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2019-2020 Academic Calendar

Fall 2019

August 18                  Residence Halls open for new/entering students
August 19                  Convocation
August 19 - 25           New Student Orientation
August 24, 25            Residence halls open for current/returning students
August 26                  First day of Fall 2019 term
Aug 26 - Sept 1         Late registration (add/drop) week
August 30                  First financial aid disbursement for fall term
September 1              Last day to add/drop fall classes in MyFIT (online system closes at 11:30pm)
September 2              Labor Day - College closed
September 9              Fall certification rosters open to faculty
September 13            Last day to withdraw from fall classes with a partial refund
September 23            Last day for faculty to submit certification rosters
September 24            Census date
September 29            Rosh Hashanah - No evening classes (classes suspend at 4PM)
Sep 30, Oct 1             Rosh Hashanah - College closed
October 1                   Financial Aid (FAFSA) application available for 2020 - 2021 academic year
October 8                   Yom Kippur - No evening classes (classes suspend at 4PM)
October 9                   Yom Kippur - College closed
October 14 - 18          Make-up examination period for spring 2019 incomplete grades
                                              October 14 - Related area exams
                                              October 15 - Major course exams
                                              October 16 - American History, History of Art, Philosophy, Social Science exams
                                              October 17 - English and Modern Language exams
                                              October 18 - Science and Math exams
October 15                 Financial Aid (FAFSA) submission priority deadline for spring admits
October 31                 Winter 2020 registration begins
November 4 - 8          Spring 2020 registration begins for currently enrolled, degree-seeking students
November 8               Spring 2020 registration begins for re-admitted degree students
November 18             Spring 2020 registration begins for non-degree students
November 22             Last day to submit fall Course Withdrawal forms (WD grades)
November 22             Last day to submit a College Withdrawal form for fall term
Nov 28 - Dec 1          Thanksgiving Recess - College closed
December 1               Graduation application priority deadline for May/August 2020 candidates
December 9               Final grade rosters open for faculty
December 10             Spring 2020 registration begins to students admitted Spring 2020
December 10             Last day for Tuesday day classes
December 10 - 19      All residents must vacate residence halls by 9:00 am on the day following their last final exam.
December 11             Last day for all Wednesday classes
December 12             Last day for all Thursday classes
December 13             Last day for all Friday classes
December 14             Last day for all Saturday classes
December 15             Last day for all Sunday classes
December 16             Last day for all Monday classes
December 17             Last day for Tuesday evening classes
December 18, 19       Emergency Make-Up Days
December 19             Official last day of Fall 2019 term
December 20             Priority deadline for new students to accept Spring 2020 financial aid awards
January 2                   Last day for faculty to submit final grades for fall

FIT will be closed for the holidays from Tuesday, December 24, 2019 through and including Wednesday, January 1, 2020.

Winter 2020

January 1                    Residence halls open for students contracted for winter housing
January 2                    First day of Winter 2020 term
January 2, 3                Late registration (add/drop) period
January 3                    Last day to add/drop winter classes in MyFIT (online system closes at 11:30pm)
January 6                    Winter certification rosters open to faculty
January 6                    Last day to withdraw from winter classes with a partial refund (25%)
January 7                    Last day for faculty to submit certification rosters
January 8                    Census date
January 14                  Last day to submit Course Withdrawal forms for winter (WD grades)
January 15                  Financial Aid (FAFSA) submission priority deadline for 2020 - 2021 academic year
January 15                  Final grade rosters open for faculty
January 17                  Last day of Winter 2020 term
January 20                  Martin Luther King Jr Day - College closed
January 22                  Last day for faculty to submit final grades for winter

Spring 2020

January 21                 Residence halls open for new/entering students
January 22, 23           New student Orientation
January 23                 Convocation
January 25, 26           Residence halls open for current/returning students
January 27                 First day of Spring 2020 term
Jan 27 - Feb 2            Late registration (add/drop) week
January 31                 First financial aid disbursement for spring
February 2                  Last day to add/drop classes in MyFIT (online system closes at 11:30pm)
February 10                Spring certification rosters open to faculty
February 14                Last day to withdraw from spring classes with a partial refund (25%)
February 17                Presidents Day - College closed
February 24                Last day for faculty to submit certification rosters
February 25                Census date
March 2 - 6                 Make-up examination period for Fall 2019 Incomplete (IN) grades
                                               March 2 - Related area exams
                                               March 3 - Major course exams
                                               March 4 - American History, History of Art, Philosophy, Social Science exams
                                               March 5 - English and Modern Language exams
                                               March 6 - Science and Mathematics exams
March 26                    Summer 2020 registration begins for all students
March 30 - April 3      Fall 2020 registration begins for currently enrolled, degree seeking students
March 31                    Graduation application must be received for student names to be listed in Commencement program
April 3                        Fall 2020 registration begins for re-admitted degree students
April 6 - 12                 Spring Recess - No classes
April 10                      Good Friday - College closed
April 20                      Fall 2020 registration begins for non-degree students
May 1                        Graduation application priority deadline for December 2020/January 2021 candidates
May 1                        Last day to submit spring Course Withdrawal forms (WD grades)
May 1                        Last day to submit a College Withdrawal form for spring
May 11                      Final grade rosters open for faculty
May 14 - 20               All residents must vacate residence halls by 9:00 am on the day following their last final exam.  Only students registered for Commencement can remain in the halls on Commencement day.
May 12                      Fall 2020 registration begins for newly admitted Bachelor students
May 12                      Last Day for ALL Tuesday Classes
May 13                      Last Day for ALL Wednesday Classes
May 14                      Last Day for ALL Thursday Classes
May 15                      Last Day for ALL Friday Classes
May 16                      Last Day for ALL Saturday Classes
May 17                      Last Day for ALL Sunday Classes
May 18                      Last Day for ALL Monday Classes
May 19, 20                Emergency Make-Up Days
May 20                      Official last day of Spring 2020 term
May 20                      School of Graduate Studies Hooding Ceremony
May 21                      Commencement 
May 20                      Last day for faculty to submit final grades for spring
May 25                      Memorial Day - College closed

Summer 2020

May 26                     First day of Summer 1
May 26, 27               Late registration for Summer 1 (add/drop period)
May 26                     Fall registration begins for newly admitted one-year AAS students
May 27                     Fall registration begins for newly admitted two-year AAS students
May 27                     Last day to add/drop Summer 1 classes in MyFIT (online system closes at 11:30pm)
May 28                     Last day to withdraw from Summer 1 with a partial refund (25%)
May 28                     Summer 1 certification rosters open to faculty
June 1                      Last day for faculty to submit certification rosters for Summer 1
June 2                      Census date for Summer 1
June 16                    Last day to submit Course Withdrawal forms (WD grades) for Summer 1
June 25                    Summer 1 grade rosters open for faculty
June 29                    Last day of Summer 1
June 30                    First day of Summer 2
June 30, July 1        Late registration for Summer 2 (add/drop period)
July 1                       Last day for faculty to submit final grade rosters for Summer 1
July 1                       Last day to add/drop Summer 2 classes in MyFIT (online system closes at 11:30pm)
July 2                       Last day to withdraw from Summer 2 with a partial refund (25%)
July 2                       Summer 2 certification rosters open to faculty
July 3                       Independence Day Observed - College closed
July 6                       Last day for faculty to submit certification rosters for Summer 2
July 7                       Census date for Summer 2
July 21                     Last day to submit Course Withdrawal forms (WD grades) for Summer 2
July 23                     Final grade rosters for Summer 2 open for faculty
July 27                     Last day of Summer 2
July 29                     Last day for faculty to submit final grade rosters for Summer 2

2019 - 2020 BOX CALENDARS (PDF)

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