Undergraduate Academic Calendar

Undergraduate Academic Calendar

Semesters:

Additional Information:


Fall Semester 2021

September

2 Thursday Faculty Convocation
5 Sunday Residences open for new students
5-7 Sunday-Tuesday Final new student testing and scheduling
6 Monday Residences open for continuing students
8 Wednesday Classes begin
7-Week Part A Classes Begin
Alumni Audit Registration
8-10 Wednesday-Friday 7-Week Part A Schedule Changes
8-14 Wednesday-Tuesday Schedule Changes
7-Week Part A Courses may be dropped
15-21 Wednesday-Tuesday Courses may be dropped
20 Monday Deadline for makeup of Summer 2 incomplete grades

October

18 Monday Course Selection for spring semester begins
25 Monday 7-Week Part A Classes End
26 Tuesday 7-Week Part A Final Exams
27 Wednesday 7-Week Part B Classes Begin
27-29 Wednesday-Friday 7-Week Part B Schedule Changes
27-Nov. 2 Wednesday-Tuesday 7-Week Part B Courses may be dropped

November

24-28 Wednesday-Sunday Thanksgiving recess
29 Monday Classes resume

December

10 Friday Day classes end
11-12 Saturday-Sunday Reading days
13-14 Monday-Tuesday Final exams
13-17 Monday-Friday Evening final exams
15 Wednesday Reading day
16-17 Thursday-Friday Final exams
16 Thursday 7-Week Part B Classes End
17 Friday 7-Week Part B Final Exams
20-21 Monday-Tuesday Final Exams

Fall 2021 Withdrawal Dates1

Sept. 22-Oct. 26 Wednesday-Tuesday Withdrawal, student discretion
Oct. 27-Nov. 23 Wednesday-Tuesday Withdrawal, consent of instructor
Nov. 24-Dec. 10 Wednesday-Friday Withdrawal, psychological or physiological incapacity

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

Sept. 15-Oct. 1 Wednesday-Friday Withdrawal, student discretion
Oct. 4-Oct. 15 Monday-Friday Withdrawal, consent of instructor
Oct. 18-Oct. 26 Monday-Tuesday Withdrawal, psychological or physiological incapacity

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

Nov. 3-Nov. 19 Wednesday-Friday Withdrawal, student discretion
Nov. 22-Dec. 3 Monday-Friday Withdrawal, consent of instructor
Dec. 6-Dec. 10 Monday-Friday Withdrawal, psychological or physiological incapacity

JTerm Winter Session 2022

January

3 Monday January Term begins
4 Tuesday Balance of spring charges due
17 Monday Martin Luther King, Jr. Day (Closed)
20 Thursday January Term ends

Spring Semester 2022

January

20-21 Thursday-Friday New student orientation
21 Friday New student testing and scheduling
22 Saturday Residences open
24 Monday Day, evening and online classes begin
7-Week Part A Classes Begin
24-26 Monday-Wednesday 7-Week Part A Schedule Changes
25-28 Monday-Friday Schedule changes
7-Week Part A Courses may be dropped
28 Friday Deadline for makeup of fall semester incomplete grades

February

1 Tuesday Incoming freshman, transfer and continuing undergraduate students priority deadline for filing federal financial aid forms
31-Feb. 4 Monday-Friday Classes may be dropped
15 Tuesday Spring 2022 degree applications due

March

7 Monday Course Selection for fall semester begins
10 Thursday 7-Week Part A Classes End
11 Friday 7-Week Part A Final Exams
12 Saturday Last day of classes before spring recess
13-20 Sunday-Sunday Spring recess
21 Monday Classes resume
7-Week Part B Classes Begin
21-23 Monday-Wednesday 7-Week Part B Schedule Changes
21-25 Monday-Friday 7-Week Part B Courses may be dropped

April

28 Thursday Evening classes end
29 Friday Day classes end
30 Saturday Saturday classes end
30-May 1 Reading days

May

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

June

1 Wednesday Summer 2022 degree applications due
10 Friday Deadline for makeup of spring semester incomplete grades

Spring 2022 Withdrawal Dates1

Feb. 7-March 11 Monday-Friday Withdrawal, student discretion
March 14-April 15 Monday-Friday Withdrawal, consent of instructor
April 18-April 30 Monday-Saturday Withdrawal, psychological or physiological incapacity

 Spring 2022 Withdrawal Dates (7-Week Part A)1

Jan. 31-Feb. 16 Monday-Wednesday Withdrawal, student discretion
Feb. 17-March 2 Thursday-Wednesday Withdrawal, consent of instructor
March 3-March 11 Thursday-Friday Withdrawal, psychological or physiological incapacity

 Spring 2022 Withdrawal Dates (7-Week Part B)1

March 28-April 13 Monday-Wednesday Withdrawal, student discretion
April 14-26 Thursday-Tuesday Withdrawal, consent of instructor
April 27-May 6 Wednesday-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 Admissions at 800-257-9026 or refer to www.rider.edu/jterm.

Summer Session 2022

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, 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 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.