When to Register

Continuing/Returning Undergraduate Students

Undergraduate students (except undergraduate professional students in the School of Architecture) should register via ESTHER during the Course Request Period. The Course Request Period will open for Spring 2022 registration on Friday, October 29, 2021, and will remain open and available through 5:00 PM Friday, November 12, 2021. Spring 2022 registrations will be processed on Monday, November 15, 2021, and results will be made available in ESTHER by noon. Registration will re-open on Wednesday, November 17, 2021, beginning at 7:00 AM. At that time, you may begin adding or dropping classes, or adding yourself to ESTHER wait-list.

Additional information on registration times can be found on the Spring 2022 main undergraduate registration page.

Undergraduate Professional Students and Graduate Students

Continuing/returning undergraduate professional students in the School of Architecture and all continuing/returning graduate students should register online via the Register or Add/Drop Classes page in ESTHER. Spring 2022 registration for continuing/returning undergraduate professional and graduate students begins on Monday, November 15, 2021, at 5:00 PM.

Additional information on registration times can be found on the Spring 2022 main graduate registration page.

Registration Deadlines

For a comprehensive list of Registration Deadlines (including ADD, DROP, Pass/Fail, Variable Credit deadlines etc.), please consult the semester specific Academic Calendar.

Spring 2022 Registration Timeline

Continuing Students

  • Friday, October 29, 2021
    • 8:00 a.m. - Registration Course Request Period opens for currently enrolled and returning Undergraduate Students
  • Friday, November 12, 2021
    • 5:00 p.m. - Registration Course Request Period closes for currently enrolled and returning Undergraduate Students
  • Monday, November 15, 2021
    • 8:00 a.m. - Registration Course Requests for currently enrolled and returning Undergraduate Students are processed
    • Noon - Email of results sent to Undergraduate Student
    • 5:00 p.m. - Registration opens for currently enrolled and returning Graduate and Undergraduate Professional students
  • Wednesday, November 17, 2021
    • 7:00 - 7:59 a.m. - Add/Drop Period opens for currently enrolled and returning Undergraduate Students as listed below
      • 7:00 a.m. - 7:14 a.m. - Group A only
      • 7:15 a.m. - 7:29 a.m. - Group B only
      • 7:30 a.m. - 7:44 a.m. - Group C only
      • 7:45 a.m. - 7:59 a.m. - Group D only
      • 8:00 a.m. - Registration Add/Drop open for all students

New Students

  • Monday, December 20, 2021
    • 8:00 a.m. - Registration opens for New Undergraduate Students - Individual session with an Academic Advisor must first be completed
  • Thursday, January 6, 2022
    • 8:00 a.m. - Registration opens for New Graduate Students

Summer Session Registration

Students seeking to register for courses during one of Rice's summer sessions should view the Summer Session page for important dates and deadlines.