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Administrative Calendar

This calendar shows administrative events of note for the college campus. Please visit the academic calendar for academic event information.

Spring Semester 2014

Note: Calendar subject to change.


30 Monday Early Spring classes begin; grades due by noon


1 Wednesday New Year's Day (college closed, no classes, library closed)
6 Monday New student orientation begins
8 Wednesday Spring semester registration begins for non-degree students
17 Friday Early Spring classes end
17 Friday Spring semester waiver registration for diabled veterans, Nation Guard (STEP Program), senior citizens, and students with unemployment waivers.
20 Monday Dr. Martin Luther King Jr’s Birthday (College closed, no classes, library closed)
21 Tuesday Spring Semester classes begin
31 Friday RIC application for financial-aid summer sessions available at the Office of Student Financial Aid


3 Monday Last day to add classes. Spring semester enrollment official as of close of business.
7 Friday Deadline for selection of department chairs by President for vacancies occurring July 1
7 Friday Annual review of faculty: After consulting with DAC, chair submits evaluation by chair and DAC to faculty member and meets with person.  Faculty member signs evaluation and recommendation form (not implying agreement) and may append comments.
7 Friday Council of Rhode Island College meets.
17 Monday NOTE: Washington’s Birthday is not observed as a holiday for employees of the State of Rhode Island; therefore, classes are held and the college operates on a normal basis.
24 Monday Summer Session registration begins for degree candidates
28 Friday Deadline to file FAFSA (New freshman and continuing upper-class students)
28 Friday Summer faculty course appointment forms distributed for those appointed before February 16
28 Friday Deadline for students to submit proposals to the Committee on Student-designed majors for Fall 2014


3 Monday Graduate Assistantship applications are due
3 Monday Summer session registration begins for non-degree students
7 Friday Council of Rhode Island College meets
10 Monday Spring Recess begins
14 Friday VPAA submits tenure and promotion recommendations and supporting material to president
17 Monday Classes resume
21 Friday Mid-Semester grades due
28 Friday Last Day to withdraw from classes without permission
28 Friday Cap and Gown Awards forms due to Commencement Coordinator from department chairs
31 Monday Fall Registration begins for Degree Candidates


1 Tuesday RIC applications for Financial Aid Summer Sessions are due at the office of Student Financial Aid
2 Wednesday Grad Fest
4 Friday Council of Rhode Island College Meets
4 Friday President forwards tenure decisions to RIOHE for RIBOE consideration at its next meeting
7 Monday President notifies faculty of promotion/tenure actions; in cases where an administrator had rejected/modified chair’s recommendation to the disadvantage of the faculty member on matters of initial retention/salary increments/promotion/tenure, president must return materials to chair by this date.
14 Monday President may fill department chair vacancies after this date if departmental nominees were not acceptable
14 Monday Notification to department chairs who are to be offered Summer Sessions contracts.
14 Monday Faculty Research Committee to submit annual budget request to the president
14 Monday Semi-annual deadline for College Lectures Committee to review expenditures for re-allocation purposes
14 Monday Deadline for Alumni Association Nominating Committee to present slate of nominees for directors of the Alumni Board to the Director of Alumni Affairs
14 Monday Deadline for active alumni to declare their intention to run for the At-Large director’s position
14 Monday Application deadline for students who seek Summer Session of Fall Semester independent study.
16 Wednesday Final action of President on retention/salary increments/promotion/tenure in cases where department chair’s recommendations not accepted (See Apr. 7)
30 Wednesday Cap and Gown Convocation


1 Thursday Deadline for application for leave requiring budgeted funds (for leaves beginning 16 months hence)
1 Thursday Non-renewal of term appointments: faculty in second year of service for terms ending in January
1 Thursday Mandatory evaluation period begins for all PSA employees
2 Friday Council of Rhode Island College meets
3 Saturday Emergency Make-Up-Day* (If needed)
5 Monday Spring Semester classes end
6 Tuesday Final examinations begin
9 Friday Elections for new Council officers by Council-elect
12 Monday Final examinations end
13 Tuesday Remaining grades due by noon
14 Wednesday School of Nursing Pinning Ceremony for Spring Graduates
15 Thursday Deadline to FASFA for new student transfers and readmits
15 Thursday Deadline for Alumni Director to notify all active alumni of the proposed state of officers/directors, At-Large nominees, and the date, time and location of the June Alumni Board meeting.
15 Thursday Advanced Degree Commencement Ceremony
16 Friday Summer Sessions I waiver registration for disable veterans, National Guard (STEP Program), senior citizens, and students with unemployment waivers
17 Saturday Undergraduate Commencement Ceremony
19 Monday Summer work hours (8:00-4:00) begin
19 Monday Summer Session I begins
26 Monday Memorial Day (College closed, no classes, library closed)
30 Friday Deadline for appointment of new faculty and student members of the Committee on College Lectures
*Emergency makeup day to be used only if so designated by college administration. If it is, faculty members may choose to schedule a class/exam on this day and will notify their students accordingly.


1 Sunday First day for submission of 2014-2015 PSA sabbatical proposals to appropriate VP
1 Sunday Second Bachelor’s degree application deadline for fall enrollment
1 Sunday Last day of mandatory evaluation period for all PSA and BOG employees
1 Sunday Deadline for Committee on College Lectures to submit its annual budget request to VPAA
27 Friday Summer Session I ends
27 Friday Summer session II waiver registration for disabled veterans, national Guard (STEP program), senior citizens, and students with unemployment waivers
30 Monday Final Day for submission of 2014-2015 PSA sabbatical proposals to appropriate VP
30 Monday Deadline for notification of third-year associate professors/professors without tenure that they will be recommended for tenure or not reappointed beyond the fourth year
30 Monday Deadline for notification of third-year instructors if they are not to be reappointed beyond their fourth year
30 Monday Promotion and tenure become effective for those promoted to associate or full professor after 2 or more years of full time service at RIC
30 Monday Academically dismissed students to be dropped from any future courses for which they may have previously registered
30 Monday Academically dismissed students to be dropped from any future courses for which may have previously registered
30 Monday Summer Session II Begins


1 Tuesday New fiscal year begins
1 Tuesday Terms begin for new members of Council
1 Tuesday Term begins for member of the Academic Standing Committee
4 Friday Independence Day- college closed; no classes, library closed


1 Friday Application deadline for re-admission for the fall semester
8 Friday Summer Session II ends
11 Monday Victory Day (college closed, library closed)

Page last updated: February 7, 2014