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: October 23 - 28, 2019
Beginning of academic year; first day of the fall semester: October 29, 2019
Christmas break: December 24-25, 2019
Last day of the fall semester classes: January 26, 2020
Inter-semester exam period/paper writing: January 30 - February 22, 2020
Mediation Workshop (mandatory): February 24 - March 4, 2020 (tentative dates)
First day of spring semester: March 5, 2020
Purim holiday (campus closed): March 10, 2020
Passover Holiday Break (campus closed): April 8 - 15, 2020
Memorial and Independence Days (campus closed): April 28-29, 2020
Shavuot Holiday (campus closed): May 28-29, 2020
Students' Day (no classes after 12:00): June 4, 2020
Last day of spring semester: June 18, 2020
Inter-semester exam period/paper writing: June 19 - July 18, 2020
Spring assignment due: July 18, 2020
First day of summer semester: July 19, 2020
Tisha B'av Fast Day (campus closed): July 30, 2020
Last day of summer classes: August 20, 2020
End of Year Ceremony: August 20, 2020
Summer vacation (university closed): August 22 - 29, 2020
Final program cumulative assignment due: September 30, 2020
2019-2020 Fall Schedule (subject to change)
2019-2020 Spring Schedule (subject to change)
2019-2020 Summer Schedule (subject to change)
“In this program, I've never learned this much in this amount of time"
Class of 2017/2018