2017-2018 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 2017 (17/NF)

Registration/Academic Counseling and Advising
September 18-22
Classes Begin, 8:00 a.m. (Sunday)
September 24
Last Day for New Registrations and Final Drop/Add Changes (Wednesday)
October 4
Fall Recess (Monday-Tuesday)
October 16-17
Midterm Progress Reporting Opens (Monday)
October 23
Priority Registration for Spring Semester 2018
November 6-21
Midterm Progress Reporting Closes (Friday)
November 10
Last Day for Student Withdrawal from Classes (Friday)
November 17
Thanksgiving Recess, Begins 11:00 p.m. (Tuesday)
November 21
Classes Resume, 8:00 a.m. (Monday)
November 27
Last Day of Classes, Fall Semester Ends 11:00 p.m. (Saturday)
December 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.

Spring 2018 (18/NS)

Registration/Academic Counseling and Advising
January 2-5
Classes Begin, 8:00 a.m. (Sunday)
January 7
Martin Luther King Jr. Day Holiday (Monday)
January 15
Last Day for New Registrations and Final Drop/Add Changes (Wednesday)
January 17
Martin Luther King Jr. Day Holiday Makeup Day (Friday)
January 19
Midterm Progress Reporting Opens (Monday)
February 12
Midterm Progress Reporting Closes (Friday)
March 2
Last Day for Student Withdrawal from Classes (Friday)
March 9
Spring Recess
March 12-16
Online Registration for Summer 2018 Sessions Opens (Thursday)
March 15
Classes Resume, 8:00 a.m. (Monday)
March 19
Last Day of Classes, Spring Semester Ends 11:00 p.m. (Saturday)
March 31
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 2018 (18/N1)

Registration/Academic Counseling and Advising
April 2-6
Classes Begin, 8:00 a.m. (Sunday)
April 8
Priority Registration for Fall Semester 2018
April 9-20
Last Day for New Registrations and Final Drop/Add Changes (Wednesday)
April 18
University Commencement (Tuesday)
May 15
Memorial Day Holiday (Monday)
May 28
Memorial Day Holiday Makeup Day (Friday)
June 1
Last Day for Student Withdrawal from Classes (Friday)
June 8
Last Day of Classes, Summer I Semester Ends, 11:00 p.m. (Saturday)
June 30
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 2018 (18/N2)

Registration/Academic Counseling and Advising
July 3, 5-6
Independence Day Holiday (Wednesday)
July 4
Classes Begin, 8:00 a.m. (Sunday)
July 8
Last Day for New Registrations and Final Drop/Add Changes (Wednesday)
July 18
Last Day for Student Withdrawal from Classes (Friday)
August 24
Labor Day Holiday (Monday)
September 3
Last Day of Classes, Summer II Semester Ends, 11:00 p.m. (Saturday)
September 15
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.