2020-2021 Academic Calendar

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

Fall Semester 2020

Registration/Academic Counseling and Advising
August 10-21
Classes Begin, 8:00 a.m. (Monday)
August 24
Labor Day Holiday (Monday)
September 7
Last Day for New Registrations and Final Drop/Add Changes (Tuesday)
September 8
Midterm Progress Reporting Opens (Monday)
September 28
Fall Recess (Monday/Tuesday)
October 12-13
Midterm Progress Reporting Closes (Tuesday)
October 20
Last Day for Student Withdrawal from Classes (Friday)
October 30
Priority Registration for Spring Semester 2021
November 2-17
Thanksgiving Recess Begins 11 p.m. (Tuesday)
November 24
Classes Resume, 8:00 a.m. (Monday)
November 30
Last Day of Fall Classes (Monday)
December 7
Reading/Snow Make-up Days (Tuesday and Wednesday)
December 8-9
Final Examinations (Thursday-Wednesday)
December 10-16
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 16

Winter Session 2021

Classes Begin, 8:00 a.m. (Monday)
January 4
Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday (Monday)
January 18
Classes End, 11:00 p.m. (Wednesday)
January 20

Spring Semester 2021

Registration/Academic Counseling and Advising
January 4-22
Classes Begin, 8:00 a.m. (Monday)
January 25
Last Day for New Registrations and Final Drop/Add Changes (Monday)
February 8
Midterm Progress Reporting Opens (Monday)
March 1
Spring Recess
March 15-20
Online Registration for Summer 2021 Sessions Opens (Monday)
March 15
Classes Resume, 8:00 a.m. (Monday)
March 22
Midterm Progress Reporting Closes (Saturday)
March 27
Last Day for Student Withdrawal from Classes (Friday)
April 9
Priority Registration for Fall Semester 2021
April 12-23
Last Day of Spring Classes (Saturday)
May 8
Reading/Snow Make-up Days (Monday/Tuesday)
May 10-11
Final Examinations (Wednesday-Tuesday)
May 12-18
Grades due no later than 5:00 p.m. on the 3rd day after exam is administered.
Spring Semester Ends, 11:00 p.m. (Tuesday)
May 18
University Commencement
TBD

Summer Session I 2021

Classes Begin, 8:00 a.m (Monday)
May 24
Memorial Day Holiday (Monday)
May 31
Memorial Day Holiday Makeup (Friday)
June 4
Classes End, 11:00 p.m. (Saturday)
July 3

Summer Session II 2021

Classes Begin, 8:00 a.m. (Monday)
June 14
Independence Day Holiday (Monday)
July 5
Independence Day Holiday Makeup (Friday)
July 9
Classes End, 11:00 p.m. (Saturday)
July 24

Summer Session III 2021

Independence Day Holiday (Monday)
July 5
Classes Begin, 8:00 a.m. (Tuesday)
July 6
Independence Day Holiday Makeup (Friday)
July 9
Classes End, 11:00 p.m. (Saturday)
August 14

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.