Updated November 6, 2015

Orientation

DateEvent

August 24-29 (Monday to Saturday)


First Year Marhaba (Student Orientation)

 

Fall Semester 1

DateEvent
August 30 (Sunday)                               
Classes begin
September 3 (Thursday)Add deadline for 7-week courses
September 8 (Tuesday)
Drop deadline for 7-week courses
September 10 (Thursday)Add deadline for 14-week courses
September 17 (Thursday)
Drop deadline for 14-week courses
September 22 - 25 (Tuesday to Friday)No classes: Eid Al-Ad'ha
September 27 -28  (Sunday - Monday)Legislative Days (classes meet on a Thursday and a Wednesday schedule, respectively)
October 4 (Sunday)Withdrawal and change of grading basis deadline for 7-week courses
October 10 (Saturday)Legislative Day (classes meet on a Thursday schedule)
October 15 (Thursday)No classes: Al-Hijra/Islamic New Year
October 20 (Tuesday)Last day of classes for 7-week courses
October 21 - 22 (Wednesday and Thursday)No classes: Final exams for 7-week courses
October 23 - 25 (Friday - Sunday)Fall break

Fall Semester 2

DateEvent
October 26 (Monday)Classes begin
November 1 (Sunday)Add deadline for 7-week courses
November 4 (Wednesday)Drop deadline for 7-week courses
November 8 (Sunday)Withdrawal and change of grading basis deadline for 14-week courses
November 14 (Saturday)Legislative Day (classes meet on a Monday schedule)
November 25 (Wednesday)
Withdrawal and change of grading basis deadline for 7-week courses
November 30 (Monday)No classes: Martyrs' Day Observance
December 2 (Wednesday)No classes: UAE National Day holiday
December 14 (Monday)Last day of classes / Legislative Day (classes meet on a Wednesday schedule)
December 15 (Tuesday)Reading Day
December 16 - 20 (Wednesday to Sunday)Final Exams
December 21 (Monday)Winter Break begins / Travel home

Winter Break

DateEvent
December 21, 2015 - January 3, 2016Winter Break

January Term in Abu Dhabi

DateEvent
January 2 (Saturday)Visiting student arrival on campus
January 3 (Sunday)Mandatory visiting student orientation
January 2-3 (Saturday-Sunday)Arrival on campus (NYUAD students)
January 4 (Monday)Classes begin
January 10 (Sunday)Course withdrawal deadline for all courses
January 21 (Thursday)Last day of classes
January 22 (Friday)Depart campus by end of day (or prior evening)

January Term in New York and Washington DC

DateEvent
January 3 (Sunday) Arrival on campus
January 4 (Monday) Morning: Mandatory orientation
January 4 (Monday)
Afternoon: Classes begin
January 11 (Monday)Course withdrawal deadline for all courses
January 18 (Monday)No classes: Martin Luther King Day
January 22 (Friday)Last day of classes
January 23 (Saturday) Depart campus by end of day (or prior evening)

January Term in Shanghai

DateEvent
January 3 (Sunday)Arrival on campus
January 4 (Monday)Morning: Mandatory orientation
January 4 (Monday)
Afternoon: Classes begin
January 11 (Monday)Course withdrawal deadline for all courses
January 21 (Thursday)Last day of classes
January 22 (Friday)Depart campus by end of day (or prior evening)

January Term in NYU Global Sites

DateEvent
January 4 (Monday)Arrival on campus
January 5 (Tuesday)Morning: Mandatory orientation
January 5 (Tuesday)Afternoon: Classes begin
January 11 (Monday)Course withdrawal deadline for all courses
January 22 (Friday)Last day of classes
January 23 (Saturday)Depart campus by end of day (or prior evening)

Spring Semester 1

DateEvent 
January 27 (Wednesday)Classes begin 
February 2 (Tuesday) Add deadline for 7-week courses  
February 7 (Sunday)Drop deadline for 7-week courses 
February 9 (Tuesday)Add deadline for 14-week courses 
February 16 (Tuesday) Drop deadline for 14-week courses  
February 28 (Sunday)
Withdrawal and change of grading basis deadline for 7-week courses
 
March 15 (Tuesday)Last day of classes for 7-week courses 
March 16 - 17 (Wednesday and Thursday)No classes: Final Exams for 7-week courses
 

Spring Break

DateEvent
March 18 - 25 (Friday to Friday)No classes

Spring Semester 2

DateEvent
March 26 (Saturday)Classes begin/ Legislative Day (classes meet on a Thursday schedule)
March 31 (Thursday)Add deadline for 7-week courses
April 5 (Tuesday)Drop deadline for 7-week courses
April 7 (Thursday)Withdrawal and change grading basis deadline for 14 week courses
April 26 (Tuesday)Withdrawal and change of grading basis deadline for 7 week courses
May 5 (Thursday)No classes: Isra & Mi’raj Holiday
May 12 (Thursday)Last day of classes
May 15 -19 (Sunday to Thursday)Final exams
May 23 (Monday)Commencement

Summer Term

DateEvent
May 22 (Sunday)
Classes begin
May 23 (Monday)No classes: Commencement
May 24 (Tuesday)Add deadline
May 26 (Thursday)Drop deadline
June 9 (Thursday)Withdrawal and change of grading basis deadline
June 16 (Thursday)
Last day of classes
June 18 (Saturday)
Final Exams