Fall 2021 Semester Calendar

August 25- December  10
Q1: August 25 - October 15
Q2: October 18- December 10
DATES LISTED IN THIS CALENDAR SUPERSEDE ANY OTHER PUBLISHED DATES

FULL SEMESTER DATES
August 13** Late Registration fee will be assessed
August 25 Fall Semester Begins (Full semester and Q1)
August 25-September 1 Fall 2021 Program Adjustment
August 29 Last Day for 100% refund for dropped classes from Fall 2021-Q1 Classes
September 1 Last day for 50% refund for withdrawal from Fall 2021-Q1 Classes
September 1 Monday Class Schedule
September 1 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 0% refund for withdrawal from Fall 2021-Q1 Classes
September 6 Labor Day. University Closed
September 8 Fall Census (close of Business-10th day)
September 29 Last Day for 50% refund for withdrawal from a course
October 11 Columbus Day, University Open, Classes in Session
October 15 First Academic Quarter ends-Q1
October 18 Second Academic Quarter Begins
October 22 Last Day for 100% refund for dropped classes from Fall 2021-Q2 Classes
October 25 Last Day for 50% refund for dropped classes from Fall 2021-Q2 Classes
October 27 Last Day to academically withdraw from a course for Fall 2020(Full Session course) (NO REFUND)
October 28 Last Day for 0% refund for dropped classes from Fall 2021-Q2 Classes
November 2 Election Day, University Open, Classes in Session
November 11 Veteran's Day, University Open, Classes are in Session
November 25 Thanksgiving Day, University Closed
November 26 University is open, Classes are not in session
November 27-28 Classes are not in session
December 1 Last Day to apply for May 2021 graduation
December 2 Last day to Withdraw from the University
December 4-10 Last week of classes
December 10 Fall semester ends: Second Academic Quarter Ends (Full term and Q2)
December 17 Final Grades due for Fall 2021
***The Fall 2021 academic calendar does not include a designated final exams week. Instructors, however, are invited to use their last class period for an exam or final assessment if that is desired for their course. Such an assessment must be completed by the last day of the Fall Term-December 10*
December 25 Christmas Day- University Closed
December 13 -January 21 Winter Session 2021 -6 Week Session
January 3-January 21 Winter Session 2021-3 Week Session

(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 2021 semester is 11:59PM on the dates listed above.
**Subject to change



Winter 2021/2022 Calendar-Online Courses Only

Visiting students who wish to take Winter courses are requested to contact the Office of Admissions at (973.720.2125) for further details.
Applications must be received and completed NO LATER THAN December 6th for the Six Week session.
Applications must be received and completed NO LATER THAN December 18th for the Three week session. 

3 Week Session 
1/3/22-1/21/22


6 Week Session
12/13/21
-1/21/22

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  19 April 19 Registration for Visiting students and Graduate Non Matric will open
April 20 -December 21 April 20-December 6 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 6 Last day to apply to the university for non-degree and visiting students(Both Undergraduate and Graduate)
December 21 December 9 Winter registration will close at the end of business day. All registrations and payment must be resolved.
January 3 December 13 Winter Session Begins(all courses will be offered on-line)
January 3 December 13 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
January 5 December 18 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
January 7 December 23 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 12 January 12 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 21 January 21 On-line Winter Session ends

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
 
SPRING 21- 12 WEEK SESSION DATES
Spring Registration Begins-Refer to the Registration Timetable November 3
Last day to Apply for MAY 2021 graduation December 1
University Closed December 26-January 1
Deadline for payment of tuition and fees January 4
Late registration fee of $150 will be assessed January 5- January 28
Last day to be added to a waitlist for a course January 13
Martin Luther King's Birthday-University Closed January 18
First day of classes-Spring 2021 January 21 February 11
Program Adjustment-Drop/Add courses for the Spring 2021 January 21-January 28 February 11- 18
Last day to request the Pass/Fail or Audit Option,
email Registrar@wpunj.edu
January 28 February 18
Last day for 100% refund (of refundable charges) for 
dropping from a full semester course for Spring 2021.
January 28 February 18
Spring Census-Close of Business February 3
Presidents Day- University Closed, classes not in session February 15 February 15
Last Day for 50% refund for withdrawal from a full
semester course for Spring 2021 semester
March 5 March 18
Spring Recess, Offices Open, Classes not in session April 1 April 1
Good Friday, University is Closed April 2 April 2
Offices Closed, No Classes April 3 April 3
Last day to apply for a Leave of Absence, Spring 2021 April 7
Last day for 0% refund for academic withdrawal from a full
semester course for Spring 2021 semester(NO REFUND)
April 8 April 15
Last day to withdraw from the university for Spring 2021 April 30 April 30
Examination Period/Refer to the final exam calendar for further information May 4-7
Spring 2021 semester ends May 7 May 7
Graduate Commencement Ceremony, Sports and Recreation Center TBA
Last day to submit Spring 2021 grades May 21 May 21
Undergraduate Commencement Ceremony TBA
Summer Session Begins May 24
Last day to apply for the August 2021 graduation June 1
First Academic Quarter (Q1) 
First Academic Quarter begins(Q1) January 21
Last Day for 100% refund for dropped classes from Spring 2021- Q1 classes January 25
Last day for 50% refund for withdrawal from Spring 2021 Q1 classes January 30
Last day for 0% refund for withdrawal from Spring 2021 Q1 classes February 3
First academic quarter ends(Q1) March 12
Second Academic Quarter (Q2) 
Second Academic Quarter begins (Q2) March 15
Last day for 100% refund for dropped classes from Spring 2021- Q2 classes only March 19
Last day for 50% refund for withdrawal from Spring 2021 Q2 classes March 24
Last day for 0% refund for withdrawal from Spring 2021 Q2 classes March 29
Spring 2021 semester ends: Second Academic Quarter ends(Q2)* May 3

*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
5-5 WEEK TERM 07/15/21 8/21/21 07/15/21 07/15/21 07/15/21 07/21/21 08/17/21 08/26/21 07/17/21
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.