

October 22
Honors Convocation in EMPAC.

October 24-November 4
Consultation weeks.  Advisement for spring registration. Students should consult their faculty advisers.

November 4
Doctoral dissertations due to advisers.

November 7-21
Registration for all currently enrolled students for the spring semester.

November 11
Master’s theses and engineering projects due to advisers.

November 21
Master’s theses due in the Office of Graduate Education.

November 22  
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 23-25
No classes.

November 24-25
Staff holidays.

November 27  
Resident dining halls open with dinner.

November 28
Classes resume.

December 2 
Doctoral dissertations due in the Office of Graduate Education.

December 9
Last day of classes.

December 12-13
Reading Days-no classes.

December  14
Add/Drop reopens for Spring 2017.

December 14-16 and 19-20
Final Examinations.

December 20
Resident dining halls close after dinner.

December 21
Residence halls close at noon.
Winter recess begins.

December 23
Christmas Eve Holiday.

December 26
Christmas Holiday.

December 27-30
Holiday Winter Break-Institute is closed.

December 30
Official date of December graduation; diplomas mailed to students after final clearance is completed in January. Degree recipients may take part in the May 2017 Commencement ceremony.

 

 

 

 

 



 

 

 

 

Spring Term 2017

January 2
Staff holiday.

January 6
Spring tuition and fees due.

January 13
Residence halls and apartments open for Spring term at noon.

January 16 
Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Staff holiday. No classes.
Resident dining halls open with dinner.

January 17
Classes begin.

January 30
Last day for graduate and undergraduate students to add courses or change sections or to put courses on audit.

February 10
Last day to file Degree Applications online via SIS for May 2017 graduation.
Nomination of Master’s Thesis Committee and Degree Designation forms due to the Office of Graduate Education for May graduates.

February 20
President’s Day. No classes. Staff holiday.

February 21
Classes resume. Follow a Monday schedule.

March 3
Doctoral dissertations due to advisers.
Master’s theses and engineering projects due to advisers.

March 10
Resident dining halls close after dinner.
Last day for undergraduates and graduate students to drop courses.

March 13-17
Spring Break.

March 19
Resident dining halls open with dinner.

March 20
Classes resume.

March 20-31
Consultation Weeks.  Advisement for Fall 2017 registration. Students should consult their faculty advisers.

March 31-April 7
Grand Marshal Week (Student Government Elections).
 
March 31
Last day to defend doctoral dissertations.
Master’s theses due in the Office of Graduate Education.

April 3-17
Registration for all currently enrolled students for the Fall and Summer 2017 semesters.

April 5
GM Week. No class day.

April 14
Doctoral dissertations due in the Office of Graduate Education.

April 28
Last day for undergraduates to add or remove Pass/No Credit designation.

May 3
Last day of classes.

May 4-5
Reading Days-no classes.

May 4
Graduation Status Check and post-graduation career plans.

May 8
Add/Drop reopens for Fall 2017.

May 8-12
Final Examinations.

May 12
Deadline for completion of “NE” grade requirements for Fall 2016 courses.
All Resident dining halls close after dinner.

May 13
Residence halls and apartments close at noon for all students not participating in Commencement.

May 19
ROTC Commissioning Ceremony.

May 20
Commencement.

May 21
All residence halls close by 11 a.m.

May 22-August 18
Summer Arch ‘17 Semester I and II classes begin.

May 29
Memorial Day. No Classes. Staff holiday.

June 30
Final exams and last day of Summer II classes.
 
July 3-7
Summer Break. No classes.
 
July 4
No classes.  Staff holiday.
 
July 10
Summer III classes begin.
 
August 18
Final Exams and last day of classes for Summer I and Summer III.