Academic Calendar

Academic Calendar, Westminster Choir College

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Additional Information:


Fall Semester 2020

August

23 Sunday New Undergraduate student move-in
23-25 Sunday-Tuesday Westminster Welcome (incoming students)
24-25 Monday-Tuesday Undergraduate & Graduate Placement Testing
Orientation, Choral Hearings, Ensemble Auditions
24-25 Monday-Tuesday New Faculty Orientation
26-28 Wednesday-Friday Returning Student move-in
University Welcome Week
27 Thursday Lawrenceville Convocation • SRC • 2:00 p.m.
28 Friday Schedule Adjustments
29-30 Saturday-Sunday Welcome Week Activities
31 Monday Classes Begin

September

4 Friday Last day to add courses
4 Friday FPA Fall Convocation
7 Monday Labor Day - College Closed
8 Tuesday WCC Fall Convocation • Gill Chapel • 4:30 p.m.
Westminster Choir callbacks • 6:30 p.m.
11 Friday Last day to drop courses
21 Monday Unresolved Summer II Incomplete grades default to “F”
Sept 14-Oct 16 Withdrawal Period I, instructor signature not required

October

1 Tuesday Deadline to apply for December 2020 or January 2021 graduation
16 Friday Last day for course withdrawal without instructor’s signature
22 Thursday Midterm grades due
Oct 19-Nov 13 Withdrawal Period II, instructor’s signature required
Oct 30-Nov 1 Family Weekend

November

1 Sunday Deadline to schedule fall oral examination
9 Monday Spring 2021 Course Selection begins
13 Friday Last day for course withdrawal with instructor’s signature
Nov 16-Dec 4 Withdrawal III, psychological or physiological incapacity (medical documentation required)
20 Friday Spring 2021 Course Selection ends
25 Wednesday Residence halls close • 12 p.m.
25-29 Wednesday-Sunday Thanksgiving Recess
29 Sunday Residence halls reopen • 11 a.m.
30 Monday Classes resume via Remote Delivery

December

4 Friday Last day of classes
4 Friday Last day to hold Graduate Oral Examination
7-11 Monday-Friday Final Exams and Juries
11-12 Friday-Saturday Readings and Carols
16 - Wednesday Final Grades due (5pm)

Spring Semester 2021

January

4 Monday Final grades due • 12 p.m.
January Term begins
18 Monday Martin Luther King, Jr. Day (Entire University Closed)
21 Thursday January Term ends
22 Friday Unresolved Fall 2020 Incomplete grades default to "F"
28-29 Thursday-Friday Orientation for new students
29 Friday Registration for Spring 2021
New student choral hearings
31 Sunday Residence halls open • 9 a.m

February

1 Monday Classes being
5 Friday Last day to add courses
12 Friday Last day to drop courses
15 Monday Withdrawal Period I begins, instructor’s signature not required
Deadline to apply for May 2021 graduation

March

8 Monday Fall 2021 course selection begins
19 Friday Last day for course withdrawal without instructor’s signature
Midterm grades due
March 22-April 16 Withdrawal Period II, instructor’s signature required

April

1 Thursday Deadline to schedule spring oral examination
1 Thursday Deadline for summer graduates to declare intent to participate in May Commencement
2 Friday Fall 2021 Course Selection ends
16 Friday Last day for course withdrawal with instructor’s signature
17 Saturday Spring Fling (tbc)
April 19-30 Withdrawal III, psychological or physiological incapacity (medical documentation required)
22 Thursday Westminster Spring Convocation • Bristol Chapel • 11:30 a.m.
30 Friday Last day of classes

May

1 Saturday Last day to hold Graduate Oral Examination
3-4 Monday-Tuesday Final Exams and Juries
5 Wednesday Reading Day
6-7 Thursday-Friday Final Exams and Juries
8-9 Saturday-Sunday Reading Days
10-11 Monday-Tuesday Final Exams and Juries
12-15 Wednesday-Saturday Alumni Week
14 Friday Commencement at Princeton University Chapel • 10:00 a.m.
Final grades due • 12 p.m.
15 Saturday Lawrenceville Commencement
Residence halls close • 8 p.m.
17 Monday Summer Session I begins

June

1 Tuesday Deadline to apply for August 2021 graduation
1 Tuesday Deadline to schedule summer oral examination
11 Friday Unresolved Spring 2021 Incomplete grades default to “F”.
Last day of classes of Summer Session II is the last day to hold summer Graduate Oral Examination

Withdrawal Information

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, refer to www.rider.edu

Cancellation of Classes

In most cases, Westminster Choir College of Rider University 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.

Commencement Information

For Commencement ceremonies information, refer to www.rider.edu/commencement