Academic Calendar

Undergraduate Academic Calendar

Semesters:

Additional Information:


Fall Semester 2020

August

22-25 Saturday-Tuesday Residences open for new students
26-30 Wednesday-Sunday Residences open for continuing students
28-30 Friday-Sunday Final new student testing and scheduling
31 Monday Day, evening, and online classes begin
7-Week Part A Classes Begin
Alumni audit registration 5:00pm-7:00pm
31-Sept. 2 7-Week Part A Schedule Changes
31-Sept. 4 Schedule Changes
7-Week Part A Courses may be dropped

September

7 Monday Labor Day - Closed
7-11 Monday-Friday Courses may be dropped
21 Monday Deadline for makeup of Summer 2 incomplete grades

October

1 Thursday December 2020 degree applications due
15 Thursday 7-Week Part A Classes End
16 Friday 7-Week Part A Final Exams
19 Monday 7-Week Part B Classes Begin
19-21 Monday-Wednesday 7-Week Part B Schedule Changes
19-23 Monday-Friday 7-Week Part B Courses may be dropped

November

9 Monday Course Selection for spring semester begins
25-29 Wednesday-Sunday Thanksgiving recess
30 Monday Classes resume

December

4 Friday Day classes end
5-6 Saturday-Sunday Reading days
7-11 Monday-Friday Final exams
10 Thursday 7-Week Part B Classes End
11 Friday 7-Week Part B Final Exams

Fall 2020 Withdrawal Dates1

Sept. 14-Oct. 16 Monday-Friday Withdrawal, student discretion
Oct. 19-Nov. 13 Monday-Friday Withdrawal, consent of instructor
Nov. 16-Dec. 4 Monday-Friday Withdrawal, psychological or physiological incapacity

 Fall 2020 Withdrawal Dates (7-Week Part A)1

Sept. 7-Sept. 23 Monday-Wednesday Withdrawal, student discretion
Sept. 24-Oct. 12 Thursday-Monday Withdrawal, consent of instructor
Oct. 13-Oct. 14 Tuesday-Wednesday Withdrawal, psychological or physiological incapacity

 Fall 2020 Withdrawal Dates (7-Week Part B)1

Oct. 26-Nov. 9 Monday-Monday Withdrawal, student discretion
Nov. 10-Dec. 7 Tuesday-Monday Withdrawal, consent of instructor
Dec. 8-Dec. 9 Tuesday-Wednesday Withdrawal, psychological or physiological incapacity

JTerm Winter Session 2021

January

4 Monday January Term begins
4 Monday Balance of spring charges due
18 Monday Martin Luther King, Jr. Day (Closed)
21 Thursday January Term ends

Spring Semester 2021

January

22 Friday Deadline for makeup of fall semester incomplete grades
28-29 Thursday-Friday New student orientation
29 Friday New student testing and scheduling
30 Saturday Residences open

February

1 Monday Incoming freshman, transfer and continuing undergraduate students priority deadline for filing federal financial aid forms
Day, evening and online classes begin
7-Week Part A classes begin
1-3 Monday-Wednesday 7-Week Part A Schedule Changes
1-5 Monday-Friday Schedule Changes
7-Week Part A Courses may be dropped
8-12 Monday-Friday Classes may be dropped
15 Monday Spring 2021 degree applications due

March

18 Thursday 7-Week Part A Classes End
19 Friday 7-Week Part A Final Exams
22 Monday 7-Week Part B Classes Begin
Course selection for summer 2021 begins
22-24 Monday-Wednesday 7-Week Part B Schedule Changes
22-27 Monday-Saturday 7-Week Part B Courses may be dropped

April

12 Monday Course selection for fall 2021 begins
29 Thursday Evening classes end
30 Friday Day classes end

May

1 Saturday Saturday classes end
1-2 Saturday-Sunday Reading Days
3-4 Monday-Tuesday Final exams
3-6 Monday-Thursday Evening final exams
5 Wednesday Reading Day
6 Thursday 7-Week Part B Classes End
6-7 Thursday-Friday Final exams
7 Friday 7-Week Part B Final Exams
8-9 Saturday-Sunday Reading Days
10-11 Monday-Tuesday Final exams
14 Friday Commencement, Westminster Choir College
15 Saturday Commencement, Lawrenceville

June

1 Tuesday Summer 2021 degree applications due
11 Friday Deadline for makeup of spring semester incomplete grades

Spring 2021 Withdrawal Dates1

Feb. 15-March 19 Monday-Friday Withdrawal, student discretion
March 22-April 16 Monday-Friday Withdrawal, consent of instructor
April 19-April 30 Monday-Friday Withdrawal, psychological or physiological incapacity

 Spring 2021 Withdrawal Dates (7-Week Part A)1

Feb. 6- 27 Saturday-Saturday Withdrawal, student discretion
Feb. 28-March 13 Sunday-Saturday Withdrawal, consent of instructor
March 14-March 19 Sunday-Friday Withdrawal, psychological or physiological incapacity

 Spring 2021 Withdrawal Dates (7-Week Part B)1

March 28-April 18 Sunday-Sunday Withdrawal, student discretion
April 19-May 2 Monday-Sunday Withdrawal, consent of instructor
May 3-May 7 Monday-Friday Withdrawal, psychological or physiological incapacity

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 the College of Continuing Studies at 609-896-5033 or refer to www.rider.edu/jterm.

 

Summer Session 2021

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 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 inclement weather.  Under certain circumstances, however, it may become necessary to cancel classes and other functions or close certain buildings during emergency situations. 

If such circumstances should arise, notification will be made to students, faculty and staff via RiderAlert, the University's electronic notification system that sends messaging via cellphone texts, calls and/or emails during inclement weather or emergencies.  RiderAlert is also used to provide timely warnings as a means of preventing crimes or other serious on-campus incidents.  Students, faculty and staff are automatically entered into the RiderAlert system and are urged to keep their contact information, particularly their cellphone number, up to date via myRider.  

Class cancellations will also be announced via Rider email, online at www.rider.edu and on the Rider University information hotline at 609-219-2000.