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2016-2017 Academic Calendar

Below you will find the institute calendar for the 2016-2017 RIT academic year. Not what you’re looking for? You may also want one of the following:

FALL SEMESTER (2161)
August 16 - 21, 2016 New Student Orientation
August 22 (Monday) Day, evening and online classes begin
First day of 7-day Add/Drop period †
August 27 Saturday classes begin
August 29 (Monday) Last day of 7-day Add/Drop period †
August 30 (Tuesday) First day to drop from classes with a grade of "W"
September 5 (Monday) Labor Day (no classes) Institute offices closed
October 10 (Monday) No classes - Columbus Day - Institute offices open
October 11 (Tuesday) Classes follow a Monday schedule
November 11 (Friday) Last day to drop from classes with a grade of "W" *
November 23 No classes - Institute offices open
November 24-25 Thanksgiving Holiday - Institute closed
November 26 No Saturday classes - Institute closed
November 28 Day, evening, and online classes resume
December 3 Saturday classes resume
December 9 (Friday) Last day, evening, and online classes
December 10 Last Saturday classes
Dec. 12,13,14,15,16 Final exams
December 17 Residence halls close
December 19 (Monday) Final grades due
Dec. 19 - Jan. 2 Break between Fall Semester and Intersession
Dec. 26 - Jan. 2 RIT closed for the Holidays
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INTERSESSION TigerTerm™ (2163)
January 3 (Tuesday) Day, evening, and online classes begin
First day of 3-day Add/Drop period
January 5 Last day of 3-day Add/Drop period
January 6 (Friday) First day to drop from classes with a grade of "W"
January 13 (Friday) Last day to drop from classes with a grade of "W"
January 16 (Monday) Residence halls open
January 19 (Thursday) Last day of classes
January 20 Final exams
January 21, 22 Break between Intersession and Spring Semester
January 23 Final grades due
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SPRING SEMESTER (2165)
January 23, 2017 Day, evening, and online classes begin
First day of 7-day Add/Drop period †
January 28 Saturday classes begin
January 30 (Monday) Last day of 7-day Add/Drop period †
January 31 (Tuesday) First day to drop from classes with a grade of "W"
March 13,14,15,16,17 No classes (Spring Break) RIT open
March 18 No Saturday classes
March 20 Day, evening, and online classes resume
March 25 Saturday classes resume
April 21 Last day to drop from classes with a grade of "W" *
May 12 (Friday) Last day, evening, and online classes
May 13 Last Saturday classes
May 15,16,17,18,19 Final exams (Fri. May 19, 8am - 12:15pm)
May 19 (Friday) Convocation and Commencement ceremonies
May 20 (Saturday) Commencement ceremonies
May 23 (Tuesday) Final grades due
May 23 - 28 Break between Spring Semester and Summer Terms
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10-week SUMMER TigerTerm™ (2168)
May 29 (Monday) Memorial Day - Institute closed
May 30 (Tuesday) Day, evening, and online classes begin
First day of 7-day Add/Drop period
June 3 Saturday classes begin
June 6 (Tuesday) Last day to Add/Drop classes
June 7 (Wednesday) First day to drop from classes with a grade of "W"
July 4 (Tuesday) Independence Day - Institute closed
July 21 (Friday) Last day to drop from classes with a grade of "W" **
August 4 (Friday) Last day, evening, and online classes
August 5 Last Saturday classes
August 7,8,9,10 Final exams
August 14 (Monday) Final grades due
August 14 - 18 Break between Summer Terms and Fall Semester
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5-week SUMMER TigerTerm™ (2168) (1st five weeks)
May 29 (Monday) Memorial Day - Institute closed
May 30 (Tuesday) Day, evening, and online classes begin
First day of 3-day Add/Drop period
June 1 (Thursday) Last day to Add/Drop classes
June 2 (Friday) First day to drop from classes with a grade of "W"
June 3 Saturday classes begin
June 23 Last day to drop from classes with a grade of "W"
June 30 (Friday) Last day of classes (final exams held)
July 3 (Monday) Final grades due
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5-week SUMMER TigerTerm™ (2168) (2nd five weeks)
July 3 (Monday) Day, evening, and online classes begin
First day of 3-day Add/Drop period
July 4 (Tuesday) Independence Day - Institute closed
July 6 (Thursday) Last day to Add/Drop classes
July 7 (Friday) First day to drop from classes with a grade of "W"
July 8 Saturday classes begin
July 21 Last day to drop from classes with a grade of "W"
August 4 (Friday) Last day, evening, and online classes
August 5 Last Saturday classes
August 7,8,9,10 Final exams
August 14 (Monday) Final grades due
August 14 - 18 Break between Summer Terms and Fall Semester
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FALL SEMESTER (2171)
August 22 - 27 New Student Orientation (tentative)
August 28 Day, evening, and online classes begin
September 4 (Monday) Labor Day (no classes) Institute offices closed

† The Add/Drop period is the first seven class days, excluding Sundays and holidays of the Fall and Spring terms.

* Friday of the 12th week of classes

** Friday of the 8th week of classes

Revised 8/10/2016