Academic Calendar

Graduate Academic Calendar

Fall Semester 2016

Spring Semester 2017

Cancellation of Classes

Commencement

Summer Session

Fall Semester 2016

September

7 Wednesday Classes begin
7-13 Wednesday-Tuesday Schedule changes

October

1 Saturday Last day for filing application to graduate in December 2016
1 Saturday Graduate Education comprehensive examination application deadline for Fall 2016
17 Monday Registration begins for spring semester

November

12 Saturday Graduate Education comprehensive exams
23-27 Wednesday-Sunday Thanksgiving recess

December

8 Thursday Graduate Business and Gradulate Liberal Arts classes end
12-15 Monday-Thursday Graduate Business and Graduate Liberal Arts final exams
15 Thursday Graduate Education Fall semester classes end

Fall 2016 Withdrawal Dates1

Sept. 21-Oct.25 Withdrawal, student discretion
Oct. 26-Nov. 22 Withdrawal, consent of instructor
Nov. 23-Dec.9 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 2017

January

16 Monday Martin Luther King, Jr. Day (Closed)
23 Monday Classes begin
23-27 Monday-Friday Schedule changes
27 Friday Deadline for makeup of fall semester incomplete grades
30 - Feb. 3 Monday-Friday Classes may be dropped

February

15 Wednesday Last day for filing application to graduate in May 2017
Graduate Education comprehensive examination application deadline for Spring 2017

March

1 Wednesday Graduate students priority deadline for filing federal financial aid forms
6 Monday Registration begins for fall semester
12-19 Sunday-Sunday Spring recess
20 Monday Classes resume
25 Saturday Graduate Education comprehensive examination

April

27 Thursday Graduate Business and Graduate Liberal Arts classes end

May

1-4 Monday-Thursday Graduate Business and Graduate Liberal Arts final exams
4 Thursday Graduate Education classes end
12 Friday Commencement

June

1 Thursday Last day for filing application to graduate in August 2017
9 Friday Deadline for makeup of spring semester incomplete grades

Spring 2017 Withdrawal Dates1

Feb. 6-March 10 Withdrawal, student discretion
March 13-April 14 Withdrawal, consent of instructor
April 17-28 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 2017

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 on Rider’s homepage, www.rider.edu

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