Fall 2016 FAMU-FSU College of Engineering Academic Calendar Misalignment

Due to a misalignment in the academic calendars between Florida A&M University and Florida State University,  the FAMU-FSU College of Engineering will operate under a modified academic calendar throughout the entire 2016-2017 academic year.   The FAMU and FSU provosts have issued a joint statement approving this change which can be found here.

Fall 2016 Academic Calendar for the FAMU-FSU College of Engineering

Date Event
August 29, 2016 Engineering Classes Begin
September  1, 2016 Last day of Drop/Add
September  5, 2016 Labor Day.  No Classes
October 14,2016 Seventh Week Course Drop/Withdrawal Deadline
November, 11, 2016 Veteran’s Day.  No Classes
November, 18, 2016 Late  Course Drop/Withdrawal Deadline
November 23-26,2016 Thanksgiving Day Holiday. No Classes
December 2, 2016 Last Day of Engineering Classes
December 5-9, 2016 Engineering Final Exam Week

Additionally, the ending time for all courses taught at the college will be extended by the equivalent of 4 minutes for each 50 minute class period or 6 minutes for each 75 minute class period.   However, class starting times will remain unchanged. 
During the Engineering Final Exam Week, final exams will occur during the regularly scheduled class period for the course.  At the instructor’s discretion, a final exam may be given over multiple class periods.  The COE Final Examination Scheduling Conflict Policy will still apply. 


Frequently Asked Questions

  1. Why can’t the two academic calendars just be re-aligned again?

This problem was not noticed until after the 2016-2017 academic calendars had been officially published by the two universities.   So, it was too late to correct the misalignment for this upcoming academic year.   However, to avoid this issue from occurring in the future, both universities have agreed to allow a representative from the College of Engineering to participate in the development of the annual academic calendar.

  1. What does this mean for FAMU Engineering Students?

For FAMU engineering students your non-engineering main campus classes will begin on Monday,  August 22nd.   We have arranged with the FAMU Office of the Registrar to extend the last day of Drop/Add for engineering courses only until 9/1/2016.   The last day of Drop/Add for non-engineering main campus courses will not change from the date posted on the FAMU Registrar’s website.    Also, if you have a scheduling conflict between your College of Engineering Final Exam and your main campus final exam, you should report this to your course instructor, as soon as possible.  

 

Fall 2016 Schedule for FAMU Engineering Students

Date Event
August 22, 2016 Non-Engineering Classes Begin
August 26, 2016 Last day of Drop/Add – Non-Engineering Courses
August 29, 2016 Engineering Classes Begin
September 1, 2016 Last day of Drop/Add – Engineering Courses Only
September  5, 2016 Labor Day.  No Classes
October 14,2016 Seventh Week Course Withdrawal Deadline
November, 11, 2016 Veteran’s Day.  No Classes
November, 18, 2016 Late Course Withdrawal Deadline
November 23-26,2016 Thanksgiving Day Holiday. No Classes
December 2, 2016 Last Day of Classes
December 5-9, 2016 Final Exam Week

 

  1. What does this mean for FSU Engineering Students?

For FSU engineering students, the College of Engineering Final Exam Week will occur during the last week of your non-engineering main campus classes.  If you have a scheduling conflict between your College of Engineering final exam and a main campus course, you should contact your course instructor, as soon as possible.

Fall 2016 Schedule for FSU Engineering Students

Date Event
August 29, 2016 Classes Begin
September 1, 2016 Last day of Drop/Add
September  5, 2016 Labor Day.  No Classes
October 14,2016 Seventh Week Course Drop Deadline
November, 11, 2016 Veteran’s Day.  No Classes
November, 18, 2016 Late Course Drop Deadline
November 23-26,2016 Thanksgiving Day Holiday. No Classes
December 2, 2016 Last Day of Engineering Classes
December 5-9, 2016 Engineering Final Exam Week
December 9, 2016 Last Day of Non-Engineering Classes
December 12-16, 2016 Final Exam Week – Non Engineering Courses

 

  1. Does this affect me if I am not taking any engineering classes?

No,  if you are not taking any engineering courses, you can follow your home institution’s academic calendar.

  1. Does this affect me if I am only taking engineering classes?

Slightly.    If you are only taking engineering courses, each class session will be extended a few minutes which will reduce the time you’ll have between classes.   Additionally, during Engineering Final Exam Week,  your final exam will be scheduled during your regular class period.    Also, at your instructor’s discretion,  your final exam may be given over multiple class sessions. 

  1. Who can I contact if I have additional questions?

If you have other questions,  feel free to contact your academic advisor or send an email to studentsupport@eng.fsu.edu

~ 5/16/2016 - Office of the Associate Dean for Student Affairs and Curriculum