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
16 Friday New Student Orientation
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)
4 Wednesday New Student Orientation
9 Monday Spring registration begins for non-degree students (undergraduate)
13 Friday New Student Orientation
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
20/21 Tuesday/Wednesday New Student Orientation
22/23 Thursday/Friday New Student Orientation
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)
10/11 Monday/Tuesday New Student Orientation
13/14 Thursday/Friday New Student Orientation
August
3/4 Thursday/Friday New Student Orientation
4 Friday Summer Session II ends
7/8 Monday/Tuesday New Student Orientation
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 2023 - 2024

FALL SEMESTER 2023
August    

17

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

22

Tuesday New Faculty Orientation
23 Wednesday Opening coffee hour

25

Friday Fall waiver registration for senior citizens, and students with unemployment waivers
28 Monday Fall classes begin
September    

4

Monday Last day to add without permission from department; students may still drop classes without permission (undergraduate programs only except BPS)
4 Monday Labor Day (college closed, library closed)
6 Wednesday First Year Convocation
11 Monday Last day to add/drop (all academic programs except BPS)
October    

9

Monday  Columbus Day (college closed, library open--holiday hours)
10 Tuesday Monday classes meet

14

Saturday Make-up day (if needed and so designated by administration)
25 Wednesday Mid-semester grades due by noon
November    
7 Tuesday Election day - classes held, offices open
8 Wednesday Last day to withdraw from courses with a W

13

Monday Veteran's Day Observed – (college closed, library open holiday hours)

20

Monday Spring and Early Spring registration begins for degree students

23/24

Thursday - Friday Thanksgiving Recess

27

Monday Classes resume

27

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

28

Tuesday Registration begins for non-degree graduate students
December    

9

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

9

Saturday Fall semester classes end
11 Monday Reading Day

12

Tuesday Final examinations begin
15 Friday New Student Orientation

18

Monday Final examinations end
19  Tuesday Make-up date for final examinations

25

Monday Christmas Day (college closed, library closed)
27 Wednesday Final grades due at 4:00PM
EARLY SPRING 2023

23

Saturday Early Spring classes begin
SPRING SEMESTER 2024
January    
1 Monday New Year's Day (college closed, library closed)
3 Wednesday New Student Orientation
8 Monday Spring registration begins for non-degree students (undergrad)

11

Thursday New Student Orientation

12

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

15

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

16

Tuesday Spring classes begin

22

Monday Last day to add without permission from department; students may still drop classes without permission (undergrads only except BPS)

29

Monday Last day for add/drop
February    

17

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

19

  Monday Summer registration begins for degree students

26

Monday Summer registration begins for non-degree students
March    

11

Monday Spring recess begins

18

Monday Classes resume

20

Wednesday Mid-semester grades due

23

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

3

Wednesday Last day to withdraw from courses with a W

10

Wednesday Fall registration begins for degree students

20

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

24

Monday Non-degree graduate student registration for fall

24

Wednesday Cap and Gown Convocation
29 Monday Last day of classes
30  Tuesday Reading Day
May    

1

Wednesday Final examinations begin

7

Tuesday Final examinations end

8

Wednesday Senior grades due by 4:00pm

10

Friday All other grades due by 4:00pm

10

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

11

Saturday Graduate/Undergraduate Commencement
SUMMER SESSIONS 2024

13

Monday Summer Session I begins

17

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

27

Monday Memorial Day (college closed, library closed)
June    
17/18 Monday/Tuesday New Student Orientation
20/21 Thursday/Friday New Student Orientation

21

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

24

Monday Summer Session II begins

26

Tuesday Summer Session I grades are due by 4:00pm
28 Friday Last day for adding or dropping courses without a charge (Summer Session II)
July    

4

Thursday Independence Day Observed (college closed, library closed)
8/9 Monday/Tuesday New Student Orientation
11/12 Thursday/Friday New Student Orientation
August    
1/2 Thursday/Friday New Student Orientation

2

Friday Summer Session II ends
5/6 Monday/Tuesday New Student Orientation

6

Wednesday Summer Session II grades are due by 4:00pm
12 Monday Victory Day (college closed, library closed)

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

BPS AY 2023-2024

FALL SEMESTER 2023
August
28 Monday Classes begin - BPS 1st 8 weeks (7W1)
September
1 Friday Last day to drop
4 Monday Labor Day (college closed, library closed)
22 Friday Last day to withdraw from a class with a W
October
9 Monday Columbus Day (college closed, library open 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.)
20 Friday Classes end - BPS 1st 8 weeks (7W1)
23 Monday Classes begin - BPS 2nd 8 weeks 
27 Friday Last day to drop 
November
7 Tuesday Election day - classes held, offices open
13 Monday Veterans Day (college closed, library open 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.)
17 Friday Last day to withdraw from a class with a W 
23/24 Thursday & Friday Thanksgiving recess
27 Monday Classes resume
December
15 Friday Classes end - BPS 2nd 8 weeks 
25 Monday Christmas Day observed (college closed, library closed)
27 Wednesday Fall grades due by 4 p.m.
EARLY SPRING 2023
23 Saturday Early Spring classes begin
SPRING SEMESTER 2024
January
1 Monday New Year’s Day (college closed, library closed)
15 Monday Martin Luther King, Jr. Day (college closed, library closed)
16 Tuesday Classes begin - BPS 1st 8 weeks 
22 Monday Last day to drop
February
9 Friday Last day to withdraw from a class with a W 
March
8 Friday Classes end - BPS 1st weeks 
11 Monday Classes begin - BPS 2nd 8 weeks 
15 Friday Last day to drop 
April
5 Friday Last day to withdraw from courses with a W 
24 Wednesday Cap and Gown Convocation
May
3 Friday Classes end - BPS 2nd 8 weeks 
8 Wednesday Senior grades due by 4 p.m.
10 Friday All other grades due by 4 p.m.
11 Saturday Graduate/Undergraduate Commencement
NOTE: Calendar subject to change
PEC Approved – as amended​​