Semester Calendars

Fall 2024 Semester Calendar

Fall term: August 28 - December 14
Q1: August 28 - October 16
Q2: October 21 - December 14

DATES LISTED IN THIS CALENDAR SUPERSEDE ANY OTHER PUBLISHED DATES

FULL TERM    
TBD Late registration fee
Aug. 19 Waitlisting Ends
Aug. 25 Last day to apply for January 2025 graduation
Aug. 26 Last day to apply for Leave of Absence (LOA)
Aug. 27 1st Day of Fall Semester - Welcome Day (Faculty and Staff present) - No Classes
Aug. 28 First day of classes (Full semester and Q1)
Aug. 28 - Sept. 9 Fall 2024 Program Adjustment
Sept. 2 Labor Day. University Closed. 
Sept. 9 Last day to withdraw from a class (drop) at 100%.
Sept. 11 Last day to request Pass/Fail or Audit option. Requests for this option must be made by e-mail from your William Paterson University e-mail account to: Registrar@wpunj.edu
Sept. 11 Enrollment confirmation due
Sept. 13 Fall Census (Close of business)
Sept. 25 Grade changes for Spring/Summer 2024 Incomplete (IN) grades are due by 11:59 pm. (All “IN” grades not updated will be converted to "F")            
Oct. 2 Last day to withdraw from a class at 50%.
Oct. 14 Indigenous Peoples' Day/Columbus Day. University is open, classes are in session.
Oct. 16 First Academic Quarter ends
Oct. 17-18 Wellness Days. University is open. No classes.
Oct. 23 Q1 grades due
Oct. 21 Second Academic Quarter starts
Oct. 30 Last day to academically withdraw from a class. (No Refund)
Nov. 5 Election Day. University is Open. Classes are in Session.
Nov. 11 Veteran's Day. University is Open. Classes are in Session.
Nov. 28 Thanksgiving Day. University Closed.
Nov. 29 University is Open. Classes are not in session.
Nov. 27 - Dec. 1 Classes are not in session.
Dec. 1 Last Day to apply for May 2025 graduation
Dec. 1 Last day to submit an Official Withdrawal from the University
Dec. 9-14 Last week of classes***
Dec. 14 Fall semester ends (Full term and Q2)
Dec. 21 Final grades due for Fall 2024
***The Fall 2024 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 14*
Dec. 25 Christmas Day. University Closed

First Academic Quarter (Q1)

Aug. 28 First Academic Quarter begins (Q1)
Sept. 3 Last day for 100% refund for dropped classes from Fall 2024 Q1 classes
Sept. 7 Last day for 50% refund for withdrawal from Fall 2024 Q1 classes
Sept. 9 Last day for 0% refund for withdrawal from Fall 2024 Q1 classes
Sept. 11 Enrollment confirmation due for Q1 session
Oct. 16 First academic quarter ends (Q1)
Oct. 23 Q1 grades due
Second Academic Quarter (Q2)
Oct. 21 Second Academic Quarter begins (Q2)
Oct. 25 Last day for 100% refund for dropped classes from Fall 2024 Q2 classes
Oct. 26 Enrollment confirmation due for Q2 session
Oct. 29 Last day for 50% refund for withdrawal from Fall 2024 Q2 classes
Nov. 1 Last day for 0% refund for withdrawal from Fall 2024 Q2 classes
Dec. 14 Second academic quarter ends (Q2)
Dec. 21 Q2 grades due

(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 2024 semester is 11:59PM on the dates listed above.
**Subject to change
***The Fall 2024 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 14*

Winter 2024/2025 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.

3 Week Session
1/2/25 - 1/22/25

6 Week Session
12/16/24
- 1/22/25


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  8 April 8 Registration for Visiting students and Graduate Non-Matric will open
April 15 April 15 2nd Registration Window for Winter. E-Statements (bills) will not be generated until July for visiting students and in October for WP students. Payment MUST be made by the payment due date for course enrollment to be considered valid. NO paper bills will be mailed.
Dec. 18 Dec. 5 Last day to apply to the university for non-degree and visiting students (Both Undergraduate and Graduate)
Dec. 21 Dec. 9 Winter registration will close at the end of business day. All registrations and payment must be resolved.
Jan. 2 Dec. 16 Winter Session Begins (all courses will be offered on-line)
Jan 2 Dec. 17 Last day to request Pass/Fail option. Requests for this option must be made by e-mail from your William Paterson University e-mail account to: Registrar@wpunj.edu
Jan. 3 Dec. 24 Last day to withdraw from a class (drop) at 100%.
Jan. 4 Dec. 26 Enrollment confirmation due
Jan. 5 Jan. 2 Last day to withdraw from a class at 50%.
Jan. 10 Jan. 10 Last day to academically withdraw from a class. (No Refund)
Jan. 22 Jan. 22 On-line Winter Session ends
Jan. 31 Jan. 31 Winter Grades due to the Office of the Registrar

Spring 2024 Semester
Full term: January 25, 2024 - May 15, 2024


DATES FOR QUARTER COURSES ARE AS FOLLOWS:
Q1 = JANUARY 25 - MARCH 15
Q2 = MARCH 25 - MAY 15

FULL SEMESTER
DATES
 
Last day to Apply for MAY 2024 graduation December 1
University Closed January 1
Deadline for payment of tuition and fees January 4
Late registration fee of $150 will be assessed January 5
Last day to be added to a waitlist for a course January 12
Martin Luther King's Birthday-University Closed January 15
Last day to apply for a Leave of Absence, Spring 2024 January 24
First day of classes-Spring 2024 January 25
Program Adjustment-Drop/Add courses for the Spring 2024 Jan. 25 - Feb. 1
Last day to request the Pass/Fail or Audit Option,
email Registrar@wpunj.edu
January 26
Last day for 100% refund (of refundable charges) for dropping from a full semester course for Spring 2024. February 1
Enrollment confirmation due February 3
Spring Census-Close of Business February 7
President's Day- University Closed, classes not in session February 19
Last Day for 50% refund for withdrawal from a full
semester course for Spring 2024 semester
March 9
Spring Break, University is open, classes are not in session March 18-24
Holiday, University Closed March 29-31
Last day for 0% refund for academic withdrawal from a full semester course for Spring 2024  semester (NO REFUND) April 12
Last day to withdraw from the university for Spring 2024 April 30
Spring 2024 semester ends May 15
Undergraduate Commencement Ceremony May 22
Graduate Commencement Ceremonies, Sports and Rec Center
12pm:College of Ed and College of Science
6pm:College of Business and College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
May 20
Grades Due May 23
Summer Session Begins May 28
Last day to apply for the August 2024 graduation June 1
First Academic Quarter (Q1) 
Q1: January 25 - March 15
First Academic Quarter begins(Q1) January 25
Program Adjustment - Add/Drop courses Q1 January 25-February 1
Last Day for 100% refund for dropped classes from Spring 2024 - Q1 classes February 1
Enrollment confirmation due February 3
Last day for 50% refund for withdrawal from Spring 2024 Q1 classes February 5
Last day for 0% refund for withdrawal from Spring 2024 Q1 classes February 9
First academic quarter ends (Q1) March 15
Q1 grades due March 22
Second Academic Quarter (Q2) 
Q2: March 25 - May 15
Second Academic Quarter begins (Q2) March 25
Program Adjustment: Add/Drop courses for Q2 March 25-April 1
Last day for 100% refund for dropped classes from Spring 2024 - Q2 classes only April 1
Enrollment confirmation due April 3
Last day for 50% refund for withdrawal from Spring 2024 Q2 classes April 5
Last day for 0% refund for withdrawal from Spring 2024 Q2 classes April 9
Spring 2024 semester ends: Second Academic Quarter ends(Q2)* May 15
Q2 grades due May 23

*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 2024 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 2024 Session Calendar

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

May 27 - Memorial Day-University Closed
June 1 - Last day to apply for the August 2024 graduation period
July 4 - University Closed due to July 4th-Independence Day Holiday

Term/Part of Term Classes Start Classes End Registration Ends Deadline for Waitlist Last Day for 100% Refund* Last Day for 50% Refund* Last Day for 0% refund* Grades Due Confirmation of Enrollment
3A-3 WEEK TERM 5/28/24 6/14/24 5/28/24 5/26/24 5/28/24 6/3/24 6/11/24 6/15/24 6/02/24
3B-3 WEEK TERM 6/17/24 7/5/24 6/17/24 6/12/24 6/17/24 6/24/24 7/01/24 7/09/23 6/22/24
3C-3 WEEK TERM 7/08/24 7/26/24 7/08/24 7/06/24 7/08/24 7/15/24 7/23/24 8/01/24 7/13/24
3D-3 WEEK TERM 7/29/24 8/16/24 7/29/24 7/27/24 7/29/24 8/05/24 8/12/24 8/21/24 8/02/24
4A-4 WEEK TERM 5/28/24 6/20/24 5/28/24 5/26/24 5/28/24 6/03/24 6/17/24 6/26/24 6/02/24
4B-4 WEEK TERM 6/24/24 7/19/24 6/24/24 6/22/24 6/24/24 7/01/24 7/15/24 7/25/24 06/28/24
4C-4 WEEK TERM 7/22/24 8/16/24 7/22/24 7/20/24 7/22/24 7/29/24 8/13/24 8/21/24 7/26/24
5-5 WEEK TERM 7/18/24 8/24/24 7/18/24 7/16/24 7/18/24 7/26/24 8/20/24 8/30/24 7/23/24
6A-6 WEEK TERM 5/28/24 7/05/24 5/28/24 5/26/24 5/28/24 6/03/24 7/01/24 7/09/24 6/02/24
6B-6 WEEK TERM 7/08/24 8/16/24 7/08/24 7/06/24 7/08/24 7/15/24 8/12/24 8/21/24 7/13/24
7A-7 Week Term 5/20/24 7/7/24 5/10/24 5/10/24 5/22/24 5/27/24 6/19/24 7/14/24 5/26/24
7B-7 Week Term 7/15/24 9/01/24 7/05/24 7/3/24 7/17/24 7/22/24 8/14/24 9/8/24 7/21/24
12-Full Term 12 week session)  5/28/24 8/16/24 5/28/24 5/26/24 5/28/24 06/3/24 8/12/24 8/21/24 6/02/24

*The refund deadline for dropping classes for Summer 2024 is 11:59 pm on the dates listed above.