Fall 2020 Semester Calendar

August 24- November 25
Q1: August 24 - October 9
Q2: October 12- November 25
DATES LISTED IN THIS CALENDAR SUPERSEDE ANY OTHER PUBLISHED DATES

FULL SEMESTER DATES
August 14 Late Registration fee will be assessed
August 24 First day of Classes (Full semester and Q1)
August 24-31 Fall 2020 Program Adjustment
August 31 Last day for 100% refund from a Q1 (First Academic Quarter) course.
August 31 Last day for 100% refund for withdrawal from a full semester course.
September 2 Last day to request the pass/fail or audit option.Please e-mail Registrar@wpunj.edu
September 4 Last day for 50% refund from a Q1 (First Academic Quarter) course.
September 4 Census for Fall 2020 Full Term
September 7 Labor Day. University is Closed. 
September 9 Last day for 0% refund from a Q1 (First academic quarter) course.
September 29 Last Day for 50% refund for withdrawal from a course
October 9 First Academic Quarter ends(Quarter Course-Q1)
October 12 Second Academic Quarter begins(Quarter Course-Q2)
October 12 Columbus Day, University Open, Classes in Session
October 19 Last day for 100% refund from a Q2 (Second Academic Quarter) course.
October 23 Last day for 50% refund from a Q2 (Second Academic Quarter) course.
October 28 Last Day to academically withdraw from a course for Fall 2020(Full Session course) (NO REFUND)
October 31 Last day to apply for a Leave of Absence
November 2 Last day for 0% refund from a Q2 (Second Academic Quarter) course.
November 3 Election Day, University Open, Classes in Session
November 11 Veteran's Day, University Open, Classes are in Session
November 17 Last day to Withdraw from the University
November 25 Fall 2020 semester ends at close of academic day(Full term and Q2)
November 26 Thanksgiving Day, University Closed
December 1 Last Day to apply for May 2021 graduation
December 4 Fall 2020 grades due (Full Semester)
December 11 Fall 2020 Q2(quarter 2) courses grades due
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

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.

3 Week Session 
12/28/20-1/17/21


6 Week Session
12/7/20
-1/17/21

Students will be able to take a MAXIMUM of two courses during Winter.  However, students MAY NOT register for two courses during the 3 week session.
April  22 October 18 Registration for Visiting students and Graduate Non Matric will open
April 22 -December 21 October 18-December 3 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 December 1 Last day to apply to the university for non-degree and visiting students(Both Undergraduate and Graduate)
December 21 December 3 Winter registration will close at the end of business day. All registrations and payment must be resolved.
December 28 December 7 Winter Session Begins(all courses will be offered on-line)
December 28 December 7 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 29 December 12 Last date for withdrawal at 100% refund. Notification of student intent to withdraw must be made by the date indicated via e-mail from your William Paterson University e-mail account:winter@wpunj.edu
December 30 December 17 Last date for withdrawal at 50% refund. Notification of student intent to withdraw must be made by the date indicated via e-mail from your William Paterson University e-mail account to:winter@wpunj.edu
January 8 January 8 Last date for academic withdrawal(no refund). Notification of student intent to withdraw must be made by the date indicated via e-mail from your William Paterson University e-mail account to: winter@wpunj.edu
January 17 January 17 On-line Winter Session ends
January 22 January 22 Grades Submitted by Faculty

Spring 2021 Semester
January 21, 2021 - May 7, 2021

DATES FOR QUARTER COURSES ARE AS FOLLOWS:
Q1 = JANUARY 21- MARCH 12
Q2 = MARCH 15- MAY 3

FULL SEMESTER DATES 
November 3 Spring Registration Begins-Refer to the Registration Timetable
December  1 Last day to Apply for MAY 2021 graduation
December 26-January 1 University Closed
January 4 Deadline for payment of tuition and fees
January 5-January 28 Late registration fee of $150 will be assessed
January 18 Martin Luther King's Birthday-University Closed
January 25 Last day to be added to a waitlist for a course
January 21 First day of classes-Spring 2021
January 21- January 28 Program Adjustment-Drop/Add courses for the Spring 2021
January 28 Last day to request the Pass/Fail or Audit Option,email Registrar@wpunj.edu
January 28 Last day for 100% refund (of refundable charges) for dropping from a full semester course for Spring 2021.
February 5 Spring Census-Close of Business
February 15 Presidents Day- University Closed, classes not in session
March 5 Last Day for 50% refund for withdrawal from a full semester course for Spring 2021 semester
April 1 Spring Recess, Offices Open, Classes not in session
April 2 Good Friday, University is Closed
April 3 Offices Closed, No Classes
April 7 Last day to apply for a Leave of Absence, Spring 2021
April 8 Last day for 0% refund for academic withdrawal from a full semester course for Spring 2021 semester(NO REFUND)
April 30 Last day to withdraw from the university for Spring 2021
May 4-7 Examination Period
May 7 Spring 2021 semester ends
TBA Graduate Commencement Ceremony, Sports and Recreation Center
May 14 Last day to submit Spring 2021 grades
TBA Undergraduate Commencement Ceremony
May 24 Summer Session Begins
June 1 Last day to apply for the August 2021 graduation
First Academic Quarter (Q1) 
January 21 First Academic Quarter begins(Q1)
January 25 Last Day for 100% refund for dropped classes from Spring 2021- Q1 classes
January 30 Last day for 50% refund for withdrawal from Spring 2021 Q1 classes
February 3 Last day for 0% refund for withdrawal from Spring 2021 Q1 classes
March 12 First academic quarter ends(Q1)
Second Academic Quarter (Q2) 
March 15 Second Academic Quarter begins (Q2)
March 19 Last day for 100% refund for dropped classes from Spring 2021- Q2 classes only
March 24 Last day for 50% refund for withdrawal from Spring 2021 Q2 classes
March 29 Last day for 0% refund for withdrawal from Spring 2021 Q2 classes
May 3 Spring 2021 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 2021 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 2021 Session Calendar

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

May 31-Memorial Day-University Closed
June 1-Last day to apply for the August 2021 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 05/24/21 06/11/21 05/24/21 05/24/21 05/24/21 05/28/21 06/08/21 06/16/21 05/27/21
3B-3 WEEK TERM 06/14/21 07/02/21 06/14/21 06/14/21 06/14/21 6/21/21 06/30/21 07/07/21 06/17/21
3C-3 WEEK TERM 07/06/21 07/23/21 07/06/21 07/06/21 07/06/21 07/13/21 07/20/21 07/28/21 07/09/21
3D-3 WEEK TERM 07/26/21 08/13/21 07/26/21 07/26/21 07/26/21 08/02/21 08/09/21 08/18/21 07/29/21
4A-4 WEEK TERM 05/24/21 06/18/21 05/24/21 05/24/21 05/24/21 05/28/21 06/14/21 06/23/21 05/27/21
4B-4 WEEK TERM 06/21/21 07/16/21 06/21/21 06/21/21 06/21/21 06/28/21 07/12/21 07/21/21 06/24/21
4C-4 WEEK TERM 07/19/21 08/13/21 07/19/21 07/19/21 07/19/21 07/28/21 08/09/21 08/18/21 07/22/21
6A-6 WEEK TERM 05/24/21 07/02/21 05/24/21 05/24/21 05/24/21 06/02/21 06/29/21 07/07/21 05/27/21
6B-6 WEEK TERM 07/06/21 08/13/21 07/06/21 07/06/21 07/06/21 07/13/21 08/09/21 08/18/21 07/09/21
12-Full Term(12 week session)  05/24/21 08/13/21 05/24/21 05/24/21 05/24/21 06/02/21 08/09/21 08/18/21 05/27/21

*The refund deadline for dropping classes for Summer 2021 is 11:59pm on the dates listed above.