Academic Calendar

Academic Year 2020-2021, New Jersey Campuses

Fall Semester 2020

Registration/Academic Counseling and Advising
August 3-14
Classes Begin, 8:00 AM (Monday)
August 17
Last Day for New Registrations and Final Drop/Add Changes (Monday)
August 31
Labor Day Holiday (Monday)
September 7
Midterm Progress Reporting Opens (Monday)
September 21
Fall Recess Cancelled

 

Midterm Progress Reporting Closes (Tuesday)
October 13
Last Day to Withdraw (Friday)
October 23
Priority scheduling for Spring Semester
October 26 to November 10
Last Day of Fall Classes (Monday)
November 16
Reading/Snow Make-up Day (Tuesday)
November 17
Final Examinations (Wednesday to Tuesday)
November 18 to 24
Grades due no later than 5:00 PM on the 3rd day after exam is administered.
Fall Semester Ends, 11:00 PM (Tuesday)
November 24

Notes regarding Fall Semester 2020 hours of instruction

An additional 2.5 hours of instruction (or more depending on the hours per week for the course) will be distributed and conducted within the semester in order to meet required contact hours.

Programs that run back-to-back 8-week sessions during the fall semester will be adjusted to run for 7 weeks (instead of the usual 8), with instructors adjusting their scheduled time allotments to account for these shortened sessions. Classes for the first fall semester module block will begin Monday, August 17 and run through Saturday, October 3, and classes within the second module block will run from Monday, October 5 through Saturday November 21.

Winter Sessions 2020-2021, Session I

Online winter session, based on 6-week model of Summer Sessions, allows some students to take one, two, or three courses totalling up to 9 credit hours.

Classes Begin, 8:00 AM (Monday)
December 1 through December 22
Holiday Break for Christmas and New Year’s
December 23 through January 3
Classes Resume 8:00 AM (Monday)
January 4 through January 22
Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday (Monday)
January 18
Exams during class time; Session I ends, 11:00 PM (Friday)
January 22

Winter Sessions 2020-2021, Session II

Traditional model January Wintersession

Classes Begin, 8:00 AM (Monday)
January 4
Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday (Monday)
January 18
Exams during class time; Session II ends, 11:00 PM (Wednesday)
January 20

Spring Semester 2021

Registration/Academic Counseling and Advising
January 4-22
Classes Begin, 8:00 AM (Monday)
January 25
Last Day for New Registrations and Final Drop/Add Changes (Monday)
February 8
Midterm Progress Reporting Opens (Monday)
March 1
Spring Recess
March 15-20
Online Registration for Summer 2021 Sessions Opens (Monday)
March 15
Classes Resume, 8:00 AM (Monday)
March 22
Midterm Progress Reporting Closes (Saturday)
March 27
Last Day for Student Withdrawal from Classes (Friday)
April 9
Priority Registration for Fall Semester 2021
April 12-23
Last Day of Spring Classes (Saturday)
May 8
Reading/Snow Make-up Days (Monday/Tuesday)
May 10-11
Final Examinations (Wednesday-Tuesday)
May 12-18
Grades due no later than 5:00 PM on the 3rd day after exam is administered.
Spring Semester Ends, 11:00 PM (Tuesday)
May 18
University Commencement
TBD

Summer Session I 2021

Classes Begin, 8:00 AM (Monday)
May 24
Memorial Day Holiday (Monday)
May 31
Memorial Day Holiday Makeup (Friday)
June 4
Classes End, 11:00 PM (Saturday)
July 3

Summer Session II 2021

Classes Begin, 8:00 AM (Monday)
June 14
Independence Day Holiday (Monday)
July 5
Independence Day Holiday Makeup (Friday)
July 9
Classes End, 11:00 PM (Saturday)
July 24

Summer Session III 2021

Independence Day Holiday (Monday)
July 5
Classes Begin, 8:00 AM (Tuesday)
July 6
Independence Day Holiday Makeup (Friday)
July 9
Classes End, 11:00 PM (Saturday)
August 14

Notes

Beginning with the Fall 2015 semester, and extending through the summer semesters of 2019, FDU operated academic programs under two distinct calendars, a traditional term calendar and a non-traditional term calendar. Beginning with the Fall 2019 semester, all programs follow the traditional term calendar.

Major Religious Holy Days

The University respects the observance of major religious holy days by members of the campus community. To the extent possible, officers of administration and of instruction responsible for scheduling are expected to avoid conflict with such observances.

The academic calendar is subject to change with appropriate notice.