2020/2021 Ashesi University Academic Calendar

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2020/2021 Ashesi University Academic Calendar

Ashesi’s academic calendar is divided into two semesters. Students typically take four semester units per semester. A semester unit (typically 42 classroom contact hours and 14 discussion/lab contact hours) is defined as three (3) hours per week of classroom time and 1 or 1.5 hours of discussion/lab time per week over a period of fifteen weeks.

*** All dates are subject to change

Semester 1, August – December 2017

EVENT DATE
Orientation for new faculty and faculty interns Week of August 21st
Classes begin for continuing students August 28th
Continuing students meet with advisors if off track from cohort Week of August 28th
Registration ends for continuing students August 29th
Freshmen arrive September 6th
Freshman orientation September 7th -10th
Matriculation for freshmen September 8th
End of adding and dropping courses for continuing students September 8th
Classes begin for first year courses September 11th
Advising Weeks for continuing students September 11th – 22nd
Mid-Semester break for all students October 23rd – 27th
Classes resume for all students October 30th
Last day for late drop November 3rd
Course Evaluations Week of December 4th
Last day of classes for all students December 7th
Revision days for all students December 8th -10th
End of semester exams for all students December 11th – 15th
Break begins for all students December 15th

Holidays:

  • Eid al Adha (Friday, September 1st (estimated))
  • Founder’s Day (Thursday, September 21st )
  • Farmers’ Day (Friday, December 1st)
  • Campus Closed for Holiday (December 19th – January 1st)

Semester 2, January – June 2020

 EVENT DATE
Campus re-opens January 2nd
Classes begin for first year courses January 8th
Freshmen meet with Heads of Departments or Academic Registry if off track from cohort Week of January 8th
Registration ends for freshmen  January 9th
End of adding and dropping courses for freshmen January 19th
Classes begin for continuing students January 15th
Continuing students meet with advisors if off track from cohort Week of January 15th
Registration ends for continuing students January 16th
End of adding and dropping courses for continuing students January 26th
Advising Weeks for continuing students February 12th – 23rd
Mid-Semester break for all students March 5th – 9th
Classes resumes for all students March 12th
Last day for late drop March 16th
Last day of classes for seniors April 20th
Revision for seniors April 21st – 22nd
Final exams for seniors April 23rd – 25th
Last day of classes for continuing students April 25th
Capstone presentations for seniors April 26th – 27th
Revision for continuing students April 26th – 29th
End of spring semester for seniors April 27th
Final exams for continuing students April 30th, May 2nd – 4th
Last day of classes for freshmen May 3rd
End of spring semester for continuing students May 4th
Revision for freshmen May 4th – 7th
Final exams for freshmen May 8th – 11th
End of spring semester for freshmen May 11th
Commencement June 23rd

 

Semester  3,  June – July, 2020

 EVENT DATE
Classes begin for all students June 11th
Registrations ends for all students June 12th
Classes end for all students July 18th
Final Exams for all students July 19th – 20th
End of summer semester for all students July 20th

Holidays 

  • Independence Day (Tuesday, March 6th)
  • Easter (Friday-Mon, March 30th – 2nd April)
  • Labor Day (Tuesday, May 1st)
  • African Union Day (Friday, May 25th)
  • Eid al Fitr (Friday, June 15th (estimated))
  • Republic Day (Monday, July 2rd)

 

ACADEMIC CALENDAR 2020/2021 – Tentative 

Semester 1 August – December 2020

Orientation for new faculty and faculty interns Week of August 20th
Classes begin for continuing students August 27th
Continuing students meet with advisors if off track from cohort Week of August 27th
Registration ends for continuing students August 28th
Freshmen arrive September 5th
Freshman orientation September 6th -9th 
Matriculation for freshmen September 7th
End of adding and dropping courses for continuing students September 7th
Classes begin for first year courses September 10th
Mid-Semester break for all students October 22nd – 26th
Last day for late drop November 2nd
Last day of classes for all students December 6th
Revision days for all students December 7th -9th
End of semester exams for all students December 10th – 14th
Break begins for all students December 14th

Holidays

  • Eid al Adha (Wednesday, August 22nd estimated)
  • Founder’s Day (Friday, September 21st)
  • Farmers’ day (Friday, December 7th)
  • Campus closed for Holiday (December 18th – January 1st )

 

Semester 2, January – May 2020

Campus re-opens January 2nd
Classes begin for first year courses January 7th
Freshmen meet with Heads of Department or Academic Registry if off track from cohort Week of January 7th
Registrations ends for freshmen January 8th
End of adding and dropping courses for freshmen January 11th
Classes begin for continuing students January 14th 
Continuing students meet with advisors if off track from cohort Week of January 14th
Registration ends for continuing students January 15th
End of adding and dropping courses for continuing students January 25th
Mid-Semester break for all students March 9th – 13th
Last day for late drop March 22nd
Last day of classes for non-freshman courses April 26th
Revision for non-freshman courses April 27th – 30th
Final exams for non-freshman courses May 2nd – 15th
Last day of classes for first year courses May 3rd
Revision for freshmen May 4th – 8th
Capstone presentations for seniors May 9th – 10th
Final exams for freshmen courses May 9th – 15th 
End of spring semester for all students May 15th
Commencement* June 22nd

Date for Commencement is subject to change

 

Semester  3,  June – July, 2020

Classes begin for all students June 10th
Registrations ends for all students June 11th
Classes end for all students July 17th
Final Exams for all students July 18th – 19th
End of summer semester for all students July 19th

 National Holidays

  • New Year (Tuesday, January 1st)
  • Independence Day (Wednesday, March 6th)
  • Easter  Friday-Mon (April 19th – 22nd)
  • Labor Day (Wednesday, May 1st)
  • African Union Day (Monday, May 27th)
  • Eid al Fitr (Wednesday, June 5th) (estimated)
  • Republic Day (Monday, July 1st)

 

ACADEMIC CALENDAR 2020/2021 – Tentative 

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Semester 1 August – December 2020

Classes begin for continuing students August 26th
Registration ends for continuing students August 27th
Freshmen arrive September 4th
Classes begin for first year courses September 9th
Mid-Semester break for all students October 21st – 25th
Last day of classes for all students December 5th
Revision for all students December 9th – 10th
End of semester examinations for all students December 11th – 17th

National Holidays

  • Eid al Adha (Monday, August 12th (estimated)
  • Founder’s Day (Monday, September 23rd)
  • Farmers’ Day (Friday, December 6th)
  • Campus Closed for Holiday (December 19th – January 1st)

 

Semester 2, January – May 2020

Campus re-opens January 2nd
Classes begin for first year courses January 13th
Classes begin for continuing students January 20th 
Mid-Semester break for all students March 2nd – 6th
Last day of classes for non-freshman courses April 30th
Revision for non-freshman courses May 4th – 5th
Final examinations for non-freshman courses May 6th – 13th
Last day of classes for first year courses May 8th
Revision for freshmen May 11th – 13th
Capstone presentations for seniors May 14th – 15th
Final examinations for freshmen courses May 14th – 20th 
Commencement* June 20th

Date for Commencement is subject to change

Semester  3,  June – July, 2020

Classes begin for all students June 8th
Classes end for all students July 15th
Final Exams for all students July 16th – 17th

National Holidays

  • New Year ( Wednesday, January 1st)
  • Independence Day ( Friday, March 6th)
  • Easter (Friday-Mon, April 10th – 13th)
  • Labor Day (Friday, May 1st)
  • African Union Day  (Monday, May 25th)
  • Eid al Fitr (Monday, May 25th (estimated))
  • Republic Day (Wednesday, July 1st)

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