Academic Calendar

Fall Semester 2016
Spring Semester 2017

Fall Semester 2016

August

30 Tuesday Graduate Testing
31 Wednesday New Student move-in
31 - Sept 4 Wednesday - Sunday Undergraduate Testing, Orientation, Choral Hearings/Ensemble Auditions

September

1 Thursday Returning Student move-in
2 Friday Registration
5 Monday Labor Day - College Closed
6 Tuesday Lawrenceville Convocation • SRC • 11 a.m.
WCC Fall Convocation • Bristol Chapel • 4:30 p.m.
Westminster Choir callbacks • 6:30 p.m.
7 Wednesday Classes Begin
13 Tuesday Last day to add courses
19 Monday Unresolved Summer II Incomplete grades default to “F”
20 Tuesday Last day to drop courses
Sept 21 - Oct 25 Withdrawal Period I, instructor signature not required

October

1 Saturday Deadline to apply for December 2016 or January 2017 graduation
14 - 17 Friday-Monday PRINCETON CAMPUS FALL INTERMEZZO (no events except Saturday Seminar)
17 Monday FALL INTERMEZZO (classes at or after 6:30 p.m. will be held)
Spring 2017 course selection begins
25 Tuesday Last day for course withdrawal without instructor’s signature
Midterm grades due
Oct 26 - Nov 22 Withdrawal Period II, instructor’s signature required

November

3 Thursday Deadline to schedule fall oral examination
4 Friday Spring 2017 course selection ends
4 - 6 Friday-Sunday Family Weekend
22 Tuesday Last day for course withdrawal with instructor’s signature
Nov 23 - Dec 13 Withdrawal III, psychological or physiological incapacity (medical documentation required)
23 Wednesday Residence halls close • 12 p.m.
23 - 27 Thanksgiving Recess
27 Sunday Residence halls reopen • 2 p.m.
28 Monday Classes Resume

December

9 Friday Last day to hold Graduate Oral Examination
9 - 10 Friday-Saturday Readings and Carols
10 Saturday Last day of classes (LAW)
12 Monday Last day of classes (WCC)
Exam date for Monday evening classes
13 - 16 Tuesday-Friday Final Exams and Juries (WCC)
14 Wednesday Exams for Monday WCC daytime and all Wednesday evening classes
17 - 18 Saturday-Sunday Reading Days
19 - 20 Monday-Tuesday Final Exams and Juries (WCC)
21 Wednesday Residence halls close • 12 p.m.
23 Friday Final grades due • 12 p.m.

Spring Semester 2017

January

16 Monday Martin Luther King, Jr. Day (Closed)
18 - 20 Wednesday-Friday Orientation for new students
20 Friday Registration for Spring 2017
New student choral hearings
21 Saturday Residence halls open • 9 a.m.
23 Monday Classes begin
27 Friday Last day to add courses
Unresolved Fall 2016 Incomplete grades default to “F”

February

3 Friday Last day to drop courses
6 Monday Withdrawal Period I begins, instructor’s signature not required
15 Wednesday Deadline to apply for May 2017 graduation

March

6 Monday Fall 2017 course selection begins
10 Friday Last day for course withdrawal without instructor’s signature
11 Saturday Residence halls close • 12 p.m.
13 - 17 Monday-Friday Spring Break; no classes or lessons
March 13 - April 14 Withdrawal Period II, instructor’s signature required
15 Wednesday Midterm grades due
19 Sunday Residence halls reopen • 2 p.m.
20 Monday Classes Resume
28 Tuesday Fall 2017 Course Selection ends

April

1 Saturday Deadline to apply for August 2017 Graduation
Deadline to schedule spring oral examination
14 Friday Last day for course withdrawal with instructor’s signature
17 - 28 Withdrawal III, psychological or physiological incapacity (medical documentation required)
20 Thursday Westminster Spring Convocation • Bristol Chapel • 11:30 a.m.
22 Saturday Spring Fling
28 Friday Last day to hold Graduate Oral Examination
Last day of classes

May

1 - 2 Monday-Tuesday Final Exams and Juries
3 Wednesday Reading Day
4 - 5 Thursday-Friday Final Exams and Juries
6 - 7 Saturday-Sunday Reading Days
8 - 9 Monday-Tuesday Final Exams and Juries
10 - 12 Wednesday-Friday Alumni Week
11 Thursday Lawrenceville Graduate/CCS Students Commencement
12 Friday Lawrenceville Undergraduate Day Student Commencement
Final grades due • 12 p.m.
13 Saturday Westminster Commencement • Princeton University Chapel • 10:30 a.m.
Residence halls close • 8 p.m.
15 Monday Summer Session I begins

June

1 Thursday Deadline to schedule summer oral examination
9 Friday Unresolved Spring 2017 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 on Rider’s homepage, www.rider.edu

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