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Academic Calendar

The Northwestern University in Qatar Academic Calendar contains information about term start and end dates, course registration dates, deadlines for tuition payments, school holidays, and more.

Fall Semester 2017 Date
Wildcat Welcome (new student orientation) Aug 13, 2017
Fall registration for new students Aug 17, 2017
Fall classes begin Aug 20, 2017
Change of registration week (drop/add) Aug 20, 2017
NU-Q Convocation Aug 20, 2017
Last day to add a class or change a section for fall. Last day to drop a course without additional approval. Aug 24, 2017
No reductions are made to bills for dropped or swapped classes after this date. Last day for a tuition refund. Aug 31, 2017
Last day to change status to or from part time with tuition adjustment. Aug 31, 2017
Eid Al Adha vacation starts for students and faculty Sept 3, 2017
Eid Al Adha vacation end for students and faculty Sept 9, 2017
Fall classes resume Sept 10, 2017
Last day to change grading status from grade to P-N or vice versa for fall Sept 28, 2017
Fall tuition due Oct 1, 2017
Last day to withdraw from the university for fall with academic adviser's approval. (No tuition adjustment after Aug 31.) Oct 26, 2017
Last day to drop a fall class with academic adviser's approval. (No tuition adjustment after Aug 31.) Oct 26, 2017
CTECs open Nov 19, 2017
Last day to petition to late withdraw for Fall. Requires approval of academic adviser, department chair, and senior academic officer. Nov 30, 2017
Last day to petition to late drop for Fall. Requires approval of academic adviser, department chair, and senior academic officer. Nov 30, 2017
Last day of fall classes Nov 30, 2017
Fall examinations begin Dec 3, 2017
Fall examinations end Dec 7, 2017
Winter Break begins 6:00 p.m. Dec 7, 2017
CTECs close at 11:59pm Dec 9, 2017
Fall grades due at 3:00 p.m. Dec 12, 2017
Fall grades available to students Dec 14, 2017
Qatar National Day Dec 18, 2017
Fall degrees conferred Dec 28, 2017
Spring Semester 2018 Date
Spring classes begin 8:30am Jan 14, 2018
Change of registration week (drop/add) Jan 14, 2018
The university recognizes the contributions of the American civil rights leader, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Offices will be open. Jan 15, 2018
Last day to add a class or change a section for spring. Last day to drop without additional approval. Jan 18, 2018
No reductions are made to bills for dropped or swapped classes after this date. Last day for a tuition refund. Jan 21, 2018
Last day to change status to or from part time with tuition adjustment. Jan 21, 2018
Spring tuition due Feb 1, 2018
Qatar National Sports Day Feb 13, 2018
Last day to change grading status from grade to P-N or vice versa for spring Feb 15, 2018
Last day to file financial aid applications for returning students - fall term Mar 1, 2018
Spring Break begins at 6pm Mar 1, 2018
Spring Break ends Mar 10, 2018
Spring classes resume 8:30 a.m. Mar 11, 2018
Last day to withdraw for spring with academic adviser's approval. Mar 22, 2018
Last day to drop a class for spring with academic adviser's approval. Mar 22, 2018
CTECs open Apr 15, 2018
Last day of spring classes Apr 26, 2018
Last day to petition to late withdraw for spring. Requires approval of academic adviser, department chair, and Associate Dean of Academic Affairs Apr 26, 2018
Last day to petition to late drop for Spring. Requires approval of academic adviser, department chair, and Associate Dean of Academic Affairs Apr 26, 2018
Spring examinations begin Apr 29, 2018
QF Convocation May 1, 2018
Spring examinations end May 3, 2018
Summer Break begins at 6:00 p.m. May 3, 2018
CTECs close at 11:59pm May 5, 2018
NU-Q Graduation May 7, 2018
Spring grades due at 3:00 p.m. May 8, 2018
Spring degrees conferred May 17, 2018
Summer Session 2018 Date
Summer Session classes begin 8:00 a.m. May 20, 2018
Change of registration week (drop/add)/late registration for returning students begins May 20, 2018
Last day to add a class or change a section for Summer Session May 21, 2018
No reductions are made to bills for dropped or swapped classes after this date. Last day for a tuition refund. May 21, 2018
Last day to drop without academic review May 31, 2018
CTECs open June 10, 2018
Last day of classes June 14, 2018
Eid Al Fitr holiday begins June 17, 2018
Eid Al Fitr holiday ends June 21, 2018
Summer examinations begin June 24, 2018
Summer examinations end June 28, 2018
CTECs close June 30, 2018
Summer grades due at 3 p.m. July 3, 2018
Summer grades available to students July 5, 2018
Summer degrees conferred Aug 26, 2018
Fall 2018 Date
Eid Al Adha Week Aug 19, 2018
Wildcat Welcome (New Student Orientation) Aug 26, 2018
Fall Registration for New Students Aug 29, 2018
Fall classes begin Sept 2, 2018
Change of Registration Week (Drop/Add) Sept 2, 2018
NU-Q Convocation Sept 2, 2018
Last day to add a class or change a section for Fall. Last day to drop a course without additional approval Sept 6, 2018
Census date Sept 10, 2018
No reductions are made to bills for dropped or swapped classes after this date. Last day for a tuition refund Sept 10, 2018
Last day to change status to or from part time with tuition adjustment Sept 10, 2018
Last day to change grading status from grade to P-N or vice versa for Fall Oct 4, 2018
Last day to withdraw from the university for Fall with academic adviser's approval Nov 1, 2018
Last day to drop a Fall class with academic adviser's approval. (No tuition adjustment after Sept 3, 2018) Nov 1, 2018
CTECs open Nov 25, 2018
Last day to petition to late withdraw for Fall. Requires approval of academic adviser, department chair, and senior academic officer Dec 6, 2018
Last day to petition to late drop for Fall. Requires approval of academic adviser, department chair, and senior academic officer Dec 6, 2018
Last day of Fall classes Dec 6, 2018
Fall examinations begin Dec 9, 2018
Fall examinations end Dec 13, 2018
Winter Break begins 6 p.m. Dec 13, 2018
CTEC's close at 11:59 p.m. Dec 15, 2018
Qatar National Day Dec 18, 2018
Fall grades due at 3 p.m. Dec 19, 2018
Fall degrees conferred Dec 31, 2018
Spring 2019 Date
Spring tuition due Jan 1, 2019
Spring classes begin 8:30 a.m. Jan 13, 2019
Change of registration week (drop/add) Jan 13, 2019
The university recognizes the contributions of the American civil rights leader, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Offices will be open. Jan 14, 2019
Last day to add a class or change a section for Spring. Last day to drop without additional approval Jan 17, 2019
No reductions are made to bills for dropped or swapped classes after this date. Last day for a tuition refund. Jan 20, 2019
Last day to change status to or from part time with tuition adjustment Jan 20, 2019
Qatar National Sports Day Feb 12, 2019
Last day to change grading status from grade to P-N or vice versa for Spring Feb 14, 2019
Spring Break begins at 6pm Feb 28, 2019
Last day to file financial aid applications for returning students - Fall term Feb 28, 2019
Spring Break ends Mar 9, 2019
Spring classes resume 8 a.m. Mar 10, 2019
Last day to withdraw for Spring with academic adviser's approval Mar 21, 2019
Last day to drop a class for Spring with academic adviser's approval Mar 21, 2019
CTECs open April 14, 2019
Last day of Spring classes April 25, 2019
Last day to petition to late withdraw for Spring. Requires approval of academic adviser, department chair, and senior academic officer. April 25, 2019
Last day to petition to late drop for Spring. Requires approval of academic adviser, department chair, and senior academic officer. April 25, 2019
Spring examinations begin April 28, 2019
Spring examinations end May 2, 2019
CTECs close at 11:59pm May 4, 2019
Summer Break begins 6 p.m. May 2, 2019
Spring grades due at 3 p.m. May 7, 2019
NU-Q Graduation May 6, 2019
Qatar Foundation Convocation May 7, 2019
Spring degrees conferred May 16, 2019
Summer Session 2018 Date
NU-Q Summer Session classes begin May 19, 2019
Change of registration (drop/add) and late registration for returning students May 19, 2019
Last day to add a class or change a section for Summer Session May 20, 2019
No reductions are made to bills for dropped or swapped classes after this date. Last day for a tuition refund. May 20, 2019
Eid Al Fitr holiday begins June 2, 2019
Eid Al Fitr holiday ends June 8, 2019
Summer classes resume June 16, 2019
Last day of classes June 20, 2019
Summer grades due at 3 p.m. June 25, 2019
Summer degrees conferred July 31, 2019
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