Academic Calendar

2017-18

Orientation

Date Event
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

Last updated July 5, 2017

Fall Semester 1

Date Event
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

Date Event
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

Date Event
December 22, 2017 - January 3, 2018

Winter break

January Term in Abu Dhabi

Date Event
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

Date Event
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

Date Event
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

Date Event
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

Date Event
March 14-19 (Wed-Mon)

No classes

Spring Semester 2

Date Event
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 and 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

Summer Term

Date Event
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)

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