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Academic Calendar 2012 / 2013
Wk Day Date Description
AD H.
Sun 26 Aug 2012 8 Shawal 1433 Return of all academic staff
Mon 27 Aug 9 Shawal TOEFL Exam for New Students
Tue 28 Aug 10 Shawal
  • Entrance exams for new & transferring students to the College of Communication & the College of Fine Arts & Design
  • Placement tests in Mathematics & Physics for new students of the College of Engineering & College of Sciences
Sun - Thu 26 - 30 Aug 8 - 12 Shawal Late advising & registration period
Tue - Thu 28 - 30 Aug 10 - 12 Shawal Orientation Program for new students
1 Sun 2 Sept 15 Shawal Classes begin
1 Thu 6 Sept 19 Shawal End of Drop & Add period
4 Thu 27 Sept 11 Dhi Al-Qida Last day for withdrawal from Semester
Thu- Mon 25 - 29 Oct 9 - 13 Dhi Al-Hijja Eid Al-Adha Holiday
8-9 Sun - Thu 21 Oct - 8 Nov 5 - 23 Dhi Al-Hijja Midterm Period
10 Wed 14 Nov 29 Dhi Al-Hijja Last day for dropping courses without Grade “F”
Thu 15 Nov 1 Muharam 1434 Hijri New Year Holiday
Sun - Mon 2 - 3 Dec 18 - 19 Muharam National Day Holiday
15 Thu 20 Dec 7 Safar Classes end
Thu 20 Dec 7 Safar Intensive English program exit exam (TOEFL)
Sun - Thu 23 Dec 2012 - 3 Jan 2013 10 - 21 Safar Fall semester break
Sun - Tue 23 Dec 2012-15 Jan 2013 10 Safar - 3 Rabi I Application for changing major for Spring 2012 / 2013
Sun - Thu 6 - 17 Jan 24 Safar - 5 Rabi I Final Examinations
Tue 22 Jan 10 Rabi I Graduation Ceremony (Female)
​Sat 26 Jan ​14 Rabi I ​Graduation Ceremony (Male)
Thu 24 Jan 12 Rabi I Prophet’s Mohamed birthday holiday
Wk Day Date Description
AD H.
Mon & Mon 14 Jan 2013 - 21 Jan 2 Rabi I 1434 - 9 Rabi l TOEFL Exam for New Students
Sun 27 Jan 15 Rabi I Spring semester begins
Mon 28 Jan 16 Rabi I
  • Entrance exams for new & transferring students to College of Communication & the College of Fine Arts.
  • Placement tests in Mathematics & Physics for new students of the College of Engineering & College of Sciences
Sun - Thu 27 - 31 Jan 15 - 19 Rabi I Late advising & registration period
​1 ​Sun ​3 Feb ​22 Rabia I ​Classes begin
Tue 5 Feb 24 Rabi I Orientation Program for new students
1 Thu 7 Feb 26 Rabia I End of Drop & Add period
4 Thu 28 Feb 18 Rabia II Last day for withdrawal from Semester
Sun - Thu 31 Mar - 4 Apr 19 - 23 Jumada I Spring semester Break
8-9 Sun - Thu 24 Mar - 11 Apr 12 Jumada I-1 Jumada II Midterm Period
10 Thu 18 Apr 8 Jumada Il Last day for dropping courses without Grade “F”
Sun - Mon 12 May - 3 June 2 - 24 Rajab Application for changing major for Fall Semester 2013-2014
15 Thu 23 May 13 Rajab Classes end
Thu 23 May 13 Rajab Intensive English Program Exit Exam (TOEFL)
Sat - Tue 25 May - 4 June 15 - 25 Rajab Final Examinations
Thu 6 June 27 Rajab Isra and Miraj Holiday
Tue 11 June 2 Shaban Graduation Ceremony
Wed 12 June 3 Shaban Medical colleges Graduation Ceremony
Wk Day Date Description
AD H.
Wed 12 June 2013 3 Shaban 1434 Late advising & registration for Summer Session
1 Wed 12 June 3 Shaban Classes begin
1 Thu 13 June 4 Shaban End of Drop & Add period
4 Sun 7 July 28 Shaban Last day for dropping courses without Grade “F”
6 Thu 18 July 10 Ramadhan Classes end
Thu 18 July 10 Ramadhan Intensive English program exit exam (TOEFL)
Sat - Wed 20 - 24 July 12 - 16 Ramadhan Final Examinations
Sun 1 Sept 25 Shawal Return of academic staff for Fall Semester 2013-2014​