Academic Calendar Fall Quadmester 2020
Updated and Revised

Date Event
Monday, August 31, 2020 Registration: Registration Officially Opens
Monday, October 5, 2020 START OF TERM
Monday, October 5, 2020 FIRST DAY OF CLASSES
Registration:
Start of Late Registration
Sunday, October 11, 2020 Deadline: Last day to withdraw with a 100% refund of tuition
Monday, October 12, 2020 Deadline: Last day to complete Late Registration
Deadline: Last day to add courses online via ESTHER (through 5:00PM)
Sunday, October 18, 2020 Deadline: Last day to withdraw with a 80% refund of tuition
Monday, October 19, 2020 Deadline: Last day to drop courses online via ESTHER (through 5:00PM)
Sunday, October 25, 2020 Deadline: Last day to withdraw with a 60% refund of tuition
Friday, October 30, 2020 Deadline: Last day to file an application for degree conferral with the Office of the Registrar (for December degree conferral)
Deadline: Last day for instructors to submit final grades to resolve “Incomplete” (INC) grades for courses taken in previous term
Sunday, November 1, 2020 Deadline: Last day to withdraw with a 40% refund of tuition
Sunday, November 8, 2020 Deadline: Last day to withdraw with a 20% refund of tuition
Thursday, November 26, 2020 THANKSGIVING DAY (HOLIDAY) (Live Class Sessions Meet As Scheduled)
Sunday, December 13, 2020 LAST DAY OF CLASSES
Monday, December 14, 2020 Final Examination Period Begins
Sunday, Decemberr 20, 2020 Final Examination Period Ends
Monday, December 21, 2020 ILE (Intensive Learning Experience) Begins
Sunday, December 27, 2020 ILE (Intensive Learning Experience) Ends
END OF TERM
Wednesday, January 6, 2021 Deadline (New/Updated on 11/18/2020): For Fall 2020 degree candidates, the last day to drop Fall 2020 courses via a Special Registration Form* submitted to the Office of the Registrar at registrar@rice.edu (the extension to this deadline is due to the COVID-19 pandemic and for Fall 2020 only)
* PLEASE NOTE: On the Special Registration Form, please check the "Late Drop" box. Please note that EX&S or GPS approval is not required.
Wednesday, January 13, 2021 Deadline (New/Updated on 11/18/2020): For all continuing students, the last day to drop Fall 2020 courses via a Special Registration Form* submitted to the Office of the Registrar at registrar@rice.edu (the extension to this deadline is due to the COVID-19 pandemic and for Fall 2020 only)
* PLEASE NOTE: On the Special Registration Form, please check the "Late Drop" box. Please note that EX&S or GPS approval is not required.