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Graduate Academic Calendar

2019-2020

EventDate
Elementary Biblical Hebrew June 16 - July 18, 2019
Registration for Elementary Biblical Hebrew June 13, 2019
Jerusalem Ulpan July 1 - 25, 2019
Registration for Jerusalem UlpanJuly 1, 2019
Summer UlpanAugust 6 - September 26, 2019
Registration for Summer UlpanFor students who did not reserve on-campus housingAugust 4, 2019
Registration for Summer UlpanFor students who reserved on-campus housingAugust 5, 2019
Tisha B'Av University closedAugust 11, 2019
Eid Al Adha No classes, University openAugust 12, 2019
Foundations in Literary Arabic September 8 - October 7, 2019
Registration for Foundations in Literary ArabicSeptember 4, 2019
Pre Semester
Online Academic RegistrationYear and autumn semester students only; students attending the entire year register for autumn, spring, and summer semesters.August 15 - 25, 2019
Rosh Hashana University closed
September 29 - October 1, 2019
Yom Kippur University closed
October 8 - 12, 2019
Succoth Vacation University closed October 13 - 21, 2019
Registration for Autumn SemesterCheck-in for ALL students attending the academic year or the autumn semester.October 22 - 23, 2019
Orientation Day For students attending the academic year or the Autumn semesterOctober 24, 2019
Autumn Semester October 27, 2019 - January 28, 2020
Autumn Semester Begins October 27, 2019
Add/Drop PeriodOctober 27 - November 7, 2019
Christmas VacationNo classes, University openDecember 25, 2019
Chanukah VacationNo classes, University openDecember 29, 2019
Autumn Semester Ends January 28, 2019
Modern Hebrew Language Final ExamJanuary 29 & 30, 2020
Exam Week***Session 1 ("Moed A")February 2 - 6, 2020
Autumn semester students vacate dormsFebruary 9, 2020
Exam Week***Session 2 ("Moed B")TBA
Intersession (winter break)Exams are held during the intersession. Check your exam schedule before booking flightsJanuary 29 - March 14, 2020
Spring Semester March 15 - June 30, 2020
Online Academic Registration for Spring Semester Courses
Online registration will be open only for students attending spring semester.January 5 - 15, 2020
Registration for Spring SemesterCheck-in for Spring semester studentsMarch 8, 2020
Purim Vacation University offices closedMarch 10 - 11, 2020
Orientation Day For students attending the Spring semester March 12, 2020
Spring Semester BeginsMarch 15, 2020
Add/Drop periodMarch 15 – 26, 2020
Passover Vacation University closedApril 6 - 17, 2020
Holocaust Remembrance Day EveClasses end at 6:00 p.m.April 20, 2020
Memorial Day EveClasses end at 4:00 p.m.April 27, 2020
Memorial and Independence Day Vacation University closedApril 28 - 29, 2020
Jerusalem Day/ Student Day No classes, University openMay 21, 2020
Shavuot Vacation University closedMay 28, 2020
Classes Make-Up DayClasses normally held on Thursdays will be held on this day (instead of the regular Sunday schedule)June 28, 2020
Spring Semester EndsJune 30, 2020
Modern Hebrew Language Final ExamJuly 1 & 2, 2020
Exam Week***Session 1 ("Moed A")July 5 - 9, 2020
Year and spring semester students vacate dormsJuly 12, 2020
Exam Week***Session 2 ("Moed B")TBA
Summer Semester
July 19 - September 3, 2020
Summer Semester BeginsThree semesters MA degree programsJuly 19, 2020
Add/Drop Week July 19 - 23, 2020
Tisha B'Av University closedJuly 30, 2020
Eid Al AdhaNo classes, University openAugust 2, 2020
Summer Semester EndsNML may end prior to this date. Updated information will appear in the course catalog.September 3, 2020
Exam Week***Session 1 ("Moed A") September 6 - 8, 2020
Three semester MA students vacate dormsSeptember 10, 2020
Exam Week***Session 2 ("Moed B")TBA

*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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