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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 2023-2024

Month From To Event
Aug-23 Tue., Aug. 15, 2023   Official vacation
Mon., Aug. 21, 2023 Fri., Sep. 15, 2023 Fall 2023 registration period
Sep-23 Thrs., Sep. 14, 2023   New Students Orientation sessions
Mon., Sep. 18, 2023   Fall 2023 Classes begin
Mon., Sep. 18, 2023   "Late registration/drop and add period for the Fall 2023 semester begins"
Wed., Sep. 27, 2023   Prophet's birthday 1445*
Fri., Sep. 29, 2023   "End of late registration/drop and add period for the Fall 2023 semester"
Nov-23 Wed., Nov. 22, 2023   Independence day
Dec-23 Fri., Dec. 22, 2023   "Last day for withdrawal from courses for the Fall 2023 semester"
Mon., Dec. 25, 2023   Official vacation
Fri., Dec. 29, 2023   "Last day of classes for the Fall 2023 semester"
Jan-24 Mon., Jan. 01, 2024   New year 2024
Wed., Jan. 03, 2024 Sat., Jan. 13, 2024 Fall 2023 final exams period
Sat., Jan. 06, 2024   Official vacation
Mon., Jan. 08, 2024 Fri., Jan. 26, 2024 Spring 2024 registration period
Mon., Jan. 29, 2024   Spring 2024 begins
Mon., Jan. 29, 2024   "Late registration/drop and add period for the Spring 2024 semester begins"
Feb-24 Fri., Feb. 02, 2024   "End of late registration/drop and add period for the Spring 2024 semester"
Thrs., Feb. 08, 2024   Al Israa wal Miiraaj 1445*
Fri., Feb. 09, 2024   Official vacation
Wed., Feb. 14, 2024   Official vacation
Mar-24 Mon., Mar. 25, 2024   Official vacation
Fri., Mar. 29, 2024   Official vacation
Apr-24 Mon., Apr. 01, 2024   Official vacation
Tues., Apr. 2, 2024 Fri., Apr. 12, 2024 Eid al Fitr 1445*
May-24 Wed., May. 01, 2024   Labor day
Fri., May. 03, 2024   Official vacation
Mon., May. 06, 2024   Official vacation
Fri., May. 10, 2024   "Last day for withdrawal from courses for the Spring 2024 semester"
Fri., May. 17, 2024   "Last day of classes for the Spring 2024 semester"
Mon., May. 20, 2024 Sat., Jun. 1, 2024 Spring 2024 final exams period
Sat., May. 25, 2024   Liberation day
Wed., May. 29, 2024 Fri., Jun. 07, 2024 Summer 2024 registration period
Jun-24 Mon., Jun. 10, 2024   Summer 2024 begins
Mon., Jun. 10, 2024   "Late registration/drop and add period for the Summer 2024 semester begins"
Fri., Jun. 14, 2024   "End of late registration/drop and add period for the Summer 2024 semester "
Sat., Jun. 15, 2024 Wed., Jun. 19, 2024 Eid al Adha 1445*
Jul-24 Mon., Jul. 08, 2024   Hijri New Year 1446*
Wed., Jul. 17, 2024   Ashoura 1446*
Fri., Jul. 19, 2024   "Last day for withdrawal from courses for the Summer 2024 semester"
Fri., Jul. 26, 2024   "Last day of classes for the Summer 2024 semester"
Mon., Jul. 29, 2024 Sat., Aug. 03, 2024 Summer 2024 final exams period
Aug-24 Thu., Aug. 15, 2024   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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