Academic Calendar
Fall Quadmester 2023

All dates and deadlines (noted below) are for quadmester full-term courses. PLEASE NOTE: Part of Term Courses have different dates and deadlines that are posted on the Part of Term Courses web page.

Date Event
Monday, August 28, 2023 Registration: Registration Officially Opens
Friday, September 1, 2023 Deadline: Last day to register for the upcoming Quadmester without a $75 Late Registration Fee
Friday, September 29, 2023 Deadline: Last day for graduate-level students to submit a paper Application for Degree (accessible in ESTHER) for December (Fall) degree conferral with the Office of the Registrar either in-person or via e-mail to registrar@rice.edu
Monday, October 2, 2023 START OF TERM
FIRST DAY OF CLASSES
Registration: Start of Late Registration; Late Registration Fee increases to $125
Sunday, October 8, 2023 Deadline: Last day to withdraw from the university with a 100% refund of tuition
Monday, October 9, 2023 Deadline: Last day to complete Late Registration
Deadline: Last day to add courses online via ESTHER
Sunday, October 15, 2023 Deadline: Last day to withdraw from the university with an 80% refund of tuition
Monday, October 16, 2023 Deadline: Last day to drop courses online via ESTHER
Sunday, October 22, 2023 Deadline: Last day to withdraw from the university with a 60% refund of tuition
Friday, October 27, 2023 Deadline: Last day for instructors to submit final grades to resolve “Incomplete” (INC) grades for courses taken in previous term
Sunday, October 29, 2023 Deadline: Last day to withdraw from the university with a 40% refund of tuition
Sunday, November 5, 2023 Deadline: Last day to withdraw from the university with a 20% refund of tuition
Thursday, November 23, 2023 THANKSGIVING DAY (HOLIDAY): Live Class Sessions Meet As Scheduled
Tuesday, December 5, 2023 (Tentative) GRADUATION: Convocation Ceremony for Summer and Fall 2023 degree recipients. For information please visit ceremony.rice.edu
Sunday, December 10, 2023 LAST DAY OF CLASSES
Monday, December 11, 2023 Final Examination Period Begins
Sunday, December 17, 2023 Final Examination Period Ends
Monday, December 18, 2023 ILE (Intensive Learning Experience) Begins
Sunday, December 24, 2023 ILE (Intensive Learning Experience) Ends
END OF TERM