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2020 - 2021 ACADEMIC CALENDAR

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2021 - 2022 ACADEMIC CALENDAR

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2022 - 2023 ACADEMIC CALENDAR

FALL 2020 SEMESTER

November 15 - November 21

New Student Orientation (mandatory)

Sunday, Nov 15

New Faculty Orientation

Monday, Nov 16

Faculty return

November 21 - December 1

Fall 2020 registration period

 

November 22 - November 25

Student Training for Online Learning (mandatory)

Sunday, Nov 29

Makeup New Student Orientation for late registered students

Monday, Nov 30

Make up New Student Orientation

Wednesday, Dec 2

First day of fall classes

Saturday, Dec 5

Last day for self-pay students to register

Saturday, Dec 5

Last day to add and drop without financial penalty (100% tuition refund)

Saturday, Dec 5

Last day to add and drop without special permission

December 6 - December 12

Course drop period (50% tuition refund)

Thursday, Dec 10

Faculty/Staff Professional Development Day - Student Reading Day (No classes)

Saturday, Dec 12

Last day to add a course with special permission

December 13 - December 23

Course drop period (without refund)

Wednesday, Dec 23

Last day to withdraw from a course (without refund)

December 24 - January 2

Christmas/New Year break

Sunday, Jan 3

Official New Year's Day Holiday (public holiday)

January 3, 2021 - February 6, 2021

Course withdrawal policy takes effect with a grade of a W

January 4 - January 16

Fall midterm examination period

Thursday, Jan 21

Faculty/Staff Professional Development Day - Student Reading Day (No classes)

January 31 - February 6

Advising sessions for students

Saturday, Feb 6

Last day to withdraw from a course with a grade of "W"

Sunday, Feb 14

Spring 2021 registration starts

February 14 - February 20

Student course evaluations period

Tuesday, Feb 16

Faculty/staff professional development day - Student reading day (No classes)

February 25 - February 26

National & Liberation Days - No classes

Thursday, Mar 4

Last official class day for the fall 2020 semester (lecture)

March 7 - March 9

Final exam period for the fall 2020 semester

March 10 - March 20

Between semester break for students

Saturday, Mar 13

Final grades available for fall 2020

Thursday, Mar 11

Ascension of the Prophet - religious holiday (date subject to change)

SPRING 2021 SEMESTER

Sunday, Mar 14

New Faculty Orientation

Wednesday, Mar 17

Returning faculty begin

March 17 - March 18

New Student Orientation for newly admitted students

Sunday, Mar 21

First day of classes for spring 2021

Monday, Mar 22

Last day for self-pay students to register

Saturday, Mar 27

Last day to add/drop a course without financial penalty (100% tuition refund)

Saturday, Mar 27

Last day to add/drop a course without special permission

March 28 - April 3

Course drop period (100% tuition refund)

March 28 - April 3

Full University withdrawal period with 70% tuition refund begins

Saturday, Apr 3

Last day to add a course with special permission and last day to withdraw from the university with 70% tuition reimbursement

April 4 - April 10

University withdrawal begins with a 50% refund 

Sunday, Apr 4

Course drop period (without refund) begins

Sunday, Apr 11

University withdrawal without refund begins

Monday, Apr 26

Faculty/staff professional development day - Student reading day (No classes)

May 2 - May 8

Advising sessions for students

May 13 - May 15

Eid holiday (dates subject to change)

May 16 - May 22

Spring midterm examination period

May 16 - May 22

Course withdrawal policy takes effect with a grade of a "W"

Saturday, May 22

Last day to withdraw from a course with a grade of "W"

Sunday, May 23

Fall 2021 registration starts

Tuesday, May 25

Faculty/staff professional development day - Student reading day (No classes)

May 30 - June 5

Student course evaluation period

Monday, Jun 14

Last official class day for spring 2021 (lecture)

June 15 - June 17

Spring 2021 final exam period

Saturday, Jun 19

Summer break for students

Sunday, Jun 20

Final grades are available 

Wednesday, Jun 23

Summer break for faculty 

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