2017-18 Academic Year (AY) Calendar

Joe Loffredo, the Associate Vice President of the Registrar’s Office, came to senate to talk about the 2017-2018 Academic Year calendar. Features of the calendar include:

  • Intersession will be eliminated by 2017-18 AY
  • Each class term will consist of 14 weeks of class. (Fall, Spring, Summer)
  • There will only be one week of finals
  • A three week winter break
  • 70 class days each semester, and five days for finals

There are two different calendar options for each term. These are the elements of the calendars:

  • Fall Calendar A: September 5,2017 as the first day of class, no class on Labor Day, one day of October break, "Muesday" (a Tuesday following a Monday schedule), three days for Thanksgiving, December 15, 2017 as the last day of class, no reading day, five days for final exam, December 22, 2017 as the last day of finals
  • Fall Calendar B: Differences include September 4, 2017 as the first day of class, class on Labor Day, two days of October break, no Muesday, everything else has the same features as Fall Calendar A
  • Spring Calendar A: January 15, 2018 as the first day of classes, classes on Martin Luther King day, Spring break from the fifth of March to the ninth in 2018, April 27, 2018 as the last day of class, no reading day, four final exam days, no senior day, May 4 and 5, 2018 would be commencement, pre-Summer break, May 14, 2018 summer classes would start
  • Spring Calendar B: January 16, 2018 as the first day of classes, no classes on Martin Luther King day, same spring break days as option A, April 30, 2018 as the last day of classes, two reading days, five final exam days, May 10, 2018 as senior day, the 11th and 12th would be commencement, no pre-Summer break, May 14, 2018 Summer classes would start

SG Committee Updates

The Sustainability Committee is working on inventorying trees on campus and getting the approval to remove the Callery Pear tree from Campus. They are also working on an optional opt-out for junk mail towards students, reducing energy consumption on campus, removing products from campus that contain microbeads and a composting program. The Parking and Transportation Committee is working on removing Apple Transportation from campus, creating a report to re-evaluate campus transportation for off campus RIT students, and creating a resolution for freezing the increase in parking fees. The Deaf Advocacy Committee is working on creating videos for common mistakes to avoid when communicating between Deaf and hard of hearing students, extending a Deaf culture class to the Monroe County Sherriff’s Department, creating better accessibility to clubs for Deaf and hard of hearing students and requests for spoken interpreters.