Other Academic Information

University and Academic Calendar Year

The academic year is divided into three semesters, six accelerated sessions (blocks), and weekend modules.

The academic calendar can be found on the University website located at: www.wilmu.edu/registrar/calendar.aspx

Intellectual Property Policy and Students

By enrolling in the University, the student gives the University a nonexclusive, royalty-free license to mark on, modify, and retain the student’s Intellectual Property (work) as may be required for course completion. The University will not have the right to use the Intellectual Property (work) in any other manner without the written consent of the student. Additional information is located in the Office of Academic Affairs.

Web Enhanced Courses

All courses at Wilmington University are web enhanced utilizing a course learning system called Canvas. Students should therefore expect to utilize the Canvas learning system throughout their course of study at Wilmington University which requires having access to a computer and the internet. The use of Canvas creates a virtual learning space for Wilmington University instructors to communicate and collaborate with students and provides a place to post course content, manage activities, and provide feedback to students. Canvas is the University-supported tool for integrating multimedia course content, course communication, student assessments (quizzes, assignments, surveys, portfolios), and student grades. Some courses have synchronous online sessions requiring students to engage via audio and video.


A limited number of open computers are available at university locations. Should this be a particular challenge, please see your academic advisor or site director.

Photo Identification Policy

In order to protect student privacy, students should be prepared to furnish photo identification to complete transactions where private student information is exchanged or where changes are made to a student’s academic record. This policy applies to all Wilmington University locations. 

Examples of photo ID:

  • Wilmington University ID Card
  • Driver’s License
  • State-issued identification card
  • Passport
  • Resident alien card

Examples of transactions where photo IDs are required:

  • Registering for, adding, dropping, or withdrawing from courses
  • Academic Advising
  • Financial Aid
  • Transcript or diploma pick-up

Confirming identity is a way to ensure the integrity of student records and the privacy of students.

When students visit campus to complete a transaction where private student information will be exchanged, staff members should ask for photo ID. If photo ID cannot be furnished and identity cannot be confirmed, no private information should be exchanged. In cases where a student has given permission via a FERPA form to release information about their academic record, the ID must match the name of the approved persons provided by the student.

Change of Policy

Wilmington University reserves the right to change or adjust its academic policies, tuition, fees, payment plan procedures, academic calendar and to cancel or add courses at any time.