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Academic Calendar

Registration for the Spring semester occurs in early November and registration for the Fall semester occurs the preceding Spring, usually in early April.
December 2022
December 9, 2022Last day of Classes. Deadline for completion of NE/I grade expectations related to Summer 2022 courses.
December 10, 2022Reading/Study days. Instructors can schedule no exams nor require any student work expectations on these days.
December 11, 2022Independent Projects Course Period Begins (E-term)
December 14, 2022 - December 20, 2022Final Examinations.
December 14, 2022Registration add/drop reopens for Spring 2023
December 15, 2022Independent Projects Course Registration Deadline (E-term)
December 20, 2022Last date to add courses (E-term)
December 21, 2022Residence halls close at noon. Resident dining halls close after dinner
December 21, 2022First day of classes (E-term)
December 21, 2022Winter recess begins.
December 22, 2022Last date to drop course and not get recorded (E-term)
December 23, 2022 - January 2, 2023Winter Institute shut down
December 31, 2022Official date of December graduation; diplomas mailed to students after final clearance is completed in January. Degree recipients may take part in the May 2023 Commencement ceremony.
January 2023
December 23, 2022 - January 2, 2023Winter Institute shut down
January 6, 2023Spring 2023 tuition and fees due
January 6, 2023Last day of classes and Independent Projects Course (E-term)
January 8, 2023Resident dining halls open with dinner
January 9, 2023Spring 2023 semester classes begin
January 16, 2023Martin Luther King Jr. Day. No classes
January 17, 2023Classes resume
January 20, 2023Last day for graduate and undergraduate students to add courses, change sections or to put courses on audit
January 25, 2023Career Fair Prep & ILE Exploration - Arch Planning Workshop Series
February 2023
February 1, 2023Career Fair Prep & ILE Exploration - Arch Planning Workshop Series
February 3, 2023Nomination of Master’s Thesis Committee forms due to the Office of Graduate Education for May 2023 graduates
February 7, 2023Rensselaer Speaker Series - Campus Talk
February 8, 2023Arch Summer Housing - Arch Planning Workshop Series
February 15, 2023Study Abroad & Research Information - Arch Planning Workshop Series
February 20, 2023President’s Day. No classes
February 22, 2023International Students - Arch Planning Workshop Series
February 27, 2023Doctoral dissertations due to advisors. Master’s theses and Engineering projects due to advisors
February 27, 2023Consultation Weeks. Advisement for Fall 2023 registration. Students should consult with their faculty advisors
March 2023
March 1, 2023Academic Specifics - Arch Planning Workshop Series
March 3, 2023Last day for undergraduates and graduate students to drop courses. Resident dining halls close after dinner
March 3, 2023Last day to file Degree Applications on-line via SIS for May 2023 graduation
March 6, 2023 - March 10, 2023Spring Break
March 8, 2023General Q&A - Arch Planning Workshop Series
March 12, 2023Resident dining halls open with dinner
March 13, 2023Registration begins for The Arch summer classes
March 13, 2023Classes resume
March 15, 2023The 1st Year's Perspective - Arch Planning Workshop Series
March 17, 2023Last day to file Late Degree Applications (paper form) for May 2023 graduation
March 20, 2023 - April 3, 2023Pre-registration for the Fall 2023 semester opens for currently enrolled students
March 20, 2023 - March 24, 2023Grand Marshal Week (Student Government Elections)
March 22, 2023GM Week events. No class day
March 22, 2023Transfer Students - Arch Planning Workshop Series
March 24, 2023Last day to defend doctoral dissertations. Master’s theses due in the Office of Graduate Education
March 29, 2023Summer Arch Living & Learning Expectations - Arch Planning Workshop Series
April 2023
March 20, 2023 - April 3, 2023Pre-registration for the Fall 2023 semester opens for currently enrolled students
April 5, 2023All Things Finance - Arch Planning Workshop Series
April 7, 2023Doctoral dissertations due in the Office of Graduate Education
April 12, 2023End of Semester Celebration - Arch Planning Workshop Series
April 14, 2023Last day for undergraduates to add or remove Pass/No Credit designation
April 25, 2023Summer Arch tuition and fees due
April 26, 2023Last day of classes. Deadline for completion of NE/I grade expectations related to Fall 2022 courses.
April 27, 2023 - April 30, 2023Reading/Study days. Instructors can schedule no exams nor require any student work expectations on these days.
May 2023
May 1, 2023Fall 2023 registration add/drop reopens
May 1, 2023 - May 5, 2023Final Examinations
May 5, 2023Residence Halls close at noon for all students not participating in commencement.
May 5, 2023All Resident dining halls close after dinner.
May 19, 2023ROTC Commissioning Ceremony
May 20, 2023Residence Halls close at 5:00 pm for graduating seniors/students participating in commencement.
May 20, 2023Commencement Ceremony 2023
May 21, 2023Summer Residence Halls Open, Residential Dining Centers Open with Dinner.
May 22, 2023Summer I and II classes begin (including The Arch classes).
May 29, 2023Memorial Day. No Classes. Staff holiday.
May 29, 2023Last day for students to add classes for Summer Term II
May 31, 2023Wednesday = Classes follow a Monday schedule.
June 2023
June 3, 2023Financial drop deadline for Summer Term II. No refund after this date for dropping classes for Summer Term II.
June 5, 2023Last day for students to add classes for Summer Term I
June 9, 2023Last day for students to drop classes for Summer Term II
June 16, 2023Last day to add or remove Pass/No Credit designation for Summer II
June 21, 2023Financial drop deadline for Summer Term I. No refund after this date for dropping classes for Summer Term I.
June 30, 2023Final Exams and last day of classes for Summer II.
June 30, 2023Last day for students to drop classes for Summer Term I
July 2023
July 3, 2023 - July 7, 2023No classes. Semester Break.
July 7, 2023Last day to file a degree application for August 2023 graduation
July 10, 2023Summer III classes begin (including The Arch classes).
July 17, 2023Last day for students to add classes for Summer Term III
July 19, 2023Financial drop deadline for Summer Term III. No refund after this date for dropping classes for Summer Term III.
July 28, 2023Last day for students to drop classes for Summer Term III
July 28, 2023Last day to add or remove Pass/No Credit designation for Summer III
August 2023
August 4, 2023Last day to add or remove Pass/No Credit designation for Summer I
August 18, 2023Final Exams and last day of classes for Summer I and Summer III.
August 28, 2023Fall Semester Begins.
August 30, 2023Official date of August graduation; diplomas mailed to students after final clearance is completed in September. Degree recipients may take part in the May 2024 Commencement ceremony.
September 2023
September 4, 2023Labor Day
September 4, 2023Labor Day. No classes. Staff holiday.
September 5, 2023Classes resume. Follow a Monday Schedule.
September 12, 2023Last day for graduate and undergraduate students to add courses, change sections or to put courses on audit. Deadline for completion of NE/I grade expectations related to Spring 2023 courses.
October 2023
October 7, 2023 - October 9, 2023Reunion and Homecoming 2023
October 9, 2023Columbus Day. No classes.
October 20, 2023Last day for undergraduate and graduate students to drop a course
October 20, 2023Last day to file an on-line Degree Application via SIS with Registrar’s Office for December 31, 2023 graduation.
October 23, 2023 - November 3, 2023Consultation weeks. Advisement for Spring 2024 registration. Students should consult with their faculty advisors
October 27, 2023 - October 29, 2023Family Weekend
November 2023
October 23, 2023 - November 3, 2023Consultation weeks. Advisement for Spring 2024 registration. Students should consult with their faculty advisors
November 6, 2023 - November 20, 2023Pre-registration for the Spring 2024 semester for currently enrolled students
November 22, 2023 - November 24, 2023Thanksgiving Break - no classes. Dining Halls closed
November 27, 2023Classes resume.
December 2023
December 8, 2023Last day of Classes. Deadline for completion of NE/I grade expectations related to Summer 2023 courses.
December 11, 2023 - December 13, 2023Reading/Study days. Instructors can schedule no exams nor require any student work expectations on these days.
December 14, 2023 - December 20, 2023Final Examinations.
December 14, 2023Registration add/drop reopens for Spring 2024
December 31, 2023Official date of December graduation; diplomas mailed to students after final clearance is completed in January. Degree recipients may take part in the May 2024 Commencement ceremony.