Oct 30, 2020  
Rensselaer Catalog 2020-2021 
    
Rensselaer Catalog 2020-2021

Academic Calendar


Fall term 2020

August 7
Fall tuition and fees due.

August 29
Residence dining halls open with dinner. Residence halls and apartments open for upperclass and new graduate students.

August 30
Arch Discovery Day​

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 2021 Commencement ceremony.

August 31 -September 4, 2020

All classes during the first week of the Fall 2020 semester will be conducted online.

August 31
Classes begin.

September 7

Labor Day - no classes.

September 8

Classes resume. Follow a Monday Schedule. In-person classes will begin.

September 11

Last day for graduate and undergraduate students to add courses, change sections, or to put courses on audit. Deadline for completion of “NE” grade requirements for Spring 2020 courses.

September 18
Nomination of Master’s Thesis Committee forms due to the Office of Graduate Education for December graduates.

October 8 - October 11
Reunion & Homecoming.

October 12
Columbus Day. No classes.

October 13

Classes resume.

October 16

Last day to file an online degree application via SIS for December 31, 2020 graduation.

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

October 26 - November 6
Consultation weeks. Advisement for Spring 2021 registration. Students should consult with their faculty advisers.

October 30
Doctoral dissertations due to advisers.

November 6
Masters thesis and engineering projects due to advisors.

November 9 - November 23
Registration opens for all currently enrolled students for the Spring 2021 semester.

November 16
Master’s theses due in the Office of Graduate Education. Last day to defend doctoral dissertations.

November 20
Last day for undergraduates to add or remove Pass/No Credit designation.

November 25 - November 27
Thanksgiving break. No classes.

November 25
Resident hall move out. Thanksgiving recess begins.

November 26 -November 27 
Staff Holiday

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

November 30 - December 11
Online classes.

December 11 - February 19

The Arch exception process. The Arch away term selection process via SIS.

December 11- April 5

Early Arch applications accepted.

December 12 - December 14
Online Reading Days

December 15 - December 21
Online Final Examinations.

December 22

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 2021 Commencement ceremony.

 

 

Spring Term 2021

January 10
Residence dining halls with dinner. Residence hall and apartments open for upper-class and new graduate students.

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

January 19
Spring classes begin.

January 29
Last day for graduate and undergraduate students to add courses, change sections, or to put courses on audit.

February 5
Last day to file a Degree Application online via SIS for May 2021 graduation. Nomination of Master’s Thesis Committee forms due to the Office of Graduate Education for May graduates.

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

February 16
Classes resume. Follow a Monday schedule.

March 1 - March 19
Consultation weeks. Advisement for Fall 2021 registration. Students should consult with their faculty advisers.
 
March 1
Registration begins for Arch Summer Term and General Summer Courses. Master’s theses and engineering projects due to advisers. Doctoral dissertations due to advisers.

March 12
Last day for undergraduate and graduate students to drop courses.

March 22 - March 26
Grand Marshal Week (Student Government Elections).

March 22 - April 5
Registration opens for all currently enrolled students for the Fall 2021 semester.
 
March 26
Last day to defend doctoral dissertations. Master’s theses due in the Office of Graduate Education.

April 9
Last day for undergraduates to add or remove Pass/No Credit designation. Doctoral dissertations due in the Office of Graduate Education.

April 23
Summer Arch tuition and fees due.

April 27
Last day of classes.

April 28 - May 2
Reading Days-no classes.

April 29
Graduation Status Check and post-graduation career plans.

May 3
Deadline for completion of “NE” grade requirements for Fall 2019 courses.

May 3 - May 7
Final Examinations

May 7
All resident dining halls close after dinner.

May 8
Residence halls and apartments close at noon for all students not participating in Commencement.

May 21
ROTC Commissioning Ceremony.

May 22
Commencement.

May 24
Summer I and II classes begin (including The Arch classes).
 
May 31
Memorial Day. No classes. Staff holiday.