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In Global University, the academic year usually starts in August and ends in July the following year, so most students at GU University are admitted in August and graduate in July. However, it may vary depending on the faculty/graduate school, and some students matriculate and graduate in March.

Academic Calendar 2020-2021

Month From To Event
Aug-20 Mon., Aug. 10, 2020 Fri., Sep. 04, 2020 Fall 2020 second registration period
Sat., Aug. 15, 2020   Official vacation
Thu., Aug. 20, 2020   Hijra new year 1442*
Sat., Aug. 29, 2020   Ashoura 1442*
Sep-20 Mon., Sep. 07, 2020   Fall 2020 Classes begin
Mon., Sep. 07, 2020   "Late registration/drop and add period for the Fall 2020 semester begins"
Fri., Sep. 11, 2020   "Deadline for submitting NSSF declaration for the Fall 2020 semester (Lebanese students)"
Fri., Sep. 18, 2020   "End of late registration/drop and add period for the Fall 2020 semester"
Oct-20 Thu., Oct. 29, 2020   Prophet's birthday 1442*
Nov-20 Sun., Nov. 22, 2020   Independence day
Dec-20 Tue., Dec. 01, 2020 Fri., Dec. 11, 2020 Spring 2021 first registration period
Fri., Dec. 18, 2020   "Last day for withdrawal from courses for the Fall 2020 semester"
Thu., Dec. 24, 2020   "Last day of classes for the Fall 2020 semester"
Fri., Dec. 25, 2020   Official vacation
Wed., Dec. 30, 2020 Tue., Jan. 12, 2021 Fall 2020 final exams period
Jan-21 Fri., Jan. 01, 2021   New year
Wed., Jan. 06, 2021   Official vacation
Mon., Jan. 11, 2021 Fri., Jan. 22, 2021 Spring 2021 second registration period
Mon., Jan. 25, 2021   Spring 2021 begins
Mon., Jan. 25, 2021   "Late registration/drop and add period for the Spring 2021 semester begins"
Fri., Jan. 29, 2021   "End of late registration/drop and add period for the Spring 2021 semester"
Fri., Jan. 29, 2021   "Deadline for submitting NSSF declaration for the Spring 2021 semester (Lebanese students)"
Feb-21 Tue., Feb. 09, 2021   Official vacation
Sun., Feb. 14, 2021   Official vacation
Mar-21 Fri., Mar. 12, 2021   Al Israa wal Miiraaj 1442*
Thu., Mar. 25, 2021   Official vacation
Apr-21 Fri., Apr. 02, 2021   Official vacation
Mon., Apr. 05, 2021   Official vacation
Mon., Apr. 19, 2021 Thu., Apr. 29, 2021 Summer 2021 first registration period
Thu., Apr. 29, 2021   "Last day for withdrawal from courses for the Spring 2021 semester"
Fri., Apr. 30, 2021   Official vacation
May-21 Sat., May. 01, 2021   Labor day
Mon., May. 03, 2021   Official vacation
Fri., May. 07, 2021   "Last day of classes for the Spring 2021 semester"
Wed., May. 12, 2021 Sat., May. 15, 2021 Eid al Fitr 1442*
Mon., May. 17, 2021 Sat., May. 29, 2021 Spring 2021 final exams period
Tue., May. 25, 2021   Liberation day
Mon., May. 31, 2021 Fri., Jun. 11, 2021 Summer 2021 second registration period
Jun-21 Mon., Jun. 14, 2021   Summer 2021 begins
Mon., Jun. 14, 2021   "Late registration/drop and add period for the Summer 2021 semester begins"
Fri., Jun. 18, 2021   "End of late registration/drop and add period for the Summer 2021 semester "
Jul-21 Mon., Jul. 19, 2021 Thu., Jul. 22, 2021 Eid al Adha 1442*
Fri., Jul. 23, 2021   "Last day for withdrawal from courses for the Summer 2021 semester"
Mon., Jul. 26, 2021 Wed., Aug. 04, 2021 Fall 2021 first registration period
Fri., Jul. 30, 2021   "Last day of classes for the Summer 2021 semester "
Aug-21 Mon., Aug. 02, 2021 Fri., Aug. 06, 2021 Summer 2021 final exams period
Sat., Aug. 07, 2021   Hijra new year 1443*
Sun., Aug. 15, 2021   Official vacation
*Eid al-Fitr, al-Adha, the Hijra new year, Ashoura, the Prophet's birthday are determined after the sighting of the moon.
University will be closed during all the above announced official vacations.
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Academic Terms / Major Break

Fall Semester: Early September-Late December
Spring Semester: Late January-Early May
Summer Semester: Early June-Late July
Summer Break: Early August
Winter Break: Late December
Spring Break: Late May

(In principle, there are 15 weeks of classes in each semester.)

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