Academic Calendar

Graduate Academic Calendar

Fall Semester 2018

Spring Semester 2019

Cancellation of Classes

Commencement

Summer Session

Fall Semester 2018

September

5 Wednesday Classes begin
5-11 Wednesday-Tuesday Schedule changes

October

1 Saturday Last day for filing application to graduate in December 2018
1 Saturday Graduate Education comprehensive examination application deadline for Fall 2018
15 Monday Course Selection for spring semester begins

November

21-25 Wednesday-Sunday Thanksgiving recess

December

6 Thursday Graduate Business and Gradulate Liberal Arts classes end
10-13 Monday-Thursday Graduate Business and Graduate Liberal Arts final exams
13 Thursday Graduate Education Fall semester classes end

Fall 2018 Withdrawal Dates1

Sept. 19-Oct.23 Wednesday-Tuesday Withdrawal, student discretion
Oct. 24-Nov. 20 Wednesday-Tuesday Withdrawal, consent of instructor
Nov. 21-Dec.7 Wednesday-Friday Withdrawal, psychological or physiological incapacity

Spring Semester 2019

January

21 Monday Martin Luther King, Jr. Day (Closed)
25 Friday Deadline for makeup of fall semester incomplete grades
28 Monday Classes begin
28-Feb. 1 Monday-Friday Schedule changes

February

4-8 Monday-Friday Classes may be dropped
15 Friday Last day for filing application to graduate in May 2019
Graduate Education comprehensive examination application deadline for Spring 2019

March

1 Friday Graduate students priority deadline for filing federal financial aid forms
11 Monday Course Selection for fall semester begins
17-24 Sunday-Sunday Spring recess
25 Monday Classes resume
30 Saturday Graduate Education comprehensive examination

April

May

2 Thursday Graduate Business and Graduate Liberal Arts classes end
6-9 Monday-Thursday Graduate Business and Graduate Liberal Arts final exams
9 Thursday Graduate Education classes end
17 Friday Commencement

June

1 Saturday Last day for filing application to graduate in August 2019
14 Friday Deadline for makeup of spring semester incomplete grades

Spring 2019 Withdrawal Dates1

Feb. 11-March 15 Monday-Friday Withdrawal, student discretion
March 18-April 19 Monday-Friday Withdrawal, consent of instructor
April 22-May 3 Monday-Friday Withdrawal, psychological or physiological incapacity

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

Summer Session 2019

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.