2015-2016 Traditional Term Academic Calendar

Traditional Term for Metropolitan Campus and Florham Campus

See Non-Traditional Term Calendar

Fall 2015 *

Registration/Academic Counseling and Advising
August 10-21
Classes Begin, 8:00 a.m. (Monday)
August 24
Labor Day Holiday (Monday)
September 7
Last Day for New Registrations and Final Drop/Add Changes (Tuesday)
September 8
Midterm Progress Reporting Opens (Monday)
September 28
Fall Recess (Monday/Tuesday)
October 12-13
Midterm Progress Reporting Closes (Tuesday)
October 20
Last Day for Student Withdrawal from Classes (Friday)
October 30
Priority Registration for Spring Semester 2016
November 2-17
Thanksgiving Recess, Begins 11 p.m. (Tuesday)
November 24
Classes Resume, 8:00 a.m. (Monday)
November 30
Last Day of Classes, Fall Semester (Monday)
December 7
Reading/Snow Make-up days (Tuesday and Wednesday)
December 8-9
Final Examinations (Thursday-Wednesday)
December 10-16
Grades due no later than 5:00 p.m. on the 3rd day after exam is administered.
Semester Ends, 11:00 p.m. (Wednesday)
December 16

Winter Session 2016 *

Classes (Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays)
January 4-22
Martin Luther King Jr. Day Holiday (Monday)
January 18
Martin Luther King Jr. Day Holiday Makeup Day (Friday)
January 22

Spring 2016  *

Registration/Academic Counseling and Advising
January 4-22
Classes Begin, 8:00 a.m. (Monday)
January 25
Last Day for New Registrations and Final Drop/Add Changes (Monday)
February 8
Midterm Progress Reporting Opens (Monday)
February 29
Spring Recess
March 14-19
Online Registration for Summer 2016 Sessions Opens (Tuesday)
March 15
Classes Resume, 8:00 a.m. (Monday)
March 21
Midterm Progress Reporting Closes (Saturday)
March 26
Last Day for Student Withdrawal from Classes (Friday)
April 8
Priority Registration for Fall Semester 2016
April 11-22
Last Day of Classes, Spring Semester (Saturday)
May 7
Final Examinations (Monday-Saturday)
May 9-14
Grades due no later than 5:00 p.m. on the 3rd day after exam is administered.
Semester Ends, 11:00 p.m. (Saturday)
May 14
University Commencement (Tuesday)
May 17

Summer Sessions 2016 *

Summer Session I 2016

Classes Begin, 8:00 AM (Monday)
May 23
Memorial Day Holiday (Friday and Monday)
May 27 and May 30
Memorial Day Holiday Makeup Day (Friday)
June 3
Classes End, 11:00 p.m. (Saturday)
July 2

Summer Session II 2016 *

Classes Begin, 8:00 a.m. (Monday)
June 13
Independence Day Holiday (Monday)
July 4
Independence Day Holiday Makeup Day (Friday)
July 8
Classes End, 11:00 p.m. (Saturday)
July 23

Summer Session III 2016 *

Independence Day Holiday (Monday)
July 4
Classes Begin, 8:00 a.m. (Tuesday)
July 5
Independence Day Holiday Makeup Day (Friday)
July 8
Classes End, 11:00 p.m. (Saturday)
August 13

Beginning with the Fall 2015 semester, FDU operates academic programs under two distinct calendars, a traditional term calendar and a non-traditional term calendar. Every academic program operates fully within one calendar or the other and students must select classes that follow the calendar in which their program operates.

Traditional term programs are those that follow the University’s traditional calendar: two 15-week semesters, fall and spring, along with an optional 3-week wintersession and an 18-week summer session. Non-traditional term programs are those that run three 12-week terms -- fall, spring, and summer I -- along with an optional 10 week summer II session.

The following programs, all within Petrocelli College, are those that operate on the non-traditional term calendar.

AA and BAIS online
AA and BAIS off campus
Yeshiva
MiraeRo
MPA off campus
MAS
MSA
MSSA
MSHS


Major Religious Holy Days
The University respects the observance of major religious holy days by members of the campus community. Officers of administration and of instruction responsible for scheduling required academic activities or essential services are expected to avoid conflict with such holy days as much as possible.


The academic calendar is subject to change with appropriate notice.