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2019-2020 University Catalog 
    
2019-2020 University Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Academic Calendar


2019-2020

2020-2021

 

2019-2020


Fall Semester 2019: August 28 through December 17, 2019

Aug  5-10 Mon-Sat School of Law Jump Start Program
Aug  14-16 Wed-Fri School of Law Orientation & Registration - First Year Students
Aug  19 Mon School of Law First Year Courses Begin
Aug  20 Tue International Student Orientation 
Aug  21 Wed Last Day to Register for Returning Law School Students
Aug  23 Fri Residence Halls Open  @ 1-3:30pm:  First Year Students
Aug  24 Sat Residence Halls Open  @ 8-11:30am:  First Year Students 
Aug  24 Sat New Student  Convocation: 2 pm
Aug  26 Mon Residence Halls Open @ 12 noon:  Returning Students
Aug  27 Tue Fall Faculty Conference @ 8:30 am
Aug  27 Tue Placement Testing: 1 - 4pm
Aug  28 Wed Classes Begin
Aug  28 Wed School of Law - Last Day to Drop/Add Classes
Sept  02 Mon Labor Day:  No Day or Evening Classes - All Offices Closed
Sept  03 Tue Classes Begin: All School of Continuing Studies - Providence Campus &  On-Line
Sept  04 Wed Last Day to Add a Course Without Instructor’s Permission
Sept  11 Wed Last Day to Add a Course With Instructor’s Permission
Sept  11 Wed Last day to make meal plan changes/deletions:  4pm
Sept  25 Wed Last Day to Drop a Course Without the “W” (withdrawal) Grade
Oct  14 Mon Columbus Day:  No Day or Evening Classes - All Offices Closed
Oct  15 Tue Monday Classes Meet on Tuesday:  Day and Evening - Tuesday Classes Do Not Meet 
Oct  18 Fri Warning Grades Due in the Registrar’s Office:  2019 Fall Semester
Oct  28 Mon Advisement Period Begins:  2020 Winter Intersession & Spring Semester
Nov  01 Fri Last Day to Drop a Course With the “W” (withdrawal) Grade
Nov  06 Wed Registration Begins:  2020 Winter Intersession & Spring Semester
Nov  27 Wed  Residence Halls Close @ 9:00 am
Nov  27-29 Wed-Fri Thanksgiving Recess Begins - No Classes - All Offices Closed
Dec  01 Sun Residence Halls Open @ 1 pm
Dec  02 Mon Classes Resume:  Day and Evening
Dec  9-20 Mon-Fri/2 wk School of Law Final Examinations
Dec  10 Tue Last Day of Classes:  2019 Fall Semester
Dec  11 Wed Reading Days
Dec  11 Wed Final Examinations: Evening Classes
Dec.  12-13 Thu-Fri Final Examinations:  Day and Evening Classes
Dec  14-15 Sat-Sun Reading Days
Dec  16-17 Mon-Tue Final Examinations:  Day and Evening Classes
Dec  18 Wed Residence Halls Close @ 9 am-All Residents are expected to check out 24 hours after their last final BUT no later than 9AM on 12-18-19
Dec  23 Mon Final Grades Due in the Registrar’s Office @ 11:50pm: 2019  Fall Semester
Dec  23 Mon Incomplete Grades “I” from 2019 Spring & Summer  Convert to “F”
Dec  24 Tue University Holiday - All Offices Closed 
Dec  25 Wed University Holiday - All Offices Closed 

Winter Intersession 2020: January 2 through January 17, 2020

Jan  01 Wed Residence Halls Open @ 1:00pm 2020  Winter Intersession
Jan  02 Thu Classes Begin:  2020 Winter Intersession
Jan  03 Fri Last Day to Add a Course
Jan  06 Mon Last Day to Drop a Course Without the “W” (withdrawal) Grade
Jan  07 Tue Last Day to Drop a Course With the “W” (withdrawal) Grade
Jan  16 Thu Last Day of Classes:  2020 Winter Intersession
Jan  17 Fri Final Examinations:  2020 Winter Intersession Classes
Jan  20 Mon Martin Luther King Jr. Day:  No Day or Evening Classes - All Offices Closed
Jan  21 Tue Final Grades Due in the Registrar’s Office: 2020  Winter Intersession

Spring Semester 2020: January 22 through May 13, 2020

Jan  06 Mon School of Law Spring 2020 Classes Begin
Jan  15 Wed School of Law - Last Day to Drop/Add Classes
Jan  20 Mon Orientation Program Check-in for New Students
Jan  20 Mon Residence Halls Open for New Students 
Jan  21 Tue Placement Testing:  1 - 4pm
Jan  21 Tue Residence Halls Open for returning students 9AM
Jan  21 Tue Orientation Program for New Students
Jan  22 Wed Classes Begin:  Day and Evening 
Jan  29 Wed Last Day to Add a Course Without Instructor’s Permission
Feb  05 Wed Last Day to Add a Course With Instructor’s Permission
Feb  05 Wed Last day to make meal plan changes/deletions:  4pm
Feb  17 Mon Presidents Day:  No Day or Evening Classes - All Offices Closed
Feb  19 Wed Monday Classes Meet on Wednesday:  Day and Evening - Wednesday Classes Do Not Meet 
Feb  19 Wed Last Day to Drop a Course Without the “W” (withdrawal) Grade
Mar  06 Fri Warning Grades Due in the Registrar’s Office: 2020 Spring Semester
Mar  06 Fri Residence Halls Close @ 7pm
Mar  07-15 Sat-Sun Spring Break 
Mar  15 Sun Residence Halls Open @ 1pm
Mar  16 Mon All Classes Resume
Mar  16 Mon Advisement Period Begins:  2020 Summer Sessions & Fall Semester
Mar  20 Fri Last Day to Drop a Course With the “W” (withdrawal) Grade
Mar  20 Fri May 2021, August 2021, and December 2021, Graduate’s: Degree Application Due in Registrar’s Office
Mar  30  Mon Registration Begins:  2020 Summer Sessions  & Fall Semester (updated date)
Apr 3 Fri Last Day to Drop a Course With the “W” (withdrawal) Grade (updated date)
Apr  10 Fri University Holiday:  No Day or Evening Classes - All Offices Closed
Apr  27-30 Mon-Thu School of Law Final Examinations
May  01-13 Fri-Wed School of Law Final Examinations
May  06 Wed Last Day of Classes:  2020 Spring Classes
May  07 Thu Reading Day
May  07 Thu Final Examinations:  Evening Classes
May  08 Fri Final Examinations:  Day & Evening Classes
May  09-10 Sat-Sun Reading Days
May  11-13 Mon-Wed Final Examinations:  Day & Evening Classes
May  14 Thu Senior  Rehearsal/BBQ  12 noon Fieldhouse
May  14 Thu Residence Halls Close @ 12 noon:  Non-graduating Students
May   15 Fri School of Law Commencement 
May   15 Fri Graduate Commencement @ 4:00pm
May  16 Sat Undergraduate Commencement @ 9:30am Processional & 10am Ceremony 
May  16 Sat Residence Halls Close @ 7pm:  Graduating Students 
May  19 Tue Final Grades Due in the Registrar’s Office: 2020  Spring Semester
May  19 Tue Incomplete Grades “I” from 2020 Winter & 2019 Fall Convert to “F”

Summer Session I & II 2020 - May 19 through August 16, 2020
Summer Session I 2020- 3/5/10 Week Courses: May 19 through August 16, 2020

Additional Information regarding Summer Course and Schedule updates may be found at: https://www.rwu.edu/undergraduate/academics/summer-sessions

May   18           Mon                School of Law Summer 2020 Classes Begin
May   19 Tue Classes Begin:  Summer Session I (3/5/10 wk Classes)
May   20           Wed Last Day to Add a Course Without Instructors Permission:  SS I (3wk Classes)
May   21 Thu Last Day to Add a Course With Instructor’s Permission:  SS I (3 wk Classes)
May   22 Fri Last Day to Drop a Course Without the “W” (withdrawal) Grade:  SS I (3 wk Classes)
May   25 Mon Memorial Day:  No Day or Evening Classes - All Offices Closed
May   26 Tue Last Day to Drop a Course With the “W” (withdrawal) Grade:  SS I (3 wk Classes)
May   26 Tue School of Law - Last Day to Drop/Add Classes
May   27 Wed Last Day to Add a Course Without Instructor’s Permission:  SS I (5/10 wk Classes)
May   29 Fri Last Day to Add a Course With Instructor’s Permission:  SS I (5/10 wk Classes)
June  03 Wed Last Day to Drop a Course Without the “W” (withdrawal) Grade:  SS I (5/10 wk Classes)
June  05 Fri Last Day to Drop a Course With the “W” (withdrawal) Grade:  SS I (5/10 wk Classes)
June  08 Mon Classes Begin: 10 week session B start date
June  11 Wed Last Day of Classes:   Summer Session I (3 wk Classes)
June  11 Thu Final Examinations:  Summer Session I (3 wk Classes)
June  15 Mon Classes Begin: 5 week session B start date
June  16 Tue Final Grades Due in Registrar’s Office:  Summer Session I (3 wk Classes) 
June  18 Thu Last Day of Classes:  Summer Session I (5 wk Classes)  Final Exams for Summer Session I (5 wk Classes) held on this day
June  22 Mon Final Grades Due in Registrar’s Office:  Summer Session I (5 wk Classes) 
July   03 Fri Fourth of July Holiday Observed:  No Day or Evening Classes - All Offices Closed
July   19 Sun
  Last day of Classes:  Summer Session I (5 wk Classes Session B)
July   23 Thu Final Grades Due in Registrar’s Office: Summer Session I (5 week Classes Session B)
July   24 Thu Last day of Classes:  Summer Session I (10 wk Classes)
July   24 Fri Final Examinations:  Summer Session I (10 wk Classes) 
July   27-31             Mon-Fri       School of Law Summer 2020 Final Examinations   
July   28 Tue Final Grades Due in Registrar’s Office:  Summer Session I (10 wk Classes)
Aug   16 Sun
  Last day of Classes:  Summer Session I (10 wk Classes Session B)
Aug   20 Thu Final Grades Due in Registrar’s Office: Summer Session I  (10 week Classes Session)

Summer Session II 2020 - 5 Week Courses: June 19 through July 24, 2020

June   19            Fri                   Classes Begin:  Summer Session II First 5 week Session A
June   24 Wed Last Day to Add a Course Without Instructor’s Permission:  Summer Session II Session A
July    03 Fri Fourth of July:  No Day or Evening Classes - All Offices Closed
July    05 Sun Classes Begin: Summer Session II Second 5 week session B
July    06 Mon Friday July 03 classes meet on Monday July 06
July    07 Tue Last Day to Add a Course With Instructor’s Permission:  Summer Session II Session A
July    10 Fri Last Day to Add a Course Without Instructor’s Permission:  Summer Session II Session B
July    10 Fri Last Day to Drop a Course Without the “W” (withdrawal) Grade:  Summer Session II Session A
July    14 Tue Last Day to Drop a Course With the “W” (withdrawal) Grade:  Summer Session II Session A
July    23 Thu
  Last Day to Add a Course With Instructor’s Permission:  Summer Session II Session B
July    24 Fri Last Day of Classes:  Summer Session II (First Session Five Week Classes Session A)
July    24 Fri Final Examinations:  Summer Session II Session A
July    25 Sat Residence Halls Close 9:00am:  Summer Session II 
July    26 Sun Last Day to Drop a Course Without the “W” (withdrawal) Grade:  Summer Session II Session B
July    28 Tue

Final Grades Due in Registrar’s Office:  Summer Session II (First five week session)

July    30 Tue
  Last Day to Drop a Course With the “W” (withdrawal) Grade:  Summer Session II Session B
Aug    09 Sun Last Day of Classes:  Summer Session II (Second five week Session B)
Aug    09 Sun Final Examinations:  Summer Session II Session B
Aug    13 Thur Final Grades Due in Registrar’s Office: Summer Session II (Second five week Session B)

2020-2021


Fall Semester 2020: August 26 through December 10, 2020

TBD  

           Resident Assistant and Peer Mentor,

           Orientation Advisor Move-In

Aug   14/15 Sat/Sun            Fall Athletes Move-In
Aug   16 Sun

           First Year Student Phased Move-In  (August 16-19)

Aug   20 Thu            First Year Student Orientation Begins (Aug 20-23)
Aug   21 Sat

           Returning Student Phased Move-In

Aug   24 Mon            Peer Mentor, First Year Student Meetings & Tours
Aug   25 Tue            Fall Faculty Conference
Aug   26     Wed                        First Day of Classes
Sept  02 Wed                       Last day to Add a Course without instructor permission
Sept  07 Mon            Labor Day: (instructional day- Classes meet**)
Sept  09  Wed            Last Day to Add a Course with Instructor’s Permission
Sept  23 Wed            Last Day to Drop a Course without a W grade
Oct   12 Mon            Columbus Day:  (instructional day- Classes meet**)    
Oct   13 Tue            Midterm Warning grades due
Oct   27
Tue  
           Last day to drop a Course with a W “withdrawal” grade
Nov   24
Tue
   

           Last day of in-person instruction

           Residence Halls close

Nov 25   Wed            Thanksgiving recess
Nov 26 Thu            Thanksgiving recess
Nov 27 Fri            Thanksgiving recess
Nov 30 Mon            Projects/Presentations/Reviews
Dec 1        Tue            Projects/Presentations/Reviews
Dec 2 Wed            Projects/Presentations/Reviews
Dec 3 Thu            Projects/Presentations/Reviews (last day of instruction)
Dec 4 Fri            Reading Day
Dec 7 Mon            Final Examinations (Day and Evening Classes)
Dec 8 Tue            Final Examinations (Day and Evening Classes)
Dec 9 Wed            Final Examinations (Day and Evening Classes)
Dec 10 Thu            Final Examinations (Day and Evening Classes)
Dec 16 Wed            Grades due by 12:00pm

** Fall 2020 Notes

  • Labor Day and Columbus Day will be Instructional Days
  • Courses that meet MWF require 2 additional class meetings due to the semester start and end dates
  • University Collge begin and end dates are guided by external contracts and must remain as already established.  UC dates are September 8 to December 22.

Spring Semester 2021: February 1 through May 17, 2021

TBD                              Spring Athletes Move-In
Jan 22 Mon           

           Student Phased Move-In

TBD              Spring New Student Orientation
Feb  01  Mon            First Day of Classes
Feb  10 Wed            Last Day to Add a Course Without Instructor Permission
Feb  15 Mon

           President’s Day**- (Instructional Day)

           Last Day to Add a Course with instructor Permssion

Mar  01 Mon            Last day to drop a course without W grade
Mar  23 Tue            Midterm warning grades due
Apr   02 Fri            Good Friday**- University Holiday
Apr   06 Tue            Last day to drop with a W grade
May  10  Mon            Last Day of Classes
May  11 Tue            Reading Day
May  11 Tue

           Final Examinations (Evening Classes only)

May 12 Wed            Final Examinations (Day and Evening Classes)
May 13 Thu            Final Examinations (Day and Evening Classes)
May 14 Fri            Final Examinations (Day and Evening Classes)
May 17 Mon            Final Examinations (Day and Evening Classes)
May 22 Sat            University Commencement

**Spring 2021 Semester Notes

  • President’s Day will be an instructional day; no Spring Break week
  • Maintain the April 2nd University Holiday