2023-2024 Academic Calendar

Fall Term

Opening Faculty and Staff Conference Tuesday, August 22
New Students Arrive Wednesday, August 23
Opening Convocation Sunday, August 27
Classes Begin Monday, August 28
Family Weekend Friday-Saturday, September 22-23
Fall Break Thursday-Sunday, October 5-8
Midterm Friday, October 13
Homecoming Friday-Saturday, October 13-14
Building Bridges and Community Day Thursday, November 2
Thanksgiving Break Saturday-Sunday, November 18-26
Classes End Tuesday, December 5
Final Examinations Thursday-Wednesday, December 7-13


Classes Begin Tuesday, January 3
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Monday, January 15
Classes End Wednesday, January 25

Spring Term

Classes Begin Wednesday, January 31
Midterm Friday, March 15
Spring Break Saturday-Sunday, March 16-24
RICE Symposium Thursday, April 18
Classes End Tuesday, May 7
Final Examinations Thursday-Wednesday, May 9-15
Commencement Sunday, May 19


Summer Term

Classes Begin Wednesday, May 29
Juneteenth Holiday Wednesday, June 19
Classes End Thursday, June 27
Final Examinations Friday, June 28