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​KAUST ACADEMIC CALENDAR 2016-2017


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FAL​L

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Sun Jul 3, 2016Eid Al-Fitr break starts
Thu Jul 7, 2016
Eid Al-Fitr break ends
Sun Aug 7, 2016
On-boarding of students and cultural orientation starts
Sat Aug 13, 2016
On-boarding of students and cultural orientation ends
Sun Aug 14, 2016
Academic Orientation Starts
Thu Aug 18, 2016
Academic Orientation Ends
Sun Aug 21, 2016
First Day of Classes
Tue Aug 23, 2016 Academic Convocation
Sat Aug 27, 2016
Last day to add a class
Thu Sep 1, 2016
Last day to drop a class without a W grade
Sun Sep 11, 2016
Eid Al-Adha break starts
Sat Sep 17, 2016
 Eid Al-Adha break ends

Sun Sep 18, 2016
Classes resume
Thu Sep 22, 2016
University holiday (in lieu of National Day)
Thu Oct 27, 2016
Last day to drop a class with a W grade (no drops permitted after this date)
Last day for graduating PhDs to declare a Fall Dissertation Defense date
Thu Nov 10, 2016
PhD Dissertation Defence Examination Result forms due for graduating PhDs
Thu Dec 8, 2016
PhD Dissertation and MS Thesis library receipt forms due at Registrar's Office
Thu Dec 8, 2016
Last Day of Classes
Sun Dec 11, 2016
Exams Start
Tue Dec 13, 2016
Exams End
Tue Dec 13, 2016
Fall semester ends
Fri Dec 16, 2016
Commencement

WEP

Sun Jan 8, 2017
Winter Enrichment Program starts
Thu Jan 19, 2017
​Winter Enrichment Program ends
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​SPRING​​

Sun Jan 22, 2017
First Day of Classes
Sat Jan 28, 2017
Last day to add a class
Thu Feb 2, 2017
Last day to drop a class without a W grade
Thu Mar 23, 2017
Last day to drop a class with a W grade (no drops permitted after this date)
MS Thesis applications due
Last day for graduating PhDs to declare a Spring Dissertation Defense date
Sun Apr 2, 2017Spring Break Starts
Sat Apr 8, 2017
Spring Break Ends
Sun Apr 9, 2017
 Classes Resume
Thu Apr 13, 2017
PhD Dissertation Defence Examination Result forms due for graduating PhDs
Thu May 11, 2017
PhD Dissertation and MS Thesis library receipt forms due at Registrar's Office
Thu May 11, 2017
Last Day of Classes
Sun May 14, 2017
Exams Start
Thu May 18, 2017
Exams End
Thu May 18, 2017
 Spring semester ends
Thu Jun 15, 2017
Spring graduation date *

​​​​​SUMM​ER

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Sun Jun 4, 2017
First Day of Classes
Tue Jun 6, 2017
Last day to drop a class with a without a W grade
Sun Jun 25, 2017
Eid Al-Fitr break starts
Thu Jun 29, 2017
Eid Al-Fitr break ends
Thu Jul 13, 2017
Last day to drop a class with a W grade (no drops permitted after this date)
Thu Aug 3, 2017
Last Day of Classes


* Reflects the official graduation date for those students who have completed their degree requirements since the December Commencement Ceremony.​​