Academic Calendar

Graduate Academic Calendar

Fall Semester 2017

Spring Semester 2018

Cancellation of Classes

Commencement

Summer Session

Fall Semester 2017

September

6 Wednesday Classes begin
6-12 Wednesday-Tuesday Schedule changes

October

1 Sunday Last day for filing application to graduate in December 2017
1 Sunday Graduate Education comprehensive examination application deadline for Fall 2017
16 Monday Registration begins for spring semester

November

11 Saturday Graduate Education comprehensive exams
22-26 Wednesday-Sunday Thanksgiving recess (Closed)

December

7 Thursday Graduate Business and Graduate Liberal Arts classes end
11-14 Monday-Thursday Graduate Business and Graduate Liberal Arts final exams
14 Thursday Graduate Education Fall semester classes end

Fall 2017 Withdrawal Dates1

Sept. 20-Oct.24 Wednesday-Tuesday Withdrawal, student discretion
Oct. 25-Nov. 21 Wednesday-Tuesday Withdrawal, consent of instructor
Nov. 22-Dec.8 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.

Spring Semester 2018

January

15 Monday Martin Luther King, Jr. Day (Closed)
22 Monday Classes begin
22-26 Monday-Friday Schedule changes
26 Friday Deadline for makeup of fall semester incomplete grades
29 - Feb. 2 Monday-Friday Classes may be dropped

February

15 Thursday Last day for filing application to graduate in May 2018
Graduate Education comprehensive examination application deadline for Spring 2018

March

1 Thursday Graduate students priority deadline for filing federal financial aid forms
5 Monday Registration begins for fall semester
11-18 Sunday-Sunday Spring recess
19 Monday Classes resume
24 Saturday Graduate Education comprehensive examination

April

26 Thursday Graduate Business and Graduate Liberal Arts classes end
30-May 3 Monday-Thursday Graduate Business and Graduate Liberal Arts final exams

May

3 Thursday Graduate Education classes end
11 Friday Commencement

June

1 Friday Last day for filing application to graduate in August 2018
8 Friday Deadline for makeup of spring semester incomplete grades

Spring 2018 Withdrawal Dates1

Feb. 5-March 9 Monday-Friday Withdrawal, student discretion
March 12-April 13 Monday-Friday Withdrawal, consent of instructor
April 16-27 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.

For additional information and updates, go to www.rider.edu

Summer Session 2018

Students interested in calendar and course offerings for the summer sessions should consult the summer session catalog, available from the College of Continuing Studies at 609-896-5033 or go to www.rider.edu/summer.

Commencement Information

For Commencement ceremonies information, go 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, and 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 www.rider.edu/rideralert

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