Revised as of March 5, 2014

Orientations

DateEvent 
August 22 - 25 (Thursday to Sunday)Marhaba (student) orientation 
August 26 (Monday)
Faculty Orientation – Fall I
 

Fall Semester 1

Date
Event
 
August 27 (Tuesday)
Classes begin
 
September 2 (Monday)
Add/Drop and change of grading basis deadline for 7-week courses
 
September 9 (Monday)
Add/Drop and change of grading basis deadline for 14-week courses
 
September 23 (Monday)
Course withdrawal deadline for 7-week courses
 
September 28 (Saturday)
Special class session (Monday course schedule)
 
October 5 (Saturday)Special class session (Sunday course schedule at instructor's option) 
October 10 (Thursday)
Last day of classes for 7-week courses
 
October 10 (Thursday)
Course withdrawal deadline for 14-week courses
 
October 12 (Saturday)Final Exams for 7-week courses
 

Fall Break

DateEvent 
October 13 - 17 (Sunday to Thursday)    
No classes: Eid al-Adha and Fall Break
 

Fall Semester 2

Date
Event
 
October 20 (Sunday)
Classes begin
 
October 24 (Thursday)
Add/Drop and change of grading basis deadline for 7-week courses
 
November 3 - 5 (Sunday to Tuesday)
No classes: Al-Hijra/Islamic New Year
 
November 6 - 7 (Wednesday to Thursday)
Special Sunday and Monday class schedules respectively
 
November 14 (Thursday)
Course withdrawal deadline for 7-week courses
 
November 18 (Monday)
Registration for Spring 2014 begins
 
December 1 -2 (Sunday to Monday)
No classes: UAE National Day holiday
 
December 12 (Thursday)
Last day of classes
 
December 15-18 (Sunday to Wednesday)
Final Exams
 
December 19 (Thursday)
Winter Break begins
 

Winter Break

DateEvent 
December 19, 2013  – January 4, 2014No classes 

January Term in Abu Dhabi

Date
Event
 
January 5 (Sunday)
Classes begin
 
January 9 (Thursday)
Course withdrawal deadline for all courses
 
January 13 (Monday)
No classes: Prophet Mohammed's Birthday
 
January 23 (Thursday)Last day of classes 

January Term in New York and Washington, DC

Date
Event
 
January 6 (Monday)
Classes begin
 
January 10 (Friday)
Course withdrawal deadline for all courses
 
January 20 (Monday)
No classes: Martin Luther King Day

 
January 24 (Friday)
Last day of classes
 

January Term at Other NYU Global Sites

DateEvent 
January 6 (Monday)Classes Begin 
January 10 (Friday)Course withdrawal deadline for all courses 
January 23 (Thursday)Last day of classes 

Spring Semester 1

Date
Event
 
January 27 (Monday) Faculty Orientation – Spring I  
January 28 (Tuesday)
Classes begin
 
February 3 (Monday)
Add/Drop and change of grading basis deadline for 7-week courses
 
February 10 (Monday)
Add/Drop and change of grading basis deadline for 14-week courses
 
February 24 (Monday)
Course withdrawal deadline for 7-week courses
 
March 17 (Monday)
Last day of classes for 7-week courses
 
March 17 (Monday)
Course withdrawal deadline for 14-week courses
 
March 18 (Tuesday)
Final Exams for 7-week courses
 

Spring Break

Date Event  
March 19 – 29 (Wednesday to Thursday) No classes  

Spring Semester 2

Date
Event
 
March 27 (Thursday)Faculty Orientation – Spring II 
March 30 (Sunday)
Classes begin
 
April 3 (Thursday)
Add/Drop and change of grading basis deadline for 7-week courses
 
April 24 (Thursday)
Course withdrawal deadline for 7-week courses
 
May 15 (Thursday)
Last day of classes
 
May 18 - 21 (Sunday to Wednesday)
Final Exams
 
May 22 - 24 (Thursday to Saturday) tentative
Ma’a Salama 2014 (Senior Week)
 
May 25 (Sunday) Commencement 
   

Summer Term

DateEvent  
May 22 (Thursday)Classes Begin  
May 24 (Saturday)Classes Held  
May 25 (Sunday) No Classes: Commencement  
May 26 - 27 (Monday to Tuesday)No Classes: Isra & Mi'raj Holiday  
June 19 (Thursday)Last day of classes  
June 21 (Saturday)Final Exams