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Hebrew University

Graduate Academic Calendar

2020-2021

EventDate
Biblical Hebrew
Elementary Biblical Hebrew beginsJune 18, 2020
Elementary Biblical Hebrew endsJuly 22, 2020
Jerusalem Ulpan
Jerusalem Ulpan Begins July 1, 2020
Jerusalem Ulpan Ends July 29, 2020
Summer Ulpan
Summer Ulpan beginsAugust 4, 2020
Summer Ulpan endsSeptember 24, 2020
Literary Arabic
Foundations of Literary ArabicSeptember 1 - October 1, 2020
Pre Semester
Academic Registration for courses Year and Autumn semester students onlyAugust 16-27, 2020 (subject to change)
Rosh Hashana University offices closedSeptember 18- 20, 2020
Yom KippurUniversity offices closedSeptember 27- 28, 2020
Succoth Vacation University offices closedOctober 3 - 11, 2020
Program check-in and registration for ALL students attending the academic year or the Autumn semester. October 14, 2020
Dorm check in for students attending the academic year or the Autumn semesterOctober 14, 2020
Orientation Day for students attending the academic year or the Autumn semesterOctober 15, 2020
Autumn SemesterOctober 18, 2020 - January 22, 2021
Autumn Semester BeginsOctober 18, 2020
Add and Drop WeekOctober 18 - 29, 2020
Chanukah VacationDecember 13, 2020
Christmas VacationDecember 25, 2020
Autumn Semester EndsJanuary 22, 2021
Modern Hebrew Language Final ExamJanuary 24 & 25, 2021
Exam Week*** Session 1 ("Moed A")January 26 - February 1, 2021
Autumn semester students vacate dormsFebruary 2, 2021
Exam Week*** Session 2 ("Moed B")TBA
 Intersession (Winter break)Exams are held during the intersession. Check your exam schedule before booking flightsJanuary 22 - March 11, 2021
Purim VacationFebruary 26 - 28, 2021
Spring SemesterMarch 14 - June 30, 2021
Academic registration for spring semester courses Students attending Spring Semester onlyJanuary 4 - 14, 2021
Program check-in and registration for Spring semester studentsMarch 10, 2021
Dorm check in for students attending the Spring semesterMarch 10, 2021
Orientation Day for students attending the Spring semesterMarch 11, 2021
Spring Semester BeginsMarch 14, 2021
Add and Drop WeekMarch 14 - 25, 2021
Election day
No classes. University offices closed.
March 23, 2021
Passover VacationMarch 24 - April 3, 2021
Holocaust Memorial Day EveClasses end at 18:00April 7, 2021
Memorial Day EveClasses end at 16:00April 13, 2021
Memorial and Independence Day VacationApril 14 - 15,2021
Student Day and Jerusalem DayMay 10, 2021
Shavuot VacationMay 16 - 17, 2021
Classes normally held on Thursdays will be held on this day (instead of the regular Tuesday schedule)June 29, 2021
Spring Semester EndsJune 30, 2021
Modern Hebrew Language Final ExamJuly 4 & 5, 2021
Exam Week*** Session 1 ("Moed A")July 5-9, 2021
Year and spring semester students vacate dormsJuly 12, 2021
Exam Week ***Session 2 ("Moed B")TBA
Summer SemesterJuly 19 - August 12, 2021
Summer Semester Begins For three semester MA degree programsJuly 19, 2021
Tisha B'Av University offices closedJuly 18, 2021
Eid Al Adha VacationJuly 20, 2021
Summer semester ends *NML may end prior to this date. Updated information will appear in the course catalog.August 12, 2021
Three semester MA students vacate dormsTBA

***Exam week for the courses offered in the Rothberg International School’s Division of Graduate Studies only.  The exam schedule will extend beyond these dates for courses offered by the other Faculties and Schools of the Hebrew University. Students must check their exam schedules before making flight arrangements for departure.

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