Academic Calendar Summer Semester 2023

Summer Degree Conferral

Date Event
Friday, June 30, 2023 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 11, 2023 Graduation Deadline: Last day to submit thesis 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 1 - August 11, 2023 (15 weeks, Full Term Non-Research Courses)

Date Event
Friday, December 16, 2022 Summer Registration: Registration for Summer 2023 begins for currently enrolled degree-seeking Rice undergraduate and graduate students via ESTHER
Applications: Visiting student application process opens for Summer 2023
Monday, May 1, 2023 FIRST DAY OF CLASSES - SUMMER SESSION I
Friday, May 5, 2023 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 29, 2023 MEMORIAL DAY (HOLIDAY - NO SCHEDULED CLASSES)
Friday, June 30, 2023 Deadline: Last day to drop courses via ESTHER for Summer Session I
Tuesday, July 4, 2023 INDEPENDENCE DAY (HOLIDAY - NO SCHEDULED CLASSES)
Friday, July 7, 2023 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)
Friday, August 11, 2023 Deadline: Last day to add a course via ESTHER
LAST DAY OF CLASSES - SUMMER SESSION I
Friday, August 18, 2023 Deadline: For instructors to submit grades for Summer Session I

Summer Block B1: May 8 - June 23, 2023 (7 weeks)

Date Event
Friday, December 16, 2022 Summer Registration: Registration for Summer 2023 begins for currently enrolled degree-seeking Rice undergraduate and graduate students via ESTHER
Applications: Visiting student application process opens for Summer 2023
Monday, May 1, 2023 Deadline: Last day to apply to be a visiting student for Summer Block B1
Sunday, May 7, 2023 Deadline: Last day to add courses via ESTHER for Summer Block B1
Monday, May 8, 2023 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 9, 2023 Deadline: Last day to drop courses via ESTHER and receive a full 100% refund of tuition and fees for Summer Block B1
Wednesday, May 10, 2023 Deadline: Last day to drop courses via ESTHER and receive an 80% refund of tuition for Summer Block B1
Friday, May 12, 2023 Deadline: Last day to drop courses via ESTHER and receive an 50% refund of tuition for Summer Block B1 {There will be no pro-rated refunds after this date}
Wednesday, May 24, 2023 Deadline: Last day to drop courses via ESTHER for Summer Block B1
Monday, May 29, 2023 MEMORIAL DAY (HOLIDAY - NO SCHEDULED CLASSES)
Friday, June 16, 2023 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, June 23, 2023 LAST DAY OF CLASSES - SUMMER BLOCK B1
Friday, June 30, 2023 Deadline: For instructors to submit grades via ESTHER for Summer Block B1

Summer Block C1: May 15 - June 23, 2023 (6 weeks)

Date Event
Friday, December 16, 2022 Summer Registration: Registation for Summer 2023 begins for currently enrolled degree-seeking Rice undergraduate and graduate students via ESTHER
Applications: Visiting student application process opens for Summer 2023
Monday, May 8, 2023 Deadline: Last day to apply to be a visiting student for Summer Block C1
Sunday, May 14, 2023 Deadline: Last day to add courses via ESTHER for Summer Block C1
Monday, May 15, 2023 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 16, 2023 Deadline: Last day to drop courses via ESTHER and receive a full 100% refund of tuition and fees for Summer Block C1
Wednesday, May 17, 2023 Deadline: Last day to drop courses via ESTHER and receive an 80% refund of tuition for Summer Block C1
Friday, May 19, 2023 Deadline: Last day to drop courses via ESTHER and receive an 50% refund of tuition for Summer Block C1 {There will be no pro-rated refunds after this date}
Monday, May 29, 2023 MEMORIAL DAY (HOLIDAY - NO SCHEDULED CLASSES)
Wednesday, May 31, 2023 Deadline: Last day to drop courses via ESTHER for Summer Block C1
Friday, June 16, 2023 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, June 23, 2023 LAST DAY OF CLASSES - SUMMER BLOCK C1
Friday, June 20, 2023 Deadline: For instructors to submit grades via ESTHER for Summer Block C1

Summer Block D1: May 30 - August 4, 2023 (10 weeks)

Date Event
Friday, December 16, 2022 Summer Registration: Registration for Summer 2023 begins for currently enrolled degree-seeking Rice undergraduate and graduate students via ESTHER
Applications: Visiting student application process opens for Summer 2023
Monday, May 22, 2023 Deadline: Last day to apply to be a visiting student for Summer Block D1
Sunday, May 28, 2023 Deadline: Last day to add courses via ESTHER for Summer Block D1
Monday, May 29, 2023 MEMORIAL DAY (HOLIDAY - NO SCHEDULED CLASSES)
Tuesday, May 30, 2023 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, May 31, 2023 Deadline: Last day to drop courses via ESTHER and receive a full 100% refund of tuition and fees for Summer Block D1
Thursday, June 1, 2023 Deadline: Last day to drop courses via ESTHER and receive a full 80% refund of tuition and fees for Summer Block D1
Friday, June 2, 2023 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 14, 2023 Deadline: Last day to drop courses via ESTHER for Summer Block D1
Tuesday, July 4, 2023 INDEPENDENCE DAY (HOLIDAY - NO SCHEDULED CLASSES)
Friday, July 7, 2023 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 4, 2023 LAST DAY OF CLASSES - SUMMER BLOCK D1
Friday, August 11, 2023 Deadline: For instructors to submit grades via ESTHER for Summer Block D1

Summer Block E1: June 12 - July 28, 2023 (7 weeks)

Date Event
Friday, December 16, 2022 Summer Registration: Registration for Summer 2023 begins for currently enrolled degree-seeking Rice undergraduate and graduate students via ESTHER
Applications: Visiting student application process opens for Summer 2023
Monday, June 5, 2023 Deadline: Last day to apply to be a visiting student for Summer Block E1
Sunday, June 11, 2023 Deadline: Last day to add courses via ESTHER for Summer Block E1
Monday, June 12, 2023 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 13, 2023 Deadline: Last day to drop courses via ESTHER and receive a full 100% refund of tuition and fees for Summer Block E1
Wednesday, June 14, 2023 Deadline: Last day to drop courses via ESTHER and receive a full 80% refund of tuition and fees for Summer Block E1
Friday, June 16, 2023 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 28, 2023 Deadline: Last day to drop courses via ESTHER for Summer Block E1
Tuesday, July 4, 2023 INDEPENDENCE DAY (HOLIDAY - NO SCHEDULED CLASSES)
Friday, July 21, 2023 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 28, 2023 LAST DAY OF CLASSES - SUMMER BLOCK E1
Friday, August 4, 2023 Deadline: For instructors to submit grades via ESTHER for Summer Block E1

Summer Block B2: June 26 - August 11, 2023 (7 weeks)

Date Event
Friday, December 16, 2022 Summer Registration: Registration for Summer 2023 begins for currently enrolled degree-seeking Rice undergraduate and graduate students via ESTHER
Applications: Visiting student application process opens for Summer 2023
Monday, June 19, 2023 Deadline: Last day to apply to be a visiting student for Summer Block B2
Sunday, June 25, 2023 Deadline: Last day to add courses via ESTHER for Summer Block B2
Monday, June 26, 2023 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 27, 2023 Deadline: Last day to drop courses via ESTHER and receive a full 100% refund of tuition and fees for Summer Block B2
Wednesday, June 28, 2023 Deadline: Last day to drop courses via ESTHER and receive a full 80% refund of tuition and fees for Summer Block B2
Friday, June 30, 2023 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, 2023 Deadline: Last day to drop courses via ESTHER for Summer Block B2
Friday, August 4, 2023 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 11, 2023 LAST DAY OF CLASSES - SUMMER BLOCK B2
Friday, August 18, 2023 Deadline: For instructors to submit grades via ESTHER for Summer Block B2

Summer Block C2: July 3 - August 11, 2023 (6 weeks)

Date Event
Friday, December 16, 2022 Summer Registration: Registration for Summer 2023 begins for currently enrolled degree-seeking Rice undergraduate and graduate students via ESTHER
Applications: Visiting student application process opens for Summer 2023
Monday, June 26, 2023 Deadline: Last day to apply to be a visiting student for Summer Block C2
Sunday, July 2, 2023 Deadline: Last day to add courses via ESTHER for Summer Block C2
Monday, July 3, 2023 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 4, 2023 Deadline: Last day to drop courses via ESTHER and receive a full 100% refund of tuition and fees for Summer Block C2
Wednesday, July 5, 2023 Deadline: Last day to drop courses via ESTHER and receive a full 80% refund of tuition and fees for Summer Block C2
Friday, July 7, 2023 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 19, 2023 Deadline: Last day to drop courses via ESTHER for Summer Block C2
Friday, August 4, 2023 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 11, 2023 LAST DAY OF CLASSES - SUMMER BLOCK C2
Friday, August 18, 2023 Deadline: For instructors to submit grades via ESTHER for Summer Block C2

Full Summer Session: May 1 - August 11, 2023 (15 weeks)

Date Event
Friday, December 16, 2022 Summer Registration: Registration for Summer 2023 begins for currently enrolled degree-seeking Rice undergraduate and graduate students via ESTHER
Applications: Visiting student application process opens for Summer 2023
Monday, May 1, 2023 FIRST DAY OF CLASSES - FULL SUMMER SESSION
Monday, May 29, 2023 MEMORIAL DAY (HOLIDAY - NO SCHEDULED CLASSES)
Friday, June 30, 2023 Deadline: Last day to drop courses via ESTHER for the Full Summer Session
Tuesday, July 4, 2023 INDEPENDENCE DAY (HOLIDAY - NO SCHEDULED CLASSES)
Friday, July 7, 2023 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 11, 2023 Deadline: Last day to add a course via ESTHER
LAST DAY OF CLASSES - FULL SUMMER SESSION
Friday, August 18, 2023 Deadline: For instructors to submit grades for Full Summer Session