Academic Calendar Summer Semester 2021

Summer Degree Conferral

Date Event
Friday, July 2, 2021 Graduation Deadline: Last day to file an application for an August degree conferral with the Office of the Registrar (All Students)
Graduation Deadline: Last day to file the following in the Office of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies for August degree conferral: Thesis masters candidacy petitions, Certification of non-thesis masters, Form for candidacy masters, Ph.D. candidacy petitions
Friday, August 13, 2021 Graduation Deadline: Last day to submit theses in the Office of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies for August degree conferral by 12:00 noon

Summer Sessions

  • Unless otherwise noted, dates and information apply to both Rice undergraduate and graduate students.
  • Students are charged per credit hour; LPAP billed @ 1 hour.
  • Early matriculants are charged an additional Health Services Fee.

Summer Session I: May 10 - August 13, 2021 (14 weeks, Full Term Non-Research Courses)

Date Event
Friday, December 18, 2020 Summer Registration: Registration for Summer 2021 begins for currently enrolled degree-seeking Rice undergraduate and graduate students via ESTHER
Applications: Visiting student application process opens for Summer 2021
Monday, May 10, 2021 FIRST DAY OF CLASSES - SUMMER SESSION I
Friday, May 21, 2021 Deadline: Last day to drop a course and receive 100% refund for Summer Session I {refunds requested after this date will be reviewed on a case by case basis}
Monday, May 31, 2021 MEMORIAL DAY (HOLIDAY - NO SCHEDULED CLASSES)
Friday, July 2, 2021 Deadline: Last day to drop courses via ESTHER for Summer Session I
Sunday, July 4, 2021 INDEPENDENCE DAY (HOLIDAY - NO SCHEDULED CLASSES)
Friday, July 9, 2021 Deadline: Last day to designate a course as "Pass/Fail" for Summer Session I by paper form at Office of the Registrar (Rice degree-seeking students only)
Monday, July 12, 2021 Deadline: Last day to apply to be a visiting student for Summer Session I
Friday, August 13, 2021 Deadline: Last day to add a course via ESTHER
LAST DAY OF CLASSES - SUMMER SESSION I
Friday, August 20, 2021 Deadline: For instructors to submit grades for Summer Session I

Summer Block B1: May 17 - July 2, 2021 (7 weeks)

Date Event
Friday, December 18, 2020 Summer Registration: Registration for Summer 2021 begins for currently enrolled degree-seeking Rice undergraduate and graduate students via ESTHER
Applications: Visiting student application process opens for Summer 2021
Monday, May 10, 2021 Deadline: Last day to apply to be a visiting student for Summer Block B1
Sunday, May 16, 2021 Deadline: Last day to add courses via ESTHER for Summer Block B1
Monday, May 17, 2021 FIRST DAY OF CLASSES - SUMMER BLOCK B1
Deadline (Late Registration): Last day for degree-seeking Rice students to register for Summer Block B1; may register in the Office of the Registrar via the appropriate paperwork with a Late Registration Fee
Deadline (Confirm Registration): Last day for visiting students to confirm registration for Summer Block B1
Tuesday, May 18, 2021 Deadline: Last day to drop courses via ESTHER and receive a full 100% refund of tuition and fees for Summer Block B1
Wednesday, May 19, 2021 Deadline: Last day to drop courses via ESTHER and receive an 80% refund of tuition for Summer Block B1
Friday, May 21, 2021 Deadline: Last day to drop courses via ESTHER and receive a 50% refund of tuition for Summer Block B1 {There will be no pro-rated refunds after this date}
Monday, May 31, 2021 MEMORIAL DAY (HOLIDAY - NO SCHEDULED CLASSES)

Wednesday, June 2, 2021

Deadline: Last day to drop courses via ESTHER for Summer Block B1
Friday, June 25, 2021 Deadline: Last day to designate a course as "Pass/Fail" for Summer Block B1 by paper form at Office of the Registrar (Rice degree-seeking students only)
Friday, July 2, 2021 LAST DAY OF CLASSES - SUMMER BLOCK B1
Friday, July 9, 2021 Deadline: For instructors to submit grades via ESTHER for Summer Block B1

Summer Block C1: May 24 - July 2, 2021 (6 weeks)

Date Event
Friday, December 18, 2020 Summer Registration: Registration for Summer 2021 begins for currently enrolled degree-seeking Rice undergraduate and graduate students via ESTHER
Applications: Visiting student application process opens for Summer 2021
Monday, May 17, 2021 Deadline: Last day to apply to be a visiting student for Summer Block C1
Sunday, May 23, 2021 Deadline: Last day to add courses via ESTHER for Summer Block C1
Monday, May 24, 2021 FIRST DAY OF CLASSES - SUMMER BLOCK C1
Deadline (Late Registration): Last day for degree-seeking Rice students to register for Summer Block C1; may register in the Office of the Registrar via the appropriate paperwork with a Late Registration Fee
Deadline (Confirm Registration): Last day for visiting students to confirm registration for Summer Block C1
Tuesday, May 25, 2021 Deadline: Last day to drop courses via ESTHER and receive a full 100% refund of tuition and fees for Summer Block C1
Wednesday, May 26, 2021 Deadline: Last day to drop courses via ESTHER and receive an 80% refund of tuition for Summer Block C1
Friday, May 28, 2021 Deadline: Last day to drop courses via ESTHER and receive a 50% refund of tuition for Summer Block C1 {There will be no pro-rated refunds after this date}
Monday, May 31, 2021 MEMORIAL DAY (HOLIDAY - NO SCHEDULED CLASSES)
Wednesday, June 9, 2021 Deadline: Last day to drop courses via ESTHER for Summer Block C1
Friday, June 25, 2021 Deadline: Last day to designate a course as "Pass/Fail" for Summer Block C1 by paper form at Office of the Registrar (Rice degree-seeking students only)
Friday, July 2, 2021 LAST DAY OF CLASSES - SUMMER BLOCK C1
Friday, July 9, 2021 Deadline: For instructors to submit grades via ESTHER for Summer Block C1

Summer Block D1: May 31 - August 6, 2021 (10 weeks)

Date Event
Friday, December 18, 2020 Summer Registration: Registration for Summer 2021 begins for currently enrolled degree-seeking Rice undergraduate and graduate students via ESTHER
Applications: Visiting student application process opens for Summer 2021
Monday, May 24, 2021 Deadline: Last day to apply to be a visiting student for Summer Block D1
Sunday, May 30, 2021 Deadline: Last day to add courses via ESTHER for Summer Block D1
Monday, May 31, 2021 MEMORIAL DAY (HOLIDAY - NO SCHEDULED CLASSES)
Tuesday, June 1, 2021 FIRST DAY OF CLASSES - SUMMER BLOCK D1
Deadline (Late Registration): Last day for degree-seeking Rice students to register for Summer Block D1; may register in the Office of the Registrar via the appropriate paperwork with a Late Registration Fee
Deadline (Confirm Registration): Last day for visiting students to confirm registration for Summer Block D1
Wednesday, June 2, 2021 Deadline: Last day to drop courses via ESTHER and receive a full 100% refund of tuition and fees for Summer Block D1
Thursday, June 3, 2021 Deadline: Last day to drop courses via ESTHER and receive an 80% refund of tuition and fees for Summer Block D1
Friday, June 4, 2021 Deadline: Last day to drop courses via ESTHER and receive a 50% refund of tuition for Summer Block D1 {There will be no pro-rated refunds after this date}
Wednesday, June 16, 2021 Deadline: Last day to drop courses via ESTHER for Summer Block D1
Sunday, July 4, 2021 INDEPENDENCE DAY (HOLIDAY - NO SCHEDULED CLASSES)
Sunday, July 11, 2021 Deadline: Last day to designate a course as "Pass/Fail" for Summer Block D1 by paper form at Office of the Registrar (Rice degree-seeking students only)
Friday, August 6, 2021 LAST DAY OF CLASSES - SUMMER BLOCK D1
Friday, August 13, 2021 Deadline: For instructors to submit grades via ESTHER for Summer Block D1

Summer Block E1: June 14 - July 30, 2021 (7 weeks)

Date Event
Friday, December 18, 2020 Summer Registration: Registration for Summer 2021 begins for currently enrolled degree-seeking Rice undergraduate and graduate students via ESTHER
Applications: Visiting student application process opens for Summer 2021
Monday, June 7, 2021 Deadline: Last day to apply to be a visiting student for Summer Block E1
Sunday, June 13, 2021 Deadline: Last day to add courses via ESTHER for Summer Block E1
Monday, June 14, 2021 FIRST DAY OF CLASSES - SUMMER BLOCK E1
Deadline (Late Registration): Last day for degree-seeking Rice students to register for Summer Block E1; may register in the Office of the Registrar via the appropriate paperwork with a Late Registration Fee
Deadline (Confirm Registration): Last day for visiting students to confirm registration for Summer Block E1
Tuesday, June 15, 2021 Deadline: Last day to drop courses via ESTHER and receive a full 100% refund of tuition and fees for Summer Block E1
Wednesday, June 16, 2021 Deadline: Last day to drop courses via ESTHER and receive an 80% refund of tuition and fees for Summer Block E1
Friday, June 18, 2021 Deadline: Last day to drop courses via ESTHER and receive a 50% refund of tuition for Summer Block E1 {There will be no pro-rated refunds after this date}
Wednesday, June 30, 2021 Deadline: Last day to drop courses via ESTHER for Summer Block E1
Sunday, July 4, 2021 INDEPENDENCE DAY (HOLIDAY - NO SCHEDULED CLASSES)
Sunday, July 25, 2021 Deadline: Last day to designate a course as "Pass/Fail" for Summer Block E1 by paper form at Office of the Registrar (Rice degree-seeking students only)
Friday, July 30, 2021 LAST DAY OF CLASSES - SUMMER BLOCK E1
Friday, August 6, 2021 Deadline: For instructors to submit grades via ESTHER for Summer Block E1

Summer Block B2: June 28 - August 13, 2021 (7 weeks)

Date Event
Friday, December 18, 2020 Summer Registration: Registration for Summer 2021 begins for currently enrolled degree-seeking Rice undergraduate and graduate students via ESTHER
Applications: Visiting student application process opens for Summer 2021
Monday, June 21, 2021 Deadline: Last day to apply to be a visiting student for Summer Block B2
Sunday, June 27, 2021 Deadline: Last day to add courses via ESTHER for Summer Block B2
Monday, June 28, 2021 FIRST DAY OF CLASSES - SUMMER BLOCK B2
Deadline (Late Registration): Last day for degree-seeking Rice students to register for Summer Block B2; may register in the Office of the Registrar via the appropriate paperwork with a Late Registration Fee
Deadline (Confirm Registration): Last day for visiting students to confirm registration for Summer Block B2
Tuesday, June 29, 2021 Deadline: Last day to drop courses via ESTHER and receive a full 100% refund of tuition and fees for Summer Block B2
Wednesday, June 30, 2021 Deadline: Last day to drop courses via ESTHER and receive an 80% refund of tuition and fees for Summer Block B2
Friday, July 2, 2021 Deadline: Last day to drop courses via ESTHER and receive a 50% refund of tuition for Summer Block B2 {There will be no pro-rated refunds after this date}
Wednesday, July 14, 2021 Deadline: Last day to drop courses via ESTHER for Summer Block B2
Friday, August 6, 2021 Deadline: Last day to designate a course as "Pass/Fail" for Summer Block B2 by paper form at Office of the Registrar (Rice degree-seeking students only)
Friday, August 13, 2021 LAST DAY OF CLASSES - SUMMER BLOCK B2
Friday, August 20, 2021 Deadline: For instructors to submit grades via ESTHER for Summer Block B2

Summer Block C2: July 5 - August 13, 2021 (6 weeks)

Date Event
Friday, December 18, 2020 Summer Registration: Registration for Summer 2021 begins for currently enrolled degree-seeking Rice undergraduate and graduate students via ESTHER
Applications: Visiting student application process opens for Summer 2021
Monday, June 28, 2021 Deadline: Last day to apply to be a visiting student for Summer Block C2
Sunday, July 4, 2021 Deadline: Last day to add courses via ESTHER for Summer Block C2
Monday, July 5, 2021 FIRST DAY OF CLASSES - SUMMER BLOCK C2
Deadline (Late Registration): Last day for degree-seeking Rice students to register for Summer Block C2; may register in the Office of the Registrar via the appropriate paperwork with a Late Registration Fee
Deadline (Confirm Registration): Last day for visiting students to confirm registration for Summer Block C2
Tuesday, July 6, 2021 Deadline: Last day to drop courses via ESTHER and receive a full 100% refund of tuition and fees for Summer Block C2
Wednesday, July 7, 2021 Deadline: Last day to drop courses via ESTHER and receive an 80% refund of tuition and fees for Summer Block C2
Friday, July 9, 2021 Deadline: Last day to drop courses via ESTHER and receive a 50% refund of tuition for Summer Block C2 {There will be no pro-rated refunds after this date}
Wednesday, July 21, 2021 Deadline: Last day to drop courses via ESTHER for Summer Block C2
Friday, August 6, 2021 Deadline: Last day to designate a course as "Pass/Fail" for Summer Block C2 by paper form at Office of the Registrar (Rice degree-seeking students only)
Friday, August 13, 2021 LAST DAY OF CLASSES - SUMMER BLOCK C2
Friday, August 20, 2021 Deadline: For instructors to submit grades via ESTHER for Summer Block C2

Full Summer Session: May 3 - August 13, 2021 (15 weeks)

Date Event
Friday, December 18, 2020 Summer Registration: Registration for Summer 2021 begins for currently enrolled degree-seeking Rice undergraduate and graduate students via ESTHER
Applications: Visiting student application process opens for Summer 2021
Monday, May 3, 2021 FIRST DAY OF CLASSES - FULL SUMMER SESSION
Monday, May 31, 2021 MEMORIAL DAY (HOLIDAY - NO SCHEDULED CLASSES)
Friday, July 2, 2021 Deadline: Last day to drop courses via ESTHER for the Full Summer Session
Sunday July 4, 2021 INDEPENDENCE DAY (HOLIDAY - NO SCHEDULED CLASSES)
Friday, July 9, 2021 Deadline: Last day to designate a course as "Pass/Fail" for Full Summer Session by paper form at Office of the Registrar (Rice degree-seeking students only)
Friday, August 13, 2021 Deadline: Last day to add a course via ESTHER
LAST DAY OF CLASSES - FULL SUMMER SESSION
Friday, August 20, 2021 Deadline: For instructors to submit grades for Full Summer Session