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 16 - 19, 2017
Beginning of academic year; first day of the fall semester: October 22, 2017
Last day of the fall semester classes: January 18, 2018
Inter-semester exam period/paper writing: January 19 - February 17, 2018
Mediation Workshop (mandatory): February 18 - 27, 2018
Purim holiday (campus closed): March 1, 2018
First day of spring semester: March 4, 2018
Passover Holiday Break (campus closed): March 30 - April 7, 2018
Memorial and Independence Days (campus closed): April 18-19, 2018
Students' Day (no classes): TBD
Shavuot Holiday (campus closed): May 20, 2018
Last day of spring semester: June 14, 2018
Inter-semester exam period/paper writing: June 15 - July 7, 2018
First day of summer semester: July 8, 2018
Tisha B'av Fast Day (campus closed): July 22, 2018
Last day of summer classes: August 24, 2018
Summer vacation (university closed): August 25 - September 1, 2018
Graduation Ceremony: August 16, 2018
2017-2018 Fall Schedule
2017-2018 Spring Schedule
Student choose 12 elective credits and 6 seminar credits.
2017-2018 Summer Schedule
“In this program, I've never learned this much in this amount of time"
Class of 2017/2018