Events

Academic Calendar

 First Semester (Fall 2016)

  • July 25, MondayLiberal Arts In Focus begins.
  • August 12, FridayLiberal Arts In Focus ends.
  • August 19, Friday – Faculty/staff opening meeting, 10:30 a.m.
  • August 20, Saturday – Residence halls open for new students, 9:00 a.m.
  • August 20, Saturday – Matriculation Convocation, 3:00 p.m.
  • August 22, Monday – Residence halls open for returning students, 9:00 a.m.
  • August 23, Tuesday – Registration.
  • August 24, Wednesday – Classes begin, 8:00 a.m.
  • September 2, Friday – Half-semester course add/drop deadline (without asterisk)*
  • September 16, Friday – Last day for removing incompletes.
  • September 16, Friday – Full-semester course add/drop deadline (without asterisk)*
  • September 17, Saturday – Constitution and Citizenship Day.
  • September 30, Friday – Half-semester course withdrawal deadline (with asterisk)*
  • Sept. 30-Oct. 1, Friday-Saturday – Homecoming and Family Weekend.
  • October 14, Friday – Midsemester D and F grade reports due.
  • October 14, Friday – Last class day for half-semester courses.
  • October 14, Friday – Fall vacation begins, 5:00 p.m.
  • October 24, Monday – Classes resume, 8:00 a.m.
  • October 24, Monday – Second half-semester courses begin.
  • October 24, Monday – Registration begins for spring classes.
  • October 24, Monday – Midsemester grade reports are distributed to students and advisors.
  • November 2, Wednesday – Second half-semester course add/drop deadline (without asterisk)*
  • November 4, Friday – Full-semester course withdrawal deadline (with asterisk)* and election of Satisfactory-Unsatisfactory option deadline.
  • November 4, Friday – Registration ends.
  • November 24, Thursday – Thanksgiving Day; classes suspended.
  • November 25, Friday – Classes suspended; Commons and residence halls will be open.
  • November 29, Tuesday – Half-semester course withdrawal deadline (with asterisk)*
  • December 9, Friday – Last day of classes.
  • December 12, Monday – Final examinations begin.**
  • December 14, Wednesday – Reading day.
  • December 16, Friday – Last day of final examinations.

*Transcript indications for “without asterisk” or “with asterisk”: “without asterisk” indicates that the course will not be listed on the transcript; “with asterisk” indicates that course will appear on the transcript noting that the course was dropped after the third full week of classes.

**Students are expected to take their examinations at the scheduled times and will not have their schedules changed because of transportation difficulties or job appointments.

The Pickard Commons will be closed during the fall, midwinter, and spring vacations. Residence halls will be closed during midwinter vacation, but may remain open during fall and spring breaks if there is sufficient demand.

Second Semester (Spring 2017)

  • January 15, Sunday – Residence halls open for all students, 9:00 a.m.
  • January 16, Monday – Martin Luther King Day, the college encourages and provides options for student, faculty and staff participation with volunteer and/or other learning activities that fulfill the vision of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
  • January 17, Tuesday – Classes begin, 8:00 a.m.
  • January 20, Friday – Half-semester course add/drop deadline (without asterisk)*
  • January 31, Tuesday – Founders’ Day Celebration, 11:15 a.m.
  • February 10, Friday – Last day for removing incompletes.
  • February 10, Friday – Full-semester course add/drop deadline (without asterisk)*
  • February 21, Tuesday – Half-semester course withdrawal deadline (with asterisk)*
  • March 10, Friday – Midsemester D and F grade reports due.
  • March 10, Friday – Last class day for half-semester courses.
  • March 10, Friday – Spring vacation begins, 5:00 p.m.
  • March 20, Monday – Classes resume, 8:00 a.m.
  • March 20, Monday – Second half-semester classes begin.
  • March 20, Monday – Registration begins for fall classes.
  • March 20, Monday – Midsemester grade reports are distributed to students and advisors.
  • March 29, Wednesday – Second half-semester course add/drop deadline (without asterisk)*
  • March 31, Friday – Full-semester withdrawal deadline (with asterisk)* and election of Satisfactory-Unsatisfactory option deadline.
  • March 31, Friday – Registration ends.
  • April 19, Wednesday – Awards Convocation, 7:00 p.m.
  • April 25, Tuesday – Second half-semester course withdrawal deadline (with asterisk)*
  • May 2, Tuesday – Last day of classes.
  • May 3, Wednesday – Reading day.
  • May 4, Thursday – Final examinations begin.**
  • May 10, Wednesday – Last day of final examinations.
  • May 14, Sunday – Commencement, 1:30 p.m.
  • May 15, Monday Liberal Arts In Focus begins.
  • June 2, FridayLiberal Arts In Focus ends.

*Transcript indications for “without asterisk” or “with asterisk”: “without asterisk” indicates that the course will not be listed on the transcript; “with asterisk” indicates that course will appear on the transcript noting that the course was dropped after the third full week of classes.

**Students are expected to take their examinations at the scheduled times and will not have their schedules changed because of transportation difficulties or job appointments.

The Pickard Commons will be closed during the fall, midwinter, and spring vacations. Residence halls will be closed during midwinter vacation, but may remain open during fall and spring breaks if there is sufficient demand.

Physical Address: 300 W. Seward St. Ripon, WI
Mailing Address: PO Box 248 Ripon, WI 54971-0248
Email: adminfo@ripon.edu
Phone: 800-947-4766
Campus Map