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    Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
   
 
  Nov 21, 2017
 
 
    
Rensselaer Catalog 2008-2009 [Archived Catalog]

Academic Calendar


Fall Term 2008

August 8
Fall Tuition and fees due

August 20
Residence halls and apartments open for upperclass and new graduate students

August 22
Dining halls open with breakfast

August 24
Class of 2012 Convocation

August 25
Classes begin

September 1
Labor Day. Staff Holiday. No classes

September 8
Last day for graduate and undergraduate students to add courses or change sections without appeal or to put courses on audit.
Last day for completion of “NE” grade requirements for Spring 2008 courses.

September 19
Last day to file a degree application with Registrar’s Office for December 31, 2008 graduation.

October 10
Midterm break begins after last class.

October 13
No classes.

October 14
Classes resume. Follow Monday class schedule

October 17-19
Family Weekend
Homecoming Weekend

October 17
Last day for undergraduates and graduates students to drop a course without appeal.

October 17
Honors Convocation

October 18
Rensselaer Legacy Reception

October 18-19
“Reunion@Homecoming” Class of 2003 Reunion

October 20-24
Consultation week. Advisement for spring registration. Student should consult their faculty advisers.

October 27-November 10
Registration for all currently enrolled students for the spring semester.

November 14
Master’s theses and engineering projects due to advisers.
Doctoral dissertations due to advisers.

November 25
Thanksgiving recess begins after last class.
Dining halls close after dinner.
Last day for undergraduates to add or remove Pass/No Credit designation

November 26-28
No classes.

November 27-28
Staff Holidays.

November 30
Dining halls open with dinner.

December 1
Classes resume.
Master’s theses due in the Office of Graduate Education.
Last day to defend doctoral dissertations

December 5
Classes end after last evening class.

December 8
Add/Drop reopens for Spring 2009.
Registration begins for all currently enrolled students for the summer semester.

December 8-9
No classes. Study-Review Days.

December 10-12 and 15-16
Final Examinations.

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

December 16
Dining halls close after dinner.

December 17
Residence halls close at noon.
Winter recess begins.

December 25
Staff Holiday

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 2009 Commencement ceremony.
Spring tuition and fees due.

Spring Term 2009

January 1
Staff Holiday.

January 9
Residence halls and apartments open for Spring term at noon.

January 11
Dining halls open with dinner

January 12
Classes begin

January 19
Martin Luther King Jr. day. No classes. Staff Holiday

 

January 23
Last day to file degree applications with Registrar’s office for May 2009 graduation.

January 26
Last day for graduate and undergraduate students to add courses or change sections without appeal or to put courses on audit.

February 16
No classes. Staff Holiday

February 17
Classes resume. Follow Monday class schedule.

March 6
Last day for undergraduates and graduate students to drop courses without appeal.
Contract dining halls close with dinner.

March 9-13
Spring break

March 15
Contract dining halls open with dinner.

March 16
Classes resume.

March 16-20
Consultation Week. Advisement for fall registration. Students should consult their faculty advisers.

March 23-April 6
Registration for all currently enrolled students for the fall semester.

March 27-April 3
Grand Marshal Week (Student Government Elections).

April 1
No classes

April 10
Last day for Undergraduates to add or remove Pass/No Credit designation.

April 17
Doctoral dissertations due to advisers
Master’s theses and engineering projects due to advisers.

April 29
Classes end after last evening class.

April 30
Graduation status check and post-graduation career plans.

April 30-May 1
No classes. Study-review days.

May 1
Last day to defend doctoral dissertations.
Master’s theses due in the Office of Graduate Education.

May 4
Add/Drop reopens for Fall 2009.

May 4-8
Final Examinations.

May 8
All contract dining halls close after dinner
Deadline for completion of “NE” grade requirements for Fall 2008.
Doctoral dissertations due in the Office of Graduate Education.

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

May 15
ROTC Commissioning Ceremony

May 16
Commencement

May 17
All residence halls close by 11a.m.

Summer Session 2009

May 17
Residence halls and apartments open for summer.

May 18
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 18-August 7, exams August 6-7
Summer session II, May 18-June 26, exams June 25-26
Summer session III, June 29-August 7, exams August 6-7

May 25
No classes. Staff Holiday

June 7
Hartford Commencement

June 12
Last day to file degree application with Registrar’s Office for August 31, 2009 graduation.

July 3
Staff Holiday. No classes.

July 10
Master’s theses and engineering projects due to advisers.
Doctoral dissertations due to advisers.

July 24
Last day to defend doctoral dissertations.
Master’s theses due to Office of Graduate Education.

July 31
Doctoral dissertations due in the Office of Graduate Education.

August 7
Final exams must be complete.

August 8
Residence halls and apartments close for summer.

August 31
Classes begin Fall 2009

August 14
Fall tuition and fees due