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.  

Jan (Semester 2) 2017

EVENT

DATE

Classes begin for Freshmen

January 9th

Registrations end for freshmen

January 10th

Classes begin for continuing students

January 16th

Registration end for continuing students

January 17th

End of adding and dropping courses for freshmen

January 27th

End of adding and dropping courses for continuing students

February 3rd

Mid-Semester break for all students

March 6th - 10th

Classes resume for all students

March 13th

Last day of classes for seniors

April 21st

Revision for seniors

April 22nd – 23rd

Final exams for seniors

April 24th - 26th

Last day of classes for continuing students

April 26th

Capstone presentations for seniors

April 27th - 28th

Revision for continuing students

April 27th - 28th

End of semester for seniors

April 28th

Final exams for continuing students

May 2nd - 6th

Last day of classes for freshmen

May 4th

End of semester for continuing students

May 6th

Revision for freshmen

May 5th - 8th

Final exams for freshmen

May 9th - 12th

End of semester for freshmen

May 12th

Commencement*

June 24th

 

June (Short Semester) 2017

EVENT

DATE

Classes begin for all students

June 12th

Registrations end for all students

June 13th

Classes end for all students

July 19th

Final Exams for all students

July 20th – 21st

End of semester for all students

July 21st 

Holidays:  

  • New Years (2nd January )
  • Independence Day (6th March) 
  • Easter (14th – 17th April)
  • Labor Day (1st May)
  • African Union Day (25th May)  
  • Eid al Fitr (26th June) 
  • Republic Day (3rd July)  

 

August (Semester 1) 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  

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 (1st September)
  • Founder’s Day (21st September)
  • Farmers’ Day (1st December)

 

January (Semester 2) 2018 

 

EVENT DATE
Campus re-opens Tuesday, January 2nd
Classes begin for first year courses January 8th 
Freshmen meet with Heads of Department or Academic Registry if off track from cohort Week of January 8th 
Registrations ends for freshmen January 9th
End of adding and dropping courses for freshmen January 12th 
Classes begins 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 February 2nd 
Advising Weeks for continuing students February 12th – 23rd 
Mid-Semester break for all students March 5th - 9th 
Classes resumes for all students March 12th
All Campus Evaluations Week of April 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 - 8th
Final exams for freshmen May 8th - 11th
End of spring semester for freshmen May 11th  
Commencement* June 23rd

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

All dates are subject to change