Academic Calendar

Academic Calendar, Westminster Choir College

Semesters:

Additional Information:


Fall Semester 2020

August

31-September 2 New Faculty Orientation

September

1 Tuesday Graduate Testing
2 Wednesday New Student move-in
3 Thursday LAW Faculty Convocation
3-4 Thursday-Friday Undergraduate Testing, Orientation, Choral Hearings/Ensemble Auditions
Returning Student move-in
4 Friday Registration
7 Monday Labor Day - College Closed
8 Tuesday Lawrenceville Convocation • SRC • 11 a.m.
WCC Fall Convocation • Bristol Chapel • 4:30 p.m.
Westminster Choir callbacks • 6:30 p.m.
9 Wednesday Classes Begin
15 Tuesday Last day to add courses
21 Monday Unresolved Summer II Incomplete grades default to “F”
22 Tuesday Last day to drop courses
Sept 23-Oct 27 Withdrawal Period I, instructor signature not required

October

1 Tuesday Deadline to apply for December 2020 or January 2021 graduation
19 Monday Spring 2021 course selection begins
Classes at or after 6:30 pm will be held - no weekend events on 10/19 or 10/20 except Saturday Seminar
22 Tuesday Midterm grades due
27 Tuesday Last day for course withdrawal without instructor’s signature
Oct 28-Nov 24 Withdrawal Period II, instructor’s signature required
Oct 30-Nov 1 Family Weekend

November

1 Sunday Lawrenceville Commencement (1pm, Cure Arena)
1 Sunday Deadline to schedule fall oral examination
6 Friday Spring 2021 course selection ends
24 Tuesday Last day for course withdrawal with instructor’s signature
Nov 25-Dec 11 Withdrawal III, psychological or physiological incapacity (medical documentation required)
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

December

11 Friday Last day of classes (LAW)
11 Friday Last day to hold Graduate Oral Examination
11-12 Friday-Saturday Readings and Carols
12 Saturday WCC Commencement, 2pm, Princeton University Chapel
14 Monday Last day of classes (WCC)
14 Monday Exam date for Monday evening classes
15-18 Tuesday-Friday Final Exams and Juries (WCC)
16 Wednesday Exams for Monday WCC daytime and all Wednesday evening classes
19-20 Saturday-Sunday Reading Days
21-22 Monday-Tuesday Final Exams and Juries (WCC)
23 Wednesday Residence halls close • 12 p.m.

Spring Semester 2020

January

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

February

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

March

8 Monday Fall 2021 course selection begins
12 Friday Last day for course withdrawal without instructor’s signature
Midterm grades due
13 Saturday Residence halls close • 12 p.m.
March 15-April 16 Withdrawal Period II, instructor’s signature required
15-19 Monday-Friday Spring Break; no classes or lessons
21 Sunday Residence halls reopen • 2 p.m.
22 Monday Classes Resume

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