Rock Valley College

College Calendar

The College Calendar includes three subsets of dates for students, staff, faculty, and the public to know:

  1. Academic Calendar
  2.  Operations Calendar
  3. Records and Registration Calendar 

The calendar view below includes all three subsets that are part of the College Calendar. For your convenience, below the calendar view you will find a simple list view of all three subsets of the College Calendar. 

Calendar View

Calendar view includes all three subsets that are part of the College Calendar: Academic Calendar (highlighted light blue), Operations Calendar (highlighted red), Records and Registration Calendar (highlighted dark blue).


Academic Calendar


The Academic Calendar  subset includes key academic start and end dates for each semester, dates of final exams, and days when no classes are in session. The primary use for this calendar is for academic planning and instructional delivery.

Spring 2021

January 8 (Friday): Faculty Development Day
January 9 (Saturday): Weekend Classes Begin
January 11 (Monday): Weekday Classes Begin
January 18 (Monday): No Classes
March 7-14 (Sunday-Sunday): Spring Recess - No Classes
March 15 (Monday): Weekday Classes Resume
April 1 (Thursday): Faculty & Staff Development Day/No Classes
April 2-4 (Friday, Saturday, Sunday): No Classes
May 1 (Saturday): End of Weekend Classes
May 7 (Friday): End of Weekday Classes
May 8 (Saturday): Final Exams for Weekend Classes
May 10-14 (Monday-Friday): Final Exams for Weekday Classes
May 14 (Friday at 6 pm): Commencement Exercises
May 16 (Sunday): Grades Due By 11:59pm Sunday Night

Summer 2021 - Session I

May 17 (Monday): Classes Begin
May 31 (Monday): No Classes
June 10 (Thursday): Final Exams
June 13 (Sunday): Grades Due By 11:59pm Sunday Night

Summer 2021 - Session II

June 14 (Monday): Classes Begin for First 4-Week and 8-Week Sessions
July 5 (Monday): No Classes
July 8 (Thursday) Final Exam Day for First 4-Week Classes
July 8 (Thursday): No Classes for 8-Week Classes
July 12  (Monday): Classes Begin for Second 4-Week Sessions
August 3 (Tuesday): End of Classes
August 4 & 5 (Wednesday & Thursday): Final Exams
August 8 (Sunday): Grades Due By 11:59pm Sunday Night

Operations Calendar

The Operations Calendar subset includes dates the College is closed and there will be no access to College buildings, offices, and student services. The primary use for this calendar is to communicate to the public and college community the dates when College operations are affected.

Spring 2021

January 18 (Monday): College Closed
April 2-4 (Friday, Saturday, Sunday): College Closed

Records and Registration Calendar

The Records and Registration Calendar subset includes important dates for students and the public to know regarding registration, payment due dates, and add/drop deadlines.

View a list of our short term/late start classes (.pdf)

Spring 2021

October 25, 2020 (Sunday) at 9pm: Priority Registration Begins
October 28, 2020 (Wednesday) at 9pm: Open Registration Begins
December 15, 2020 (Tuesday) at 5pm: First Payment Due Date
December 30, 2020 (Wednesday): Waitlist Ends
January 8, 2021 (Friday) at 5pm: Registration Ends
January 11-15, 2021 until 5pm: Schedule Adjustment Period (After January 15, students will need instructor permission to register for a class that has already started)**
January 20, 2021 (Wednesday) until 5pm: Last Day for Refund/Drop Classes
April 8, 2021 (Thursday) at 5pm: Last Day to "W" Withdraw from a Class ***

*Students who have not paid their tuition are dropped from courses.

**Students should obtain faculty approval via email to the student and forwarded to the Records Office or from the faculty member directly to the Records Office:

***Do not forget to check your syllabus and the short term dates PDF for additional deadlines.

****Withdrawing from class can only be done by the Instructor at mid-term or by the student through the Records & Registration Office,  located on the top floor of the Student Center.