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Important Dates

On this page, you will find detailed information regarding term dates and deadlines. Select the term, course subject, course number and section for detailed dates relevant to a particular class. For Final Exam Dates, see the section at the bottom of this page.




Academic Term Course Subject Course Number Section/Instructor

Schedule of Classes/Course Finder

From subjects ranging from Accounting to Women's and Gender Studies, you'll find challenging and interesting courses throughout the many programs offered by Roosevelt. Click on the course finder link for the appropriate semester below to help navigate through the course schedules and locations offered by academic term.

Current and Upcoming Academic Terms

Previous Academic Terms

Academic Calendar

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Semester Start & End Dates
  • Fall 2016:   8/29/2016 to 12/17/2016
  • Spring 2017:  1/17/2017 to 5/8/2017

Pharmacy Students Only:

  • Winter 2016:  11/28/2016 to 2/24/2017
  • Spring 2017:  3/3/2017 to 5/19/2017
Registration Start Dates
  • Summer 2017: Tuesday, November 1, 2016
  • Fall 2017: Monday, February 13, 2017

Pharmacy Students Only

  • Fall 2016: Tuesday, March 1, 2016
  • Winter 2016:  Tuesday, November 1, 2016
Breaks & Holidays (No Classes)

Fall 2016 (All Students)

  • Labor Day Break:  9/3/2016 to 9/5/2016
  • Thanksgiving Break:  11/22/2016 to 11/27/2016

Winter 2016 (Pharmacy Students)

  • Winter Break:  12/23/2016 to 1/3/2017

Spring 2017 (All Students)

  • Spring Break:  3/6/2017 to 3/12/2017
Final Exam Dates - Fall Semester

Chicago

Class Day Class Time Exam Day Exam Time
Monday only 2:00 pm or 3:30 pm Monday, December 12, 2016 3:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Monday/Wednesday 8:00 am - 9:15 am Monday December 12, 2016 8:00 am - 10:30 am
Monday/Wednesday 9:30 am - 10:45 am Wednesday December 14, 2016 9:30 am - noon
Monday/Wednesday 11:00 am - 12:15 pm Monday December 12, 2016 11:00 am - 1:30 pm
Monday/Wednesday 12:30 pm - 1:45 pm Wednesday December 14, 2016 12:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Monday/Wednesday 2:00 pm - 3:15 pm Monday December 12, 2016 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Monday/Wednesday 3:30 pm - 4:45pm Wednesday December 14, 2016 3:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Monday/Wednesday 4:30 pm - 5:45 pm Wednesday December 14, 2016 3:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Tuesday only 2:00 pm or 3:30 pm Tuesday, December 13, 2016 3:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Tuesday/Thursday 8:00 am - 9:15 am Tuesday, December 13, 2016 8:00 am - 10:30 am
Tuesday/Thursday 9:30 am - 10:45 am Thursday, December 15, 2016 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
Tuesday/Thursday 11:00 am - 12:15 pm Tuesday, December 13, 2016 11:00 am - 1:30 pm
Tuesday/Thursday 12:30 pm - 1:45 pm Thursday, December 15, 2016 12:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Tuesday/Thursday 2:00 pm - 3:15 pm Tuesday, December 13, 2016 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Tuesday/Thursday 3:30 pm - 4:45 pm Thursday, December 15, 2016 3:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Tuesday/Thursday 4:30 pm - 5:45 pm Thursday, December 15, 2016 3:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Wednesday only 2:00 pm or 3:30 pm Wednesday, December 14, 2016 3:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Thursday only 2:00 pm or 3:30 pm Thursday, December 15, 2016 3:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Friday only Regular class time Friday, December 16, 2016 Regular class time
Saturday only Regular class time Saturday, December 17, 2016 Regular class time

 

Schaumburg

Class Day Class Time Exam Day Exam Time
Monday only 2:00 pm or 2:30 pm Monday, December 12, 2016 3:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Monday/Wednesday 8:30 am - 9:45 am Monday, December 12, 2016 8:30 am - 11:00 am
Monday/Wednesday 10:00 am - 11:15 am Wednesday, December 14, 2016 10:00 am - 12:30 pm
Monday/Wednesday 11:30 am - 12:45 pm Monday, December 12, 2016 11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Monday/Wednesday 12:30 pm - 1:45 pm Wednesday, December 14, 2016 12:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Monday/Wednesday 1:00 pm - 2:15 pm Wednesday, December 14, 2016 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Monday/Wednesday 2:30 pm - 3:45 pm Monday, December 12, 2016 2:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Monday/Wednesday 4:00 pm - 5:15 pm Wednesday, December 14, 2016 4:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Tuesday only 2:00 pm or 2:30 pm Tuesday, December 13, 2016 3:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Tuesday/Thursday 8:30 am - 9:45 am Tuesday, December 13, 2016 8:30 am - 11:00 am
Tuesday/Thursday 10:00 am - 11:15 am Thursday, December 15, 2016 10:00 am - 12:30 pm
Tuesday/Thursday 11:30 am - 12:45 pm Tuesday, December 13, 2016 11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Tuesday/Thursday 1:00 pm - 2:15 pm Thursday, December 15, 2016 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Tuesday/Thursday 2:30 pm - 3:45 pm Tuesday, December 13, 2016 2:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Tuesday/Thursday 3:30 pm - 4:45 pm Thursday, December 15, 2016 3:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Tuesday/Thursday 4:00 pm - 5:15 pm Thursday, December 15, 2016 4:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Wednesday only 2:00 pm or 2:30 pm Wednesday, December 14, 2016 3:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Thursday only 2:00 pm or 2:30 pm Thursday, December 15, 2016 3:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Friday only Regular class time Friday, December 16, 2016 Regular class time
Saturday only Regular class time Saturday, December 17, 2016 Regular class time

General Procedures

  1. Final examinations, if they are to be given, are given only during the final week of the semester. They may not be given earlier.

  2. What to do if you must miss a final exam — Let the instructor know as soon as possible before the exam. If the instructor finds your excuse acceptable, he or she may give you an incomplete and schedule an exam for you at a later date. The instructor is the only individual authorized to permit a student to defer a final exam.

  3. The instructor has the option of giving a final paper or project in place of a final exam.

Scheduling of Exams

  1. Time and day(s) that class meets: Exam times are determined by the schedule above according to when the class regularly meets during the semester. Classes meeting once a week, except those times listed above, will be given exams at the regular class time during finals week.

  2. Location: Unless other arrangements are made, final exam locations are the rooms in which the class has met. Instructors of courses with non-traditional meeting schedules should contact room scheduling in the Office of the Registrar to arrange for an exam location. If a student doesn’t have time to travel between downtown and Schaumburg campuses for an exam, they should contact their instructor to make arrangements for a make-up.

  3. Exam Conflicts: The exam schedule is designed to prevent conflicts. In case of conflicts, here is what happens if you have an exam conflict:

    1. For the Fall semester classes– course listed first by subject code in the online Schedule of Classes has precedence.

    2. If a student finds they have an exam conflict, they are responsible for informing their instructor by three weeks prior to the exam date.

    3. If a student finds they have less than 30 minutes between exams, they are responsible for informing their instructor by three weeks prior to the exam date.

  4. Commencement: Students who are participating in commencement may make arrangements with their instructor to take their exam at a different time should it overlap with the ceremony. Students should notify the instructor by three weeks prior to commencement for rescheduling.

  5. A student having more than three examinations in a day. No student will be required to take more than three final examinations in one day. Any student having more than three final examinations scheduled in one day is entitled to rescheduling. Students must notify all of their affected instructors by November 1 in the fall semester to be eligible for rescheduling. To resolve this conflict, any fourth or additional final examinations that are scheduled on the same day must be rescheduled and taken on another day within finals week.

Final Exam Dates - Spring Semester

Chicago

Class Day Class Time Exam Day Exam Time
Monday only 2:00 pm or 3:30 pm Monday, May 8, 2017 3:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Monday/Wednesday 8:00 am - 9:15 am Monday, May 8, 2017 8:00 am - 10:30 am
Monday/Wednesday 9:30 am - 10:45 am Wednesday May 3, 2017 9:30 am - noon
Monday/Wednesday 11:00 am - 12:15 pm Monday May 8, 2017 11:00 am - 1:30 pm
Monday/Wednesday 12:30 pm - 1:45 pm Wednesday May 3, 2017 12:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Monday/Wednesday 2:00 pm - 3:15 pm Monday May 8, 2017 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Monday/Wednesday 3:30 pm - 4:45pm Wednesday May 3, 2017 3:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Monday/Wednesday 4:30 pm - 5:45 pm Wednesday May 3, 2017 3:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Tuesday only 2:00 pm or 3:30 pm Tuesday, May 2, 2017 3:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Tuesday/Thursday 8:00 am - 9:15 am Tuesday, May 2, 2017 8:00 am - 10:30 am
Tuesday/Thursday 9:30 am - 10:45 am Thursday, May 4, 2017 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
Tuesday/Thursday 11:00 am - 12:15 pm Tuesday, May 2, 2017 11:00 am - 1:30 pm
Tuesday/Thursday 12:30 pm - 1:45 pm Thursday, May 4, 2017 12:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Tuesday/Thursday 2:00 pm - 3:15 pm Tuesday, May 2, 2017 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Tuesday/Thursday 3:30 pm - 4:45 pm Thursday, May 4, 2017 3:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Tuesday/Thursday 4:30 pm - 5:45 pm Thursday, May 4, 2017 3:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Wednesday only 2:00 pm or 3:30 pm Wednesday, May 3, 2017 3:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Thursday only 2:00 pm or 3:30 pm Thursday, May 4, 2017 3:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Friday only Regular class time Friday, May 5, 2017 Regular class time
Saturday only Regular class time Saturday, May 6, 2017 Regular class time

 

Schaumburg

Class Day Class Time Exam Day Exam Time
Monday only 2:00 pm or 2:30 pm Monday, May 8, 2017 3:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Monday/Wednesday 8:30 am - 9:45 am Monday, May 8, 2017 8:30 am - 11:00 am
Monday/Wednesday 10:00 am - 11:15 am Wednesday, May 3, 2017 10:00 am - 12:30 pm
Monday/Wednesday 11:30 am - 12:45 pm Monday, May 8, 2017 11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Monday/Wednesday 12:30 pm - 1:45 pm Wednesday, May 3, 2017 12:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Monday/Wednesday 1:00 pm - 2:15 pm Wednesday, May 3, 2017 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Monday/Wednesday 2:30 pm - 3:45 pm Monday, May 8, 2017 2:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Monday/Wednesday 4:00 pm - 5:15 pm Wednesday, May 3, 2017 4:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Tuesday only 2:00 pm or 2:30 pm Tuesday, May 2, 2017 3:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Tuesday/Thursday 8:30 am - 9:45 am Tuesday, May 2, 2017 8:30 am - 11:00 am
Tuesday/Thursday 10:00 am - 11:15 am Thursday, May 4, 2017 10:00 am - 12:30 pm
Tuesday/Thursday 11:30 am - 12:45 pm Tuesday, May 2, 2017 11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Tuesday/Thursday 1:00 pm - 2:15 pm Thursday, May 4, 2017 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Tuesday/Thursday 2:30 pm - 3:45 pm Tuesday, May 2, 2017 2:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Tuesday/Thursday 3:30 pm - 4:45 pm Thursday, May 4, 2017 3:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Tuesday/Thursday 4:00 pm - 5:15 pm Thursday, May 4, 2017 4:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Wednesday only 2:00 pm or 2:30 pm Wednesday, May 3, 2017 3:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Thursday only 2:00 pm or 2:30 pm Thursday, May 4, 2017 3:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Friday only Regular class time Friday, May 5, 2017 Regular class time
Saturday only Regular class time Saturday, May 6, 2017 Regular class time

General Procedures

  1. Final examinations, if they are to be given, are given only during the final week of the semester. They may not be given earlier.

  2. What to do if you must miss a final exam — Let the instructor know as soon as possible before the exam. If the instructor finds your excuse acceptable, he or she may give you an incomplete and schedule an exam for you at a later date. The instructor is the only individual authorized to permit a student to defer a final exam.

  3. The instructor has the option of giving a final paper or project in place of a final exam.

Scheduling of Exams

  1. Time and day(s) that class meets: Exam times are determined by the schedule above according to when the class regularly meets during the semester. Classes meeting once a week, except those times listed above, will be given exams at the regular class time during finals week.

  2. Location: Unless other arrangements are made, final exam locations are the rooms in which the class has met. Instructors of courses with non-traditional meeting schedules should contact room scheduling in the Office of the Registrar to arrange for an exam location. If a student doesn't have time to travel between downtown and Schaumburg campuses for an exam, they should contact their instructor to make arrangements for a make-up.

  3. Exam Conflicts: The exam schedule is designed to prevent conflicts. In case of conflicts, here is what happens if you have an exam conflict:

    1. For Spring semester – course listed second by subject code in the online Schedule of Classes has precedence.

    2. If a student finds they have an exam conflict, they are responsible for informing their instructor by three weeks prior to the exam date.

    3. If a student finds they have less than 30 minutes between exams, they are responsible for informing their instructor by three weeks prior to the exam date.

  4. Commencement: Students who are participating in commencement may make arrangements with their instructor to take their exam at a different time should it overlap with the ceremony. Students should notify the instructor by three weeks prior to commencement for rescheduling.

  5. A student having more than three examinations in a day. No student will be required to take more than three final examinations in one day. Any student having more than three final examinations scheduled in one day is entitled to rescheduling. Students must notify all of their affected instructors by April 1 in the spring semester to be eligible for scheduling. To resolve this conflict, any fourth or additional final examinations that are scheduled on the same day must be rescheduled and taken on another day within finals week.

Drop for Non-Payment Dates

For Spring 2017, students will be dropped from ALL classes if there is an outstanding balance. Payments can be made online via RU ACCESS or in person at the Cashiers office. (No later than 5:00pm the Friday before the drop deadline.)

  • January 9, 2017 –Drop Date (at 5 p.m.)
  • January 30, 2017 –Drop Date (at 5 p.m.)

Read more about the Drop for Non-Payment Procedure.