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In Global University, the academic year usually starts in September and ends in July the following year, so most students at GU University are admitted in August and graduate in July. However, it may vary depending on the faculty/graduate school, and some students matriculate and graduate in March.

Academic Calendar 2021-2022

Month From To Event
Aug-21 Mon., Aug. 09, 2021   Hijra new year 1443*
Sun., Aug. 15, 2021   Official vacation
Mon., Aug. 16, 2021 Fri., Sep. 10, 2021 Fall 2021 registration period
Wed., Aug. 18, 2021   Ashoura 1443*
Sep-21 Mon., Sep. 13, 2021   Fall 2021 Classes begin
Mon., Sep. 13, 2021   "Late registration/drop and add period for the Fall 2021 semester begins"
Fri., Sep. 17, 2021   "Deadline for submitting NSSF declaration for the Fall 2021 semester (Lebanese students)"
Fri., Sep. 24, 2021   "End of late registration/drop and add period for the Fall 2021 semester"
Oct-21 Mon., Oct. 18, 2021   Prophet's birthday 1443*
Nov-21 Mon., Nov. 22, 2021   Independence day
Dec-21 Fri., Dec. 24, 2021   "Last day for withdrawal from courses for the Fall 2021 semester"
Sat., Dec. 25, 2021   Official vacation
Fri., Dec. 31, 2021   "Last day of classes for the Fall 2021 semester"
Jan-22 Sat., Jan. 01, 2022   New year
Mon., Jan. 03, 2022 Fri., Jan. 28, 2022 Spring 2022 registration period
Wed., Jan. 05, 2022 Tue., Jan. 18, 2022 Fall 2021 final exams period
Thu., Jan. 06, 2022   Official vacation
Mon., Jan. 31, 2022   Spring 2022 begins
Mon., Jan. 31, 2022   "Late registration/drop and add period for the Spring 2022 semester begins"
Feb-22 Fri., Feb. 04, 2022   "End of late registration/drop and add period for the Spring 2022 semester"
Fri., Feb. 04, 2022   "Deadline for submitting NSSF declaration for the Spring 2022 semester (Lebanese students)"
Wed., Feb. 09, 2022   Official vacation
Mon., Feb. 14, 2022   Official vacation
Mon., Feb. 28, 2022   Al Israa wal Miiraaj 1443*
Mar-22 Fri., Mar. 25, 2022   Official vacation
Apr-22 Fri., Apr. 15, 2022   Official vacation
Mon., Apr. 18, 2022   Official vacation
Fri., Apr. 22, 2022   Official vacation
Mon., Apr. 25, 2022   Official vacation
May-22 Sun., May. 01, 2022   Labor day
Mon., May. 02, 2022 Wed., May. 04, 2022 Eid al Fitr 1443*
Fri., May. 06, 2022   "Last day for withdrawal from courses for the Spring 2022 semester"
Fri., May. 13, 2022   "Last day of classes for the Spring 2022 semester"
Wed., May. 18, 2022 Tue., May. 31, 2022 Spring 2022 final exams period
Wed., May. 25, 2022   Liberation day
Jun-22 Wed., Jun. 01, 2022 Fri., Jun. 10, 2022 Summer 2022 registration period
Mon., Jun. 13, 2022   Summer 2022 begins
Mon., Jun. 13, 2022   "Late registration/drop and add period for the Summer 2022 semester begins"
Fri., Jun. 17, 2022   "End of late registration/drop and add period for the Summer 2022 semester "
Jul-22 Sat., Jul. 09, 2022 Tue., Jul. 12, 2022 Eid al Adha 1443*
Fri., Jul. 22, 2022   "Last day for withdrawal from courses for the Summer 2022 semester"
Fri., Jul. 29, 2022   "Last day of classes for the Summer 2022 semester "
Sat., Jul. 30, 2022   Hijra new year 1444*
Aug-22 Mon., Aug. 01, 2022 Fri., Aug. 05, 2022 Summer 2022 final exams period
Mon., Aug. 08, 2022   Ashoura 1444*
Mon., Aug. 15, 2022   Official vacation
*Eid al-Fitr, al-Adha, the Hijra new year, Ashoura, the Prophet's birthday are determined after the sighting of the moon.
University will be closed during all the above announced official vacations.
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Academic Terms / Major Break

Fall Semester: Early September-Late December
Spring Semester: Late January-Early May
Summer Semester: Early June-Late July
Summer Break: Early August
Winter Break: Late December
Spring Break: Late May

(In principle, there are 15 weeks of classes in each semester.)

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