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Information for:

Spring 2014 Academic Calendar

Monday, January 13, 2014

FIRST DAY OF CLASSES - START OF THE SPRING SEMESTER

Monday - Friday,
January 13 - 17, 2014

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

Friday, January 17, 2014

Deadline: Last day for instructors to submit final grades to resolve "Other" (OT) grades for courses taken in Fall 2013

Monday, January 20, 2014

MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. DAY (HOLIDAY - NO SCHEDULED CLASSES)

Friday, January 24, 2014

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 Fall 2013
Deadline: Last day for instructors to submit final grades to resolve “Incompletes” (INC) grades for courses taken in Fall 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, January 31, 2014 Deadline: Last day to withdraw with a 70% refund of tuition
Friday, February 7, 2014 Deadline: Last day to withdraw with a 60% refund of tuition

Friday, February 14, 2014

Deadline: Last day to withdraw with a 50% refund of tuition

Friday, February 21, 2014 Deadline: Last day to withdraw with a 40% refund of tuition

Friday, February 28, 2014

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 Fall 2014
Deadline: Last day for instructors to submit textbook orders for Summer 2014 to bookstore@rice.edu
Deadline: Last day to withdraw with a 30% refund of tuition
Deadline: Last day to file an application for a May degree conferral with the Office of the Registrar (Graduate Students only)
Deadline: Last day to file the following in the Office of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies for May degree conferral:

  • Thesis master's candidacy petitions
  • Certification of non-thesis master's
  • Form for candidacy master's
  • Ph.D. candidacy petitions
 

Saturday-Sunday,
March 1 - March 9, 2014

SPRING BREAK (NO SCHEDULED CLASSES)

Monday, March 10, 2014

Summer Registration Begins: Summer 2014 registration begins for currently enrolled undergraduate, graduate and fifth-year students

Friday, March 14, 2014 Deadline: Last day to withdraw with a 20% refund of tuition
Friday, March 21, 2014 Deadline: Last day to withdraw with a 10% refund of tuition

Friday, March 28, 2014

Deadline: Last day to designate a course status to "Pass/Fail" option
Deadline: Last day for sophomores to file majors with the Office of the Registrar
Deadline: Last day to drop courses (for previous Fall undergraduate matriculants only) - students must go to the Office of the Registrar by 5:00 PM

Monday, March 31, 2014 Fall Registration: ESTHER Course Registration Planner opens for continuing undergraduate students for Fall 2014 registration.
Tuesday, April 1, 2014 Deadline: Last day for instructors to submit textbook orders for Fall 2014 to bookstore@rice.edu  

Thursday - Friday,
April 3 - 4, 2014

MIDTERM RECESS (NO SCHEDULED CLASSES)

Thursday, April 10, 2014 Deadline: Last day for instructors to submit Fall semester classroom and lab software requests to edtech@rice.edu

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Deadline: Fall 2014 registration ESTHER Course Registration Planner closes at 11:59 PM

Monday, April 14, 2014 Fall Registration: ESTHER Course Registration Planner Fall 2014 registration results displayed at 5:00 PM for continuing undergraduate students
Fall Registration: Fall 2014 registration begins for currently enrolled and continuing undergraduate professional students in the School of Architecture and all graduate students at 5:00 PM
Wednesday, April 16, 2014 Fall Registration: Fall 2014 ADD/DROP begins for currently enrolled and continuing undergraduate students at 7:00 AM  {Please note that ADD/DROP takes place in the the ESTHER add/drop registration section, and not the ESTHER Course Registration Planner}
Friday, April 18, 2014 Deadline: Last day to register for Fall 2014 by 5:00 PM without a Late Registration Fee

Saturday, April 19, 2014

Late Registration Begins: Continuing students that have not registered for any classes are charged a Late Registration Fee to add classes

Friday, April 25, 2014

LAST DAY OF CLASSES
Deadline:
Last day to drop courses (for Spring 2014 undergraduate matriculants only) - students must go to the Office of the Registrar by 5:00 PM
Deadline: Last day to submit theses in the Office of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies for May degree conferral by 12:00 noon

Saturday - Tuesday,
April 26 - 29, 2014

STUDY DAYS - NO EXAMS

Wednesday - Wednesday
April 30 - May 7, 2014

Final examinations for all undergraduate courses

Wednesday, May 7, 2014 END OF THE SPRING SEMESTER

Friday, May 9, 2014

Deadline: Last day for instructors to submit Final Grades for all degree candidates online via ESTHERexternal_link by 5:00 PM

Monday, May 12, 2014

Deadline (May 2014 Undergraduate Degree Candidates only): Last day to convert a “Pass/Fail” to an earned letter grade for courses taken in Spring 2014 by 12:00 noon

Deadline: Last day for academic departments to submit their proposed list of degree candidates to receive the university honor of Distinction in Research and Creative Work to Provost’s Office by 4:00 PM

Friday - Saturday, May 16 - 17, 2014

ONE HUNDRED AND FIRST COMMENCEMENT

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Deadline: Last day for instructors to submit Final Grades for all non-graduating students online via ESTHERexternal_link by 5:00 PM

Friday, June 13, 2014

Deadline: Last day for instructors to submit final grades to resolve "Other" (OT) grades for courses taken in Spring 2014

 


Last Revised : June 10, 2014