The Academic Calendar is updated each year in October before the start of the new academic year. The calendar and course selections are similar from year to year and are an example of what you can expect in the next year although dates will change.
In the Israeli system, students are expected to complete papers and assignments during the inter-semester periods; as such, please DO NOT make extensive travel plans until you have a firm understanding of the exam schedule and how much studying (including group work) you will need to do between semesters.
Please note that exams and final assignments are assigned during the inter-semester exam periods and after the graduation ceremony.
Orientation Week: October 8 - 12, 2018
Beginning of academic year; first day of the fall semester: October 14, 2018
Christmas break: December 24-25, 2018
Last day of the fall semester classes: January 11, 2019
Inter-semester exam period/paper writing: January 11 - February 17, 2019
Mediation Workshop (mandatory): February 18 - 26, 2019 (tentative dates)
First day of spring semester: March 3, 2019
Purim holiday (campus closed): March 21, 2019
Passover Holiday Break (campus closed): April 19 - 27, 2019
Memorial and Independence Days (campus closed): May 8-9, 2019
Students' Day (no classes): May 23, 2019 (from 12:00)
Shavuot Holiday (campus closed): June 9, 2019
Last day of spring semester: June 14, 2019
Inter-semester exam period/paper writing: June 15 - July 13, 2018
First day of summer semester: July 14, 2018
Tisha B'av Fast Day (campus closed): August 11, 2019
Graduation Ceremony: August 22, 2019
Last day of summer classes: August 23, 2019
Summer vacation (university closed): August 25 - 31, 2019
Final program assignment due: September 30, 2019
2018-2019 Fall Schedule
2018-2019 Spring Schedule
2018-2019 Summer Schedule
“In this program, I've never learned this much in this amount of time"
Class of 2017/2018