Academic Calendar

Fall Semester 2020 Day Date Month
First Day of Classes for Arabic Program Sunday 4 October
First Day of Classes Sunday 4 October
Add and Drop Period Sunday – Thursday 15-21 September
Late Registration – Penalty Applies Sunday-Saturday 4-15 October
Late Registration – Penalty Applies Sunday – Thursday 11-15 October
Last Day to Drop a Course without Penalty Thursday 12 October
Midterm Examinations Period (Thursdays and Saturdays) Thursday – Saturday 26-19 November – December
Last Day to Withdraw from a Course – Penalty Applies Thursday 10 December
Holiday, Commemoration Day* & National Day* Sunday – Thursday 29-3 December – January
Last Day of Classes Thursday 14 January
Final Examinations Period Saturday – Saturday 16-23 January
Winter Break Sunday – Thursday 24-4 January – February
 
Spring Semester 2021 Day Date Month
First Day of Classes Sunday 7 February
Add and Drop Period Sunday – Thursday 7-11 February
Late Registration – Penalty Applies Sunday – Thursday 7-11 February
Last Day to Drop a Course without Penalty Thursday 11 February
Last Day to Withdraw from a Course without Grade Penalty Thursday 11 March
Midterm Examinations Period (Thursdays and Saturdays) Thursday – Saturday 8-24 April
Spring Break Thursday – Thursday 13-20 May
Last Day of Classes Wednesday 26 May
Final Examinations Period Saturday – Saturday 29-5 May – June
 
Summer Term 1 – 2021 Day Date Month
First Day of Classes Sunday 13 June
Add ONLY Period Sunday 13 June
Late Registration Period – Penalty Applies Sunday 13 June
Last Day to Withdraw from a Course without Grade Penalty Sunday 13 July
Last Day of Classes Thursday 15 July
Final Examinations Period Saturday – Sunday 17-18 July
 
Summer Term 2 – 2021 Day Date Month
First Day of Classes Sunday 1 August
Add ONLY Period Sunday 1 August
Late Registration Period – Penalty Applies Sunday 1 August
Last Day to Withdraw from a Course without Grade Penalty Sunday 29 August
Last Day of Classes Thursday 2 September
Final Examinations Period Sunday- Monday 5 – 6 September

* Subject to change according to the Islamic Calendar.

**Exact times to be announce be the Registrar’s Office.


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