Office of Residence Life

2017-2018 Housing Calendar

Additional information can always be found on the Rensselaer Academic Calendar.

Fall Semester 2017
August 26 Check-in begins for first year students at 9:00 a.m. in the East Campus Athletic Village (ECAV)
August 28 Check-in begins for returning students at 9:00 a.m.in Blitman Commons
August 29 Check-in continues for returning students at 9:00 a.m. in Blitman Commons
August 30 Check-in continues for returning students at 9:00 a.m. in the Office of Student Living and Learning
August 31 Classes begin
September 4 Office closed to observe Labor Day
September 18 First day for room changes - make an appointment with your Assistant Dean if you'd like to arrange a room change.
October 9 Columbus Day - No Classes. Residence life Office is open.
October 10 Classes Resume - Follow MONDAY class schedule
October 30 Thanksgiving Break: Registration to stay on-campus opens (if you are staying on campus during break, you must register for safety notification purposes).
November 13 Winter Break: Application to stay on-campus open
November 17 Last day to complete room changes
November 22-November 24 Thanksgiving break -- No classes. Residence Halls remain open. Residence Life is open on November 22 and closed on November 23 and 24. Classes resume on November 27.
December 13 Last day of classes
December 14-15 Reading Days
December 18-22 Final Exams
December 22 Dining halls close after dinner
December 23 Winter recess begins, Halls close at 12:00pm (noon)
December 24-January 12 Residence Life closed in observance of the Institute Winter Closing, and will reopen on January 12 at 12:00 p.m. (noon).
Spring Semester 2018
January 12 Residence Halls open at 12:00 p.m. (noon) for spring semester
January 15 Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. No classes.
January 16 Classes begin for the spring 2017 semester
February 5 First day for room changes - make an appointment with your Assistant Dean if you'd like to arrange a room change.
February 12 Spring Break: Registration to stay on-campus opens (if you are staying on campus during break, you must register for safety notification purposes).
February 19th President's Day. The Residence Life Office will be closed in observance of the holiday.
March 12 - March 16 Spring Break – residence halls remain open
March 30 - April 6 Grand Marshal Week
April 4 GM Day - No classes
May 2 Last day of classes
May 3-4 Reading days; no classes
May 7-11 Final Exams
May 12 Residence Halls close at 12:00 p.m. (noon) for students not participating in summer session or Commencement activities
May 19 Commencement
May 20 Residence Halls close at 11:00 a.m. for students approved for extensions (commencement, summer housing, etc.). Summer Transition occurs for students in summer housing.

Last modified: Oct 17, 2017