Academic Calendar

Westminster Choir College Academic Calendar AY2022

Fall Semester 2021

JTerm Winter Session 2022

Spring Semester 2022

Additional Information:

Fall Semester 2021


25-26 Wednesday-Thursday New faculty orientation


2 Thursday University Fall Convocation
New WCC Undergraduate move-in
New WCC Undergraduate and Graduate testing and choral hearings
3 Friday New WCC Undergraduate and Graduate testing and choral hearings
New FPA student move-in; FPA music theory placement
Returning student choral hearings
Department meetings; academic advising (all)
4 Saturday WCC/FPA choral hearings
5-7 Sunday-Tuesday University orientation and opening
Dance and Musical Theater and Dance placements
Choral hearings and callbacks; auditions
6 Monday Labor Day (Closed)
Choral hearings or callbacks for elective choirs and productions
7 Tuesday WCA First Year Meeting
8 Wednesday Classes begin
8-10 Wednesday-Friday Open choral hearings (non-WCC students)
9 Thursday Westminster College of the Arts Fall Convocation
14 Tuesday Last day to add courses
20 Monday Unresolved Summer II Incomplete grades default to “F”
21 Tuesday Last day to drop courses
Sept 22-Oct 26 Withdrawal Period I, instructor signature not required


1 Tuesday Deadline to apply for December 2021 or January 2022 graduation
18 Monday Spring 2022 course selection begins
26 Tuesday Midterm grades due
Last day for course withdrawal without instructor's signature
Oct. 27-Nov. 23 Withdrawal Period II, instructor’s signature required


1 Monday Deadline to schedule fall oral examination
5 Friday Spring 2022 course selection ends
5-7 Friday-Sunday Family Weekend
23 Tuesday Last day for course withdrawal with instructor’s signature
Nov 24-Dec 10 Withdrawal III, psychological or physiological incapacity (medical documentation required)
24 Wednesday Residence halls close • 12 p.m.
24-28 Wednesday-Sunday Thanksgiving Recess
28 Monday Residence halls reopen • 11 a.m.
29 Monday Classes resume


10 Friday Last day of classes
10 Friday Last day to hold Graduate Oral Examination
10-11 Friday-Saturday Readings and Carols
11 Saturday WCC Class of 2020 Commencement
13-21 Monday-Friday Final Exams and Juries
15 Wednesday Reading Day
18-19 Saturday-Sunday Reading Days
22 Wednesday Residence halls close

JTerm Winter Session 2022

November 2021

9 Monday Registration begins

January 2022

3 Monday Classes being
Add course
3-4 Monday-Tuesday Drop course
4 Tuesday Balance of Spring charges due
5-11 Wednesday-Tuesday Withdrawal I, student discretion
12-14 Wednesday-Friday Withdrawal II, instructor consent
17 Monday Martin Luther King, Jr. Day (Closed)
18 Tuesday Withdrawal II, psychological/physiological reasons
19 Wednesday Classes end
20 Thursday Final Exams

Spring Semester 2022


20-21 Thursday-Friday New student orientation
21 Friday Registration for Spring 2022
New student choral hearings
22 Saturday Residences open
24 Monday Day, evening and online classes begin
7-Week Part A classes begin
24-27 Monday-Thursday 7-Week Part A schedule changes
24-30 Monday-Sunday 7-Week Part A courses may be dropped
28 Friday Unresolved Fall 2021 Incomplete grades default to "F"
28-30 Friday-Sunday Last day to add courses
31-Feb. 6 Monday-Sunday Classes may be dropped


7-11 Monday-Friday Withdrawal I, student discretion
11 Friday Deadline to apply for May 2022 graduation


7 Monday Course selection for fall semester begins
10 Thursday 7-Week Part A classes end
11 Friday Midterm grades due
7-Week Part A final exams
12 Saturday Last day of classes before spring recess
Residence halls close • 12 p.m.
13-20 Sunday-Sunday Spring recess
14 Mar.- 15-Apr. Monday-Friday Withdrawal II, consent of instructor
20 Sunday Residence halls reopen • 2 p.m.
21 Monday Classes resume
29 Friday Fall 2022 course selection ends


1 Friday Deadline to schedule spring oral examination
April 18-30 Withdrawal III, psychological or physiological incapacity (medical documentation required)
21 Thursday Westminster Spring Convocation
29 Friday Day classes end
30 Saturday Saturday classes end
30-May 1 Reading days


2-10 Monday-Tuesday Final Exams and Juries
5 Thursday 7-Week Part B classes end
6 Friday 7-Week Part B final exams
11-14 Wednesday-Saturday Alumni Week (tbc)
12 Thursday Commencement (GR LAW)
13 Friday Commencement at Princeton University Chapel • 4 pm
Final grades due • 12 p.m.
14 Saturday Commencement (UG LAW)
Residence halls close • 8 p.m.
16 Monday Summer Session I begins


1 Wednesday Deadline to apply for August 2022 graduation
1 Wednesday Deadline to schedule summer oral examination
10 Friday Unresolved Spring 2022 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 for information regarding course withdrawals and refunds.  For additional information and updates, refer to

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

Cancellations will also be announced online at and on the Rider University information hotline at 609-219-2000, option 1.

Commencement Information

For Commencement ceremonies information, refer to