Sep 28, 2022  
2019-2020 Undergraduate Student Handbook 
2019-2020 Undergraduate Student Handbook [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Academic Calendar & University Holidays

Academic Calendar

Please visit the Florida Poly website for the most up-to-date 2019-2020 academic calendar

Religious Holidays

Reasonable Accommodations for Religious Observances, Practices, and Beliefs: 

The University will reasonably accommodate the religious observances, practices and beliefs of individuals in regard to admissions, class attendance and the scheduling of examinations and work assignments.

When feasible, the University and faculty will seek to avoid scheduling major examinations, major assignments and University ceremonies on major religious holy days. For the purposes of this regulation, a recognized religious holy day is a significant day of religious observance as recognized by the highest governing body of that particular faith.

Students should review course requirements and meeting days and times before a semester begins to avoid foreseeable conflicts with religious observances, as excessive absences in a given term may make it difficult for a student to successfully complete the academic requirements of a course.

A student who wishes to observe a religious holy day of their religious faith shall notify all of their instructors in advance and shall be excused from classes or other academic or educational activity for the purpose of observing the religious holy day.

Please see FPU-3.009 Reasonable Accommodations for Religious Observances, Practices, and Beliefs to read in its entirety.

University Holidays

The University observes the following holidays:

  • New Year’s Day
  • Birthday of Martin Luther King Jr. (third Monday in January)
  • Memorial Day
  • Independence Day
  • Labor Day
  • Veterans Day
  • Thanksgiving Day
  • Friday after Thanksgiving
  • Christmas Day
  • Winter Break (the four-week days between December 25 and January 1)

If any holiday listed above falls on a Saturday, the Friday preceding that holiday shall be observed as a holiday. If any holiday listed above falls on a Sunday, the following Monday after the holiday shall be observed as a holiday.

Reading Days

The two days prior to the start of examinations in the fall and spring semesters, generally a Thursday and Friday, are designated reading days. No classes are held on these days; instead, students are encouraged to use these days for study and review. There are no reading days in the summer terms because examinations are given during regular class periods. Please see the 2019-2020 academic calendar for the full list of dates.