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Academic Calendar (Undergraduate)

The Northwestern University in Qatar Academic Calendar contains information about term start and end dates, deadlines for add and drop, deadlines for CTEC, school holidays, and more.
Date Event
August 13, 2023 Wildcat Welcome Week (New Student Orientation)
August 17, 2023 Fall Registration for New Students
August 20, 2023 Fall Classes begin at 8:30 a.m.
August 20, 2023 Change of Registration Week (Drop/Add Week)
August 20, 2023 NU-Q Convocation
August 24, 2023 The last day to add a class or change a section for Fall closes at 3 p.m.
The last day to drop without additional approval using CAESAR self-service closes at 3 p.m.
August 28, 2023 Census Date
September 21, 2023 Last day to change grading status from grade to P-N for Fall closes at 3 p.m.
October 5, 2023 Last day of class before Fall Break
October 8, 2023 Fall Break begins
October 14, 2023 Fall Break end
October 15, 2023 Fall classes resume after the mid-term break
October 26, 2023 Last day to withdraw from the university for Fall with the academic adviser's approval
October 26, 2023 The last day to drop a class for Fall with the academic adviser's approval, any drop request after this date results in a W grade on the transcript, closes at 3 p.m.
November 12, 2023 CTECs open
November 30, 2023 Last day of classes for the Fall Term
December 3, 2023 Fall examinations begin
December 7, 2023 Fall examinations end
December 8, 2023 Winter Break begins
December 11, 2023 CTECs close at 11:59 p.m.
December 12, 2023 Fall grades are due at 3 p.m.
December 14, 2023 Last day to submit all outstanding documents for satisfying degree requirements for graduation, deadline at 3 p.m.
December 14, 2023 Fall grades available to students
January 4, 2024 Fall degrees conferred
Date Spring 2024
January 7, 2024 Spring Classes begin at 8:30 a.m.
January 7, 2024 Change of Registration Week (Drop/Add Week)
January 11, 2024 The last day to add a class or change a section for Spring closes at 3 p.m.
The last day to drop without additional approval using CAESAR self-service closes at 3 p.m.
February 13, 2024 Qatar National Sports Day
February 8, 2024 Last day to change grading status from grade to P-N for Spring closes at 3 p.m.
February 26, 2024 Last day of class before Spring Break 
February 27, 2024 Spring Break begins
March 2, 2024 Spring Break end
March 3, 2024 Spring classes resume at 8:30 a.m.
March 11, 2024 Anticipated First Day of Ramadan 2024
March 14, 2024 Last day to withdraw for Spring with the academic adviser's approval
March 14, 2024 The last day to drop a class for Spring with the academic adviser's approval, any drop request after this date results in a W grade on the transcript, closes at 3 p.m.
March 31, 2024 CTECs open
April 4, 2024 Last day of class before Eid break
April 5, 2024 Eid break begins
April 10, 2024 Anticipated first day of Eid 2024; Eid Al Fitr break: 7-11 April 2024
April 13, 2024 Last day of Eid break
April 14, 2024 Classes resume after the Eid break
April 25, 2024 Last day of Spring classes
April 28, 2024 Spring examinations begin
May 2, 2024 Spring examinations end
May 3, 2024 Summer break begins 
May 4, 2024 CTECs close at 11:59 p.m.
May 6, 2024 NU-Q Graduation
May 7, 2024 QF Convocation 
May 7, 2024 Spring grades are due at 3 p.m.
May 9, 2024 Spring Grades available to students
May 9, 2024 Last day to submit all outstanding documents for satisfying degree requirements for graduation, deadline at 3 p.m.
May 16, 2024 Spring degrees conferred
Date Summer 2024
May 19, 2024 NU-Q Summer Session begins at 8:30 a.m.
May 19, 2024 Change of Registration (Drop/Add)
May 20, 2024 The last day to add a class or change a section for Summer closes at 3 p.m.
The last day to drop without additional approval using CAESAR self-service closes at 3 p.m.
May 30, 2024 The last day to drop a class for Summer with the academic adviser's approval, any drop request after this date results in a W grade on the transcript, closes at 3 p.m.
May 30, 2024 Last day to change grading status from grade to P-N for Summer closes at 3 p.m.
June 9, 2024 CTECs Open
June 13, 2024 Last day of class before Eid break
June 16, 2024 Anticipated First day of Eid Al Adha; Eid Al Adha break: 16-20 April, 2024
June 14, 2024 First day of Eid break
June 22, 2024 Last day of Eid break
June 23, 2024 Classes resume after the Eid break
June 27, 2024 Last day of classes 
June 30, 2024 Summer Examinations begin
July 1, 2024 Summer Examinations end
July 2, 2024 CTEC Close
July 4, 2024 Summer grades are due at 3 p.m.
July 4, 2024 Last day to submit all outstanding documents for satisfying degree requirements for graduation, deadline at 3 p.m.
July 8, 2024 Summer Grades available to students
July 31, 2024 Summer degrees conferred
Date Fall 2024
August 18, 2024 Wildcat Welcome Week (New Student Orientation)
August 22, 2024 Fall Registration for New Students
August 25, 2024 Fall Classes begin at 8:30 a.m.
August 25, 2024 Change of Registration Week (Drop/Add Week)
August 25, 2024 NU-Q Convocation
August 29, 2024 The last day to add a class or change a section for Fall closes at 3 p.m.
The last day to drop without additional approval using CAESAR self-service closes at 3 p.m.
September 2, 2024 Census Date
September 26, 2024 Last day to change grading status from grade to P-N for Fall closes at 3 p.m.
October 10, 2024 Last day of class before Fall Break
October 11, 2024 Fall Break begins
October 19, 2024 Fall Break end
October 20, 2024 Fall classes resume after the mid-term break
October 31, 2024 Last day to withdraw from the university for Fall with the academic adviser's approval
October 31, 2024 The last day to drop a Fall class with the academic adviser's approval, any drop request after this date results in a W grade on the transcript, closes at 3 p.m.
November 17, 2024 CTEC's open
December 5, 2024 Last day of classes for the Fall Term
December 8, 2024 Fall examinations begin
December 12, 2024 Fall examinations end
December 13, 2024 Winter Break begins 
December 14, 2024 CTECs close at 11:59 p.m.
December 17, 2024 Fall grades are due at 3 p.m.
December 18, 2024 Qatar National Day
December 17, 2024 Last day to submit all outstanding documents for satisfying degree requirements for graduation, deadline at 3 p.m.
December 22, 2024 Fall grades available to students
January 9, 2025 Fall degrees conferred
Date Spring 2025
January 7, 2025 Spring Classes begin at 8:30 a.m.
January 7, 2025 Change of Registration Week (Drop/Add Week)
January 14, 2025 The last day to add a class or change a section for Spring closes at 3 p.m.
The last day to drop without additional approval using CAESAR self-service closes at 3 p.m.
February 11, 2025 Qatar National Sports Day
February 6, 2025 Last day to change grading status from grade to P-N for Spring closes at 3 p.m.
February 24, 2025 Last day of class before Spring Break 
February 25, 2025 Spring Break begins
March 1, 2025 Anticipated First Day of Ramadan 2025
March 1, 2025 Spring Break end
March 2, 2025 Spring classes resume at 8:30 a.m.
March 13, 2025 Last day to withdraw for Spring with the academic adviser's approval
March 13, 2025 The last day to drop a class for Spring with the academic adviser's approval, any drop request after this date results in a W grade on the transcript, closes at 3 p.m.
March 27, 2025 Last day of class before Eid break
March 28, 2025 First day of Eid break
April 1, 2025 Anticipated first day of Eid 2025; Eid Al Fitr break: 30 March-3 April 2025
April 5, 2025 Last day of Eid break
April 6, 2025 Classes resume after the Eid break
April 6, 2025 CTECs open
April 24, 2025 Last day of Spring classes
April 27, 2025 Spring examinations begin
May 1, 2025 Spring examinations end
May 2, 2025 Summer break begins 
May 3, 2025 CTECs close at 11:59 p.m.
May 5, 2025 NU-Q Graduation
May 6, 2025 QF Convocation 
May 6, 2025 Spring grades are due at 3 p.m.
May 8, 2025 Spring Grades available to students
May 8, 2025 Last day to submit all outstanding documents for satisfying degree requirements for graduation, deadline at 3 p.m.
May 15, 2025 Spring degrees conferred
Date Summer 2025
May 18, 2025 NU-Q Summer Session begins 
May 18, 2025 Change of Registration (Drop/Add)
May 19, 2025 The last day to add a class or change a section for Summer closes at 3 p.m.
The last day to drop without additional approval using CAESAR self-service closes at 3 p.m.
May 29, 2025 The last day to drop a class for Summer with the academic adviser's approval, any drop request after this date results in a W grade on the transcript, closes at 3 p.m.
May 29, 2025 Last day to change grading status from grade to P-N for Summer closes at 3 p.m.
June 5, 2025 Last day of class before Eid break
June 6, 2025 Anticipated First day of Eid Al Adha
June 6, 2025 First day of Eid break
June 14, 2025 Last day of Eid break
June 15, 2025 Classes resume after the Eid break
June 15, 2025 CTECs Open
June 26, 2025 Last day of classes 
June 29, 2025 Summer Examinations begins
June 30, 2025 Summer Examinations end
July 1, 2025 CTECs Close
July 2, 2025 Summer grades are due at 3 p.m.
July 2, 2025 Last day to submit all outstanding documents for satisfying degree requirements for graduation, deadline at 3 p.m.
July 6, 2025 Summer Grades available to students
July 31, 2025 Summer degrees conferred
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