Academic Catalog 2017–2018

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Academic Calendar 2017–2018

LAU’s Academic Calendar consists of two semesters and one summer term.

August 2017

Tuesday 15 Holiday: St. Mary’s Assumption
Thursday 17 – Friday 18 Registration for freshman students accepted to a program
Monday 21 – Wednesday 23 Advising and registration for new students and returnees for fall 2017
Thursday 24 – Friday 25 Orientation for new students for fall 2017
Monday 28 Academic year 2017-2018 starts
Monday 28 Fall 2017 classes begin
Monday 28 – Wednesday 30 Late registration and drop/add for fall 2017
Thursday 31  & Tuesday September 5 Late registration for fall 2017 continues

September 2017

Friday 1 –Monday 4 Holiday: Al Adha
Monday 4 Classes begin for Years I & II MD students (2017-2018)
Thursday 7 Collection of statements of fees starts for fall 2017
Friday 15 Deadline for payment of tuition for fall 2017
Thursday 21 Holiday: Hijra New Year

October 2017

Sunday 1 Holiday: Ashoura Commemoration Day
Tuesday 3 Last day for early withdrawal from fall 2017 (WI)
Tuesday 24 Deadline for Incomplete grades (from spring and summer 2017)

November 2017

Tuesday 7 Last day for withdrawal from courses for fall 2017 (WP/WF)
Wednesday 15 – Monday December 4 Advising for current students for spring 2018
Thursday 16 Last day for intercampus transfer for spring 2018 for all students
Wednesday 22 Holiday: Independence Day
Friday 24 – Monday December 4 Registration for current students for spring 2018

December 2017

Friday 1 Holiday: Prophet’s Birthday
Thursday 7 Fall 2017 classes end
Monday 11 – Wednesday 20 Fall 2017 final exams
Monday 25 Holiday: Christmas

January 2018

Monday 1 Holiday: New Year
Saturday 6 Holiday: Armenian Christmas
Tuesday 9 – Thursday 11 Advising and registration for new students and returnees for spring 2018
Tuesday 9 – Thursday 11 Registration for professional-year pharmacy students for spring 2018
Friday 12 Orientation for new students for spring 2018
Monday 15 Deadline for applying to MD program for 2018-2019 (early admission)
Monday 15 Spring 2018 classes begin
Monday 15 – Wednesday 17 Late registration and drop/add for spring 2018
Thursday 18 – Friday 19 Late registration for spring 2018 continues
Tuesday 23 Collection of statements of fees starts for spring 2018
Tuesday 30 Deadline for payment of tuition for spring 2018

February 2018

Friday 9 Holiday: St. Maroun’s Day
Monday 19 Last day for early withdrawal from spring 2018 (WI)

March 2018

Tuesday 13 Deadline for Incomplete grades (from fall 2017)
Sunday 25 Holiday: Annunciation Day
Monday 26 Last day for withdrawal from courses for spring 2018 (WP/WF)
Wednesday 28 – Thursday April 12 Advising for current students for summer and fall 2018
Friday 30 – Monday April 2 Holiday: Western Easter vacation
Friday 30 Deadline for applying to MD program for 2018-2019 (regular admission)

April 2018

Friday 6 – Monday 9 Holiday: Eastern Easter vacation
Friday 13 – Wednesday 18 Payment of deposit for all continuing students for fall 2018
Friday 13 – Wednesday 18 Registration for continuing students for summer 2018
Thursday 19 – Tuesday 24 Phase 1 - Registration for continuing students for fall 2018
Friday 27 Spring 2018 classes end
Monday 30 – Thursday May 10 Spring 2018 final exams

May 2018

Tuesday 1 Holiday: Labor Day
Sunday 6 Classes end for Year IV MD students (2017-2018)
Monday 14 – Wednesday 16 Registration for new students and returnees for summer 2018
Monday 14 – Wednesday 16 Registration for professional-year pharmacy students for summer 2018
Wednesday 23 Summer 2018 classes begin (undergraduate and graduate)
Wednesday 23 – Friday 25 Late registration with late fees and drop/add for summer 2018
Monday 28 Late registration for summer 2018 continues
Wednesday 30 Collection of statements of fees starts for summer 2018

June 2018

Sunday 3 Classes end for Year III MD students (2017-2018)
Monday 4 Classes start for Year IV MD students (2018-2019)
Monday 4 Deadline for payment of tuition for summer 2018
Tuesday 5 Commencement exercises, Byblos campus
Friday 8 No classes (commencement exercises)
Friday 8 – Saturday 9 Commencement exercises, Beirut campus
Monday 11 Last day for early withdrawal from summer 2018 (WI)
Friday 15 Holiday: Al-Fitr
Thursday 28 Last day for withdrawal from summer 2018 (WP/WF)

July 2018

Monday 2 Classes begin for Year III MD student (2018-2019)
Monday 2 – Friday 6 Phase 2 - Registration for fall 2018 for continuing students
Tuesday 10 Classes end for Years I & II MD students
Monday 16 Summer 2018 classes end
Monday 16 – Friday 20 Early advising and registration for new students for fall 2018
Wednesday 18 – Saturday 21 Summer 2018 final exams
Friday 20 Last day for intercampus transfer for all students for fall 2018