Feb 27, 2024  
2023-2024 Academic Catalog 
    
2023-2024 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Academic Calendar



2023-2024 Academic Calendar FA Overview  

RMCAD has eight start dates for new students for the 2023 - 2024 academic calendar year, these include: August 28, October 23, January 8, March 4, May 6, and July 1

Calendar Terminology + Definitions

Semester | Term: RMCAD operates on a year-round cycle of three 16-week semesters. Each 16-week semester contains two 8-week terms (labeled A and B).

Academic + Catalog Year: The college’s academic year begins on the first day of the fall semester and continues through the last day of the summer semester and includes these sequential terms: Fall A, Fall B, Spring A, Spring B, Summer A, and Summer B.  

The College produces an Academic Catalog edition used during each Academic Year (e.g. RMCAD Academic Catalog 2023-2024). The edition of the catalog in place upon enrollment is the basis for the student’s Catalog Year. The Catalog Year determines the tuition rate and program requirements that the student will fulfill for graduation. A change of program requires the initiation of a new Catalog Year and all requirements and policies in effect at the time of the change will apply going forward.

Financial Aid Award Year: The Department of Education’s financial aid year begins on July 1st of every year and ends on June 30th of the following year. 
Financial Aid Academic Year: Consists of two sequential 16-week semesters beginning with the student’s first term of enrollment. Financial Aid Academic Years run consecutively without breaks.

Fall Semester 2023

Fall 2023  | Campus + Online (Two 8 week terms within the Semester)

Fall Term A - 8/28/23 - 10/22/23     Fall Term B - 10/23/23 - 12/17/23

August 2023
August 28 Fall A term First day of classes
August 30 Fall A term Last day to Add
September 2023
September 3 Fall A term Last day to Drop
September 4 Fall A term Labor Day - no classes - Campus Closed. Online: *Week one attendance MUST be submitted by faculty on 9/5/2023
September 18-24 Fall A term Midterms
     
September 27 Fall A term Midterm grades due
October 2023
October 1 Fall A term Last day to withdraw from classes and receive a “W”
October 16-22 Fall A term Finals
October 20 Fall A term Campus: Last day of classes
October 22 Fall A term Online: Last day of classes
October 23 Fall B term First day of classes
October 25 Fall A term Final grades due
October 25 Fall B term Last day to Add
October 29 Fall B term Last day to Drop
November 2023
November 13-19 Fall B term Midterms
     
     
November 22 Fall B term Midterm grades due
November 23-24 Fall B term

Thanksgiving Break
Campus: no classes 11/22-24/23. The college is open on Wednesday; Closed Thursday & Friday.
Online: Online holiday 11/23/23

     
November 26 Fall B term Last day to withdraw from classes and receive a “W”
December 2023
December 22-17 Fall B term Finals
December 15 Fall B term Campus: Last day of classes
December 17 Fall B term Online: Last day of classes
December 20 Fall B term Final grades due
     
     

Spring Semester 2024:    Graduation: May 3, 2024

 Spring 2024 | Campus + Online (Two 8 week terms within the Semester)

Spring Term A - 1/8/24 - 3/3/24        Spring Term B - 3/4/24 - 4/28/24

January 2024
January 8 Spring A term First day of classes
January 10 Spring A term Last day to Add
January 14 Spring A term Last day to Drop
     
     
January 15 Spring A term Martin Luther King Day - no classes - campus closed
     
January 29- February 4 Spring A term Midterms
February 2024
February 7 Spring A term Midterm grades due
February 11 Spring A term Last day to withdraw from classes and receive a “W”
February 26-March 3 Spring A term Finals
March 1 Spring A term Campus: Last day of classes
March 3 Spring A term Online: Last day of classes
March 4 Spring B term First day of classes
March 2024
March 6 Spring A term Final grades due
March 6 Spring B term Last day to Add
March 10 Spring B term Last day to Drop
March 25-31 Spring B term Midterms
     
     
April 3 Spring B term Midterm grades due
     
April 2024
April 7 Spring B term Last day to withdraw from classes and receive a “W”
April 22-28 Spring B term Finals
April 26 Spring B term Campus: Last day of classes
April 28 Spring B term Online: Last day of classes
May 1 Spring B term Final grades due
     

Summer Semester 2024

Summer 2024 | Campus + Online (Two 8 week terms within the Semester)

Summer Term A - 5/6/24 - 6/30/24           Summer Term B - 7/1/24 - 8/25/24

May 2024
May 6 Summer A term First day of classes
May 8 Summer A term Last day to Add
May 12 Summer A term Last day to Drop
     
     
May 27-June 2 Summer A term Midterms
     
May 27 Summer A term Memorial Day - no classes - campus closed
June 5 Summer A term Midterm grades due
June 2024
June 9 Summer A term Last day to withdraw from classes and receive a “W”
June 19 Summer A term Juneteenth Holiday - no classes - campus open
June 24-30 Summer A term Finals
June 28 Summer A term Campus: Last day of classes
June 30 Summer A term Online: Last day of classes
July 1 Summer B term First day of classes
July 3 Summer A term Final grades due
June 3 Summer B term Last day to Add
July 2024
July 7 Summer B term Last day to Drop
July 4-5 Summer B term Independence Day Observed - campus closed
July 22-28 Summer B term Midterms
     
July 31 Summer B term Midterm grades due
     
August 4 Summer B term Last day to withdraw from classes and receive a “W”
August 2024
August 19-25 Summer B term Finals
August 23 Summer B term Campus: Last day of classes
August 25 Summer B term Online: Last day of classes
August 28 Summer B term Final grades due
     
September 2024