Academic Calendar

Fall Semester 2017
Spring Semester 2018

Fall Semester 2017

August

29 Tuesday Graduate Testing
30 Wednesday New Student move-in
30 - Sept 3 Wednesday - Sunday Undergraduate Testing, Orientation, Choral Hearings/Ensemble Auditions
31 Thursday Returning Student move-in

September

1 Friday Registration
4 Monday Labor Day - College Closed
5 Tuesday Lawrenceville Convocation • SRC • 11 a.m.
WCC Fall Convocation • Bristol Chapel • 4:30 p.m.
Westminster Choir callbacks • 6:30 p.m.
6 Wednesday Classes Begin
12 Tuesday Last day to add courses
18 Monday Unresolved Summer II Incomplete grades default to “F”
19 Tuesday Last day to drop courses
Sept 20 - Oct 24 Withdrawal Period I, instructor signature not required

October

1 Saturday Deadline to apply for December 2017 or January 2018 graduation
16 Monday Spring 2018 course selection begins
23 Monday PRINCETON CAMPUS FALL INTERMEZZO
classes at or after 6:30 pm will be held - no weekend events on 10/21 or 10/22 except Sat. Seminar
24 Tuesday Last day for course withdrawal without instructor’s signature
Midterm grades due
Oct 25 - Nov 21 Withdrawal Period II, instructor’s signature required

November

1 Wednesday Deadline to schedule fall oral examination
3 Friday Spring 2018 course selection ends
3 - 5 Friday-Sunday Family Weekend
21 Tuesday Last day for course withdrawal with instructor’s signature
Nov 22 - Dec 8 Withdrawal III, psychological or physiological incapacity (medical documentation required)
22 Wednesday Residence halls close • 12 p.m.
22 - 26 Wednesday-Saturday Thanksgiving Recess
26 Sunday Residence halls reopen • 11 a.m.
27 Monday Classes Resume

December

8 Friday Last day to hold Graduate Oral Examination
8 - 9 Friday-Saturday Readings and Carols
9 Saturday Last day of classes (LAW)
11 Monday Last day of classes (WCC)
Exam date for Monday evening classes
12 - 15 Tuesday-Friday Final Exams and Juries (WCC)
13 Wednesday Exams for Monday WCC daytime and all Wednesday evening classes
16 - 17 Saturday-Sunday Reading Days
18 - 19 Monday-Tuesday Final Exams and Juries (WCC)
20 Wednesday Residence halls close • 12 p.m.
22 Friday Final grades due • 12 p.m.

Spring Semester 2018

January

15 Monday Martin Luther King, Jr. Day (Closed)
18 - 19 Thursday-Friday Orientation for new students
19 Friday Registration for Spring 2018
New student choral hearings
20 Saturday Residence halls open • 11 a.m.
22 Monday Classes begin
26 Friday Last day to add courses
Unresolved Fall 2017 Incomplete grades default to “F”

February

2 Friday Last day to drop courses
5 Monday Withdrawal Period I begins, instructor’s signature not required

March

1 Thursday Deadline to apply for May 2018 graduation
5 Monday Fall 2018 course selection begins
9 Friday Last day for course withdrawal without instructor’s signature
10 Saturday Residence halls close • 12 p.m.
12 - 16 Monday-Friday Spring Break; no classes or lessons
March 12 - April 13 Withdrawal Period II, instructor’s signature required
15 Thursday Midterm grades due
18 Sunday Residence halls reopen • 11 a.m.
19 Monday Classes Resume
27 Tuesday Fall 2018 Course Selection ends

April

1 Sunday Deadline to apply for August 2018 Graduation
Deadline for summer graduates to declare intent to participate in May commencement
Deadline to schedule spring oral examination
13 Friday Last day for course withdrawal with instructor’s signature
16 - 27 Withdrawal III, psychological or physiological incapacity (medical documentation required)
19 Thursday Westminster Spring Convocation • Bristol Chapel • 11:30 a.m.
21 Saturday Spring Fling
27 Friday Last day to hold Graduate Oral Examination
Last day of classes
30 - Monday Final Exams and Juries

May

1 Tuesday Final Exams and Juries
2 Wednesday Reading Day
3 - 4 Thursday-Friday Final Exams and Juries
5 - 6 Saturday-Sunday Reading Days
7 - 8 Monday-Tuesday Final Exams and Juries
10 - 12 Thursday-Saturday Alumni Week
11 Friday Lawrenceville Commencement
Final grades due • 12 p.m.
12 Saturday Westminster Commencement • Princeton University Chapel • 10:30 a.m.
Residence halls close • 8 p.m.
14 Monday Summer Session I begins

June

1 Friday Deadline to schedule summer oral examination
Deadline to apply for August 2018 graduation
8 Friday Unresolved Spring 2018 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, go 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, go to www.rider.edu/commencement