Academic Calendar

Academic Calendar 2024-2025

The academic year is divided into two semesters. The 2024-2025 academic year is scheduled as follows:

First semester: August 25th, 2024 – December 16th, 2024

Second semester: January 5th, 2025 – May 8th, 2025

Fall 2024Spring 2025
Sun- Thu August 18th – 22nd, 2024
Hoya Welcome Week (including placement tests
Sun January 5th, 2025
Classes begin; Registration changes accepted.
Thu August 22nd, 2024
New Student Academic Convocation (First-years)
Tue January 7th, 2025
GU-Q – Last day for waitlist; Winners may claim seat up to Wednesday 3:45 PM (EST) / 11:45 PM Qatar Time
Sun August 25th, 2024
Classes begin. Registration changes accepted
Wed January 8th, 2025
January 8th (W ) GU-Q Waitlists purged
Tue August 27th, 2024
GU-Q – Last day for waitlist; Winners may claim seat up to Wednesday 3:45 PM (EST) / 11:45 PMQatar Time
Thu January 9th, 2025
Registration add/drop closes at 11:59 pm Doha time.
Last Day to Drop without the grade of W
Wed August 28th, 2024
GUQ Waitlists purged
Thu January 9th, 2025
Classes run according to a TUESDAY schedule
Thu August 29th, 2024
Registration add/drop closes at 11:59 pm Doha time.
Last Day to Drop without the grade of W.
Tue February 11th, 2025
Qatar National Sports Day – no classes
Thu October 10th, 2024
Undergraduate First-Year Student Advisory Grades Due
Thu February 20th, 2025
Spring break begins after last class
Thu October 10th, 2024
Fall break begins after the last class
Sun- Thu February 23th – 27th, 2025
Spring break – no classes
Sun-Thu October 13th – 17th, 2024
Fall break, no classes
Thu February 27th, 2025
First-year advisory grades due
Sun October 20th, 2024
Classes Resume after Fall break
Sun March 2nd, 2025
Classes resume after Spring break
Mon- Fri November 4th-15th, 2024
Live Registration for Spring 2025 – exact dates TBC by email
Thu March 27th, 2025
Eid break begins after the last class
Thu November 21st, 2024
Last Day to Withdraw from Courses with a grade of W;
last day to request pass/fail grade option
Sun-Thu March 30-April 3rd, 2025
Eid break – no classes
Thu December 5th, 2024
Classes end
Sun April 6th, 2025
Classes Resume after Eid break
Sat-Mon December 7th – 9th, 2024
Study days
Mon- Fri April 7th – 18th, 2025
Live Registration for Fall 2025 – exact dates TBC by email
Tue- Thu December 10th – 12th, 2024
Exam days
Thu April 10th, 2025
Last Day to Withdraw from Courses
Fri December 13th, 2024
Study Day
Sun April 20th, 2025
Easter Sunday – no classes
Sat-Mon December 14th-16th, 2024
Exam day and end of the semester
Mon April 28th, 20245
Classes run as THURSDAY schedule
Wed December 18th, 2024
Qatar National day
Mon April 28th, 20245
Classes End
Sun December 23th, 2024
All grades are due by 5 pm Doha time
Tue & Wed April 29th & 30th, 2024
Study Days
Thu May 1st, 2025
Exams Day
Sun-Wed May 3rd – 7th, 2025
Exam days and end-of-semester
Tue May 6th, 2025
Qatar Foundation Convocation
Wed May 7th, 2025
Grades for graduating seniors due by 8pm (Doha time)
Thu May 8th, 2024
GU-Q Commencement
Thu May 15th, 2025
All undergraduate grades due

Summer 2024

May 12th (U)Summer school begins; last day to withdraw without grdade of W
June 8th (S)Last day to withdraw from summer classes
June 13th (R)Summer school classes end
June 16th – 18th (U-T)Expected Eid al Adha

Academic Calendar 2024

August 18th – 22nd (U-R)

Hoya Welcome Week (including placement tests)

August 22nd (R )

New Student Academic Convocation

August 25th (U)

Classes begin. Registration changes accepted

August 27th (T)

GU-Q – Last day for waitlist; Winners may claim seat up to Wednesday 3:45 PM (EST) / 11:45 PM Qatar Time

August 28th (W)

GUQ waitlists purged

August 29th (R)

Registration add/drop closes 11:59pm Doha time. Last Day to Drop without the grade of W.

October 10th (R )

Undergraduate First-Year Student Advisory Grades Due

October 10th (R )

Fall break begins after last class

October 13th – 17th (U- R)

Fall break, no classes

October 20th (U)

Classes Resume

November 4th – 15th (M – F)

Live Registration for Spring 2025 – exact dates TBC by email

November 21st (R )

Last Day to Withdraw from Courses. Last day to request pass/fail grade option

December 5th (R )

Classes end

December 7th – 9th (S-M)

Study days

December 10th – 12th (T – R)

Exam days

December 14th – 16th (S – M)

Exam days and end of semester

December 18th (W)

Qatar National day

December 23rd (M)

All grades due by 5pm Doha time

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