Academic Calendar

Fall Semester 2019
Spring Semester 2020

Fall Semester 2019

August

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

September

2 Monday Labor Day - College Closed
3 Tuesday Lawrenceville Convocation • SRC • 11 a.m.
WCC Fall Convocation • Bristol Chapel • 4:30 p.m.
Westminster Choir callbacks • 6:30 p.m.
4 Wednesday Classes Begin
10 Tuesday Last day to add courses
16 Monday Unresolved Summer II Incomplete grades default to “F”
17 Tuesday Last day to drop courses
Sept 18-Oct 22 Withdrawal Period I, instructor signature not required

October

1 Tuesday Deadline to apply for December 2019 or January 2020 graduation
14 Monday Spring 2020 course selection begins
21 Monday PRINCETON CAMPUS FALL INTERMEZZO
Classes at or after 6:30 pm will be held - no weekend events on 10/19 or 10/20 except Saturday Seminar
22 Tuesday Last day for course withdrawal without instructor’s signature
Midterm grades due
Oct 23-Nov 19 Withdrawal Period II, instructor’s signature required

November

1 Friday Deadline to schedule fall oral examination
1 Friday Spring 2020 course selection ends
1-3 Friday-Sunday Family Weekend
19 Tuesday Last day for course withdrawal with instructor’s signature
Nov 20-Dec. 6 Withdrawal III, psychological or physiological incapacity (medical documentation required)
27 Wednesday Residence halls close • 12 p.m.
27-30 Wednesday-Saturday Thanksgiving Recess

December

1 Sunday Residence halls reopen • 11 a.m.
2 Monday Classes resume
7 Saturday Last day of classes (LAW)
9 Monday Last day of classes (WCC)
9 Monday Last day to hold Graduate Oral Examination
9 Monday Exam date for Monday evening classes
10-13 Tuesday-Friday Final Exams and Juries (WCC)
11 Wednesday Exams for Monday WCC daytime and all Wednesday evening classes
13-14 Friday-Saturday Readings and Carols
14-15 Saturday-Sunday Reading Days
16-17 Monday-Tuesday Final Exams and Juries (WCC)
18 Wednesday Residence halls close • 12 p.m.
20 Friday Final grades due • 12 p.m.

Spring Semester 2020

January

6 Monday January Term begins
20 Monday Martin Luther King, Jr. Day (Entire University Closed)
23 Thursday January Term ends
23-24 Thursday-Friday Orientation for new students
24 Friday Registration for Spring 2020
New student choral hearings
Unresolved Fall 2019 Incomplete grades default to "F"
25 Saturday Residence halls open • 9 a.m.
27 Monday Classes begin
31 Friday Last day to add courses

February

7 Friday Last day to drop courses
10 Monday Withdrawal Period I begins, instructor’s signature not required
14 Friday Deadline to apply for May 2020 graduation

March

9 Monday Fall 2020 course selection begins
13 Friday Midterm grades due
14 Saturday Residence halls close • 12 p.m.
16-29 Monday-Sunday Spring Break; no classes or lessons
29 Sunday Residence halls reopen • 2 p.m.
30 Monday Classes Resume

April

1 Wednesday Deadline to schedule spring oral examination
1 Wednesday Deadline for summer graduates to declare intent to participate in May Commencement
7 Tuesday Fall 2020 Course Selection ends
17 Friday Last day for course withdrawal
18 Saturday Spring Fling
April 20-May 1 Withdrawal III, psychological or physiological incapacity (medical documentation required)
23 Thursday Westminster Spring Convocation • Bristol Chapel • 11:30 a.m.

May

1 Friday Last day to hold Graduate Oral Examination
Last day of classes
4-5 Monday-Tuesday Final Exams and Juries
6 Wednesday Reading Day
7-8 Thursday-Friday Final Exams and Juries
9-10 Saturday-Sunday Reading Days
11-12 Monday-Tuesday Final Exams and Juries
14-16 Thursday-Saturday Alumni Week
15 Friday Commencement at Princeton University Chapel • 4:00 p.m.
Final grades due • 12 p.m.
16 Saturday Residence halls close • 8 p.m.
18 Monday Summer Session I begins

June

1 Monday Deadline to apply for August 2020 graduation
1 Monday Deadline to schedule summer oral examination
12 Friday Unresolved Spring 2020 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