Academic Calendars

Academic calendars are approved by the Faculty Senate. In January 2008 meeting, Faculty Senate approved a system of calendar generation based on formulas, number of days, etc. Beginning with the 2009-10 academic year, Rice's academic calendar has followed this methodology.

The calendar below displays both the Semester and Quadmester academic calendars. If you would like to view only one of them, click the dropdown arrow next to "Agenda" and select the desired calendar.

Three-Semester Academic Calendars

Academic Year 2020-2021

Academic Year 2021-2022

Academic Year 2022-2023

Academic Year 2023-2024

Other Previous Academic Years

Four-Quadmester Academic Calendars*

*Presently in use only for the MBA@Rice degree program.

Academic Year 2020-2021

Academic Year 2022-2023

Part of Term Calendars

To view Part of Term Calendars, please visit the Part of Term Courses page.

Course Syllabus Templates

Rice University's Center for Teaching Excellence has syllabus guidelines and optional, editable syllabi outlines here.

Academic Department Planning Calendars

The calendars below are provided for academic department planning purposes. The planning calendars provide a timeline of ongoing projects in the Office of the Registrar, as well as, a timeline of when the Office of the Registrar will require departmental assistance.