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2017-2018 Academic Calendar

Fall 2017

August 19, 20           Residence halls open for new/entering students
August 21 - 27          New Student Orientation
August 25                 Last day to Waitlist fall classes
August 26, 27           Residence halls open for current/returning students
August 28                 First day of fall semester
Aug 28 - Sept 3        Late registration (add/drop) week
September 1            Last day to add/drop classes in person (Registrar's Office closes at 4:45pm)
September 3            Last day to add/drop classes in MyFIT (online system closes at 11:30pm)
September 4            Labor Day - College closed
September 7            Certification rosters open to faculty
September 15          Last day to withdraw from fall classes with a partial refund
September 20          Rosh Hashanah - No evening classes (classes suspend at 4PM)
September 21, 22    Rosh Hashanah - College closed
September 27          Last day for faculty to submit certification rosters
September 28          Census date
September 29          Yom Kippur - No evening classes (classes suspend at 4PM)
September 30          Yom Kippur - College closed
October 1                 FAFSA available for 2018-2019 academic year
October 2- 6             Make-up examination period for spring 2017 incomplete grades
                                        October 2 - Related area exams
                                        October 3 - Major course exams
                                        October 4 - American History, History of Art, Philosophy, Social Science exams
                                        October 5 - English and Modern Language exams
                                        October 6 - Science and Math exams
October 26                 Winter 2018 registration begins
Oct 30- Nov 3             Spring priority registration begins for currently enrolled, degree-seeking students
November 1                FAFSA priority deadline for Spring 2018 entering class
November 3                Spring registration begins for re-admitted degree students
November 13              Spring registration begins for non-degree students
November 23 - 26      Thanksgiving Recess - College closed
November 27              Last day to submit fall Course Withdrawal forms (WD grades)
November 27              Last day to submit a College Withdrawal for fall semester (WD grades)
December 1                Graduation application priority deadline for May/August 2018 candidates
December 4                Final grade rosters open to faculty
December 5                Last day for all Tuesday classes
December 6                Last day for Wednesday DAY classes
December 11              Last day for all Monday classes
December 11-23         Students must vacate residence halls by 9AM on the day following last final exam or by 12PM on 12/21, whichever is earlier
December 12               Spring registration begins for newly-admitted Spring 2018 students
December 13               Last class for Wednesday EVENING classes
December 17               Last day for all Sunday classes
December 18               Friday evening classes will meet to make up for 9/29
December 19               Friday classes meet - Last day for ALL Friday classes
December 20               Saturday classes meet - Last day for ALL Saturday classes
December 21               Last day for ALL Thursday classes - Last day of fall semester
December 31               Students must accept Spring 2018 Financial Aid
January 3                     Last day for faculty to submit final grade rosters for fall

FIT will be closed December 22, 2017 through January 1, 2018.

Winter 2018

January 1                     Residence halls open for students contracted for winter housing
January 1                     FAFSA priority deadline for 2018-2019 academic year
January 2                     First day of winter session
January 2, 3                 Late registration (add/drop) period
January 8*                    Certification rosters open to faculty
January 8*                    Last day to withdraw from winter classes with a partial refund
January 10*                  Last day to submit a winter Course Withdrawal form (WD grade)
January 10*                  Last day for faculty to submit certification rosters
January 11*                  Census date
January 15                   Martin Luther King Jr Day - College closed
January 16                   Final grade rosters open to faculty
January 18                   Last day of winter session
January 22                   Last day for faculty to submit final grades for winter

* Dates changed due to the emergency college closing on January 4 and 5.

Spring 2018

January 23                  Residence halls open for new/entering students
January 25, 26            New student Orientation
January 26 - 28           Residence halls open for current/returning students
January 26                  Last day to Waitlist spring courses
January 29                  First day of spring semester
Jan 29 - Feb 4             Late registration (add/drop) period
February 2                   Last day to add/drop classes in person (Registrar's Office closes at 4:45pm)
February 4                   Last day to add/drop classes in MyFIT (online system closes at 11:30pm)
February 7                   Certification rosters open to faculty
February 16                 Last day to withdraw from spring classes with a partial refund
February 19                 Presidents Day - College closed
February 26                 Last day for faculty to submit certification rosters
February 27                 Census date
March 5 - 9                   Make-up examination period for Fall 2017 incomplete grades
                                          March 5 - Related area exams
                                          March 6 - Major course exams
                                          March 7 - American History, History of Art, Philosophy, Social Science exams
                                          March 8 - English and Modern Language exams
                                          March 9 - Science and Mathematics exams
March 26 - April 1          Spring Recess - No classes
March 30                        Good Friday - College closed
March 31                        Graduation application must be received for student names to be listed in Commencement program
April 12                           Summer 2018 registration begins for all students
April 16 - 20                    Fall priority registration begins for currently enrolled, degree seeking students
April 20                           Fall registration begins for re-admitted degree students
April 23                           Fall registration begins for non-degree students
May 1                             Graduation application priority deadline for December 2018/January 2019 candidates
May 4                              Last day to submit spring Course Withdrawal forms (WD grades)
May 4                              Last day to submit a College Withdrawal for spring semester (WD grades)
May 14                            Final grade rosters for spring available to faculty
May 14 - 21                     Students must vacate residence halls by 9AM on the day following last final exam or by 12PM on 5/21, whichever is earlier. Only students registered for Commencement can remain in halls until 5/24.
May 15                           Fall registration begins for newly admitted Bachelor students
May 15                           L ast Day for ALL Tuesday Classes
May 16                           Last Day for ALL Wednesday Classes
May 17                           Last Day for ALL Thursday Classes
May 18                           Last Day for ALL Friday Classes
May 19                           Last Day for ALL Saturday Classes
May 20                           Last Day for ALL Sunday Classes
May 21                           Last Day for ALL Monday Classes
May 22, 23                     E mergency Make-Up Days
May 23                           Last day of spring semester
May 24                           Commencement
May 25                           Last day for faculty to submit final grades for spring
May 28                           Memorial Day - College closed

Summer 2018

May 29                           First day of Summer 1 session
May 29, 30                     Late registration for Summer 1 (add/drop)
May 29                           Fall registration begins for newly admitted one-year AAS students
May 30                           Fall registration begins for newly admitted two-year AAS students
May 31                           Last day to withdraw from Summer 1 with a partial refund
May 31                           Certification rosters for Summer 1 open to faculty
June 5                            Last day for faculty to submit certification rosters for Summer 1
June 6                            Census date for Summer 1
June 19                           Last day to submit Course Withdrawal forms (WD grade) for Summer 1
June 27                           Final Summer 1 grade rosters open to faculty
July 2                              Last day of Summer 1 session
July 4                              Independence Day - College closed
July 5                              Last day for faculty to submit final grade rosters for Summer 1
July 9                              First day of Summer 2 session
July 9, 10                        Late registration for Summer 2 ( add/drop)
July 11                            Certification rosters for Summer 2 open to faculty
July 11                             Last day to withdraw from Summer 2 with a partial refund
July 16                             Last day for faculty to submit certification rosters for Summer 2
July 17                             Census date for Summer 2
July 30                              Last day to submit Course Withdrawal forms (WD grade) for Summer 2
July 31                              Final grade rosters open for Summer 2
August 2                           Last day of Summer 2 session
August 6                           Last day for faculty to submit final grade rosters for Summer 2

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