Academic Calendar

DAUST Academic Calendar

  • February 5 - June 25 (15 effective learning weeks)

    February 5

    Welcome Day for newcomers, Dorms open, registration

    February 10

    Classes start

    February 22

    Last day to drop a full semester course and receive 100% refund

    March 1st

    Course withdrawal period ends. Last day to withdraw from a class with grade of W

    March 29 – 31

    Midterm exams, courses take place at the same time

    April 1 – 2

    Midterm exams, courses take place at the same time

    April 5

    Easter Monday, no class, Offices are closed

    April 6 – 9

    Spring Vacation (DAUST offices are open Monday through Friday)

    April 19

    Open Registration for Fall Semester 2021

    May 1

    Labour Day, no class, Offices are closed

    May 13 - May 14

    Ascension Day, Eid el Fitr, no class, Offices are closed

    May 24

    Pentecost Monday, no class, Offices are closed

    May 28

    Last day of classes

    June 1 – 4

    Spring Semester Final Exams - 1st session

    June 7

    Campus Closed, Administrative offices open

    June 21 – 25

    Spring Semester Final Exams – 2nd session

  • September 17 - January 25 (Includes Finals Week)

    September 17

    Welcome Day for newcomers, Dorms open for IEP and Freshman students, registration and placement tests for newcomers

    September 21

    Classes start: In-person, on campus classes for all IEP and freshman students - Online, remote classes for all the other students

    September 28

    All junior and senior students move to in-person, on campus classes

    October 5

    Grand Magal, no classes, university offices closed

    October 6

    All sophomore students move to in-person, on campus classes

    October 12

    Last day to drop a full semester course and receive 100% refund

    October 30

    Maouloud no classes, university offices closed

    Nov 23 - Nov 27

    Midterm exams, courses take place at the same time

    Dec 21 - Jan 2

    Fall semester break, no classes, university offices opened

    January 15

    Last day of classes

    Jan 18 - Jan 22

    Fall semester final exams- 1st session

    January 25

    Campus Closed, Administrative offices open.

    Feb 8 - Feb 12

    Fall semester final exams- 2nd session

  • September 17 - January 25 (Includes Finals Week)

    September 17

    Welcome Day for newcomers, Dorms open for IEP and Freshman students, registration and placement tests for newcomers

    September 21

    Classes start: In-person, on campus classes for all IEP and freshman students - Online, remote classes for all the other students

    September 28

    All junior and senior students move to in-person, on campus classes

    October 5

    Grand Magal, no classes, university offices closed

    October 6

    All sophomore students move to in-person, on campus classes

    October 12

    Last day to drop a full semester course and receive 100% refund

    October 30

    Maouloud no classes, university offices closed

    Nov 23 - Nov 27

    Midterm exams, courses take place at the same time

    Dec 21 - Jan 2

    Fall semester break, no classes, university offices opened

    January 15

    Last day of classes

    Jan 18 - Jan 22

    Fall semester final exams- 1st session

    January 25

    Campus Closed, Administrative offices open.

    Feb 8 - Feb 12

    Fall semester final exams- 2nd session

  • September 2 - December 21 (Includes Finals Week)

    August 23

    Last day to register online for dormitory

    September 2 – 3

    Academic seminars for Faculty

    September 4

    Students Registration, Placement tests for newcomers

    September 5 - 6

    Orientation days

    September 9

    Classes start

    September 16

    Last day to drop out of the semester and receive a full reimbursement of fees paid

    September 23

    All course withdrawals noted with a grade of “W” on academic record

    October 17

    Magal Touba, no classes, university offices closed

    October 18 – 21

    Fall Semester Break, no classes, university offices opened

    November 1

    All Saint’s Day, no classes, university offices closed

    December 2

    Open Registration for Spring Semester 2020

    December 13

    Last day of classes

    December 16 – 20

    Fall Semester Final Exams

    December 21

    Campus Closed, Administrative offices open

  • January 21 - May 31 (Includes Finals Week)

    January 21

    Spring Semester Begins

    February 4

    Last day to drop a full semester course and receive 100% refund

    April 1 - 7

    Spring Vacation (DAUST offices are open Monday through Friday)

    April 12

    Course withdrawal period ends. Last day to withdraw from a class with a grade of W

    April 22 - August 9

    Open Registration for Fall Semester 2019

    May 24

    Last day of classes

    May 28 - 31

    Spring Semester Final Exams

  • September 3 - December 21 (Includes Finals Week)

    September 3

    Fall Semester Begins

    September 21

    Last day to drop out of the semester and receive a full reimbursement of fees paid.

    October 1

    Open Registration for Spring Semester 2018

    October 29 - 30

    Fall Semester Break (Student Holiday - DAUST offices open)

    December 3

    Open Registration for Spring Semester 2018

    December 14

    Last day of classes

    December 17 - 21

    Fall Semester Final Exams

    Dec 22 - Jan 20

    Campus closed. Administrative offices open.

  • January 2 - May 18 (Includes Finals Week)

    January 2

    DAUST campus / offices are Open

    January 22

    Spring Semester Classes Begin

    January 29

    Last day to drop a full semester course and receive 100% refund

    March 25 - 31

    Spring Vacation (DAUST offices are open Monday through Friday)

    April 11

    Course withdrawal period ends. Last day to withdraw from a class with a grade of W

    April 23 - August 10

    Open Registration for Fall Semester 2018

    May 11

    Last day of classes

    May 14 - 18

    Spring Semester Final Exams

  • September 7 - December 22 (Includes Finals Week)

    September 11

    Fall Semester Begins

    September 18

    Last day to drop out of the semester and receive a full reimbursement of fees paid.

    October 2

    Open Registration for Spring Semester 2018

    October 30 - 31

    Fall Semester Break (Student Holiday - DAUST offices open)

    December 1

    Open Registration for Spring Semester 2018

    December 15

    Last day of classes

    December 18 - 22

    Fall Semester Final Exams

    Dec 23 - Jan 22

    Campus closed. Administrative offices open.

  • January 23 - May 19 (Includes Finals Week)

    January 23

    Spring Semester Begins

    January 30

    Last day to drop a full semester course and receive 100% refund

    April 2 - 9

    Spring Vacation (DAUST offices are open Monday through Friday)

    April 12

    Course withdrawal period ends. Last day to withdraw from a class with a grade of W

    April 24 - August 11

    Open Registration for Fall Semester 2017

    May 12

    Last day of classes

    May 15 - 19

    Spring Semester Final Exams