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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 Fall 2022
July 24, 2022 Wildcat Welcome Week (New Student Orientation)
July 27, 2022 Fall Registration for New Transfer Students
July 28, 2022 Fall Registration for New Students
July 31, 2022 Fall Classes begin at 8:30 a.m.
July 31, 2022 Change of Registration Week (Drop/Add Week)
July 31, 2022 NU-Q Convocation
August 4, 2022 Last day to add a class or change a section for Fall, closes at 3 p.m.
Last day to drop a course without additional approval using CAESAR self-service, closes at 3 p.m.
August 8, 2022 Census Date
September 1, 2022 Last day to change grading status from grade to P-N or vice versa for Fall
September 15, 2022 Last day of class before Fall Break
September 16, 2022 Fall Break begin
September 19, 2022 Fall Break end
September 20, 2022 Fall class resume after the mid-term break
September 29, 2022 Last day to withdraw from the university for Fall with the academic adviser's approval
September 29, 2022 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
October 16, 2022 CTECs open
November 3, 2022 Last day of classes for the Fall Term
November 6, 2022 Fall examinations begin
November 10, 2022 Fall examinations end
November 11, 2022 Winter Break begin
November 12, 2022 CTECs close at 11:59 p.m.
November 13, 2022 Fall grades are due at 3 p.m.
November 15, 2022 Last day to submit all outstanding documents for satisfying degree requirements for graduation, deadline at 3 p.m.
November 15, 2022 Fall grades available to students
 December 18, 2022 Qatar National Day
January 5, 2023 Fall degrees conferred
Date Spring 2023
January 8, 2023 Spring Classes begin 8:30 a.m.
January 8, 2023 Change of Registration Week (Drop/Add Week)
January 12, 2023 Last day to add a class or change a section for Spring, closes at 3 p.m.
Last day to drop without additional approval using CAESAR self-service, closes at 3 p.m.
February 9, 2023 Last day to change grading status from grade to P-N or vice versa for Spring
February 14, 2023 Qatar National Sports Day
February 23, 2023 Last day of class before Spring Break
February 24, 2023 Spring Break begin
March 4, 2023 Spring Break end
March 5, 2023 Spring classes resume at 8:30 a.m.
March 16, 2023 Last day to withdraw for Spring with the academic adviser's approval
March 16, 2023 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 23, 2023 Anticipated First day of Ramadan 2023
April 2, 2023 CTECs open
April 20, 2023 Last day of Spring classes
April 21, 2023

Anticipated first day of Eid 2023;

Eid Al-Fitr break starts April 23, 2023

April 30, 2023 Spring examinations begin
May 4, 2023 Spring examinations end
May 5, 2023 Summer break begin
May 6, 2023 CTECs close at 11:59 p.m.
May 8, 2023 NU-Q Graduation
May 9, 2023 Spring grades are due at 3 p.m.
May 10, 2023 QF Convocation
May 11, 2023 Spring Grades available to students
May 11, 2023 Last day to submit all outstanding documents for satisfying degree requirements for graduation, deadline at 3 p.m.
May 18, 2023 Spring degrees conferred
Date Summer 2023
May 21, 2023 NU-Q Summer Session begin
May 22, 2023 Last day to add a class or change a section for Summer Session through CAESAR self-service, closes at 3 p.m.
June 1, 2023 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.
June 1, 2023 Last day to change grading status from grade to P-N or vice versa for Summer, closes at 3 p.m.
June 8, 2023 CTECs Open
June 22, 2023 Last day of classes
June 25, 2023 Summer Examinations begin
June 26, 2023 Summer Examinations end
June 27, 2023 CTECs Close
June 28, 2023 Summer grades are due at 3 p.m.
June 29, 2023 Last day to submit all outstanding documents for satisfying degree requirements for graduation, deadline at 3 p.m.
June 29, 2023 Summer Grades available to students
June 29, 2023 Anticipated First day of Eid Al Adha
July 31, 2023 Summer degrees conferred
Date Event
August 13, 2023 Wildcat Welcome Week (New Student Orientation)
August 16, 2023 Fall Registration for New Transfer Students
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 Last day to add a class or change a section for Fall, closes at 3 p.m.
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 or vice versa for Fall
October 5, 2023 Last day of class before Fall Break
October 8, 2023 Fall Break begin
October 14, 2023 Fall Break end
October 15, 2023 Fall class 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 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 begin
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 15, 2024 Last day to add a class or change a section for Spring, closes at 3 p.m.
Last day to drop without additional approval using CAESAR self-service, closes at 3 p.m.
February 13, 2024 Qatar National Sports Day
February 15, 2024 Last day to change grading status from grade to P-N or vice versa for Spring
February 26, 2024 Last day of class before Spring Break 
February 27, 2024 Spring Break begin
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 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 begin
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 begin 
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 begin at 8:30 a.m.
May 19, 2024 Change of Registration (Drop/Add)
May 20, 2024 Last day to add a class or change a section for Summer, closes at 3 p.m.
Last day to drop without additional approval using CAESAR self-service, closes at 3 p.m.
May 30, 2024 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 or vice versa for Summer
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
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 7, 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 21, 2024 Fall Registration for New Transfer Students
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 Last day to add a class or change a section for Fall, closes at 3 p.m.
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 or vice versa for Fall
October 10, 2024 Last day of class before Fall Break
October 11, 2024 Fall break begin
October 12, 2024 Fall Break end
October 13, 2024 Fall class 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 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 begin 
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 Last day to add a class or change a section for Spring, closes at 3 p.m.
Last day to drop without additional approval using CAESAR self-service, closes at 3 p.m.
February 11, 2025 Qatar National Sports Day
February 13, 2025 Last day to change grading status from grade to P-N or vice versa for Spring
February 24, 2025 Last day of class before Spring Break 
February 25, 2025 Spring Break begin
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 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 begin 
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 begin 
May 18, 2025 Change of Registration (Drop/Add)
May 19, 2025 Last day to add a class or change a section for Summer, closes at 3 p.m.
Last day to drop without additional approval using CAESAR self-service, closes at 3 p.m.
May 29, 2025 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 or vice versa for Summer
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 begin
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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