2018-2019 Traditional Term Academic Calendar

Traditional Term for Metropolitan Campus and Florham Campus

[Details of the 2018-2019 Non-Traditional Term calendar have not been announced.]

Fall 2018

Registration/Academic Counseling and Advising
August 13-24
Classes Begin, 8:00 a.m. (Monday)
August 27
Labor Day Holiday (Monday)
September 3
Last Day for New Registrations and Final Drop/Add Changes (Monday)
September 10
Midterm Progress Reporting Opens (Monday)
October 1
Fall Recess (Monday/Tuesday)
October 15-16
Midterm Progress Reporting Closes (Tuesday)
October 23
Last Day for Student Withdrawal from Classes (Friday)
November 2
Priority Registration for Spring Semester 2019
November 5-20
Thanksgiving Recess, Begins 11 p.m. (Tuesday)
November 20
Classes Resume, 8:00 a.m. (Monday)
November 26
Last Day of Classes, Fall Semester (Monday)
December 10
Reading/Snow Make-up days (Tuesday and Wednesday)
December 11-12
Final Examinations (Thursday-Wednesday)
December 13-19
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 19

Winter Session 2019

Classes (Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays)
January 7-25
Martin Luther King Jr. Day Holiday (Monday)
January 21
Martin Luther King Jr. Day Holiday Makeup Day (Friday)
January 25

Spring 2019

Registration/Academic Counseling and Advising
January 2-25
Classes Begin, 8:00 a.m. (Monday)
January 28
Last Day for New Registrations and Final Drop/Add Changes (Monday)
February 11
Midterm Progress Reporting Opens (Monday)
March 4
Spring Recess
March 18-23
Online Registration for Summer 2019 Sessions Opens (Friday)
March 15
Classes Resume, 8:00 a.m. (Monday)
March 25
Midterm Progress Reporting Closes (Saturday)
March 30
Last Day for Student Withdrawal from Classes (Friday)
April 12
Priority Registration for Fall Semester 2019
April 15-26
Last Day of Classes, Spring Semester (Saturday)
May 11
Final Examinations (Monday-Saturday)
May 13-18
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 18
University Commencement (Tuesday)
May 21

Summer Sessions 2019

Summer Session I 2019

Memorial Day Holiday (Monday)
May 27
Classes Begin, 8:00 AM (Tuesday)
May 28
Memorial Day Holiday Makeup Day (Friday)
May 31
Independence Day Holiday (Thursday)
July 4
Independence Day Holiday Makeup Day (Friday)
July 5
Classes End, 11:00 p.m. (Saturday)
July 6

Summer Session II 2019

Classes Begin, 8:00 a.m. (Monday)
June 17
Independence Day Holiday (Thursday)
July 4
Independence Day Holiday Makeup Day (Friday)
July 5
Classes End, 11:00 p.m. (Saturday)
July 27

Summer Session III 2019

Classes Begin, 8:00 a.m. (Monday)
July 8
Classes End, 11:00 p.m. (Saturday)
August 17

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.