Academic Calendar Summer Semester 2022

Summer Degree Conferral

Date Event
Friday, July 1, 2022 Graduation Deadline: Last day for all undergraduate and graduate-level degree candidates to file an application for an August (Summer) degree conferral with the Office of the Registrar
Graduation Deadline: Last day for graduate-level August (Summer) degree candidates to file the following in-person and in the Office of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies for August (Summer) degree conferral:
  • Thesis masters candidacy petitions
  • Certification of non-thesis masters
  • Form for candidacy masters
  • Ph.D. candidacy petitions
Friday, August 12, 2022 Graduation Deadline: Last day for graduate-level students to submit thesis in the Office of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies for August (Summer) 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 2 - August 12, 2022 (15 weeks, Full Term Non-Research Courses)

Date Event
Friday, December 10, 2021 Summer Registration: Registration for Summer 2022 begins for currently enrolled degree-seeking Rice undergraduate and graduate students via ESTHER
Applications: Visiting student application process opens for Summer 2022
Monday, May 2, 2022 FIRST DAY OF CLASSES - SUMMER SESSION I
Friday, May 6, 2022 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 30, 2022 MEMORIAL DAY (HOLIDAY - NO SCHEDULED CLASSES)
Friday, July 1, 2022 Deadline: Last day to drop courses via ESTHER for Summer Session I
Monday, July 4, 2022 INDEPENDENCE DAY (HOLIDAY - NO SCHEDULED CLASSES)
Friday, July 8, 2022 Deadline: Last day to designate a course online via ESTHER as "Pass/Fail" for Summer Session I (Rice degree-seeking students only)
Friday, August 12, 2022 Deadline: Last day to add a course via ESTHER
LAST DAY OF CLASSES - SUMMER SESSION I
Friday, August 19, 2022 Deadline: For instructors to submit grades for Summer Session I

Summer Block B1: May 9 - June 24, 2022 (7 weeks)

Date Event
Friday, December 10, 2021 Summer Registration: Registration for Summer 2022 begins for currently enrolled degree-seeking Rice undergraduate and graduate students via ESTHER
Applications: Visiting student application process opens for Summer 2022
Monday, May 2, 2022 Deadline: Last day to apply to be a visiting student for Summer Block B1
Sunday, May 8, 2022 Deadline: Last day to add courses via ESTHER for Summer Block B1
Monday, May 9, 2022 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 10, 2022 Deadline: Last day to drop courses via ESTHER and receive a full 100% refund of tuition and fees for Summer Block B1
Wednesday, May 11, 2022 Deadline: Last day to drop courses via ESTHER and receive an 80% refund of tuition for Summer Block B1
Friday, May 13, 2022 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}
Wednesday, May 25, 2022 Deadline: Last day to drop courses via ESTHER for Summer Block B1
Monday, May 30, 2022 MEMORIAL DAY (HOLIDAY - NO SCHEDULED CLASSES)
Friday, June 17, 2022 Deadline: Last day to designate a course online via ESTHER as "Pass/Fail" for Summer Block B1 (Rice degree-seeking students only)
Friday, June 24, 2022 LAST DAY OF CLASSES - SUMMER BLOCK B1
Friday, July 1, 2022 Deadline: For instructors to submit grades via ESTHER for Summer Block B1

Summer Block C1: May 16 - June 24, 2022 (6 weeks)

Date Event
Friday, December 10, 2021 Summer Registration: Registation for Summer 2022 begins for currently enrolled degree-seeking Rice undergraduate and graduate students via ESTHER
Applications: Visiting student application process opens for Summer 2022
Monday, May 9, 2022 Deadline: Last day to apply to be a visiting student for Summer Block C1
Sunday, May 15, 2022 Deadline: Last day to add courses via ESTHER for Summer Block C1
Monday, May 16, 2022 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 17, 2022 Deadline: Last day to drop courses via ESTHER and receive a full 100% refund of tuition and fees for Summer Block C1
Wednesday, May 18, 2022 Deadline: Last day to drop courses via ESTHER and receive an 80% refund of tuition for Summer Block C1
Friday, May 20, 2022 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 30, 2022 MEMORIAL DAY (HOLIDAY - NO SCHEDULED CLASSES)
Wednesday, June 1, 2022 Deadline: Last day to drop courses via ESTHER for Summer Block C1
Friday, June 17, 2022 Deadline: Last day to designate a course online via ESTHER as "Pass/Fail" for Summer Block C1 (Rice degree-seeking students only)
Friday, June 24, 2022 LAST DAY OF CLASSES - SUMMER BLOCK C1
Friday, July 1, 2022 Deadline: For instructors to submit grades via ESTHER for Summer Block C1

Summer Block D1: May 30 - August 5, 2022 (10 weeks)

Date Event
Friday, December 10, 2021 Summer Registration: Registration for Summer 2022 begins for currently enrolled degree-seeking Rice undergraduate and graduate students via ESTHER
Applications: Visiting student application process opens for Summer 2022
Monday, May 23, 2022 Deadline: Last day to apply to be a visiting student for Summer Block D1
Sunday, May 29, 2022 Deadline: Last day to add courses via ESTHER for Summer Block D1
Monday, May 30, 2022 MEMORIAL DAY (HOLIDAY - NO SCHEDULED CLASSES)
Tuesday, May 31, 2022 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 1, 2022 Deadline: Last day to drop courses via ESTHER and receive a full 100% refund of tuition and fees for Summer Block D1
Thursday, June 2, 2022 Deadline: Last day to drop courses via ESTHER and receive an 80% refund of tuition for Summer Block D1
Friday, June 3, 2022 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 15, 2022 Deadline: Last day to drop courses via ESTHER for Summer Block D1
Monday, July 4, 2022 INDEPENDENCE DAY (HOLIDAY - NO SCHEDULED CLASSES)
Friday, July 8, 2022 Deadline: Last day to designate a course online via ESTHER as "Pass/Fail" for Summer Block D1 (Rice degree-seeking students only)
Friday, August 5, 2022 LAST DAY OF CLASSES - SUMMER BLOCK D1
Friday, August 12, 2022 Deadline: For instructors to submit grades via ESTHER for Summer Block D1

Summer Block E1: June 13 - July 29, 2022 (7 weeks)

Date Event
Friday, December 10, 2021 Summer Registration: Registration for Summer 2022 begins for currently enrolled degree-seeking Rice undergraduate and graduate students via ESTHER
Applications: Visiting student application process opens for Summer 2022
Monday, June 6, 2022 Deadline: Last day to apply to be a visiting student for Summer Block E1
Sunday, June 12, 2022 Deadline: Last day to add courses via ESTHER for Summer Block E1
Monday, June 13, 2022 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 14, 2022 Deadline: Last day to drop courses via ESTHER and receive a full 100% refund of tuition and fees for Summer Block E1
Wednesday, June 15, 2022 Deadline: Last day to drop courses via ESTHER and receive an 80% refund of tuition for Summer Block E1
Friday, June 17, 2022 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 29, 2022 Deadline: Last day to drop courses via ESTHER for Summer Block E1
Monday, July 4, 2022 INDEPENDENCE DAY (HOLIDAY - NO SCHEDULED CLASSES)
Friday, July 22, 2022 Deadline: Last day to designate a course online via ESTHER as "Pass/Fail" for Summer Block E1 (Rice degree-seeking students only)
Friday, July 29, 2022 LAST DAY OF CLASSES - SUMMER BLOCK E1
Friday, August 5, 2022 Deadline: For instructors to submit grades via ESTHER for Summer Block E1

Summer Block B2: June 27 - August 12, 2022 (7 weeks)

Date Event
Friday, December 10, 2021 Summer Registration: Registration for Summer 2022 begins for currently enrolled degree-seeking Rice undergraduate and graduate students via ESTHER
Applications: Visiting student application process opens for Summer 2022
Monday, June 20, 2022 Deadline: Last day to apply to be a visiting student for Summer Block B2
Sunday, June 26, 2022 Deadline: Last day to add courses via ESTHER for Summer Block B2
Monday, June 27, 2022 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 28, 2022 Deadline: Last day to drop courses via ESTHER and receive a full 100% refund of tuition and fees for Summer Block B2
Wednesday, June 29, 2022 Deadline: Last day to drop courses via ESTHER and receive a 80% refund of tuition for Summer Block B2
Friday, July 1, 2022 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}
Monday, July 4, 2022 INDEPENDENCE DAY (HOLIDAY - NO SCHEDULED CLASSES)
Wednesday, July 13, 2022 Deadline: Last day to drop courses via ESTHER for Summer Block B2
Friday, August 5, 2022 Deadline: Last day to designate a course online via ESTHER as "Pass/Fail for Summer Block B2 (Rice degree-seeking students only)
Friday, August 12, 2022 LAST DAY OF CLASSES - SUMMER BLOCK B2
Friday, August 19, 2022 Deadline: For instructors to submit grades via ESTHER for Summer Block B2

Summer Block C2: July 4 - August 12, 2022 (6 weeks)

Date Event
Friday, December 10, 2021 Summer Registration: Registration for Summer 2022 begins for currently enrolled degree-seeking Rice undergraduate and graduate students via ESTHER
Applications: Visiting student application process opens for Summer 2022
Monday, June 27, 2022 Deadline: Last day to apply to be a visiting student for Summer Block C2
Sunday, July 3, 2022 Deadline: Last day to add courses via ESTHER for Summer Block C2
Monday, July 4, 2022 INDEPENDENCE DAY (HOLIDAY - NO SCHEDULED CLASSES)
Tuesday, July 5, 2022 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
Deadline: Last day to drop courses via ESTHER and receive a full 100% refund of tuition and fees for Summer Block C2
Wednesday, July 6, 2022 Deadline: Last day to drop courses via ESTHER and receive a 80% refund of tuition for Summer Block C2
Friday, July 8, 2022 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 20, 2022 Deadline: Last day to drop courses via ESTHER for Summer Block C2
Friday, August 5, 2022 Deadline: Last day to designate a course online via ESTHER as "Pass/Fail" for Summer Block C2 (Rice degree-seeking students only)
Friday, August 12, 2022 LAST DAY OF CLASSES - SUMMER BLOCK C2
Friday, August 19, 2022 Deadline: For instructors to submit grades via ESTHER for Summer Block C2

Full Summer Session: May 2 - August 12, 2022 (15 weeks)

Date Event
Friday, December 10, 2021 Summer Registration: Registration for Summer 2022 begins for currently enrolled degree-seeking Rice undergraduate and graduate students via ESTHER
Applications: Visiting student application process opens for Summer 2022
Monday, May 2, 2022 FIRST DAY OF CLASSES - FULL SUMMER SESSION
Monday, May 30, 2022 MEMORIAL DAY (HOLIDAY - NO SCHEDULED CLASSES)
Friday, July 1, 2022 Deadline: Last day to drop courses via ESTHER for the Full Summer Session
Monday, July 4, 2022 INDEPENDENCE DAY (HOLIDAY - NO SCHEDULED CLASSES)
Friday, July 8, 2022 Deadline: Last day to designate a course online via ESTHER as "Pass/Fail" for Full Summer Session (Rice degree-seeking students only)
Friday, August 12, 2022 Deadline: Last day to add a course via ESTHER
LAST DAY OF CLASSES - FULL SUMMER SESSION
Friday, August 19, 2022 Deadline: For instructors to submit grades for Full Summer Session

Summer Sessions Internship: May 2 - August 12, 2022 (15 weeks)

Date Event
Friday, December 10, 2021 Summer Registration: Registration for Summer 2022 begins for currently enrolled degree-seeking Rice undergraduate and graduate students via ESTHER
Applications: Visiting student application process opens for Summer 2022
Monday, May 2, 2022 FIRST DAY OF CLASSES - SUMMER SESSIONS INTERNSHIP
Monday, May 30, 2022 MEMORIAL DAY (HOLIDAY - NO SCHEDULED CLASSES)
Friday, July 1, 2022 Deadline: Last day to drop courses via ESTHER for Summer Sessions Internship
Monday, July 4, 2022 INDEPENDENCE DAY (HOLIDAY - NO SCHEDULED CLASSES)
Friday, July 8, 2022 Deadline: Last day to designate a course online via ESTHER as "Pass/Fail" for Summer Sessions Internship (Rice degree-seeking students only)
Friday, August 12, 2022 Deadline: Last day to add a course via ESTHER
LAST DAY OF CLASSES - SUMMER SESSIONS INTERNSHIP
Friday, August 19, 2022 Deadline: For instructors to submit grades for Summer Sessions Internship