Events

Academic Calendar

Spring 2018 Semester 
January 1, MondayLiberal Arts In Focus begins.
January 12, FridayLiberal Arts In Focus ends.
January 14, SundayResidence halls open for all students, 9:00 a.m.
January 15, MondayMartin 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 16, TuesdayClasses begin, 8:00 a.m.
January 19, FridayHalf-semester course add/drop deadline (without asterisk)*.
January 30, TuesdayFounders’ Day Celebration, 11:15 a.m.
February 9, FridayLast day for removing incompletes.
February 9, FridayFull-semester course add/drop deadline (without asterisk)*.
February 20, TuesdayHalf-semester course withdrawal deadline (with asterisk)*.
March 9, FridayMidsemester D and F grade reports due.
March 9, Friday Last class day for half-semester courses.
March 9, FridaySpring vacation begins, 5:00 p.m.
March 19, MondayClasses resume, 8:00 a.m.
March 19, MondaySecond half-semester classes begin.
March 19, MondayRegistration begins for fall classes.
March 19, MondayMidsemester grade reports are distributed to students and advisors.
March 28, WednesdaySecond half-semester course add/drop deadline (without asterisk)*.
March 30, FridayFull-semester course withdrawal deadline (with asterisk)* and election of Satisfactory-Unsatisfactory option deadline.
March 30, FridayRegistration ends.
April 18, WednesdayAwards Convocation, 7:00 p.m.
April 24, TuesdaySecond half-semester course withdrawal deadline (with asterisk)*.
May 1, TuesdayLast day of classes.
May 2, WednesdayReading day.
May 3, ThursdayFinal examinations begin.**
May 9, WednesdayLast day of final examinations.
May 13, SundayCommencement, 1:30 p.m.
May 14, MondayLiberal Arts In Focus begins.
June 1, 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.
Fall 2018 Semester 
July 30, MondayLiberal Arts In Focus begins.
August 17, Friday Liberal Arts In Focus ends.
August 24, FridayFaculty/staff opening meeting, 10:30 a.m.
August 25, SaturdayResidence halls open for new students, 9:00 a.m.
August 25, SaturdayMatriculation Convocation, 3:00 p.m.
August 26, SundayResidence halls open for returning students, 9:00 a.m.
August 28, TuesdayClasses begin, 8:00 a.m.
September 17, SundayConstitution and Citizenship Day.
September 21-22, Fri.-Sat.Homecoming and Family Weekend.
October 19, FridayFall vacation begins, 5:00 p.m.
October 29, MondayClasses resume, 8:00 a.m.
November 22, ThursdayThanksgiving Day; classes suspended.
November 23, FridayClasses suspended; Commons and residence halls will be open.
December 14, FridayLast day of classes.
December 17, MondayFinal examinations begin.
December 19, WednesdayReading Day.
December 21, FridayLast day of final examinations.
Spring 2019 Semester 
January 7, MondayLiberal Arts In Focus begins.
January 18, FridayLiberal Arts In Focus ends.
January 20, SundayResidence halls open for all students, 9:00 a.m.
January 21, MondayMartin 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 22, TuesdayClasses begin, 8:00 a.m.
January 29, TuesdayFounders’ Day Celebration, 11:15 a.m.
March 15, FridaySpring vacation begins, 5:00 p.m.
March 25, MondayClasses resume, 8:00 a.m.
April 24, WednesdayAwards Convocation, 7:00 p.m.
May 7, TuesdayLast day of classes.
May 8, WednesdayReading day.
May 9, ThursdayFinal examinations begin.
May 15, WednesdayLast day of final examinations.
May 19, SundayCommencement, 1:30 p.m.
May 20, MondayLiberal Arts In Focus begins.
June 7, FridayLiberal Arts In Focus ends.
Physical Address: 300 W. Seward St. Ripon, WI
Mailing Address: PO Box 248 Ripon, WI 54971-0248
Email: [email protected]
Phone: 800-947-4766
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