Academic Calendar

Spring 2014

Winter Term- Classes meet December 16 - 20, January 2 - 10, 2014

Spring Term- Classes begin January 21, end May 15

Friday only classes starting 5 p.m. or after begin January 24.

Saturday only classes begin January 25.

Sunday only classes begin January 26.

*Important changes to registration dates for the 16 week classes

On Campus Registration:

  • Continuing Students- M-F, November 19 - January 15
  • New, former and transfer students- M-F, November 25 - January 15
  • *Drop & Adds only- Thursday - Friday, January 16 - 17
  • Saturday Registration, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.- Saturday, January 11

Online Registration:

  • Continuing Students- November 19 - January 15
  • New, former and transfer students- November 25 - January 15
  • *Drop & Adds only- Thursday, January16 - Mon., January 20

Beginning Tuesday, January 21, 2014 any student in good standing who does not have any restrictions, blocks or holds on their student record can resume registration activities for flex classes that have not met. Students with a GPA less than 2.0 have additional limitations. For additional information, visit Richland College Advising.

All students with a GPA1 below a 2.0 must have met with a suspension advisor and be registered for their classes by the dates listed below.

  • Students with a GPA below 2.0 with an existing AV block (students that miss this deadline must contact their advisor) No later than Friday, January 3, 2014

  • Students with a GPA below 2.0 with no existing AV block
    No later than Friday, January 10, 2014

Final Exams: May 12-15

For Winter term classes:

  • Last day to drop a class without a "W"- Thursday, December 19
  • Last day to drop a class with a "W"- Monday, January 6

For sixteen week classes:

  • Last day to drop a class without a "W"- Monday, February 3
  • Last day to drop a class with a "W"- Thursday, April 17

* Check your Registration Summary for Friday, Weekend, Flex Terms and Fast Track drop deadlines.

All refunds are processed at the district accounting office and may take up to 30 days to process. To receive a 100% refund you must drop prior to the first day of the semester.

For sixteen week classes withdraw:

  • Before January 21.............................................................. 100% refund
  • January 21 - February 8......................................................70% refund
  • February 9 - 14.................................................................... 25% refund
  • On or After February 15 ......................................................No refund

For flex term, fast track and mini-mester classes:

Students must withdraw PRIOR to the first class day of the semester to receive a 100% refund. If your class does not start on the first day of the semester and end on the last day of the semester, your refund dates will be different than the ones listed above. Please contact the Admissisons Office for the refund schedule.

Campus Closed to Students/Faculty/Staff: All campus buildings will be closed and no wireless access available on:

  • Winter Break ........... 5 p.m., December 24, 2013 - 6 a.m., January 2, 2014
  • Martin Luther King Jr. Day............................................................ January 20
  • Employee Development Day* .................................................... February 6
    (* Day and Evening classes will NOT meet.)
  • District Day of Service* ............................................................... February 7
    (* Friday Day classes will NOT meet. Friday Evening, Sat., and Sun. classes WILL meet.)
  • Spring Break ............................................................................... March 10 - March 14
  • Spring Holiday.................................................................. ...........April 18 - April 20

May Term 2014- May 19 - June 3

Summer Session 1 2014- June 4 - July 3

Summer Session 2 2014- July 9 - August 7

Spring 2014- Friday, March 7, 2014

Summer 2014- Friday, April 2, 2014*
* for those completing their programs over the summer who plan to participate in the May ceremony

Commencement Ceremony/Graduation - Thursday, May 8, 2014

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