Academic Catalog 2019–2020

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Academic Calendar 2019–2020

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

August 2019

Monday 5 Registration for freshman students accepted to a program
Tuesday 6–Friday 9 Advising and registration for new students for fall 2019
Monday 12 – Tuesday 13 Holiday: Al Adha
Thursday 15 Holiday: St. Mary’s Assumption
Monday 19 – Thursday 22 Advising and registration for new students for fall 2019 continues
Friday 23 Registration for returnees for fall 2019
Friday 23 Orientation day for new students for fall 2019/ Byblos campus only
Monday 26 – Tuesday 27 Orientation for new students for fall 2019/ Beirut & Byblos campuses
Monday 26 Classes begin for Years I & II MD students (2019-2020)
Monday 26 – Thursday 29 Late registration with late fees and Drop/ Add for fall 2019 (faculty advisors & chairs will be available to assist starting August 28)
Wednesday 28 Fall 2019 classes begin
Friday 30 Late registration with late fees for fall 2019 continues/ Chairs give override permission to register in closed sections

September 2019

Sunday 1 *Holiday: Hijra New Year
Thursday 5 Collection of statements of fees for fall 2019 starts
Tuesday 10 *Ashoura Commemoration Day
Monday 16 Deadline for payment of tuition and fees for fall 2019

October 2019

Wednesday 2 Last day for early withdrawal from fall 2019 (WI)
Wednesday 23 Deadline for Incomplete grades (from spring and summer 2019)

November 2019

Wednesday 6 Last day for withdrawal from courses for fall 2019 (WP/WF)
Saturday 10 *Holiday: Prophet’s Birthday
Monday 18 – Friday 29 Advising for current students for spring 2020
Friday 22 Holiday: Independence Day
Friday 29 Last day for intercampus transfer for spring 2020 for all students

December 2019

Monday 2 – Friday 6 Registration for current students for spring 2020
Friday 6 Fall 2019 classes end
Monday 9 – Wednesday 18 Fall 2019 final exam period
Wednesday 25 Holiday: Christmas

January 2020

Wednesday 1 Holiday: New Year
Monday 6 Holiday: Armenian Christmas
Wednesday 8 Advising and registration for new students and returnees for spring 2020
Thursday 9 – Friday 10 Advising and registration for professional years Pharmacy for spring 2020
Friday 10 Orientation for new students for spring 2020
Thursday 9 – Tuesday 14 Late registration with late fees and drop/add for spring 2020 (faculty advisors & chairs will be available to assist starting January 13)
Monday 13 Spring 2020 classes begin
Wednesday 15 Late registration with late fees for spring 2020 continues/ Chairs give override permission to register in closed sections
Tuesday 21 Collection of statements of fees for spring 2020 starts
Friday 31 Deadline for payment of tuition and fees for spring 2020

February 2020

Sunday 9 Holiday: St. Maroun
Friday 14 Last day for early withdrawal from spring 2020 (WI)

March 2020

Friday 6 Deadline for Incomplete grades (from fall 2019)
Friday 20 Last day for withdrawal from courses for spring 2020 (WP/WF)
Wednesday 25 Holiday: Annunciation Day
Monday 30 – Friday April 3 Advising for current students for summer and fall 2019

April 2020

Wednesday 1 – Wednesday 15 Payment of deposit for all continuing students for fall 2020
Monday 6 – Thursday 9 Registration for all continuing students for summer 2020
Friday 10 – Monday 20 Holiday: Easter Vacation
Wednesday 22 – Tuesday 28 Phase 1 - Registration for continuing students for fall 2020
Wednesday 29 Spring 2020 classes end

May 2020

Friday 1 Holiday: Labor Day
Monday 4 – Wednesday 13 Final exams period for spring 2020
Friday 15 Classes end for Year IV medical students (2019-2020)
Wednesday 20 – Friday 22 Registration for new students and returnees for summer 2020
Wednesday 20 – Friday 22 Registration for professional-year pharmacy students for summer 2020
Monday 25 – Tuesday 26 *Holiday: Al-Fitr

June 2020

Monday 1 Summer 2020 classes begin (undergraduate and graduate)
Monday 1 - Wednesday 3 Late registration with late fees and drop/add for summer 2020
Thursday 4 Late registration with late fees for summer 2020 continues/ Chairs give override permission to register in closed sections
Thursday 4 Classes end for Year II medical students (2019–2020)
Monday 8 Collection of statements of fees starts for summer 2020
Thursday 11 Deadline for payment of tuition and fees for summer 2020
Tuesday 16 Commencement exercises, Byblos campus
Wednesday 17 Last day for early withdrawal from summer 2020 (WI)
Friday 19 No classes
Friday 19 – Saturday 20 Commencement exercises, Beirut campus

July 2020

Monday 6 – Friday 10 Phase 2 - Registration for fall 2020 for all continuing students who paid the deposit (including freshman students who declared)
Monday 6 Last day for withdrawal from summer 2020 (WP/WF)
Thursday  16 Summer 2020 classes end
Monday 20-Thursday 23 Final exams period for summer 2020
Tuesday 28 Last day for intercampus transfer for fall 2020 for all students
Wednesday 31 Classes end for Year I medical students (Tentative)

August 2020

Friday 14 Registration for freshman students accepted to a program for fall 2020
Monday 17 – Friday 21 Advising and registration for new students for fall 2020
Monday 24 – Tuesday 25 Advising and registration for new students for fall 2020 continues
Monday 24 – Tuesday 25 Advising and registration for professional years Pharmacy students
Monday 24 Classes begin for Years I & II medical students (2020-2021)
Wednesday 26 Orientation day for new students for fall 2020/ Byblos campus only
Thursday 27 – Friday 28 Orientation day for new students for fall 2020/ Beirut & Byblos campuses
Thursday 27 – Friday 28 Late registration and Drop/ Add period for continuing students for fall 2020
Monday 31 Academic Year 2020-2021 starts

*Tentative dates