Academic Calendar

Fall Semester 2018
Spring Semester 2019

Fall Semester 2018

August

28 Tuesday Graduate Testing
29 Wednesday New Student move-in
29 - 30 Wednesday - Thursday Undergraduate Testing, Orientation, Choral Hearings/Ensemble Auditions
30 Thursday Returning Student move-in
31 Friday Registration

September

3 Monday Labor Day - College Closed
4 Tuesday Lawrenceville Convocation • SRC • 11 a.m.
WCC Fall Convocation • Bristol Chapel • 4:30 p.m.
Westminster Choir callbacks • 6:30 p.m.
5 Wednesday Classes Begin
11 Tuesday Last day to add courses
17 Monday Unresolved Summer II Incomplete grades default to “F”
18 Tuesday Last day to drop courses
Sept 19 - Oct 23 Withdrawal Period I, instructor signature not required

October

1 Monday Deadline to apply for December 2018 or January 2019 graduation
15 Monday Spring 2019 course selection begins
22 Monday PRINCETON CAMPUS FALL INTERMEZZO
classes at or after 6:30 pm will be held - no weekend events on 10/20 or 10/21 except Sat. Seminar
23 Tuesday Last day for course withdrawal without instructor’s signature
Midterm grades due
Oct 24 - Nov 20 Withdrawal Period II, instructor’s signature required

November

1 Thursday Deadline to schedule fall oral examination
2 Friday Spring 2019 course selection ends
2 - 4 Friday - Sunday Family Weekend
20 Tuesday Last day for course withdrawal with instructor’s signature
Nov 21 - Dec 7 Withdrawal III, psychological or physiological incapacity (medical documentation required)
21 Wednesday Residence halls close • 12 p.m.
21- 24 Wednesday - Saturday Thanksgiving Recess
25 Sunday Residence halls reopen • 11 a.m.
26 Monday Classes Resume

December

7 Friday Last day to hold Graduate Oral Examination
7 - 8 Friday-Saturday Readings and Carols
8 Saturday Last day of classes (LAW)
10 Monday Last day of classes (WCC)
Exam date for Monday evening classes
11 - 14 Tuesday-Friday Final Exams and Juries (WCC)
12 Wednesday Exams for Monday WCC daytime and all Wednesday evening classes
15 - 16 Saturday-Sunday Reading Days
17 - 18 Monday-Tuesday Final Exams and Juries (WCC)
19 Wednesday Residence halls close • 12 p.m.
21 Friday Final grades due • 12 p.m.

Spring Semester 2019

January

2 Wednesday January Term begins
18 Friday January Term ends
21 Monday Martin Luther King, Jr. Day (Closed)
24 - 25 Thursday-Friday Orientation for new students
25 Friday Registration for Spring 2019
New student choral hearings
Unresolved Fall 2018 Incomplete grades default to "F"
26 Saturday Residence halls open • 9 a.m.
28 Monday Classes begin

February

1 Friday Last day to add courses
8 Friday Last day to drop courses
11 Monday Withdrawal Period I begins, instructor’s signature not required
15 Friday Deadline to apply for May 2019 graduation

March

11 Monday Fall 2019 course selection begins
15 Friday Last day for course withdrawal without instructor’s signature
Midterm grades due
16 Saturday Residence halls close • 12 p.m.
18 - 22 Monday-Friday Spring Break; no classes or lessons
March 18 - April 19 Withdrawal Period II, instructor’s signature required
24 Sunday Residence halls reopen • 2 p.m.
25 Monday Classes Resume

April

5 Friday Deadline to schedule spring oral examination
5 Friday Fall 2019 Course Selection ends
5 Friday Deadline for summer graduates to declare intent to participate in May Commencement
18 Thursday Westminster Spring Convocation • Bristol Chapel • 11:30 a.m.
19 Friday Last day for course withdrawal with instructor’s signature
20 Saturday Spring Fling
April 22 - May 3 Withdrawal III, psychological or physiological incapacity (medical documentation required)

May

3 Friday Last day to hold Graduate Oral Examination
Last day of classes
6 - 7 Monday-Tuesday Final Exams and Juries
8 Wednesday Reading Day
9 - 10 Thursday-Friday Final Exams and Juries
11 - 12 Saturday-Sunday Reading Days
13 - 14 Monday-Tuesday Final Exams and Juries
16 - 17 Thursday-Friday Alumni Week
17 Friday Final grades due • 12 p.m.
Westminster Commencement • Princeton University Chapel • 4:00 p.m.
18 Saturday Lawrenceville Commencement
Residence halls close • 8 p.m.
20 Monday Summer Session I begins

June

3 Monday Deadline to apply for August 2019 graduation
3 Monday Deadline to schedule summer oral examination
14 Friday Unresolved Spring 2019 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