Academic Calendar Summer Semester 2024

Summer Degree Conferral

Date Event
Friday, June 28, 2024 Graduation Deadline: Last day to file an application for an August (Summer) 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 (Summer) degree conferral: Thesis masters candidacy petitions, Certification of non-thesis masters, Form for candidacy masters, Ph.D. candidacy petitions
Friday, August 9, 2024 Graduation Deadline: Last day to submit theses to 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: April 29 - August 16, 2024 (15 weeks, Full Term Non-Research Courses)

Date Event
Friday, December 15, 2023 Summer Registration: Registration for Summer 2024 begins for currently enrolled degree-seeking Rice undergraduate and graduate students via ESTHER
Applications: Visiting student application process opens for Summer 2024
Monday, April 29, 2024 FIRST DAY OF CLASSES - SUMMER SESSION I
Friday, May 3, 2024 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 27, 2024 MEMORIAL DAY (HOLIDAY - NO SCHEDULED CLASSES)
Friday, June 28, 2024 Deadline: Last day to drop courses via ESTHER for Summer Session I
Thursday, July 4, 2024 INDEPENDENCE DAY (HOLIDAY - NO SCHEDULED CLASSES)
Friday, July 5, 2024 Deadline: Last day to designate a course online via ESTHER as "Pass/Fail" for Summer Session I (Rice degree-seeking students only)
Friday, August 9, 2024 Deadline: Last day to add a course via ESTHER
LAST DAY OF CLASSES - SUMMER SESSION I
Friday, August 16, 2024 Deadline: For instructors to submit grades for Summer Session I

Summer Block B1: May 6 - June 21, 2024 (7 weeks)

Date Event
Friday, December 15, 2023 Summer Registration: Registration for Summer 2024 begins for currently enrolled degree-seeking Rice undergraduate and graduate students via ESTHER
Applications: Visiting student application process opens for Summer 2024
Monday, April 29, 2024 Deadline: Last day to apply to be a visiting student for Summer Block B1
Sunday, May 5, 2024 Deadline: Last day to add courses via ESTHER for Summer Block B1
Monday, May 6, 2024 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 7, 2024 Deadline: Last day to drop courses via ESTHER and receive a full 100% refund of tuition and fees for Summer Block B1
Wednesday, May 8, 2024 Deadline: Last day to drop courses via ESTHER and receive an 80% refund of tuition for Summer Block B1
Friday, May 10, 2024 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 22, 2024 Deadline: Last day to drop courses via ESTHER for Summer Block B1
Monday, May 27, 2024 MEMORIAL DAY (HOLIDAY - NO SCHEDULED CLASSES)
Friday, June 14, 2024 Deadline: Last day to designate a course online via ESTHER as "Pass/Fail" for Summer Block B1 (Rice degree-seeking students only)
Friday, June 21, 2024 LAST DAY OF CLASSES - SUMMER BLOCK B1
Friday, June 28, 2024 Deadline: For instructors to submit grades via ESTHER for Summer Block B1

Summer Block C1: May 13 - June 21, 2024 (6 weeks)

Date Event
Friday, December 15, 2023 Summer Registration: Registation for Summer 2024 begins for currently enrolled degree-seeking Rice undergraduate and graduate students via ESTHER
Applications: Visiting student application process opens for Summer 2024
Monday, May 6, 2024 Deadline: Last day to apply to be a visiting student for Summer Block C1
Sunday, May 12, 2024 Deadline: Last day to add courses via ESTHER for Summer Block C1
Monday, May 13, 2024 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 14, 2024 Deadline: Last day to drop courses via ESTHER and receive a full 100% refund of tuition and fees for Summer Block C1
Wednesday, May 15, 2024 Deadline: Last day to drop courses via ESTHER and receive an 80% refund of tuition for Summer Block C1
Friday, May 17, 2024 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 27, 2024 MEMORIAL DAY (HOLIDAY - NO SCHEDULED CLASSES)
Wednesday, May 29, 2024 Deadline: Last day to drop courses via ESTHER for Summer Block C1
Friday, June 14, 2024 Deadline: Last day to designate a course online via ESTHER as "Pass/Fail" for Summer Block C1 (Rice degree-seeking students only)
Friday, June 21, 2024 LAST DAY OF CLASSES - SUMMER BLOCK C1
Friday, June 28, 2024 Deadline: For instructors to submit grades via ESTHER for Summer Block C1

Summer Block D1: May 28 - August 2, 2024 (10 weeks)

Date Event
Friday, December 15, 2023 Summer Registration: Registration for Summer 2024 begins for currently enrolled degree-seeking Rice undergraduate and graduate students via ESTHER
Applications: Visiting student application process opens for Summer 2024
Monday, May 20, 2024 Deadline: Last day to apply to be a visiting student for Summer Block D1
Sunday, May 26, 2024 Deadline: Last day to add courses via ESTHER for Summer Block D1
Monday, May 27, 2024 MEMORIAL DAY (HOLIDAY - NO SCHEDULED CLASSES)
Tuesday, May 28, 2024 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 29, 2024 Deadline: Last day to drop courses via ESTHER and receive a full 100% refund of tuition and fees for Summer Block D1
Thursday, May 30, 2024 Deadline: Last day to drop courses via ESTHER and receive an 80% refund of tuition for Summer Block D1
Friday, May 31, 2024 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 12, 2024 Deadline: Last day to drop courses via ESTHER for Summer Block D1
Thursday, July 4, 2024 INDEPENDENCE DAY (HOLIDAY - NO SCHEDULED CLASSES)
Friday, July 5, 2024 Deadline: Last day to designate a course online via ESTHER as "Pass/Fail" for Summer Block D1 (Rice degree-seeking students only)
Friday, August 2, 2024 LAST DAY OF CLASSES - SUMMER BLOCK D1
Friday, August 9, 2024 Deadline: For instructors to submit grades via ESTHER for Summer Block D1

Summer Block E1: June 10 - July 26, 2024 (7 weeks)

Date Event
Friday, December 15, 2023 Summer Registration: Registration for Summer 2024 begins for currently enrolled degree-seeking Rice undergraduate and graduate students via ESTHER
Applications: Visiting student application process opens for Summer 2024
Monday, June 3, 2024 Deadline: Last day to apply to be a visiting student for Summer Block E1
Sunday, June 9, 2024 Deadline: Last day to add courses via ESTHER for Summer Block E1
Monday, June 10, 2024 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 11, 2024 Deadline: Last day to drop courses via ESTHER and receive a full 100% refund of tuition and fees for Summer Block E1
Wednesday, June 12, 2024 Deadline: Last day to drop courses via ESTHER and receive an 80% refund of tuition for Summer Block E1
Friday, June 14, 2024 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 26, 2024 Deadline: Last day to drop courses via ESTHER for Summer Block E1
Thursday, July 4, 2024 INDEPENDENCE DAY (HOLIDAY - NO SCHEDULED CLASSES)
Friday, July 19, 2024 Deadline: Last day to designate a course online via ESTHER as "Pass/Fail" for Summer Block E1 (Rice degree-seeking students only)
Friday, July 26, 2024 LAST DAY OF CLASSES - SUMMER BLOCK E1
Friday, August 2, 2024 Deadline: For instructors to submit grades via ESTHER for Summer Block E1

Summer Block B2: June 24 - August 9, 2024 (7 weeks)

Date Event
Friday, December 15, 2023 Summer Registration: Registration for Summer 2024 begins for currently enrolled degree-seeking Rice undergraduate and graduate students via ESTHER
Applications: Visiting student application process opens for Summer 2024
Monday, June 17, 2024 Deadline: Last day to apply to be a visiting student for Summer Block B2
Sunday, June 23, 2024 Deadline: Last day to add courses via ESTHER for Summer Block B2
Monday, June 24, 2024 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 25, 2024 Deadline: Last day to drop courses via ESTHER and receive a full 100% refund of tuition and fees for Summer Block B2
Wednesday, June 26, 2024 Deadline: Last day to drop courses via ESTHER and receive an 80% refund of tuition for Summer Block B2
Friday, June 28, 2024 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 10, 2024 Deadline: Last day to drop courses via ESTHER for Summer Block B2
Friday, August 2, 2024 Deadline: Last day to designate a course online via ESTHER as "Pass/Fail" for Summer Block B2 (Rice degree-seeking students only)
Friday, August 9, 2024 LAST DAY OF CLASSES - SUMMER BLOCK B2
Friday, August 16, 2024 Deadline: For instructors to submit grades via ESTHER for Summer Block B2

Summer Block C2: July 1 - August 9, 2024 (6 weeks)

Date Event
Friday, December 15, 2023 Summer Registration: Registration for Summer 2024 begins for currently enrolled degree-seeking Rice undergraduate and graduate students via ESTHER
Applications: Visiting student application process opens for Summer 2024
Monday, June 24, 2024 Deadline: Last day to apply to be a visiting student for Summer Block C2
Sunday, June 30, 2024 Deadline: Last day to add courses via ESTHER for Summer Block C2
Monday, July 1, 2024 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 2, 2024 Deadline: Last day to drop courses via ESTHER and receive a full 100% refund of tuition and fees for Summer Block C2
Wednesday, July 3, 2024 Deadline: Last day to drop courses via ESTHER and receive an 80% refund of tuition for Summer Block C2
Friday, July 5, 2024 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 17, 2024 Deadline: Last day to drop courses via ESTHER for Summer Block C2
Friday, August 2, 2024 Deadline: Last day to designate a course online via ESTHER as "Pass/Fail" for Summer Block C2 (Rice degree-seeking students only)
Friday, August 9, 2024 LAST DAY OF CLASSES - SUMMER BLOCK C2
Friday, August 16, 2024 Deadline: For instructors to submit grades via ESTHER for Summer Block C2

Full Summer Session: April 29 - August 9, 2024 (15 weeks)

Date Event
Friday, December 15, 2023 Summer Registration: Registration for Summer 2024 begins for currently enrolled degree-seeking Rice undergraduate and graduate students via ESTHER
Applications: Visiting student application process opens for Summer 2024
Monday, April 29, 2024 FIRST DAY OF CLASSES - FULL SUMMER SESSION
Monday, May 27, 2024 MEMORIAL DAY (HOLIDAY - NO SCHEDULED CLASSES)
Friday, June 28, 2024 Deadline: Last day to drop courses via ESTHER for the Full Summer Session
Thursday, July 4, 2024 INDEPENDENCE DAY (HOLIDAY - NO SCHEDULED CLASSES)
Friday, July 5, 2024 Deadline: Last day to designate a course online via ESTHER as "Pass/Fail" for Full Summer Session (Rice degree-seeking students only)
Friday, August 9, 2024 Deadline: Last day to add a course via ESTHER
LAST DAY OF CLASSES - FULL SUMMER SESSION
Friday, August 16, 2024 Deadline: For instructors to submit grades for Full Summer Session