May 18, 2024  
2024-2025 Academic Catalog 
    
2024-2025 Academic Catalog

Academic Calendar



2024-2025 Academic Calendar FA Overview  

RMCAD has eight start dates for new students for the 2024 - 2025 academic calendar year, these include: September 3 (one day delay due to holiday), October 28, January 6, March 3, May 5, and June 30

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.

(Updated April 2024. Applicable to new students starting in the Summer 2024 B term 24-25 Academic Year only.) The College produces an Academic Catalog edition used during each Academic Year (e.g. RMCAD Academic Catalog 2024-2025). 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.

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.

RMCAD Closed: All faculty, staff, and business services are out of the office.

No Classes or Campus Activities: No classes or events for students, but faculty, staff, and business services are available.

Fall Semester 2024

Fall 2024  | Campus + Online (Two 8 week terms within each semester)

Fall Term A - 9/2/24 - 10/27/24     Fall Term B - 10/28/24 - 12/22/24

August 2024
September 2024
September 2 Fall A term Administrative start of term - Labor Day - no classes - RMCAD closed. Start delayed by one day
September 3 Fall term A First day of classes
September 5 Fall A term Last day to Add
September 8 Fall A term Last day to Drop
September 23-29 Fall A term Midterms
     
October 2024
October 2 Fall A term Midterm grades due
October 6 Fall A term Last day to withdraw from classes and receive a “W”
October 21-27 Fall A term Finals
October 25 Fall A term Campus: Last day of classes
October 27 Fall A term Online: Last day of classes
October 28 Fall B term First day of classes
October 30 Fall A term Final grades due
October 30 Fall B term Last day to Add
November 2024
November 3 Fall B term Last day to Drop
November 18-24 Fall B term Midterms
     
     
November 27 Fall B term Midterm grades due
November 28-29 Fall B term

Thanksgiving Break
Campus: no classes or student activities 11/28/24-11/29/24. The college is open on Wednesday; and closed onThursday & Friday.
Online: Online holiday 11/28/24

     
December 2024
December 1 Fall B term Last day to withdraw from classes and receive a “W”
December 16-22 Fall B term Finals
December 20 Fall B term Campus: Last day of classes
December 22 Fall B term Online: Last day of classes
December 25 Fall B term Holiday - RMCAD closed
December 26 Fall B term Final grades due (One day delay due to holiday)
     

Spring Semester 2025:    Graduation: May 2, 2025

 Spring 2025 | Campus + Online (Two 8 week terms within each semester)

Spring Term A - 1/6/25 - 3/2/25        Spring Term B - 3/3/25 - 4/27/25

January 2025
January 1   Holiday - RMCAD closed
January 6 Spring A term First day of classes
January 8 Spring A term Last day to Add
January 12 Spring A term Last day to Drop
     
January 20 Spring A term Martin Luther King Day - RMCAD closed
     
January 27- February 2 Spring A term Midterms
February 2025
     
February 5 Spring A term Midterm grades due
February 9 Spring A term Last day to withdraw from classes and receive a “W”
February 24-March 2 Spring A term Finals
February 28 Spring A term Campus: Last day of classes
March 2025
March 2 Spring A term Online: Last day of classes
March 3 Spring B term First day of classes
March 5 Spring A term Final grades due
March 5 Spring B term Last day to Add
March 9 Spring B term Last day to Drop
March 24-30 Spring B term Midterms
     
     
April 2025
     
April 2 Spring B term Midterm grades due
April 6 Spring B term Last day to withdraw from classes and receive a “W”
April 21-27 Spring B term Finals
April 25 Spring B term Campus: Last day of classes
April 27 Spring B term Online: Last day of classes
April 30 Spring B term Final grades due

Summer Semester 2025

Summer 2025 | Campus + Online (Two 8 week terms within each semester)

Summer Term A - 5/5/25 - 6/29/25           Summer Term B - 6/30/25 - 8/24/25

May 2025
May 5 Summer A term First day of classes
May 7 Summer A term Last day to Add
May 11 Summer A term Last day to Drop
     
     
May 26-June 1 Summer A term Midterms
May 26 Summer A term Memorial Day - RMCAD closed
     
June 2025
     
June 4 Summer A term Midterm grades due
June 8 Summer A term Last day to withdraw from classes and receive a “W”
June 19 Summer A term Juneteenth Holiday - No classes or campus activities
June 23-29 Summer A term Finals
June 27 Summer A term Campus: Last day of classes
June 29 Summer A term Online: Last day of classes
June 30 Summer B term First day of classes
July 2025
July 2 Summer A term Final grades due
July 2 Summer B term Last day to Add
July 4 Summer B term Independence Day - RMCAD closed
July 6 Summer B term Last day to Drop
July 21-27 Summer B term Midterms
     
July 30 Summer B term Midterm grades due
     
     
August 2025
August 3 Summer B term Last day to withdraw from classes and receive a “W”
August 18-24 Summer B term Finals
August 22 Summer B term Campus: Last day of classes
August 24 Summer B term Online: Last day of classes
August 27 Summer B term Final grades due
     
September 2025
     
     

RMCAD will be closed in observance of the following holidays: New Year’s Day, Martin Luther King Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, and the Friday after, and Christmas Day.