Academic Catalog 2020–2021

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Academic Calendar 2020–2021

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

June 2020

Monday 15 Classes begin for medical students year III & IV (AY 2020-2021)
Tentative date, depending on the progress of the COVID-19 pandemic and lockdown.

July 2020

Monday 27 - August 7 Online Advising for all continuing students for fall 2020
Tuesday 28 Last day for intercampus transfer for fall 2020 for all students
Friday 31 - August 1 *Holiday: Al Adha

August 2020

Tuesday 4 - Sunday 9 Online Registration for all continuing students
Monday 10 - Monday 24 Online Advising and registration of new students for fall 2020
Tuesday 11 – Wednesday 19 Advising and registration of new students for fall 2020
Saturday 15 Holiday: St. Mary’s Assumption
Monday 17 – Wednesday 19 Advising and registration for professional-years pharmacy students
Thursday 20 *Holiday: Hijra New Year
Monday 24 Classes begin for medical students year I & II (AY 2020-2021)
Wednesday 26 - Thursday 27 New students orientation for fall 2020 (Beirut & Byblos campuses)
Friday 28 - Monday 31 Late registration and drop/add for fall 2020
Faculty Advisors & chairs will be available to assist starting August 28.
Sunday 30 *Ashoura Commemoration Day

September 2020

Tuesday 1 Fall 2020 classes begin
Tuesday 1 - Wednesday 2 Late registration and drop/add for fall 2020 continues
Thursday 3 - Friday 4 Late registration for fall 2020 continues
Chairs give override permission to register in closed sections.
Tuesday 8 Collection of tuition fees for fall 2020 begins
Wednesday 16 Deadline for payment of tuition fees for fall 2020

October 2020

Monday 5 Last day for early withdrawal from fall 2020 (WI)
Monday 26 Deadline for incomplete grades (from spring and summer 2020)
Thursday 29 *Holiday: Prophet’s Birthday

November 2020

Tuesday 10 Last day for withdrawal from courses for fall 2020 (WP/WF)
Wednesday 18 – Friday December 4 Advising of current students for spring 2021
Sunday 22 Holiday: Independence Day
Monday 30 – Friday December 4 Registration of current students for spring 2021

December 2020

Wednesday 2 Last day of intercampus transfer for all students for spring 2021
Tuesday 8 Fall 2020 classes end
Thursday 10 – Saturday 19 Fall 2020 final exams
Friday 25 Holiday: Christmas

January 2021

Friday 1 Holiday: New Year
Wednesday 6 Holiday: Armenian Christmas
Wednesday 13 Advising and registration of new students and returnees for spring 2021
Wednesday 13 – Thursday 14 Advising and registration of professional-year pharmacy students for spring 2021
Thursday 14 – Friday 15 Late registration and drop/add for spring 2021
Faculty Advisors & chairs will be available to assist.
Friday 15 New student orientation for spring 2021
Monday 18 Spring 2021 classes begin
Monday 18 – Tuesday 19 Late registration and drop/add for spring 2021 continues
Wednesday 20 – Thursday 21 Late registration for spring 2021 continues
Chairs give override permission to register in closed sections.
Monday 25 Payment of tuition fees for spring 2021 begins

February 2021

Friday 5 Deadline for payment of tuition fees for spring 2021
Tuesday 9 Holiday: St. Maroun
Monday 22 Last day for early withdrawal from spring 2021 (WI)

March 2021

Monday 15 Deadline for incomplete grades from fall 2020
Thursday 25 Holiday: Annunciation Day
Tuesday 30 Last day for withdrawal from courses for spring 2021 (WP/WF)

April 2021

Friday 2 – Monday 5 Holiday: Western Easter
All university offices and libraries are closed.
Thursday 8 – Wednesday 28 Advising of current students for summer and fall 2021
Friday 9 – Thursday 15 Payment of deposits for all continuing students for fall 2021
Wednesday 14 – Monday 19 Registration of all continuing students for summer 2021
This includes Pharmacy Professional Year students.
Thursday 22 – Wednesday 28 Phase 1 registration for all continuing students who paid deposits for fall 2021
This excludes Pharmacy Professional Year students.
Thursday 29 Spring 2021 classes end
Friday 30 – Monday May 3 Holiday: Eastern Easter
All university offices and libraries are closed.

May 2021

Saturday 1 Holiday: Labor Day
Tuesday 4 – Thursday 13 Spring 2021 final exams
Friday 14 – Saturday 15 *Holiday: Al Fitr
Friday 21 Classes end for medical students year IV (AY 2020-2021)
Monday 24 – Wednesday 26 Registration for new students and returnees for summer 2021
Friday 28 Classes end for medical students year II (AY 2020-2021)

June 2021

Tuesday 1 Summer 2021 classes begin
Tuesday 1 – Thursday 3 Late registration and drop/add for summer 2021
Friday 4 Late registration for summer 2021 continues
Chairs give override permission to register in closed sections.
Tuesday 8 Collection of tuition fees for summer 2021 begins
Friday 11 Deadline for payment of tuition fees for summer 2021
Tuesday 15 Commencement Exercises, Byblos campus
Friday 18 Last day for early withdrawal for summer 2021 (WI)
Friday 18 – Saturday 19 Commencement Exercises, Beirut campus

July 2021

Monday 5 – Friday 9 Phase 2 registration for all continuing students who paid deposits for fall 2021
This includes Freshmen students who declared a major and pharmacy Professional Year students.
Monday 5 Last day for withdrawal from summer 2021 (WP/WF)
Friday 16 Summer 2021 classes end
Friday 16 *Classes end for medical students year I (AY 2020-2021)
Tuesday 20 – Wednesday 21 *Holiday: Al Adha
Friday 23 – Monday 26 Summer 2021 final exams

*Tentative dates