Office of Residence Life

2018-2019 Housing Calendar

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

Fall Semester 2018
August 25 Check-in begins for first-year students from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. in the East Campus Athletic Village (ECAV)
August 25 Check-in begins for upperclass students from 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., see Upperclass Move-In Information page for check-in location.
August 26 Check-in continues for upperclass students from 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m., see Upperclass Move-In Information page for check-in location.
August 27 Check-in continues for upperclass students from 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m., see Upperclass Move-In Information page for check-in location.
August 28 Check-in continues for upperclass students from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00pm, and again from 6:00pm to 9:00 p.m., see Upperclass Move-In Information page for check-in location.
August 29 Check-in continues for upperclass students from 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m., see Upperclass Move-In Information page for check-in location.
August 30 Classes begin
September 3 Labor Day - No Classes. Student Living and Learning Office is closed
September 17 No room changes before this date.
October 8 Columbus Day - No Classes. Student Living and Learning Office is open.
October 9 Classes Resume - Follow MONDAY class schedule
October 29 Thanksgiving Break: Registration to stay on-campus opens (if you are staying on campus during break, you must register for safety notification purposes).
October 31 Last day to request a room change
November 12 Winter Break: Application to stay on-campus open 
November 21-November 23 Thanksgiving break -- No classes. Residence halls remain open. Student Living and Learning Office is open on November 21 and closed on November 22 and 23. Classes resume on November 26.
December 12 Last day of classes
December 13-16 Reading Days
December 17-21 Final Exams
December 22 Dining halls close after dinner
December 22 Winter recess begins, Halls close at 12:00pm (noon)
December 24-January 1 Student Living and Learning Office closed in observance of the Institute Winter Closing, and will reopen on January 2, at 8:30 a.m.
Spring Semester 2019
January 8 Residence Halls open at 12:00 p.m. (noon) for spring semester
January 10 Classes begin for the spring 2018 semester; Follow MONDAY class schedule
January 11 Follow TUESDAY class schedule
January 21 Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. No classes.
January 28 No room changes before this date.
February 11 Spring Break: Registration to stay on-campus opens (if you are staying on campus during break, you must register for safety notification purposes).
February 18 President's Day.  The Student Living and Learning Office is closed.
March 1 Last day to request a room change
March 4 - March 8 Spring Break: Residence halls remain open
March 23 - March 29 Grand Marshal Week
March 27 GM Day - No classes
April 26 Last day of classes
April 27-29 Reading days; no classes
April 30-May 4 Final Exams
May 5 Residence Halls close at 12:00 p.m. (noon) for students not participating in summer session or Commencement activities
May 18 Commencement
May 19 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: Aug 20, 2018