2016-2017 Non-traditional Term Academic Calendar

Non-traditional Term for Metropolitan Campus and Florham Campus

See Traditional Term Calendar

Online classes, and classes that do not meet on the Metropolitan Campus or Florham Campus, may not follow the holiday and academic break periods shown below. The instructor will clarify the class meeting schedule for each course, consistent with FDU Credit Hour Definition.

Fall 2016

Registration/Academic Counseling and Advising
September 19-23
Classes Begin, 8:00 a.m. (Sunday)
September 25
Last Day for New Registrations and Final Drop/Add Changes (Wednesday)
October 5
Fall Recess (Monday-Tuesday)
October 17-18
Midterm Progress Reporting Opens (Monday)
October 24
Priority Registration for Spring Semester 2017
November 7-22
Midterm Progress Reporting Closes (Friday)
November 11
Last Day for Student Withdrawal from Classes (Friday)
November 18
Thanksgiving Recess, Begins 11:00 p.m. (Tuesday)
November 22
Classes Resume, 8:00 a.m. (Monday)
November 28
Last Day of Classes, Fall Semester Ends 11:00 p.m. (Saturday)
December 17
Final exam for all face-to-face classes is held during the last class meeting. Grades for face-to-face classes are due no later than 5:00 p.m. on the third day after exam is administered. Grades for online classes are due no later than third day after semester ends.

Spring 2017

Registration/Academic Counseling and Advising
January 3-6
Classes Begin, 8:00 a.m. (Sunday)
January 8
Martin Luther King Jr. Day Holiday (Monday)
January 16
Last Day for New Registrations and Final Drop/Add Changes (Wednesday)
January 18
Martin Luther King Jr. Day Holiday Makeup Day (Friday)
January 20
Midterm Progress Reporting Opens (Monday)
February 13
Midterm Progress Reporting Closes (Friday)
March 3
Last Day for Student Withdrawal from Classes (Friday)
March 10
Spring Recess
March 13-18
Online Registration for Summer 2017 Sessions Opens (Wednesday)
March 15
Classes Resume, 8:00 a.m. (Monday)
March 20
Last Day of Classes, Spring Semester Ends 11:00 p.m. (Saturday)
April 1
Final exam for all face-to-face classes is held during the last class meeting. Grades for face-to-face classes are due no later than 5:00 p.m. on the third day after exam is administered. Grades for online classes are due no later than third day after semester ends.

Summer Session I 2017

Registration/Academic Counseling and Advising
April 3-7
Classes Begin, 8:00 a.m. (Sunday)
April 9
Priority Registration for Fall Semester 2017
April 10-21
Last Day for New Registrations and Final Drop/Add Changes (Wednesday)
April 19
University Commencement (Tuesday)
May 16
Memorial Day Holiday (Friday and Monday)
May 29
Memorial Day Holiday Makeup Day (Friday)
June 2
Last Day for Student Withdrawal from Classes (Friday)
June 9
Last Day of Classes, Summer I Semester Ends, 11:00 p.m. (Saturday)
July 1
Final exam for all face-to-face classes is held during the last class meeting. Grades for face-to-face classes are due no later than 5:00 p.m. on the third day after exam is administered. Grades for online classes are due no later than third day after semester ends.

Summer Session II 2017

Registration/Academic Counseling and Advising
July 3, 5-7
Independence Day Holiday (Tuesday)
July 4
Classes Begin, 8:00 a.m. (Sunday)
July 9
Last Day for New Registrations and Final Drop/Add Changes (Wednesday)
July 19
Last Day for Student Withdrawal from Classes (Friday)
August 25
Labor Day Holiday (Monday)
September 4
Last Day of Classes, Summer II Semester Ends, 11:00 p.m. (Saturday)
September 16
Final exam for all face-to-face classes is held during the last class meeting. Grades for face-to-face classes are due no later than 5:00 p.m. on the third day after exam is administered. Grades for online classes are due no later than third day after semester ends.

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.