Dec 14, 2018  
Rensselaer Catalog 2018-2019 
    
Rensselaer Catalog 2018-2019

Academic Calendar


 

Fall term 2018

August 3
Fall tuition and fees due.

August 25
Resident dining halls open with dinner.

August 25
Residence halls and apartments open for upperclass and new graduate students.

August 29
Class of 2022 Convocation.

August 30
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 2019 Commencement ceremony.

September 3
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 2018 courses.

September 21
Last day to file a Degree Application with Registrar’s Office for December 31, 2018 graduation.
Nomination of Master’s Thesis Committee and Degree Designation forms due to the Office of Graduate Education for December graduates.

September 27-30
Reunion and Homecoming 2018.

October 8
Columbus Day. No classes.

October 9
Classes resume. Follow a Monday class schedule.

October 19-21
Family Weekend

October 20
Honors Convocation in EMPAC.

October 22-November 2
Consultation weeks.  Advisement for spring registration. Students should consult their faculty advisers.

October 24
Last day for undergraduate and graduate students to drop a course.

November 2
Doctoral dissertations due to advisers.

November 5-19
Registration for all currently enrolled students for the spring 2019 semester.

November 9
Master’s theses and engineering projects due to advisers.

November 19
Master’s theses due in the Office of Graduate Education.

November 20
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 21-23
No classes.

November 22-23
Staff holidays.

November 25 
Resident dining halls open with dinner.

November 26
Classes resume.

November 30
Doctoral dissertations due in the Office of Graduate Education.

December 12
Last day of classes.

December 13-16
Reading Days-no classes.

December 17
Add/Drop reopens for Spring 2019.

December 17-21
Final Examinations.

December 21
Resident dining halls close after dinner.

December 22
Residence halls close at noon.
Winter recess begins.

December 25-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 2019 Commencement ceremony.

 

 

 

 

 



 

 

 

 

Spring Term 2019

January 4
Spring tuition and fees due.

January 8
Residence halls and apartments open for Spring term at noon. Resident dining halls open with lunch.

January 10
Classes begin. Thursday = Monday class.

January 11
Friday = Tuesday class.

January 21
Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Staff holiday. No classes.
Resident dining halls open with dinner.

January 23
Last day for graduate and undergraduate students to add courses or change sections or to put courses on audit.

February 8
Last day to file Degree Applications online via SIS for May 2019 graduation.
Nomination of Master’s Thesis Committee and Degree Designation forms due to the Office of Graduate Education for May graduates.

February 18
President’s Day. No classes. Staff holiday.

February 19
Classes resume. Follow a Monday schedule.

March 1
Registration begins for all Summer classes. Resident dining halls close after dinner.
Last day for undergraduate and graduate students to drop courses for Spring 2019.
 
March 1
Doctoral dissertations due to advisers.
Master’s theses and engineering projects due to advisers.

March 4-8
Spring Break.

March 10
Resident dining halls open with dinner.

March 11
Classes resume.

March 11-22
Consultation Weeks.  Advisement for Fall 2019 registration. Students should consult their faculty advisers.

March 23-29
Grand Marshal Week (Student Government Elections).
 
March 27
GM Week. No class day.

March 25-April 8
Registration for all currently enrolled students for the Fall semester.

March 29
Last day to defend doctoral dissertations.
Master’s theses due in the Office of Graduate Education.

April 12
Doctoral dissertations due in the Office of Graduate Education.

April 22
Last day for undergraduates to add or remove Pass/No Credit designation. Graduation Status Check and post-graduation career plans.

April 26
Last day of classes.

April 27-29
Reading Days-no classes.

April 29
Add/Drop reopens for Fall 2019.

April 30-May 4
Final Examinations.

May 3
Deadline for completion of “NE” grade requirements for Fall 2018 courses.

May 4
All resident dining halls close after dinner.

May 5
Residence halls and apartments close at noon for all students not participating in Commencement.

May 17
ROTC Commissioning Ceremony.

May 18
Commencement.

May 19
All residence halls close by 11 a.m.

May 20
All Summer classes for sessions I and II begin (including Summer Arch courses).

May 27
Memorial Day. No Classes. Staff holiday.

May 29
Classes follow a Monday schedule.
 
June 21
Last day to file degree app with Registrar’s Office for August 2019 graduation.
 
June 28
Final exams and last day of Summer II classes.
 
July 1-5
Summer Break. No classes.
 
July 4
No classes.  Staff holiday.
 
July 8
Summer III classes begin (including Summer Arch courses).
 
August 16
Final Exams and last day of classes for Summer I and Summer III.
Dining Halls close after dinner.