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.

Fall 2018

August 18 (Saturday): Weekend Classes Begin
August 20 (Monday): Weekday Classes Begin
September 1, 2, 3, 4 (Saturday, Sunday, Monday, Tuesday): No Classes
November 21, 22, 23, 24, 25 (Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday): No Classes
December 7 (Friday): End of Weekday Classes
December 8 (Saturday): End of Weekend Classes
December 10-14 (Monday-Friday): Final Exams for Weekday Classes
December 15 (Saturday): Final Exams for Weekend Classes
December 16 (Sunday): Grades Due by 11:59pm Sunday Night
December 16-January 11: No Classes

Spring 2019

January 11 (Friday): Faculty Development Day
January 12 (Saturday): Weekend Classes Begin
January 14 (Monday): Weekday Classes Begin
January 21 (Monday): No Classes
March 10-17 (Sunday-Sunday): Spring Recess - No Classes
March 18/23 (Monday/Saturday): Weekday / Weekend Classes Resume
April 18 (Thursday): Faculty & Staff Development Day/No Classes
April 19, 20, 21 (Friday, Saturday, Sunday): No Classes
May 4 (Saturday): End of Weekend Classes
May 10 (Friday): End of Weekday Classes
May 11, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17 (Sat, Mon, Tue, Wed, Thur, Fri): Final Exams for Weekend & Weekday Classes
May 17 (Friday at 6 pm): Commencement Exercises
May 19 (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.

Fall 2018

September 1, 2, 3 (Saturday, Sunday, Monday): College Closed
September 4 (Tuesday): Faculty & Staff Development Day/Offices Closed
November 22, 23, 24, 25 (Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday): College Closed
December 22, 23, 24, 25 (Saturday, Sunday, Monday, Tuesday): College Closed
December 29, 30, 31, January 1, 2019 (Saturday, Sunday, Monday, Tuesday): College Closed

Spring 2019

January 21 (Monday): College Closed
April 19, 20, 21 (Friday, Saturday, Sunday): College Closed
January 21: College Closed
April 19-21: 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.

Fall 2018

April 8-10, 2018, starting at 9pm: Priority Registration
April 11, 2018 at 9pm: Open Registration Begins
July 18, 2018 by 5pm: 1st Payment Due *
August 10, 2018: Waitlisting Ends
August 16, 2018 : Registration Ends
August 16, 2018 by 5pm: Final Payment Due *
August 18, 2018: Weekend Classes Begin
August 20, 2018: Weekday Classes Begin
August 20-27, 2018 until 5pm: Schedule Adjustment Period 
August 28, 2018 by 6pm: Last Day to Drop for Tuition Refund
October 1, 2018: Last Day to Apply for Fall Graduation
November 9, 2018 until 5pm: Last Day to "W" Withdraw from Class **

View short term/late starting classes (.pdf)


Spring 2019

October 28-30, 2018, starting at 9pm: Priority Registration
October 31, 2018 at 9pm: Open Registration Begins
December 6, 2018 by 5pm: 1st Payment Due *
December 9, 2018: Waitlisting Ends
January 10, 2019 by 5pm: Registration Ends
January 10, 2019 by 5pm: Final Payment Due *
January 12, 2019: Weekend Classes Begin
January 14, 2019: Weekday Classes Begin
January 14-18, 2019 until 5pm: Schedule Adjustment Period 
January 23, 2019 by 6pm: Last Day to Drop for Tuition Refund
March 1, 2019: Last Day to Apply for Spring Graduation
April 12, 2019 until 5pm: Last Day to "W" Withdraw from Class **

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

**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.