2018-2019 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 2018 (18/NF)

Registration/Academic Counseling and Advising
September 17-21
Classes Begin, 8:00 AM (Sunday)
September 23
Last Day for New Registrations and Final Drop/Add Changes (Wednesday)
October 3
Fall Recess (Monday-Tuesday)
October 15-16
Midterm Progress Reporting Opens (Monday)
October 22
Priority Registration for Spring Semester 2019
November 5-20
Midterm Progress Reporting Closes (Friday)
November 9
Last Day for Student Withdrawal from Classes (Friday)
November 16
Thanksgiving Recess, Begins 11:00 PM (Tuesday)
November 20
Classes Resume, 8:00 AM (Monday)
November 26
Last Day of Classes, Fall Semester Ends 11:00 PM (Saturday)
December 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.

Spring 2019 (19/NS)

Registration/Academic Counseling and Advising
January 2-4, January 7-11
Classes Begin, 8:00 AM (Sunday)
January 13
Martin Luther King Jr. Day Holiday (Monday)
January 21
Last Day for New Registrations and Final Drop/Add Changes (Wednesday)
January 23
Martin Luther King Jr. Day Holiday Makeup Day (Friday)
January 25
Midterm Progress Reporting Opens (Monday)
February 18
Midterm Progress Reporting Closes (Friday)
March 8
Online Registration for Summer 2019 Sessions Opens (Friday)
March 15
Spring Recess
March 11-16
Classes Resume, 8:00 AM (Monday)
March 18
Last Day for Student Withdrawal from Classes (Friday)
March 22
Last Day of Classes, Spring Semester Ends 11:00 PM (Saturday)
April 6
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 2019 (19/N1)

Registration/Academic Counseling and Advising
April 8-12
Classes Begin, 8:00 AM (Sunday)
April 14
Priority Registration for Fall Semester 2019
April 15-26
Last Day for New Registrations and Final Drop/Add Changes (Wednesday)
April 24
University Commencement (Tuesday)
May 21
Memorial Day Holiday (Monday)
May 27
Memorial Day Holiday Makeup Day (Friday)
May 31
Last Day for Student Withdrawal from Classes (Friday)
June 14
Independence Day Holiday (Thursday)
July 4
Independence Day Holiday Make Up Day (Friday)
July 5
Last Day of Classes, Summer I Semester Ends, 11:00 PM (Saturday)
August 10
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 PM 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, and extending through the summer semesters of 2019, 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
MSCHSA


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.