Office of Residence Life

Housing Calendar: Fall 2016 through Spring 2017

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

Fall Semester 2016
August 23 Check-in begins for first year students at 10:00 a.m.
August 26 Check-in begins for returning students at 9:00 a.m.
August 27 Check-in continues for returning students
August 28 Check-in continues for returning students
August 29 Classes begin
September 5 Office closed to observe Labor Day
September 13 First day for room changes - make an appointment with your Assistant Dean if you'd like to arrange a room change.
October 10 Columbus Day - No Classes. Residence life Office is open.
October 11 Classes Resume - Follow MONDAY class schedule
October 18 Last day to complete room changes
November 1 Thanksgiving Break: Registration to stay on-campus open (if you are staying on campus during break, you must register for safety notification purposes).
November 14 Winter Break: Application to stay on-campus open
November 23-November 25 Thanksgiving break -- No classes. Residence Halls remain open. Residence Life is open on November 23 and closed on November 24 and 25.
December 9 Last day of classes
December 10-11 (weekend) Reading Days
December 14-20 Final Exams
December 20 Dining halls close after dinner
December 21 Winter recess begins, Halls close on Noon
December 24-January 4th Residence Life closed in observance of the Institute Winter Closing, and will reopen on January 4th at 8:30am.
Spring Semester Semester 2017
January 13 Residence Halls open at Noon for Spring Semester
January 16 Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. No classes.
January 17 Classes begin for the Spring 2017 semester
February 2 First day for room changes - make an appointment with your Assistant Dean if you'd like to arrange a room change.
February 20th President's Day. The Residence Life Office will be closed in observance of the holiday.
March 13 - March 17 Spring Break – residence halls remain open
March 31 - April 7 Grand Marshal Week
April 5 GM Day - No classes
May 3 Last day of classes
May 4-5 Reading days; no classes
May 8-12 Final Exams
May 13 Residence Halls close at noon for students not participating in summer session or Commencement activities
May 20 Commencement
May 21 Residence Halls close at 11am for students approved for extensions (commencement, summer housing, etc.). Summer Transition occurs for students in summer housing.

Last modified: Oct 6, 2016