Rice University
Office of the Registrar
Working with the Rice community to provide quality service and records management

Fall 2013 Academic Calendar

Friday, August 16, 2013 Deadline: Last day for instructors to submit final grades to resolve "Other" (OT) grades for courses taken in Summer 2013

Sunday - Friday,
August 18-23, 2013

Orientation week for new students

Monday, August 26, 2013

FIRST DAY OF CLASSES - START OF THE FALL SEMESTER

Monday - Friday,
August 26 - August 30, 2013

Fall Registration Continues: Registration continues for undergraduate, graduate, and visiting students


Friday, August 30, 2013 Deadline: Last day for instructors to submit final grades to resolve “Incomplete” (INC) grades for courses taken in Spring and Summer 2013

Monday, September 2, 2013

LABOR DAY (HOLIDAY - NO SCHEDULED CLASSES)

Friday, September 6, 2013

Deadline: Last day to complete late registration
Deadline: Last day to add courses (Please go to ESTHERexternal_link to add courses)
Deadline: Last day to adjust variable credit for courses online via ESTHERexternal_link
Deadline: Last day to designate a credit course as "Audit" or vice versa
Deadline: Last day to convert a “Pass/Fail” to an earned letter grade for courses taken in Spring 2013
Deadline: Last day for part-time students to receive a refund for tuition
Deadline: Last day to withdraw with a 100% refund of tuition and fees

Friday, September 13, 2013 Deadline: Last day to withdraw with a 70% refund of tuition
Friday, September 20, 2013 Deadline: Last day to withdraw with a 60% refund of tuition
Friday, September 27, 2013 Deadline: Last day to withdraw with a 50% refund of tuition
Tuesday, October 1, 2013 Deadline: Last day for instructors to submit textbook orders for Spring 2014 to bookstore@rice.edu  
Friday, October 4, 2013 Deadline: Last day to withdraw with a 40% refund of tuition
Friday, October 11, 2013   Deadline: Last day to drop courses (Please go to ESTHERexternal_link to drop courses)
Deadline: Last day for instructors to submit Mid-semester Grades for first-year undergraduate students online via ESTHERexternal_link
Deadline: College course plans due to Dean of Undergraduates office for Spring 2013
Deadline: Last day to withdraw with a 30% refund of tuition

Monday - Tuesday
October 14 - 15, 2013

MIDTERM RECESS (NO SCHEDULED CLASSES)

Friday, October 18, 2013 Deadline: Last day to withdraw with a 20% refund of tuition
Friday, October 25, 2013 Deadline: Last day to withdraw with a 10% refund of tuition
Friday, November 1, 2013   Deadline: Last day to designate a course status to "Pass/Fail" option
Deadline: Last day to file an application for December 2013 degree conferral with the Office of the Registrar (Undergraduate and Graduate Students)
Deadline: Last day to file an application for a May 2014 degree conferral with the Office of the Registrar (Undergraduate Students only)
Deadline: Last day to file the following in the Office of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies for December 2013 degree conferral:
  • Thesis master’s candidacy petitions
  • Certification of non-thesis master’s
  • Form for candidacy master’s
  • Ph.D. candidacy petitions
 
Thursday, November 14, 2013 Deadline: Last day for instructors to submit Spring classroom and lab software requests to edtech@rice.edu
Sunday, November 17, 2013   Spring Registration Begins: Spring 2014 registration begins for currently enrolled undergraduate students
Monday, November 18, 2013 Spring Registration Begins: Spring 2014 registration begins for currently enrolled graduate, and fifth-year students
Friday, November 22, 2013 Deadline: Last day to register for Spring 2014 by 5:00 PM without a Late Registration Fee
Saturday, November 23, 2013   Late Registration Begins: Continuing students that have not registered for any classes are charged a Late Registration Fee to add classes 
Thursday - Friday,
November 28 - 29, 2013
 
THANKSGIVING RECESS (HOLIDAY - NO SCHEDULED CLASSES)  
Friday, December 6, 2013   LAST DAY OF CLASSES
Deadline: Last day to drop courses (for Fall 2013 undergraduate matriculants only) - students must go to the Office of the Registrar by 5:00 PM
Deadline: For a mid-year conferral of degree, students must submit thesis to the Office of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies by 12:00 noon
Saturday - Tuesday,
December 7 - 10, 2013
 
STUDY DAYS - NO EXAMS  
Wednesday - Wednesday,
December 11 - 18, 2013
 
Final examinations for undergraduate courses  
Wednesday, December 18, 2013 END OF THE FALL SEMESTER
Friday, December 27, 2013   Deadline: Last day for instructors to submit Final Grades online via ESTHERexternal_link  

Last Revised : November 12, 2013