Vancouver Academic Calendar
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 semester of 2019, all programs operate under the traditional academic calendar.
For the FDU Vancouver Campus, Traditional term programs are those that follow the University’s traditional calendar: two 15-week semesters, fall and spring, along with an optional 10-week summer session. Non-traditional term programs are those that run less than 15 weeks in the Fall and Spring terms. A normal 3 credit course will have 45 Academic contact hours during a term.
At the end of each Academic Term, there will be an exam period, and a special schedule will be posted for exams. Instructors will make arrangements to reschedule meeting times for any classes which are missed because of a Statutory Holiday or an official campus closure either during designated make up days in the calendar, or at another arranged time as approved by the Program Coordinator.
Students are expected to ensure that they make arrangements to arrive in time for the start of an academic term and to attend classes regularly. Students are also expected to be available until the end of the final day of the exam week. This should be taken into consideration when making any travel plans. The University does not make special arrangements for exams or late arrivals to accommodate travel arrangements.
The academic calendar is subject to change with appropriate notice.
To view the current, past and future Academic Calendars please use the navigation section of this page.