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Rio Salado's Block Calendar

If you are pursuing a degree or a certificate at Rio Salado College, you'll want to familiarize yourself with the college's Block Calendar and plan your classes within this unique, flexible system.

Block Calendar at a Glance

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Rio Salado College's academic calendar is divided into 16 blocks each term:

  • Fall and Spring terms are each 16 weeks long; Summer is 8 weeks long
  • Each block has a fixed start and end date
  • You select a start date for your classes when you register
  • Your start date determines your block for that term
  • All classwork for that term must be completed within your block's fixed start and end date

Block Calendar Planning Tool