Fairleigh Dickinson University welcomes all students back to our New Jersey campuses this fall and return to in-person student experiences for courses, residential living, co-curricular activities, and related services.

Health and Safety 

FDU requires all students, faculty and staff on the Metropolitan and Florham campuses to be immunized against COVID-19. This includes all students who are on campus to live, attend classes, or engage in any in-person activities. For more information and to see frequently asked questions and answers about the vaccine policy, go to our COVID-19 Vaccination Policy web page. 

FDU also has developed additional health and safety protocols to help safeguard our community members while enabling a return to in-person experiences. These include indoor masking requirements, COVID-19 training, symptom screening, and COVID-19 testing and contact tracing. For more information, see our health and safety requirements.  


The majority of classes and academic activities are in person and only limited courses are being offered remotely (with the exception of our normal online programs). Students should consult Webadvisor for specific course modalities as some have been recently updated. Fall classes began on August 23. We have restored the fall recess (October 11 and 12) and will once again have Thanksgiving break (November 24-26). Classes will resume after Thanksgiving break, and final exams are scheduled for December 9 to 15.

Academic Calendar

  • Fall classes began August 23 
  • Fall recess resumes October 11 and 12
  • Thanksgiving break November 24 to 26
  • Classes resume after Thanksgiving
  • Final exams December 9 to 15

To see the full academic calendar click here

Campus Operations

Many student support services in areas like admissions, financial aid, registrar, counseling, and health services are available in person. At the same time, the University continues to offer our students many of the online services that we developed over the course of the past year. 

In the residence halls, FDU has restored double occupancy, removed visitation restrictions between halls, and permitted access to shared kitchens and other common areas, all in keeping with evolving public health guidelines. 

Dining capacities have been increased as well, and many additional student activities are being permitted. Athletics teams are once again competing with their respective league rivals in the appropriate season.    

Vancouver Campus

In response to rising concern about the Delta variant of COVID-19 and the travel challenges faced by students who are outside of Canada, the FDU Vancouver Campus will be offering the following study options for students for the Fall 2021 semester: New students who are beginning their first semester of studies with FDUV and who are overseas and cannot travel to Vancouver before the first day of classes because of travel restrictions or visa processing delays will be able to begin their studies using synchronous remote learning (Zoom) technology. New students who are able to travel to Vancouver or who are already in Vancouver will be able to begin their studies through remote learning or through in-person instruction. At least some in-person instruction will be made available to these new students who wish it; students may be required to take a mix of in-person and remotely delivered classes. Some courses will only be available in-person and some will only be available via technology mediated learning. Information will be provided about hardware, software and internet access requirements needed to attend technology mediated classes. Operating updates will be posted to https://www.fdu.edu/campuses/vancouver-campus/

Wroxton College and Study Abroad

Wroxton College in England is looking forward to once again welcoming FDU students to the Abbey. That extraordinary study abroad experience is expected to resume this fall for our students.

FDU’s plans are predicated on having the vast majority of our students fully vaccinated by the fall and on compliance with evolving standards and guidelines set by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), New Jersey public health authorities, and our own health and safety resources. We will remain nimble to address new conditions and challenges, and we will make any appropriate changes in our plans to align with public health guidance.