Spring 2021 Operations on New Jersey Campuses

Magnolia blossoms bloom in the spring at FDU’s Florham Campus. (Photo by Joshua Siniscal)
Classes for the spring semester begin online on January 25. As in the fall, the University will start the semester with only remote/online instruction for the first three weeks on the New Jersey campuses. • Selected in-person courses scheduled to begin February 15.
  • Spring Semester will start remotely/online on January 25
  • The first three weeks of instruction will be fully online
  • Selected in-person courses scheduled to begin February 15

Classes for the spring semester begin online on January 25. As in the fall, the University will start the semester with only remote/online instruction for the first three weeks on the New Jersey campuses.

“We are taking this action out of an abundance of caution to help minimize the impact of this disease on our community and our region. We again have high hopes that such measures are temporary, and that, as the spring semester moves on, we will be able to welcome more and more students back to our classrooms and our campuses,” said University President Christopher Capuano, in an email to the University community.

In-Person Courses

Many courses this spring will again be entirely online but the University is planning to offer more in-person courses than the fall should circumstances permit. Those courses that are scheduled to be in person will begin remotely and are expected to move to in-person instruction on Monday, February 15. You can review here the list of courses scheduled to be offered on the Florham Campus and the Metropolitan Campus.  

Online Accommodations

While FDU is offering more in-person courses in the spring than in the fall, most of those in-person courses are hybrid and allow students to study fully remotely for the entire semester if they need to. There are some courses that require “hands-on” participation (such as labs, certain art courses, etc.) that are being offered fully in person, but the University will work to provide alternative options for students who are unable to participate in those courses in person. 

Break Days

A few changes were made to the spring calendar. The spring recess week is canceled to minimize travel risks. Instead, several break days have been added:

  • February 16, March 17, April 12

Returning to Campus

Students may again live on campus and the University will provide as many on-campus services and activities as possible. Students will be able to start moving into the residence halls by appointment in a phased-in process prior to the start of the semester.

For Florham Campus move-in details, click here.

For Metropolitan Campus move-in details, click here.

For dining operations, click here.

For move-in appointments and questions on housing, contact:

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