Updated July 5, 2017

Orientation

DateEvent
August 23-25 (Wed-Fri)
Arrival window for new students
August 28-29 (Mon-Tues) Faculty Orientation
August 25 - September 3 (Fri-Sun)
First Year Marhaba (student orientation)
August 31 (Thursday)
Arafat Day (no formal Marhaba programming)
August 31 - September 3 (Thu-Sun)
Eid Al-Adha/ arrival window for returning students

Fall Semester 1

DateEvent
September 4 (Monday)                               
Classes begin
September 10 (Sunday)Add/ drop deadline for 7-week courses
September 16 (Saturday)
Legislative Day (classes meet on a Thursday schedule)
September 17 (Sunday)Add/ drop deadline for 14-week courses
September 21 (Thursday)
No classes: Al-Hijra/ Islamic New Year
October 4 (Wednesday)
Withdrawal and change of grading basis deadline for 7-week courses
October 22 (Sunday)Last day of classes for 7-week courses
October 23-24 (Mon-Tue)No classes or midterms: Final exams for 7-week courses
October 25-28 (Wed-Sat)
Fall break

Fall Semester 2

DateEvent
October 29 (Sunday)Classes resume
November 4 (Saturday)Add/ drop deadline for 7-week courses
November 9 (Thursday)Withdrawal and change of grading basis deadline for 14-week courses
November 25 (Saturday)Legislative Day (classes meet on a Thursday schedule)
November 27 (Monday)Withdrawal and change of grading basis deadline for 7-week courses
November 30 (Thursday)No classes: Martyr’s Day/ Prophet’s Birthday holiday
December 1-2 (Fri-Sat)
No classes: UAE National Day holiday
December 14 (Thursday)Last day of classes
December 17-21 (Sun-Thu)Final exams
December 22 (Friday)Winter break begins
December 21-22 (Thu-Fri)Departure window

Winter Break

DateEvent
December 22, 2017 - January 3, 2018Winter break

January Term in Abu Dhabi

DateEvent
January 2-3 (Tue-Wed)Arrival window for all students
January 3 (Wednesday) Faculty Orientation
January 4 (Thursday)Classes begin
January 6 (Saturday)
Legislative Day (all classes meet)
January 13 (Saturday)
Legislative Day (all classes meet)
January 18 (Thursday)
Last day of classes
January 18-19 (Thu-Fri)Departure window

January Term in New York and Washington DC

DateEvent
January 2 (Tuesday)Arrival day
January 3 (Wednesday)Classes begin
January 6 (Saturday)Legislative Day (all classes meet)
January 15 (Monday)
No classes: Martin Luther King Day
January 19 (Friday)
Last day of classes
January 19-20 (Fri-Sat)Departure window

January Term in NYU Global Sites

DateEvent
January 3 (Wednesday)Arrival day
January 4 (Thursday)Classes begin
January 6 (Saturday)
Legislative Day (all classes meet)
January 19 (Friday)
Last day of classes
January 19-20 (Fri-Sat)Departure window

Spring Semester 1

DateEvent 
January 17-18 (Wed-Thu)
Faculty Orientation 
January 19-21 (Fri-Sun)                          
Arrival window
 
January 22 (Monday)Classes begin 
January 28 (Sunday)Add/ drop deadline for 7-week courses 
February 4 (Sunday)Add/ drop deadline for 14-week courses 
February 21 (Wednesday)Withdrawal and change of grading basis deadline for 7-week courses
 
March 11 (Sunday)
Last day of classes for 7-week courses
 
March 12-13 (Mon-Tue)
No classes or midterms: Final exams for 7-week courses
 

Spring Break

DateEvent
March 14-19 (Wed-Mon)No classes

Spring Semester 2

DateEvent
March 20 (Tuesday)Classes begin
March 27 (Tuesday)
Add/ drop deadline for 7-week courses
April 3 (Tuesday)Withdrawal and change of grading basis deadline for 14-week courses
April 13 (Friday)Isra & Mi'rai Holiday
April 19 (Thursday)
Withdrawal and change of grading basis deadline for 7-week courses
May 7 (Monday)
Last day of classes
May 9-14 (Wed, Thu, Sat, Sun, Mon)
Final exams
May 15 (Tuesday)Beginning of Ramadan
May 20 (Sunday)Commencement (subject to change)

Summer Term

DateEvent
May 20 (Sunday)Arrival day
May 21 (Monday)
Classes begin
May 23 (Wednesday)
Add/ drop deadline
June 3 (Sunday)
Withdrawal and change of grading basis deadline
June 13 (Wednesday)
Last day of classes
June 14 (Thursday)
Final exams
June 14-15 (Thu-Fri)Departure window