Academic Calendar

Academic Calendars in the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities system are subject to modifications or interruptions due to occurrences such as fire, natural disasters, labor disputes, interruption of utility services, acts of nature, civil disorder and war. In the event of any such occurrences, the College will attempt to accommodate its students. It will not, however, guarantee that courses of instruction, extracurricular activities, or other RCTC programs or events will be completed or rescheduled.

2019-20  (Dates subject to change)

Academic Calendar (PDF version)

Fall Semester – 2019
Student Welcome Day Thur. Aug. 22, 2019
Classes begin Mon. Aug. 26, 2019
Last Day to Drop (Full-Term Courses)

(See Drop/Add Policy for details on non-concurrent and short-term courses.)

Fri. Aug. 30, 2019
Labor Day Holiday – No Classes Mon. Sept. 2, 2019
Student Success Day – No Classes Wed. Sept 11, 2019
Education Minnesota Conference – No Classes Thurs.-Fri. Oct. 17 & 18, 2019
Veterans Day Holiday – No Classes Mon. Nov. 11, 2019
Thanksgiving Break Thur-Fri Nov. 28 & 29, 2019
Fall Semester Ends Fri. Dec. 20, 2019
Spring Semester – 2020
Classes begin Mon. Jan. 13, 2020
Last Day to Drop (Full-Term Courses)

(See Drop/Add Policy for details on non-concurrent and short-term courses.)

Fri. Jan. 17, 2020
Martin Luther King Day Holiday- No Classes Mon. Jan. 20, 2020
Student Success Day – No Classes Thurs. Jan. 30, 2020
Presidents Day Holiday – No Classes Mon. Feb. 17, 2020
MN Precinct Caucus – No Classes after 6:00 pm Tue. Feb. 25, 2020
Employee Development Day – No Classes Fri Feb. 28, 2020
Spring Break – No Classes Mon-Fri Mar. 9-13, 2020
Employee Development Day – No Classes Tues. April 7, 2020
Spring Semester Ends Wed. May 13, 2020
Commencement – Time To Be Determined Thur. May 14, 2020
Summer Session – 2020
Summer Session Begin Tues. May 26, 2020
Last Day to Drop (Full-Session Courses)

(See Drop/Add Policy for details on non-concurrent and short-term courses.)

Independence Day Holiday Observed – No Classes Fri. July 3, 2020
Summer Session Ends Thur. Aug. 6, 2020

2020-21 (Dates subject to change)

Academic Calendar (PDF version)

Fall Semester – 2020
Student Welcome Day Thur. Aug. 20, 2020
Classes begin Mon. Aug. 24, 2020
Last Day to Drop (Full-Term Courses)

(See Drop/Add Policy for details on non-concurrent and short-term courses.)

Fri. Aug. 28, 2020
Labor Day Holiday – No Classes Mon. Sept. 7, 2020
Student Success Day – No Classes Tues. Sept. 15, 2020
Education Minnesota Conference – No Classes Thurs.-Fri. Oct. 15 & 16, 2020
Veterans Day Holiday Observed – No Classes Wed. Nov. 11, 2020
Thanksgiving Break Thur-Fri Nov. 26 & 27, 2020
Fall Semester Ends Fri. Dec. 18, 2020
Spring Semester – 2021
Classes begin Mon. Jan. 11, 2021
Last Day to Drop (Full-Term Courses)

(See Drop/Add Policy for details on non-concurrent and short-term courses.)

Fri. Jan. 15, 2021
Martin Luther King Day Holiday- No Classes Mon. Jan. 18, 2021
Student Success Day – No Classes Wed. Jan. 27, 2021
Presidents Day Holiday – No Classes Mon. Feb. 15, 2021
Employee Development Day – No Classes Fri. Feb. 26, 2021
Spring Break – No Classes Mon-Fri Mar. 8-12, 2021
Employee Development Day – No Classes Tues. April 20, 2021
Spring Semester Ends Wed. May 12, 2021
Commencement – Time To Be Determined Thur. May 13, 2021
Summer Session – 2021
Summer Session Begin Tues. June 1, 2021
Last Day to Drop (Full-Session Courses)

(See Drop/Add Policy for details on non-concurrent and short-term courses.)

Independence Day Holiday Observed – No Classes Mon. July 5, 2021
Summer Session Ends Fri. Aug. 6, 2021

Future Academic Calendar Start Dates:

2021-2022 (Detailed calendar not yet available)

Fall Semester Starts August 23, 2021

Spring Semester Starts January 10, 2022

2022-2023 (Detailed calendar not yet available)

Fall Semester Starts August 22, 2022

Spring Semester Starts January 9, 2023