Fall 2020 Semester Calendar

September 2- December 18
Q1: September 2 - October 23
Q2: October 26- December 18
DATES LISTED IN THIS CALENDAR SUPERSEDE ANY OTHER PUBLISHED DATES

FULL SEMESTER DATES
September 1 Last day to apply for the January 2021 graduation period
September 2 First day of Classes (Full semester and Q1)
September 7 Labor Day. University is Closed
September 2-10 Fall 2020 Program Adjustment
September 9 Monday Class Schedule
 September 8 Last day for 100% refund from a Q1 (First Academic Quarter) course.
September 10 Last day for 100% refund for withdrawal from a full semester course
September 11 Last day to request the pass/fail or audit option.Please e-mail Registrar@wpunj.edu
September 12 Last day for 50% refund from a Q1 (First Academic Quarter) course.
September 17 Last day for 0% refund from a Q1 (First Academic Quarter) course.
October 7 Last Day for 50% refund for withdrawal from a course
October 12 Columbus Day, University Open, Classes in Session
October 23 First Academic Quarter ends(Quarter Course-Q1)
October 26 Second Academic Quarter begins(Quarter Course-Q2)
October 30 Last day for 100% refund from a Q2 (Second Academic Quarter) course.
November 3 Election Day, University Open, Classes in Session
November 3 Last day for 50% refund from a Q2 (Second Academic Quarter) course.
November 4 Last Day to academically withdraw from a course for Fall 2020(Full Session course) (NO REFUND)
November 11 Veteran's Day, University Open, classes are in session
November 12 Last day for 0% refund from a Q2 (Second Academic Quarter) course.
November 18 Last day to apply for a Leave of Absence
November 26 Thanksgiving Day, University Closed
November 27 University Open, Classes are not in session
November 28-November 29 Classes cancelled, University Closed 
December 1 Last Day to apply for May 2021 graduation
December 10 Last day to Withdraw from the University
December 11-18 Examination period and /or continued class instruction
December 18 Fall 2020 semester ends at close of academic day(Full term and Q2)
December 21 Winter Break Begins
December 25-January 1 University Closed
December 25 Christmas Day, University is Closed
December 26 Winter Session 2020 begins
January 14 Winter Session 2020 Ends

(Students should not put off registering beyond the first window.  The university can not guarantee seat availability.  To wait to register will create an inconvenience for all concerned.)

*The refund deadline for dropping classes for the Fall 2020 semester is 11:59PM on the dates listed above.



Winter 2020/2021 Calendar-Online Courses Only

DECEMBER 28, 2020-January 17, 2021

Visiting students who wish to take Winter courses are requested to contact the Office of Admissions (973.720.2125) for further details.

Applications must be received and completed NO LATER THAN December 18th.

FULL SESSION COURSES
April  22 Registration for Visiting students and Graduate Non Matric will open
April 22 -December 21 2nd Registration Window for Winter. E-Statements (bills) will not be generated until July for visiting students and in October for WPU students. Payment MUST be made by the payment due date for course enrollment to be considered valid. NO paper bills will be mailed.
December 18 Last day to apply to the university for non-degree and visiting students(Both Undergraduate and Graduate)
December 21 Winter registration will close at the end of business day. All registrations and payment must be resolved.
December 28 Winter Session Begins(all courses will be offered on-line)
December 28 Last date for Pass/Fail option(This option is available to only those WPU students who were accepted to the University prior to Fall 2003). Requests for this option must be made by e-mail from your William Paterson University E-mail account to: winter@wpunj.edu
December 28 Last date for withdrawal at 100% refund. Notification of student intent to withdraw must be made by December 28th via e-mail from your William Paterson University e-mail account:winter@wpunj.edu
December 29 Last date for withdrawal at 50% refund. Notification of student intent to withdraw must be made by December 29 via e-mail from your William Paterson University e-mail account to:winter@wpunj.edu
January 3 Last date for academic withdrawal(no refund). Notification of student intent to withdraw must be made by January 3rd via e-mail from your William Paterson University e-mail account to:winter@wpunj.edu
January 17 On-line Winter Session ends

Spring 2020 Semester
January 23, 2020 - May 15, 2020

DATES FOR QUARTER COURSES ARE AS FOLLOWS:
Q1 = JANUARY 23- MARCH 14
Q2 = MARCH 23- MAY 15

FULL SEMESTER DATES 
November 5 Spring Registration Begins-Refer to the Registration Timetable
December  1 Last day to Apply for MAY 2020 graduation
December 20 Fall 2019 semester ends*
December 26-January 1 University Closed
December 26-January 14 Winter Session(All classes are offered on-line,see WPconnect for further details)
January 3 Deadline for submission of Fall 2019 grades to Office of the Registrar
January 2 Deadline for payment of tuition and fees
January 3-January 29 Late registration fee of $150 will be assessed
January 17 Last day to request to enroll in a repeated course
January 18 Last day to be added to a waitlist for a course
January 20 Martin Luther King's Birthday-University Closed
January 23 First day of classes-Spring 2020
January 23- January 29 Program Adjustment-Drop/Add courses for the Spring 2020
January 23 Last day to request the Pass/Fail or Audit Option,email Registrar@wpunj.edu
January 29 Last day for 100% refund (of refundable charges) for dropping from a full semester course for Spring 2020.
February 5 Spring Census-Close of Business
February 17 Presidents Day- University Closed, classes not in session
February 20 Thursday classes replaced by Monday classes
March 6 Last Day for 50% refund for withdrawal from a full semester course for Spring 2020 semester
March 15-21 Spring Break, University Open, Classes not in session
April 30 Last day for 0% refund for academic withdrawal from a full semester course for Spring 2020 semester(NO REFUND)
April 30 Last day to apply for a Leave of Absence,Spring 2020
April 10 Good Friday, University is Closed
April 10-12 Easter, classes not in session
May 7 Last day to withdraw from the university for Spring 2020
May 8-15 Examination Period
May 15 Spring 2020 semester ends
May 19 Graduate Commencement Ceremony, Sports and Recreation Center
May 25 Last day to submit Spring 2020 grades
May 26 Undergraduate Commencement Ceremony, Prudential Center
May 27 Summer Session Begins
June 1 Last day to apply for the August 2020 graduation
First Academic Quarter (Q1) 
January 23 First Academic Quarter begins(Q1)
January 25 Last Day for 100% refund for dropped classes from Spring 2020- Q1 classes
February 1 Last day for 50% refund for withdrawal from Spring 2020 Q1 classes
February 3 Last day for 0% refund for withdrawal from Spring 2020 Q1 classes
March 14 First academic quarter ends(Q1)
Second Academic Quarter (Q2) 
March 23 Second Academic Quarter begins (Q2)
March 25 Last day for 100% refund for dropped classes from Spring 2020- Q2 classes only
April 1 Last day for 50% refund for withdrawal from Spring 2020 Q2 classes
April 3 Last day for 0% refund for withdrawal from Spring 2020 Q2 classes
May 15 Spring 2020 semester ends:Second Academic Quarter ends(Q2)*

*In the event that weather or other events necessitate the temporary closing of the university during the preceding term, the university reserves the right to extend the end of the semester in order to allow for completion of classes.

** HOUSING REFUNDS ARE ON A DIFFERENT REFUND SCHEDULE:Please refer to the following link for Housing Refunds: http://www.wpunj.edu/reslife/refund-policy/

Students should not put off registering beyond the first window.  The University cannot guarantee seat availability.
The refund deadline for dropping classes for the Spring 2020 semester is 11:59 PM on the dates listed above.


REGISTRATION INFORMATION: (973) 720-2700

ADVISEMENT INFORMATION: (973) 720-2727

GRADUATE ADMISSIONS INFORMATION: (973) 720-2237

UNDERGRADUATE ADMISSIONS INFORMATION: 1-877-WPU-EXCEL

Summer 2020 Session Calendar

PLEASE REFER TO THE CHART BELOW FOR THE IMPORTANT DATES FOR EACH PART OF SUMMER SESSION.

May 25-Memorial Day-University Closed
May 26-Commencement 9am,Prudential Center
June 1-Last day to apply for the August 2020 graduation period
July 4-University Closed due to July 4th-Independence Day Holiday

Term/Part of Term Classes Start Classes End Registration EndsDeadline for WaitlistLast Day for 100% Refund*Last Day for 50% Refund*Last Day for 0% refund*Grades Due Confirmation of Enrollment
3A-3 WEEK TERM 05/27/20 06/11/20 05/27/20 05/24/20 05/27/20 06/02/20 06/09/20 06/17/20 05/27/20
3B-3 WEEK TERM 06/16/20 07/06/20 06/16/20 06/14/20 06/16/20 06/23/20 06/30/20 07/13/20 06/17/20
3C-3 WEEK TERM 07/07/20 07/27/20 07/07/20 07/05/20 07/07/20 07/14/20 07/21/20 08/03/20 07/08/20
3D-3 WEEK TERM 07/28/20 08/17/20 07/28/20 07/26/20 07/28/20 08/04/20 08/11/20 08/24/20 07/29/20
4A-4 WEEK TERM 05/27/20 06/22/20 05/27/20 05/24/20 05/27/20 06/02/20 06/09/20 06/29/20 05/27/20
4B-4 WEEK TERM 06/23/20 07/20/20 06/23/20 06/21/20 06/23/20 06/30/20 07/07/20 07/27/20 06/24/20
4C-4 WEEK TERM 07/21/20 08/17/20 07/21/20 07/19/20 07/21/20 07/28/20 08/04/20 08/24/20 07/22/20
6A-6 WEEK TERM 05/27/20 07/06/20 05/27/20 05/24/20 05/27/20 06/02/20 06/09/20 07/13/20 05/27/20
6B-6 WEEK TERM 07/07/20 08/17/20 07/07/20 07/05/20 07/07/20 07/14/20 07/21/20 08/24/20 07/08/20
12-Full Term(12 week session)  05/27/20 08/17/20 05/27/20 05/24/20 05/27/20 06/02/20 06/09/20 08/24/20 05/27/20

*The refund deadline for dropping classes for Summer 2020 is 11:59pm on the dates listed above.