Academic Calendar

Summer2020
Sun May 17, 2020

Summer school begins; last day to add/drop summer courses

Sun May 24, 2020 - Thu May 28, 2020 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM

Eid Al-Fitr break

Sun May 31, 2020

Summer classes resume

Thu Jun 25, 2020

Last day to withdraw from summer classes; Last day to request to take course pass/fail

Thu Jun 25, 2020

Summer school classes end

Thu Jul 2, 2020

Last day to submit summer session grades

Fall2020
Sun Aug 16, 2020

Add/drop for continuing students opens

Sun Aug 16, 2020 - Thu Aug 20, 2020 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM

"New Students Orientation"
FY Students’ English Placement Test (depends on NSO schedule)
FY Students’ Language Placement Test (depends on NSO schedule)

Sun Aug 23, 2020

Classes begin, Registration changes accepted

Thu Aug 27, 2020

New Student Academic Convocation (First-year)

Thu Aug 27, 2020

Last day for late registration; Add/drop period ends

Thu Oct 8, 2020

Undergraduate First-Year Student Advisory Grades Due

Thu Oct 8, 2020

Mid-term break begins after last class

Sun Oct 11, 2020 - Thu Oct 15, 2020 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM

Mid-term holiday break, no classes

Sun Oct 18, 2020

Classes Resume

Thu Nov 19, 2020

Last Day to Withdraw from Courses

Thu Dec 3, 2020

Classes end

Fri Dec 4, 2020 - Sat Dec 5, 2020 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM

Study days

Sun Dec 6, 2020 - Thu Dec 10, 2020 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM

Exam days

Fri Dec 11, 2020

Study Day

Sat Dec 12, 2020

Exam day and end of the semester

Fri Dec 18, 2020

Qatar National day

Sun Dec 20, 2020

All grades due by 5pm Doha time

Spring2021
Sun Jan 3, 2021

Classes begin; Registration changes accepted; Add/drop continues

Thu Jan 7, 2021

Last day for registration changes, add/drop ends

Tue Feb 9, 2021

Qatar National Sports Day, no classes

Thu Feb 25, 2021

Spring break beings after last class

Fri Feb 26, 2021 - Sat Mar 6, 2021 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM

Spring break

Sun Mar 7, 2021

Classes Resume

Sun Apr 4, 2021

Easter Sunday – no classes

Mon Apr 5, 2021

Last Day to Withdraw from Courses

Tue Apr 6, 2021

Registration Start for fall

Mon Apr 19, 2021

Classes end; Classes run as Tuesday schedule

Tue Apr 20, 2021

Study Day

Wed Apr 21, 2021 - Thu Apr 22, 2021 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM

Exam Days

Fri Apr 23, 2021

Study Day

Sat Apr 24, 2021 - Tue Apr 27, 2021 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM

Exam Days and end of the semester

Thu Apr 29, 2021

Grades for graduating seniors due by 5pm (Doha time)

Sat May 1, 2021

Qatar Foundation Convocation

Mon May 3, 2021

Commencement

Thu May 6, 2021

All undergraduate grades due

Thu May 13, 2021 - Sun May 16, 2021 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM

Eid Al-Fitr break

Sun May 23, 2021

Summer school begins, Last day to add/drop for summer, last day to request pass/fail for summer

Wed Jun 17, 2020

Last Day to Withdraw from summer courses

Thu Jun 24, 2021

Summer school classes end

Fall2021
Tue Jul 20, 2021 - Fri Jul 23, 2021 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM

Expected dates for Eid al Adha

Sun Aug 15, 2021 - Thu Aug 19, 2021 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM

New Students Orientation
FY Students’ English Placement Test (depends on NSO schedule)
FY Students’ Language Placement Test (depends on NSO schedule)

Thu Aug 19, 2021

New Student Academic Convocation (First-years)

Sun Aug 22, 2021

Classes begin, Registration changes accepted

Wed Aug 25, 2021

GU-Q - Last day for waitlist; Winners may claim a seat on Thursday until 3:45 PM (EST) / 11:45 PM(Qatar Time)

Thu Aug 26, 2021

Registration closes - Last Day to Drop without the grade of W.

Mon Sep 20, 2021

Undergraduate First-Year Student Advisory Grades Due

Thu Oct 7, 2021

Fall break begins after last class

Sun Oct 10, 2021 - Thu Oct 14, 2021 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM

Fall Break, No Classes

Sun Oct 17, 2021

Classes Resume

Mon Nov 8, 2021

Registration begins for following Spring

Thu Nov 18, 2021

Last Day to Withdraw from Courses

Thu Dec 2, 2021

Classes End

Fri Dec 3, 2021 - Sat Dec 4, 2021 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM

Study days

Sun Dec 5, 2021 - Thu Dec 9, 2021 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM

Exam days

Fri Dec 10, 2021

Study Day

Sat Dec 11, 2021

Exam day and End of the Semester

Thu Dec 16, 2021

All grades due by 5:00 pm (Doha time)

Sat Dec 18, 2021

Qatar National Day

Tue Dec 21, 2021

Registration for Spring continues - (TBC)

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