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. 

August (Semester 1) 2016

EVENT

DATE

Classes begin for continuing students

August 29th

Registration ends for continuing students

August 30th

Freshmen arrive

September 7th

Freshman orientation

September 8th -11th

Matriculation for freshmen

September 9th

End of adding and dropping courses

September 9th

Classes begin for freshmen

September 13th

Mid-Semester break for all students

October 24th – 28th

Classes resume for all students

October 31st

Last day of classes for all students

December 6th

Election Day

December  7th

Revision for all students

December 8th -9th

End of semester exams for all students

December 12th – 16th

Christmas break begins for all students

December 16th


Holidays:
  

  • Eid al Adha (12th September)
  • Founder’s Day (21st September)
  • Election Day  (7th December)
  • Farmers’ Day (2nd December )
  • Christmas (December 25th – 26th)

 

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

* Date for Commencement is subject to change

 

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 (Tentative)

EVENT

DATE

Classes begin for continuing students

August 28th

Registration ends for continuing students

August 29th

Classes begin for freshmen

September 11th

Mid-Semester break

October 23rd – 27th

Last day of classes for all students

December 6th

End of semester exams for all students

December 11th – 15th

 

Holidays:  

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

 

January (Semester 2) 2018 (Tentative)

EVENT

DATE

Semester begins for freshmen

January 15th

Registration ends for freshmen

January 16th

Semester begins for continuing students

January 22nd

Registration ends for continuing students

January 23rd

Mid-Semester break

March 5th – 9th

Last day of classes for seniors

April 20th

Final exams for seniors

April 23rd - 25th

Last day of classes for continuing students

April 25th

Capstone presentations for seniors

April 26th – 27th

Final exams for continuing students

April 30th, May 2nd – 5th

Last day of classes for freshmen

May 3rd

Final exams for freshmen

May 8th - 11th

Holidays:  

  • Independence Day (6th March )
  • Easter   (30th March – 2nd April ) 
  • Labor Day ( 1st May )

All dates are subject to change