Oct 23, 2019  
Rensselaer Catalog 2019-2020 
    
Rensselaer Catalog 2019-2020

Academic Calendar


Fall term 2019

August 9
Fall tuition and fees due.

August 25
Resident dining halls open with brunch.

August 26
Residence halls and apartments open for upperclass students.

August 28
Class of 2023 Convocation.

August 29
Classes begin.

August 30
Official date of August graduation; diplomas mailed to students after final clearance is completed in September. Degree recipients may take part in the May 2020 Commencement ceremony.

September 2
Labor Day. No classes. Staff holiday.

September 3
Classes resume. Follow a Monday Schedule.

September 13
Last day for graduate and undergraduate students to add courses, change sections, or to put courses on audit. Last day for completion of “NE” grade requirements for Spring 2019 courses.

September 20
Last day to file a Degree Application online via SIS for December 2019 graduation. Nomination of Master’s Thesis Committee forms due to the Office of Graduate Education for December graduates.

September 26-28
Reunion and Homecoming 2019.

October 14
Columbus Day. No classes.

October 18-20
Family Weekend.

October 19
Honors Convocation in EMPAC.

October 21-November 1
Consultation weeks.  Advisement for Spring 2020 registration. Students should consult with their faculty advisers.
October 25
Last day for undergraduate and graduate students to drop a course.

November 1
Doctoral dissertations due to advisers.

November 4-18
Registration opens for all currently enrolled students for the Spring 2020 semester.

November 8
Master’s theses and engineering projects due to advisers.

November 18
Master’s theses due in the Office of Graduate Education. Last day to defend doctoral dissertations.

November 22
Last day for undergraduates to add or remove Pass/No Credit designation.
November 26
Thanksgiving recess begins after last class. Resident dining halls close after dinner

November 27-29
No classes. Staff holiday.

December 1 
Resident dining halls open with dinner.

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

December 11
Last day of classes.

December 12-15
Reading Days-no classes.

December 16
Add/Drop reopens for Spring 2020.

December 16-20
Final Examinations.

December 21
Resident dining halls close at noon. Winter recess begins.

December 23-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 2020 Commencement ceremony.

 

 

 

 

 



 

 

 

Spring Term 2020

January 3
Spring tuition and fees due.

January 12
Residence halls and apartments open for Spring term at 9:00am. Resident dining halls open with lunch.

January 13
Classes begin.

January 20
Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Staff holiday. No classes.
January 24
Last day for graduate and undergraduate students to add courses, change sections, or to put courses on audit.

February 7
Last day to file a Degree Application online via SIS for May 2020 graduation. Nomination of Master’s Thesis Committee forms due to the Office of Graduate Education for May graduates.

February 17
President’s Day. No classes. Staff holiday.

February 18
Classes resume. Follow a Monday schedule.

March 2
Registration begins for all Summer classes. Master’s theses and engineering projects due to advisers. Doctoral dissertations due to advisers.
March 2-20
Consultation weeks. Advisement for Fall 2020 registration. Students should consult with their faculty advisers.

March 6
Last day for  undergraduate and graduate students to drop courses. Resident dining halls close after dinner.

March 9-13
Spring Break.

March 15
Resident dining halls open with dinner.

March 16
Classes resume.

March 23-27
Grand Marshal Week (Student Government Elections).

March 23-April 6
Registration opens for all currently enrolled students for the Fall 2020 semester.

March 25
GM Week no class day.

March 27
Master’s theses due in the Office of Graduate Education. Last day to defend doctoral dissertations.

April 10
Last day for undergraduates to add or remove Pass/No Credit designation. Doctoral dissertations due in the Office of Graduate Education.

April 24
Tuition and fees due for The Arch Summer term.

April 29
Last day of classes.

April 30-May 3
Reading Days-no classes.

April 30
Graduation Status Check and post-graduation career plans.

May 4
Deadline for completion of “NE” grade requirements for Fall 2019 courses.

May 4-May 8
Final Examinations

May 4
Add/Drop reopens for Fall 2020.

May 8
All resident dining halls close after dinner.

May 9
Residence halls and apartments close at noon for all students not participating in Commencement.

May 22
ROTC Commissioning Ceremony.

May 23
Commencement.

May 23
All residence halls close by 5pm for those who are attending commencement.

May 25
Memorial Day. Staff holiday.
May 26
Summer I and II classes begin (including The Arch classes).
May 27
Follow a Monday schedule.
June 29-July 3
Summer Break-No classes.
July 6
Summer III classes begin (including The Arch classes).
August 21
Final Exams (in class) and last day of classes for Summer I and Summer III.