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Status of Classes: Fall 2020

The fall course schedule was constructed out of an abundance of caution related to the safety of our faculty and students ​in accordance with New York State Department of Health standards. Where necessary in-person instruction is provided to ensure that students meet the learning requirements for the course. Courses that can effectively be offered in a remote or virtual environment were assigned this type of instructional mode. All of our faculty and staff are committed to providing the ​highest quality learning experience for our students during the Fall 2020 semester.

Classes will be conducted in a variety of formats: in-person, remote, online, and hybrid. For your reference, the list below defines the instructional methods to be used during the fall term. In OASIS you can find this information by course under the headings indicating SCHEDULE TYPES, for example: Schedule - Week by Week, Student Detail Schedule, or Concise Student Schedule.

  • Specialized courses with descriptions such as flight, off-campus, internship, and independent study also have no special designation in OASIS.  
  • Distance Learning courses are traditional online courses offered 100% asynchronously. These courses are coded as ONLINE under the room assignment in OASIS and the class schedule.
  • Remote Learning courses will meet in synchronous sessions during the assigned class times. These courses are coded as RMTE Class under room assignment in OASIS and the class schedule.               
  • Synchronous and Asynchronous courses are a combination of synchronous and asynchronous learning.  Synchronous sessions meet remotely during the assigned class time periods.  All course meeting times will be communicated in Blackboard. These courses are coded as RMTE ASYN and RMTE CLASS under room assignment in OASIS and the class schedule.
  • Live Stream and On-Campus courses will be taught on campus during the regularly scheduled days and times. However, not all students will attend each session.  Students in this type, of course, will be assigned to attend the class on designated days to help maintain physical distancing.  The remaining students will access the course remotely through a live stream.  Your instructor will assign you to your designated on-campus sessions. This course is coded with classroom locations and LIVE STRM.


On-Campus courses will meet during scheduled days and times on campus and have no specialized designation in OASIS. They will require the following of strict physical distancing guidelines.

Hybrid & Simulation courses students are assigned days to attend in-person sessions while maintaining physical distancing. On days where students are not assigned to the in-person sessions, simulation type experiences scheduled via remote learning will be required. These courses are coded with classroom locations and ONLINE.

Asynchronous & Campus Activity courses are primarily for in-person applied learning group work and project-based courses. Physical distancing will be maintained during the on-campus component of this course.  The remote lecture component will be asynchronous, however, when the campus activities occur they will adhere to the day, time, and room schedule posted for the course. Instructors will assign in-person activities on Blackboard. These courses are coded with classroom locations and RMTE ASYN. 

Should you have any questions regarding your courses, or need to know the latest hours and information, please reach out to the Office of the Registrar at regoffice@farmingdale.edu or 934-420-2776


Fall 2020 Academic Calendar

Date Activity or Event

August 24 (Monday) and
August 25 (Tuesday)

Last registration days


Faculty and Staff Convocation

August 27 (Thursday)

Classes begin

August 29 (Saturday)

Regular Saturday classes begin

September 2 (Wednesday)

*Last day for schedule changes

September 5-7 (Saturday-Monday)

No Classes Labor Day

September 12 (Saturday)

Accelerated Saturday classes begin

September 29 (Tuesday)

PM Governance meeting
No afternoon classes

October 9 (Friday)

Last day to submit a grade OR grade extension for incompletes (for Spring semester or Summer)

October 12 (Monday)

Columbus Day – Classes in Session

October 22 (Thursday)

Last day to withdraw

November 3 (Tuesday)

Election Day – Classes in Session

November 8 (Sunday)

Fall Open House

November 11 (Wednesday)

Veterans’ Day Observed – Classes in Session

November 17 (Tuesday)

AM Governance meeting
No morning classes

November 21 (Saturday)

Accelerated Saturday classes end (Final Exam)

November 25-28 (Wednesday-Saturday)

No Classes (Thanksgiving Break)

December 9 (Wednesday)

Last day of classes

December 10 (Thursday)

**Study Day/Make-Up Day

December 11-17 (Friday-Thursday)

Final Exam/Evaluation Period

December 12 (Saturday)

Saturday classes end


December 17 (Thursday)

Semester Ends

December 18 (Friday)

***Winter Commencement

December 21 (Monday)

***Winter Commencement (Snow Date)

Accelerated Saturday classes meet 11 times and meet for 68 minutes for each hour of instruction.

Saturday classes meet 14 times during the semester and meet for 54 minutes for each hour of instruction.

Special arrangements must be made between a student and instructor or between a faculty or staff member and his/her department chair or supervisor, for religious observances.

*For the Financial Refund schedule, refer to the Student Accounts Web page.

**Study Day may be utilized as a campus make-up day, at the discretion of campus administration. Any study day may be utilized as a campus make-up day at the discretion of the campus administration. An individual make-up day may be utilized at the discretion of an individual instructor.

***The date for winter commencement is tentative.  More information will be forthcoming when available.

Last Modified 10/8/20