College Calendar

*These dates are subject to change. Please refer to www.rc.edu/calendars for the latest event information.

FALL SEMESTER 2017
Welcome Week for first time college students August 22-27
Residence halls open for new students August 22
Fall Semester/Session A begins August 26
Residence halls open for returning students August 27
Academic Convocation August 29
Labor Day (no classes) September 4
Census date for Traditional Program September 8
Last day for class withdrawal for Session A courses September 29
Fall graduation application deadline October 1
Mid-term examinations for Traditional Program October 16-20
Fall Session A ends October 20
Fall Session B begins October 21
Homecoming  October 21
Last day for class withdrawal for semester courses November 6
Thanksgiving Break—Traditional Program (no classes) November 20-24
Thanksgiving Break—Accelerated Program (no classes) November 22-25
Last day for class withdrawal for Session B courses November 27
 Fall Academic Symposium December 8 
Final examinations for Traditional Program December 11-15
Fall semester/Session B ends December 15
Graduates’ Breakfast/Fall Commencement December 16
Residence halls close December 16
Grades due December 19
 
SPRING SEMESTER 2018
Spring Semester/Session A begins January 6
Residence halls open January 7
Martin Luther King Day (no classes) January 15
Census date for Traditional Program January 19
Spring graduation application deadline February 1
Last day for class withdrawal for Session A courses February 9
Celebration February 22-24
Mid-term examinations for Traditional Program February 26-March 2
Spring Session A ends March 2
Spring Session B begins March 3
Spring Break for Traditional Program (Residence halls closed) March 5-9
Registration opens for 2018-2019 March 12
Last day for class withdrawal for semester courses March 26
Easter holiday (no classes) March 30-31 
Last day for class withdrawal for Session B courses April 6
Spring Academic Symposium (traditional classes suspended) April 17
Final examinations for Traditional Program April 23-27
Spring semester/Session B ends April 27
Graduates’ Breakfast/Spring Commencement April 28
Residence halls close April 28
Grades due May 1
 
SUMMER SEMESTER 2018
Summer Session A begins April 28
Memorial Day (no classes) May 28
Last day for class withdrawal from Session A courses June 1
Summer Session A ends June 22
Summer Session B begins June 23
Independence Day observed (no classes) July 4
Last day for class withdrawal from Session B courses July 27
Summer graduation application deadline August 1
Summer Session B ends August 17
Grades due August 21