2016-2017 Academic Calendar

Orientation

Date Event
August 17-19 (Wednesday-Friday)
Arrival window for new students
August 20-27 (Saturday-Saturday)
First Year Marhaba (Student Orientation)
August 25-27 (Thursday-Saturday)
Arrival window for returning students

Fall Semester 1

Date Event
August 28 (Sunday)                               

Classes begin
September 1 (Thursday)

Add/Drop deadline for 7-week courses
September 8 (Thursday)

Add/Drop deadline for 14-week courses
September 10-13 (Saturday-Tuesday)

No classes: Eid Al-Adha
September 29 (Thursday)

Withdrawl and change of grading basis deadline for 7-week courses
October 2 (Sunday)

No classes: Al-Hijra/ Islamic New Year
October 8 (Saturday)

Legislative Day (classes meet on a Sunday schedule)
October 18 (Tuesday)

Last day of classes for 7-week courses
October 19-20 (Wednesday-Thursday)

No classes: Final exams for 7-week courses
October 21-25 (Friday-Tuesday)

Fall break

Fall Semester 2

Date Event
October 26 (Wednesday)
Classes begin
November 1 (Tuesday)

Add/Drop deadline for 7-week courses
November 8 (Tuesday)

Withdrawal and change of grading basis deadline for 14-week courses

November 27 (Sunday)

Withdrawal and change of grading basis deadline for 7-week courses

November 30 (Wednesday)

No classes: UAE Martyrs' Day holiday

December 1-2 (Thursday-Friday)

No classes: UAE National Day holiday
December 10 (Saturday)

Legislative Day (classes meet on a Monday schedule)

December 12 (Monday)

No classes: Prophet's Birthday holiday
December 15 (Thursday)

Last day of classes
December 16 (Friday)

No classes: Reading Day
December 17-21 (Saturday-Wednesday)

Final Exams
December 22 (Thursday)

Winter break begins
December 21-22 (Wednesday-Thursday)

Departure window

Winter Break

Date Event
December 22, 2016 - January 3, 2017 Winter Break

January Term in Abu Dhabi

Date Event
January 2-3 (Monday-Tuesday)

Arrival window for all students
January 4 (Wednesday)

Classes begin
January 7 (Saturday)

Legislative Day (classes meet on a normal schedule)
January 19 (Thursday)

Last day of classes
January 19-20 (Thursday-Friday)

Departure window

January Term in New York and Washington DC

Date Event
January 2 (Monday)

Arrival Day

January 3 (Tuesday)

Classes begin
January 7 (Saturday)

Legislative Day (classes meet on a normal schedule)
January 16 (Monday)

No classes: Martin Luther King Day
January 19-20 (Thursday-Friday)

Last day of classes
January 19-20 (Thursday-Friday)

Departure window

January Term in NYU Global Sites

Date Event
January 3 (Tuesday)

Arrival Day
January 4 (Wednesday)

Classes begin
January 7 (Saturday)

Legislative Day (classes meet on a normal schedule)
January 19 (Thursday)

Last day of classes
January 19-20 (Thursday-Friday)

Depature window

Spring Semester 1

Date Event
January 20-23 (Friday-Monday)

Arrival window
January 24 (Tuesday)

Classes begin
January 30 (Monday)

Add/Drop deadline for 7-week courses
February 6 (Monday)

Add/Drop deadline for 14-week courses
February 23 (Thursday)

Withdrawl and change of grading basis deadline for 7-week courses
March 13 (Monday)

Last day of classes for 7-week courses
March 14-15 (Tuesday-Wednesday)

No classes: Final exams for 7-week courses

Spring Break

Date Event
March 16-25 (Thursday-Saturday)

No classes

Spring Semester 2

Date Event
March 26 (Sunday)

Classes begin
March 30 (Thursday)

Add/Drop deadine for 7-week courses
April 6 (Thursday)

Withdrawal and change of grading basis deadine for 14-week courses
April 25 (Tuesday)

Withdrawal and change of grading basis deadline for 7-week courses
May 11 (Thursday)

Last day of classes
May 14-18 (Sunday-Thursday)

Final exams
May 24 (Wednesday) 

Commencement

Summer Term

Date Event
May 27 (Saturday)

Arrival day
May 28 (Sunday)

Classes begin
June 1 (Thursday)

Add/Drop deadline
June 15 (Thursday)

Withdrawal and change of grading basis deadline
June 22 (Thursday)

Last day of classes
June 24 (Saturday)

Final exams
June 24-25 (Saturday-Sunday)

Depature window