Academic Calendar

Rider University Academic Calendar AY2024

Fall Semester 2023

JTerm Winter Session 2024

Spring Semester 2024


Additional Information:


Fall Semester 2023

September

6 Wednesday Classes begin
6 Wednesday 7-Week Part A Classes Begin
6 Wednesday Alumni Audit Registration
8 Friday 7-Week Part A Last day to add courses
12 Tuesday Last day to add courses
12 Tuesday 7-Week Part A Last day to drop courses
14 Thursday Deadline for makeup of Summer 2 incomplete grades
19 Tuesday Last day to drop courses

October

16 Monday Course Selection for Spring semester and JTerm begins
23 Monday 7-Week Part A Classes End
24 Tuesday 7-Week Part A Final Exams
25 Wednesday 7-Week Part B Classes Begin
27 Friday 7-Week Part B Last day to add courses
31 Tuesday 7-Week Part B Last day to drop courses

November

22-26 Wednesday-Sunday Thanksgiving recess
27 Monday Classes resume

December

8 Friday Classes end (except Graduate Education classes)
11-15 Monday-Friday Final exams
14 Thursday 7-Week Part B Classes End
15 Friday 7-Week Part B Final Exams
15 Friday Graduate Education classes end
16 Saturday Residence halls close at noon

Fall 2023 Withdrawal Dates1

Sept. 20-Nov. 14 Wednesday-Tuesday Withdrawal, student discretion
Nov. 15-Dec. 8 Wednesday-Friday Withdrawal, psychological or physiological incapacity

 Fall 2023 Withdrawal Dates (7-Week Part A)1

Sept. 13-Oct. 13 Wednesday-Friday Withdrawal, student discretion
Oct. 16-Oct. 24 Monday-Tuesday Withdrawal, psychological or physiological incapacity

 Fall 2023 Withdrawal Dates (7-Week Part B)1

Nov. 1-Dec. 1 Wednesday-Friday Withdrawal, student discretion
Dec. 4-Dec. 8 Monday-Friday Withdrawal, psychological or physiological incapacity
1

Please refer to www.rider.edu/offices-services/finaid/payments-billing-deposits/refunds for information regarding course withdrawals and refunds.


JTerm Winter Session 2024

January 2024

2 Tuesday JTerm Classes begin
2 Tuesday Last day to add courses
3 Wednesday Last day to drop courses
4-16 Thursday-Tuesday Withdrawal, student discretion
15 Monday Martin Luther King, Jr. Day (Closed)
17-19 Wednesday-Friday Withdrawal, psychological/physiological incapacity
18 Thursday Classes end
19 Friday Final Exams

Spring Semester 2024

January

19 Friday Deadline for makeup of Fall semester incomplete grades
22 Monday Classes begin
22 Monday 7-Week Part A Classes Begin
24 Wednesday 7-Week Part A Last day to add courses
26 Friday 7-Week Part A Last day to drop courses
28 Sunday Last day to add courses
28 Sunday Last day to add or drop Applied Lessons

February

4 Sunday Last day to drop courses (excluding Applied Lessons)
15 Thursday Spring 2024 degree applications due

March

7 Thursday 7-Week Part A Classes End
8 Friday 7-Week Part A Final Exams
9 Saturday Last day of classes before Spring recess
10-17 Sunday-Sunday Spring recess
18 Monday Classes resume
18 Monday 7-Week Part B Classes Begin
19 Tuesday Course Selection for Fall and Summer semesters begin
20 Wednesday 7-Week Part B Last day to add courses
22 Friday 7-Week Part B Last day to drop courses

April

26 Friday Classes end (except Graduate Education classes)
Apr. 29-May 3 Monday-Friday Final exams

May

2 Thursday 7-Week Part B Classes End
3 Friday 7-Week Part B Final Exams
Graduate Education classes end
4 Saturday Residence halls close at noon
11 Saturday University Undergraduate and Graduate Commencement
13 Monday Summer Session I begins

June

1 Saturday Summer 2024 degree applications due
5 Wednesday Deadline for makeup of spring semester incomplete grades
26 Tuesday Summer 1 classes end
25-26 Tuesday-Wednesday Summer 1 final exams

July

1 Monday Summer Session 2 begins
4-5 Thursday-Friday 4th of July (Closed)

August

14 Wednesday Summer 2 classes end
15 Thursday Summer 2 final exams

Spring 2024 Withdrawal Dates1

Feb. 5-April 5 Monday-Friday Withdrawal, student discretion
April 8 - April 27-Saturday Withdrawal, psychological or physiological incapacity

 Spring 2024 Withdrawal Dates (7-Week Part A)1

Jan. 29-Feb. 27 Monday-Tuesday Withdrawal, student discretion
Feb. 28-March 8 Wednesday-Friday Withdrawal, psychological or physiological incapacity

 Spring 2024 Withdrawal Dates (7-Week Part B)1

March 25-April 23 Monday-Tuesday Withdrawal, student discretion
April 24-May 3 Wednesday-Friday Withdrawal, psychological or physiological incapacity
1

Please refer to www.rider.edu/offices-services/finaid/payments-billing-deposits/refunds for information regarding course withdrawals and refunds.

For additional information and updates to the Academic Calendar refer to www.rider.edu


JTerm Winter Session

Students interested in 3-week JTerm course offerings during winter break should contact Admissions at 800-257-9026 or refer to www.rider.edu/jterm.

Summer Session 2024

Students interested in calendar and course offerings for the summer sessions should contact Admissions at 800-257-9026 or refer to www.rider.edu/summer.

Commencement Information

For Commencement ceremonies information, refer to www.rider.edu/commencement

Cancellation of Classes

In most cases, Rider will remain open and fully operational during snowstorms and other emergency situations. Under extreme circumstances, however, it may become necessary to cancel classes and other functions, close certain buildings, or take emergency actions.

If such circumstances should arise, a notice will be sent via the Rider Alert System.

Students may sign up for Rider Alert at https://www.rider.edu/offices-services/public-safety/rider-alert

Cancellations will also be announced online at www.rider.edu and on the Rider University information hotline at 609-219-2000, option 1.