Academic Calendar

Academic calendars for some units may differ from the calendar below. More information is available from the Office of the Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs.

A ScarletApps version of the main Rutgers University calendar is also available. Visit the site, log in, and look for the "Rutgers Academic Calendar."

Event 2019-2020 2020-2021 2021-2022
Fall Semester Begins Tuesday, September 3 Tuesday, September 1 Wednesday, September 1
Regular Saturday Classes Start Saturday, September 7 Saturday, September 5 Saturday, September 4
Changes in Designation
of Class Days
Tuesday, November 26
(Thursday Classes)
 Tuesday, September 8
(Monday Classes)
Wednesday, September 8 (Monday Classes)
Wednesday, November 27
(Friday Classes)
Wednesday, November 25
(Friday Classes)
Monday, November 29 (Wednesday Classes)
Thanksgiving Recess Thursday, November 28 -
Sunday, December 1
Thursday, November 26 -
Sunday, November 29
Wednesday, November 24 - Sunday, November 28
Regular Classes End Wednesday, December 11 Thursday, December 10 Monday, December 13
Reading Days Thursday, December 12
Friday, December 13
Friday, December 11
Monday, December 14

Tuesday, December 14
Wednesday, December 15

Fall Exams Begin Monday, December 16 Tuesday, December 15 Thursday, December 16
Fall Exams End Monday, December 23 Tuesday, December 22 Thursday, December 23
Winter Session Begins Monday, December 23 Tuesday, December 22 Thursday, December 23
Winter Session Ends Friday, January 17 Friday, January 15 Friday, January 14
Spring Semester Begins Tuesday, January 21 Tuesday, January 19 Tuesday, January 18
Spring Recess Begins Saturday, March 14 Saturday, March 13 Saturday, March 12
Spring Recess Ends Sunday, March 22 Sunday, March 21 Saturday, March 20
Regular Classes End Monday, May 4 Monday, May 3 Monday, May 2
Reading Days Tuesday, May 5
Wednesday, May 6
Tuesday, May 4
Wednesday, May 5

Tuesday May 3
Wednesday, May 4

Spring Exams Begin Thursday, May 7 Thursday, May 6 Thursday, May 5
Spring Exams End Wednesday, May 13 Wednesday, May 12 Wednesday, May 11
University Commencement Sunday, May 17 Sunday, May 16 Sunday, May 15
Summer Session Begins Tuesday, May 26 Tuesday, June 1 Tuesday, May 31
Summer Session Ends Wednesday, August 12 Wednesday, August 18 Wednesday, August 17

For college/school commencements, please check with your dean's office.

For any questions regarding the academic calendar, please email sched@echo.rutgers.edu.