Academic Calendar Fall 2021

Important Registration 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 2021 Registration begins

March 22, 2021

15-week weekend session begins August 20, 2021
Last day to add a 15-week class (without instructor approval) August 22, 2021

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

August 23, 2021

7.5-week Accelerated Session I begins (August  23 – October 13)

August 23, 2021

Students can access full-term online courses

August 23, 2021

14-week RRCC Online classes begin

August 30, 2021

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

August 30, 2021

Deadline for credit/audit changes for 15-week classes

September 8, 2021

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

September 8, 2021

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

September 15, 2021

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

October 4, 2021

7.5-week Accelerated Session II begins (October 14 - December 14)

October 14, 2021

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

October 21, 2021

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

November 16, 2021

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

November 18, 2021

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

December 3, 2021

Fall session ends

December 14, 2021

Full-term Fall grades are due

December 19, 2021

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 2021 Registration begins

March 22, 2021

New Student Welcome Night!  (Virtual - 5:30pm-7:30pm) August 12, 2021

New Student Welcome Night!  (Lakewood campus 4:00pm - 6:00pm) 

August 17, 2021

International Student Orientation

TBD

No classes after 5:00 p.m. September 3, 2021
No classes; Labor Day Weekend (both campuses closed) September 4-6, 2021

Application deadline for Fall Graduation 

September 8, 2021

Deadline to petition for residency reclassification 

September 8, 2021

No classes; All-College Development Day

October 19, 2021

Spring 2022 Registration begins

November 1, 2021

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

November 22-28, 2021

Thanksgiving Holiday (both campuses closed)

November 25, 2021

Both Campuses closed: Winter Break December 24, 2021 - January 2, 2022

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, 2021

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 8, 2021

Late fees added to accounts with outstanding balances 

September 9, 2021

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

September 16, 2021

Payment Due Date (Balances incurred in previous month)

October 5, 2021

Late fees added to accounts with outstanding balances

October 6, 2021

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

October 6, 2021

Payment Due Date (Balances incurred in previous month) November 5, 2021
Late fees added to accounts with outstanding balances November 6, 2021
Last day to sign up for the payment plan (Down payment required) Novemeber 8, 2021
Final Payment Due Date December 14, 2021
Accounts with outstanding balances will be subject to collection action  December 15, 2021

If you have signed up for the payment plan and it becomes delinquent a hold will be placed on your account and any future registrations will be dropped. 

 

Financial Disclaimer for the 2021-22 School Year: During the 2021-22 academic year, some or all of the instructional formats may change due to an emergency situation affecting college operations, public safety, or public health, including the COVID-19 pandemic. Tuition and fees are charged at the beginning of the semester and will remain in place regardless of any changes in instructional format. Tuition and fees will not be refunded in the event the curriculum delivery format changes for any part of the 2021-22 academic year.