Academic Calendar

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

Students should check with their individual units as academic calendars for some units may differ from the above.

Event   2016-2017 2017-2018
Fall Semester Begins   Tuesday, September 6 Tuesday, September 5
Regular Saturday Classes Start   Saturday, September 10 Saturday, September 9
Changes in Designation
of Class Days
   Tuesday, November 22
(Thursday Classes)
Tuesday, November 21
(Thursday Classes)
  Wednesday, November 23
(Friday Classes)
Wednesday, November 22
(Friday Classes)
Thanksgiving Recess


Thursday, November 24 -
Sunday, November 27
Thursday, November 23 -
Sunday, November 26
Regular Classes End   Wednesday, December 14 Wednesday, December 13
Reading Days  

Thursday, December 15

Thursday, December 14
Fall Exams Begin   Friday, December 16 Friday, December 15
Fall Exams End   Friday, December 23 Friday, December 22
Winter Session Begins   Friday, December 23 Friday, December 22
Winter Session Ends   Friday, January 13 Friday, January 12
Spring Semester Begins   Tuesday, January 17 Tuesday, January 16
Spring Recess Begins   Saturday, March 11 Saturday, March 10
Spring Recess Ends   Sunday, March 19 Sunday, March 18
Regular Classes End   Monday, May 1 Monday, April 30
Reading Days   Tuesday, May 2
Wednesday, May 3
Tuesday, May 1
Wednesday, May 2
Spring Exams Begin   Thursday, May 4 Thursday, May 3
Spring Exams End   Wednesday, May 10 Wednesday, May 9
University Commencement   Sunday, May 14 Sunday, May 13
Summer Session Begins   Tuesday, May 30 Tuesday, May 29
Summer Session Ends   Wednesday, August 16 Wednesday, August 15


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

For any questions regarding the academic calendar, please email