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February 24
Deadline: Last day to drop full-term courses online via ESTHER
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February 24
Deadline: Last day for instructors to submit Mid-Semester Grades for first-year undergraduate students online via ESTHER
Sponsor: Academic Calendar
February 24
Deadline: College (COLL) course plans due to Dean of Undergraduates office for Fall 2017
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February 24
Deadline: Last day for instructors to submit textbook orders for Summer 2017
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February 24
Deadline: Last day to withdraw with a 30% refund of tuition
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February 24
Deadline: Last day to file an application for a May degree conferral with the Office of the Registrar (Graduate Students only)
Sponsor: Academic Calendar
February 24
Deadline: Last day to file the following in the Office of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies for May degree conferral: -Thesis master's candidacy petitions | -Certification of non-thesis master's | -Form for candidacy master's | -Ph.D. candidacy petitions
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March 03
Deadline: Last day to withdraw with a 20% refund of tuition
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March 10
Deadline: Last day to withdraw with a 10% refund of tuition
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March 11 through March 19 SPRING BREAK (NO SCHEDULED CLASSES)
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March 13 through March 17 Spring Break (No Scheduled Classes)
Speaker: Statistics Department
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March 13
Summer Registration Begins: Summer 2017 registration begins for currently enrolled undergraduate, graduate, and fifth-year students
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March 24
Deadline: Last day to designate a full-term course status to "Pass/Fail" option
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March 24
Deadline: Last day to drop courses (for previous Fall undergraduate matriculants only). Students must go to the Office of the Registrar by 4:00 PM
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March 24
Deadline: Last day for second year students to declare majors with the Office of the Registrar
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March 27
Fall Registration: Fall 2017 Course Schedule published
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March 27
Fall Registration: ESTHER Course Registration Planner opens for undergraduate students for Fall 2017 registration.
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March 29
Deadline: Last day for instructors to submit textbook orders for Fall 2017 to the Rice Bookstore
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April 09
Deadline: ESTHER Course Registration Planner closes at 11:59 PM
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April 10
Fall Registration: Fall 2017 registration begins for currently enrolled graduate and fifth-year students at 5:00 PM
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April 12
Fall Registration: Fall 2017 ADD/DROP begins for currently enrolled undergraduate students at 7:00 AM
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April 14
Deadline: Last day to register for Fall 2017 by 5:00 PM without a Late Registration Fee
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April 15
Late Registration Begins: Continuing students that have not registered for any classes are charged a Late Registration Fee to add classes
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April 21
LAST DAY OF CLASSES
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April 21
Deadline: Last day to drop courses (for Spring 2017 undergraduate matriculants only). Students must go to the Office of the Registrar by 4:00 PM
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April 21
Deadline: Last day to submit theses in the Office of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies for May degree conferral by 12:00 noon
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April 21
Last Day of Classes
Speaker: Statistics Department
Sponsor: Statistics
April 22 through April 25 STUDY DAYS - NO EXAMS
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April 26 through May 03 Final examinations for all undergraduate courses
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May 03
END OF THE SPRING SEMESTER
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May 05
Deadline: Last day for instructors to submit Final Grades for all degree candidates online via ESTHER by 5:00 PM
Sponsor: Academic Calendar
May 05
Deadline: Last day for academic departments to submit their proposed list of degree candidates to receive the university honor of Distinction in Research and Creative Work to Provost’s Office by 4:00PM
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May 08
Deadline (May 2017 Undergraduate Degree Candidates only): Last day to convert a “Pass/Fail” to an earned letter grade for courses taken in Spring 2017 by 12:00 noon
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May 12
ONE HUNDRED AND FOURTH COMMENCEMENT
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May 17
Deadline: Last day for instructors to submit Final Grades for all non-graduating students online via ESTHER
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June 09
Deadline: Last day for instructors to submit final grades to resolve "Other" (OT) grades for courses taken in Spring 2017
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