Academic Calendar

 
This calendar shows academic events of note for Rhode Island College.

Rhode Island College Academic Calendars

AY 2022-2023

FALL SEMESTER 2022
August
18 Thursday Fall registration begins for non-degree students (undergraduate)
23 Tuesday New Faculty Orientation
24 Wednesday Opening coffee hour
26 Friday Fall waiver registration for senior citizens and students with unemployment waivers
29 Monday Fall classes begin
September
5 Monday Last day to add without permission from department; students may still drop classes without permission (undergraduate programs only except BPS)
5 Monday Labor Day (college closed, library closed)
7 Wednesday First Year Convocation
12 Monday Last day for adding or dropping courses (all academic programs except BPS)
October
10 Monday Columbus Day (college closed, library open 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.)
15 Saturday Emergency make-up day (if needed and so designated by administration)
26 Wednesday Mid-semester grades due by noon
November
8 Tuesday Election day (no classes, offices closed)
9 Wednesday Friday Classes meet
Last day to withdraw from courses with a W 
11 Friday Veterans Day (college closed, library open 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.)
12 Saturday Emergency make-up day (if needed and so designated by administration)
14 Monday Spring registration begins for degree students
24 & 25 Thursday & Friday Thanksgiving recess
28 Monday Classes resume
28 Monday Early Spring registration begins for non-degree students (contact Records Office)
29 Tuesday Registration begins for non-degree graduate students
December
10 Saturday Emergency make-up day (if needed and so designated by administration)
12 Monday Fall semester classes end
13 Tuesday Reading Day
14 Wednesday Final examinations begin
20 Tuesday Final examinations end
21 Wednesday Make-up date for final examinations
26 Monday Christmas Day observed (college closed, library closed)
28 Wednesday Fall grades due by 4 p.m.
EARLY SPRING 2022​
23 Friday Early Spring classes begin
SPRING SEMESTER 2023
January
2 Monday New Year’s Day observed (college closed, library closed)
9 Monday Spring registration begins for non-degree students (undergraduate)
13 Friday Early Spring classes end; Spring waiver registration for senior citizens and students with unemployment waivers
16 Monday Martin Luther King, Jr. Day (college closed, library closed)
17 Tuesday Spring classes begin
23 Monday Last day to add without permission from department; students may still drop classes without permission (undergraduate programs only except BPS)
30 Monday Last day for add/drop (all academic programs except BPS)
February
18 Saturday Emergency make up day (if needed and so designated by administration)
20 Monday Summer registration begins for degree students
27 Monday Summer registration begins for non-degree students
March
6 Monday Spring recess begins
13 Monday Classes resume
18 Saturday Emergency make up day (if needed and so designated by administration)
22 Wednesday Mid-semester grades due at noon
April
5 Wednesday Last day to withdraw from courses with a W
12 Wednesday Fall registration begins for degree students
22 Saturday Emergency make up day (if needed and so designated by administration)
26 Wednesday Non-degree graduate student registration for fall
26 Wednesday Cap and Gown Convocation
May
1 Monday Last day of classes
2 Tuesday Reading Day
3 Wednesday Final examinations begin
9 Tuesday Final examinations end
10 Wednesday Senior grades due by 4 p.m.
12 Friday All other grades due by 4 p.m.
12 Friday Summer Session I waiver registration for senior citizens and students with unemployment waivers
13 Saturday Graduate/Undergraduate Commencement
SUMMER SESSIONS 2023
15 Monday Summer Session I begins
19 Friday Last day for adding courses or dropping a course without a charge (Summer Session I)
29 Monday Memorial Day (college closed, library closed)
June
23 Friday Summer Session I ends;  Summer Session II waiver registration for senior citizens and students with unemployment waivers
26 Monday Summer Session II begins
27 Tuesday Summer Session I grades are due by 4 p.m.
30 Friday Last day for add/drop (Summer Session II)
July
4 Tuesday Independence Day Observed (college closed, library closed)
August
4 Friday Summer Session II ends
8 Tuesday Summer Session II grades due by 4 p.m.
14 Monday Victory Day (college closed, library closed)
NOTE: Calendar subject to change
PEC Approved – as amended​​

BPS AY 2022-2023

FALL SEMESTER 2022
August
29 Monday Classes begin - BPS 1st 8 weeks (7W1)
September
2 Friday Last day to drop
5 Monday Labor Day (college closed, library closed)
7 Wednesday First Year Convocation
23 Friday Last day to withdraw from a class with a W
October
10 Monday Columbus Day (college closed, library open 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.)
21 Friday Classes end - BPS 1st 8 weeks (7W1)
24 Monday Classes begin - BPS 2nd 8 weeks (7W2)
28 Friday Last day to drop (7W2)
November
8 Tuesday Election day (no classes, offices closed)
11 Friday Veterans Day (college closed, library open 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.)
18 Friday Last day to withdraw from a class with a W (7W2)
24 & 25 Thursday & Friday Thanksgiving recess
28 Monday Classes resume
December
16 Friday Classes end - BPS 2nd 8 weeks (7W2)
26 Monday Christmas Day observed (college closed, library closed)
28 Wednesday Fall grades due by 4 p.m.
EARLY SPRING 2022​
23 Saturday Early Spring classes begin
SPRING SEMESTER 2023
January
2 Monday New Year’s Day observed (college closed, library closed)
16 Monday Martin Luther King, Jr. Day (college closed, library closed)
17 Tuesday Classes begin - BPS 1st 8 weeks (7W1)
23 Monday Last day to drop
February
10 Friday Last day to withdraw from a class with a W (7W1)
March
10 Friday Classes end - BPS 1st weeks (7W1)
13 Monday Classes begin - BPS 2nd 8 weeks (7W2)
17 Friday Last day to drop (7W2)
April
7 Friday Last day to withdraw from courses with a W (7W2)
26 Wednesday Cap and Gown Convocation
May
5 Friday Classes end - BPS 2nd 8 weeks (7W2)
10 Wednesday Senior grades due by 4 p.m.
12 Friday All other grades due by 4 p.m.
13 Saturday Graduate/Undergraduate Commencement
NOTE: Calendar subject to change
PEC Approved – as amended​​

AY 2021-2022

FALL SEMESTER 2021
August    

19

Thursday Fall registration begins for non-degree students (undergrad)

24

Tues New Faculty Orientation

27

Friday Fall waiver registration for senior citizens, and students with unemployment waivers
September    

6

Monday Labor Day (college closed, library closed)
8 Wednesday Fall classes begin.
15 Wednesday First Year Convocation
15 Wednesday Last day to add without permission from department; students may still drop classes without permission
22 Wednesday Last day to add/drop (instructor permission required to add)
October    

11

Monday  Columbus Day (college closed, library open--holiday hours)
13 Wednesday Monday classes meet

16

Saturday Make-up day (if needed and so designated by administration)
November    
3 Wednesday Mid-semester grades due by noon

11

Thursday Veteran's Day – (classes held; offices closed)
12 Friday Last day for students to withdraw themselves from a class using MyRIC

13

Saturday Make-up day (if needed and so designated by administration)

17

Wednesday Spring and Early Spring registration begins for degree students

25 - 26

Thursday - Friday Thanksgiving Recess

29

Monday Classes resume

29

Monday Early Spring registration begins for all non-degree students (contact Records Office)

30

Tuesday Registration begins for non-degree graduate students
December    

4

Saturday Make-up day (if needed and so designated by administration)

18

Saturday Fall semester classes end
18 Saturday Last day a student may petition for a non academic medical/personal leave (W/L if approved) or a military leave (W/M).

20

Monday Final examinations begin

23

Thursday Final examinations end

27

Monday Christmas Day observed (college closed, library closed)
EARLY SPRING 2022

28

Tuesday Early Spring classes begin
SPRING SEMESTER 2022
January    
3 Monday New Year’s Day observed (college closed, library closed)
4 Tuesday Final Grades Due at 4:00PM

10

Monday Spring registration begins for non-degree students (undergrad)

14

Friday Early Spring classes end; Spring waiver registration, senior citizens, and students with unemployment waivers

17

Monday Martin Luther King Day (college closed, library closed)

18

Tuesday Spring classes begin

24

Monday Last day to add without permission from department; students may still drop classes without permission

31

Monday Last day for add/drop
February    

19

Saturday Make up day (if needed and so designated by administration)

21

  Monday Summer registration begins for degree students

28

Monday Summer registration begins for non-degree students
March    

7

Monday Spring recess begins

14

Monday Classes resume

19

Saturday Make up day (if needed and so designated by administration)

23

Wednesday Mid-semester grades due
April    

6

Wednesday Deadline for W grade; students may withdraw themselves from a course using MyRIC

20

Wednesday Fall registration begins for degree students

23

  Saturday Make up day (if needed and so designated by administration)

25

Monday Non-degree graduate student registration for fall

27

Wednesday Cap and Gown Convocation
May    

2

Monday Last day of classes

3

Tuesday Reading Day

4

Wednesday Final examinations begin

10

Tuesday Final examinations end

11

Wednesday Senior grades due by 4:00pm

13

Friday All other grades due by 4:00pm

13

Friday Summer Session I waiver registration senior citizens, and students with unemployment waivers

14

Saturday Graduate/Undergraduate Commencement
SUMMER SESSIONS 2022 

16

Monday Summer Session I begins

20

Friday Last day for adding or dropping courses without a charge (Summer Session I)

30

Monday Memorial Day (college closed, library closed)
June    

24

Friday Summer Session I ends;  Summer Session II waiver registration for senior citizens, and students with unemployment waivers

27

Monday Summer Session II begins

28

Tuesday Summer Session I grades are due by 4:00pm
July    

1

Friday Last day for adding or dropping courses without a charge (Summer Session II)

4

Monday Independence Day Observed (college closed, library closed)
August    

5

Friday Summer Session II ends

8

Monday Victory Day – (college closed, library closed)

10

Wednesday Summer Session II grades are due by 4:00pm

NOTE: Calendar subject to change
PEC-approved, as amended