Academic Calendar

Academic Calendar 2022-2023

The academic year is divided into two semesters. The 2022-2023 academic year is scheduled as follows:

First semester: July 24th, 2022- November 8th, 2022

Second semester: January 4th, 2023 – May 4th, 2023

Spring 2023Fall 2023
Wed Jan 4, 2023
Classes begin. Registration changes accepted – add/drop continues
Wed-Sun June 28 – July 1, 2023
expected dates for Eid al Adha
Thu Jan 5, 2023
Classes run as Tuesday’s schedule
Sun- Thu August 13th – 17th, 2023
New Students Orientation (including placement tests)
Tue Jan 10, 2023
Registration closes -last day to drop without the grade of W; last day to add class
Thu August 17th, 2023
New Student Academic Convocation (First-years)
Tue Feb 14, 2023
Qatar National Sports Day – no classes
Sun August 20th, 2023
Classes begin, and Registration changes accepted
Thu Feb. 23, 2023
Spring break begins after the last class
Wed August 23rd, 2023
GU-Q – Last day for waitlist; Winners may claim seat until Thursday 3:45 PM (EST) / 11:45 PM Qatar Time
Sun Feb 26 – Thu March 2, 2023
Spring break – no classes
Thu August 24th, 2023
Live registration closes – Last Day to Drop without the grade of W.
Sun Mar 5, 2023
Classes Resume
Thu October 5th, 2023
Undergraduate First-Year Student Advisory Grades Due
Mon Apr 6 – Fri Apr 17, 2023
Live Registration begins for Fall (exact dates TBC)
Thu October 5th, 2023
Fall break begins after the last class
Wed Apr 5, 2023
Last Day to Withdraw from Courses with a grade of W
Sun-Thu October 8th – 12th, 2023
Fall break, no classes
Sun Apr 9, 2023
Easter Sunday – No Classes
Sun October 15th, 2023
Classes Resume
Wed Apr 19, 2023
Classes run as Sunday schedule
Mon-Sat November 6th – 18th, 2023
Live Registration for Spring 2023 – TBC
Thu Apr 20, 2023
Class End
Thu November 16th, 2023
Last Day to Withdraw from Courses with grade of W
Sat Apr 22 – Tue April 25, 2023
Expected dates for Eid Al Fitr
Thu November 30th, 2023
Classes end
Wed Apr 26 Fri Apr 28, 2023
Study Days
Fri- Sat December 1st – 2nd, 2023
Study days
Sat Apr 29 – Thu May 4, 2023
Exam Days and End of the semester
Sun- Thu December 3rd – 7th, 2023
Exam days
Sun May 7, 2023
Grades for graduating seniors due by 10 am (Doha time)
Fri December 8th, 2023
Study Day
Tue May 9, 2023
Qatar Foundation Convocation
Sat December 9th, 2023
Exam day and end of the semester
Thu May 11, 2023
Commencement
Thu December 14th, 2023
All grades due by 5pm Doha time
Fri May 12, 2023
All undergraduate grades due
Mon December 18th, 2023
Qatar National day
Summer School 2023
Mon February 6, 2023
Live Registration for Summer 2023 – exact date TBC
Thu May 18, 2023
GU-Q – Last day for waitlist; Winners may claim seat until Friday 19th May at 3:59 PM (EST) / 11:59 PM Qatar Time
Sun May 21, 2023
Summer school begins; last day to drop without grade of W
Thu June 15, 2023
Last day to withdraw from summer classes
Mon June 19, 2023
Juneteenth commemoration – university closed. No classes
Thu June 22, 2023
Summer school classes end

Academic Calendar 2022

January 4th (W)
Classes begin; Registration changes accepted; Add/drop continues.
January 5th (R)
Classes run as Tuesday schedule
January 5th (R)
GU-Q – Last day for waitlist; Winners may claim seat until Friday 6th January at 3:59 PM (EST) / 11:59 PM Qatar Time
January 10th (T)
Registration closes -last day to drop without the grade of W; last day to add class
February 14th (T)
Qatar National Sports Day, no classes
February 23rd (R )
Spring break beings after last class
February 26th – March 2nd (U – R)
Spring break
March 5th (U)
Classes Resume
April 6th – 17th (M – F)
Live registration for Fall – exact dates TBC
April 5th (W)
Last day to withdraw from courses with grade of W
April 9th (U)
Easter Sunday – no classes
April 19th (W)
Classes run as Sunday schedule
April 20th (R )
Classes end
April 22nd – 25th (S – T)
Expected dates for Eid Al Fitr
April 26th – 28th (W-F)
Study Days
April 29th – May 4th (S – R)
Exam Days and end of semester
May 7th (U)
Grades for graduating seniors due by 10am (Doha time)
May 9th (T)
Qatar Foundation Convocation
May 11th (R)
Commencement
May 12th (F)
All undergraduate grades due

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