Academic Calendar Fall 2020

Important Academic Dates

Certain classes meet outside of the regular semester dates. Drop and withdrawal dates vary for each of these classes, depending on the starting date and the length of the class. Check your detailed student schedule for drop and withdrawal dates. Courses are subject to change without notice. Please check the Catalog for the most current course listings.

Fall 2020 Registration begins

April 6, 2020

15-week weekend session begins August 14, 2020

Last day to add a 15-week class (without instructor approval)

August 16, 2020

15-week session begins* (other classes begin throughout the fall semester)

August 17, 2020

7.5-week Accelerated Session I begins (August  17 – October 07)

August 17, 2020

Students can access full-term online courses

August 17, 2020

14-week RRCC Online classes begin

August 24, 2020

Last day to drop 7.5-week Accelerated Session I (After this date you will be responsible for full payment)

August 24, 2020

Deadline for credit/audit changes for 15-week classes

September 2, 2020

Last day to drop 15-week classes (After this date you will be responsible for full payment)

September 2, 2020

Last day to drop 14-week RRCC Online classes (After this date you will be responsible for full payment)

September 9, 2020

Last day to withdraw from 7.5-week Accelerated Session I (After this date you will be responsible for full payment)

September 28, 2020

7.5-week Accelerated Session II begins (October 8 - December 8)

October 8, 2020

Last day to drop 7.5-week Accelerated Session II (After this date you will be responsible for full payment)

October 15, 2020

Last day to withdraw from 15-week classes (You will be responsible for full payment)

November 9, 2020

Last day to withdraw from 14-week RRCC Online classes (You will be responsible for full payment)

November 11, 2020

Last day to withdraw from 7.5-week Accelerated Session II (You will be responsible for full payment)

November 19, 2020

Fall session ends

December 8, 2020

Full-term Fall grades are due

December 13, 2020

Terminology

  • Drop a class – The last day a student can remove him/herself from a class without having to pay for the class and without the class showing on his/her permanent student record.
  • Withdraw from a class – The last day a student can remove him/herself from a class and receive a “W” for the class instead of a grade. The student is responsible for payment.

College Dates

Fall 2020 Registration begins

April 6, 2020

New Student Welcome Night (Lakewood campus)

August 11, 2020

International Student Orientation

TBD

Application deadline for Fall Graduation 

September 2, 2020

Deadline to petition for residency reclassification 

Septemeber 2, 2020

No classes after 5:00 p.m.

September 4, 2020

No classes; Labor Day Weekend (both campuses closed)

September 5-7, 2020

No classes; All-College Development Day

October 20, 2020

Spring 2021 Registration begins

November 2, 2020

No classes; Fall Break (Lakewood and Arvada campus open)

November 23-29, 2020

Thanksgiving Holiday (both campuses closed)

November 26, 2020

Both Campuses closed: Winter Break December 25, 2020 - January 1, 2021

Payment Dates

Due dates are based on when you register and NOT when the class starts.  If you register after the full term drop date, payment is due the 5th of the month following registration. 

Fall payment plan opens (No down payment required)

July 1, 2020

Payment Due Date - Failure to pay your bill in full or set up an alternative payment arrangement (NBS Payment Plan, Financial Aid, or Third-Party) will result in late fee assessment. 

September 2, 2020

Late fees added to accounts with outstanding balances 

September 3, 2020

Last day to sign up for the payment plan without a down payment

TBD

Payment Due Date (Balances incurred in previous month)

October 5, 2020

Late fees added to accounts with outstanding balances

October 6, 2020

Holds placed on accounts with outstanding balances and not on a payment plan 

October 16, 2020

Payment Due Date (Balances incurred in previous month) November 5, 2020
Late fees added to accounts with outstanding balances November 6, 2020
Last day to sign up for the payment plan (Down payment required) TBD
Final Payment Due Date December 8, 2020
Accounts with outstanding balances will be subject to collection action  December 9, 2020
If you have signed up for the payment plan and it becomes deliquent a hold will be placed on your account and any future registrations will be dropped.