2019-2020 Academic Calendar

Metropolitan Campus and Florham Campus [Revised March 29, 2018]

Fall Semester 2019

Registration/Academic Counseling and Advising
August 12-23
Classes Begin, 8:00 a.m. (Monday)
August 26
Labor Day Holiday (Monday)
September 2
Last Day for New Registrations and Final Drop/Add Changes (Monday)
September 9
Midterm Progress Reporting Opens (Monday)
September 30
Fall Recess (Monday/Tuesday)
October 14-15
Midterm Progress Reporting Closes (Tuesday)
October 22
Last Day for Student Withdrawal from Classes (Friday)
November 1
Priority Registration for Spring Semester 2020
November 4-19
Thanksgiving Recess, Begins 11 p.m. (Tuesday)
November 26
Classes Resume, 8:00 a.m. (Monday)
December 2
Last Day of Fall Classes (Monday)
December 9
Reading/Snow Make-up days (Tuesday and Wednesday)
December 10-11
Final Examinations (Thursday-Wednesday)
December 12-18
Grades due no later than 5:00 p.m. on the 3rd day after exam is administered.
Fall Semester Ends, 11:00 p.m. (Wednesday)
December 18

Winter Session 2020

Classes Begin, 8:00 a.m. (Thursday)
January 2
Classes End, 11:00 p.m. (Friday)
January 17

Spring Semester 2020

Registration/Academic Counseling and Advising
January 2-17
Martin Luther King Jr. Day Holiday (Monday)
January 20
Classes Begin, 8:00 a.m. (Tuesday)
January 21
Last Day for New Registrations and Final Drop/Add Changes (Monday)
February 3
Midterm Progress Reporting Opens (Monday)
February 24
Spring Recess
March 9-14
Online Registration for Summer 2020 Sessions Opens (Sunday)
March 15
Classes Resume, 8:00 a.m. (Monday)
March 16
Midterm Progress Reporting Closes (Saturday)
March 21
Last Day for Student Withdrawal from Classes (Friday)
April 3
Priority Registration for Fall Semester 2020
April 6-17
Last Day of Spring Classes (Monday)
May 4
Reading/Snow Make-up Days (Tuesday and Wednesday)
May 5-6
Final Examinations (Thursday-Wednesday)
May 7-13
Grades due no later than 5:00 p.m. on the 3rd day after exam is administered.
Spring Semester Ends, 11:00 p.m. (Wednesday)
May 13
University Commencement
TBD

Summer Session I 2020

Classes Begin, 8:00 a.m. (Monday)
May 18
Memorial Day Holiday (Monday)
May 25
Memorial Day Holiday Makeup (Friday)
May 29
Classes End, 11:00 p.m. (Saturday)
June 27

Summer Session II 2020

Classes Begin, 8:00 a.m. (Monday)
June 8
Independence Day Holiday (Saturday)
July 4
Independence Day Holiday Makeup (Friday)
July 10
Classes End, 11:00 p.m. (Saturday)
July 18

Summer Session III 2020

Classes Begin, 8:00 a.m. (Monday)
June 29
Independence Day Holiday (Saturday)
July 4
Independence Day Holiday Makeup (Friday)
July 10
Classes End, 11:00 p.m. (Saturday)
August 8

Beginning with the Fall 2015 semester, and extending through the summer semesters of 2019, FDU operated academic programs under two distinct calendars, a traditional term calendar and a non-traditional term calendar. Beginning with the Fall 2019 semester, all programs follow the traditional term calendar.


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.