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.

2017-18 (Dates subject to change)

Academic  Calendar (PDF version)

Spring Semester – 2018
Classes begin Mon. Jan. 8, 2018
Last Day to Drop (Full-Term Courses)

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

Fri. Jan. 12, 2018
Martin Luther King Day Holiday- No Classes Mon. Jan. 15, 2018
Student Success Day – No Classes Thurs. Jan. 25, 2018
Precinct Caucus – No Classes or College events held after 6:00 pm Tues. Feb. 6, 2018
Presidents Day Holiday – No Classes Mon. Feb. 19, 2018
Spring Break – No Classes Mon-Fri Mar. 5-9, 2018
Employee Development Day – No Classes Wed. Mar. 14, 2018
Employee Development Day – No Classes Tues. April 17, 2018
Spring Semester Ends Wed. May 9, 2018
Commencement – Time To Be Determined Thur. May 10, 2018
Summer Session – 2018
Summer Session Begin Tues. May 29, 2018
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 Wed. July 4, 2018
Summer Session Ends Thur. Aug. 9, 2018

2018-19 (Dates subject to change)

Academic Calendar (PDF version)

Fall Semester – 2018
Student Welcome Day Thur. Aug. 23, 2018
Classes begin Mon. Aug. 27, 2018
Last Day to Drop (Full-Term Courses)

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

Fri. Aug. 31, 2018
Labor Day Holiday – No Classes Mon. Sept. 3, 2018
Student Success Day – No Classes Tues. Sept 11, 2018
Education Minnesota Conference – No Classes Thurs.-Fri. Oct. 18 & 19, 2018
Veterans Day Holiday Observed – No Classes Mon. Nov. 12, 2018
Thanksgiving Break Thur-Fri Nov. 22 & 23, 2018
Fall Semester Ends Fri. Dec. 21, 2018
Spring Semester – 2019
Classes begin Mon. Jan. 14, 2019
Last Day to Drop (Full-Term Courses)

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

Fri. Jan. 18, 2019
Martin Luther King Day Holiday- No Classes Mon. Jan. 21, 2019
Student Success Day – No Classes Thurs. Jan. 31, 2019
Presidents Day Holiday – No Classes Mon. Feb. 18, 2019
Spring Break – No Classes Mon-Fri Mar. 11-15, 2019
Employee Development Day – No Classes Wed. Mar. 20, 2019
Employee Development Day – No Classes Tues. April 23, 2019
Spring Semester Ends Wed. May 15, 2019
Commencement – Time To Be Determined Thur. May 16, 2019
Summer Session – 2019
Summer Session Begin Tues. May 28, 2019
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 Thur. July 4, 2019
Summer Session Ends Thur. Aug. 8, 2019

Future Academic Calendar Start Dates:

2019-2020 (Access the full academic calendar)

Fall Semester Starts August 26, 2019

Spring Semester Starts January 13, 2020

2020-2021 (Detailed calendar not yet available)

Fall Semester Starts August 24, 2020

Spring Semester Starts January 11, 2021

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