Fall 2020 dates for final exams and student departure at global academic centers do not necessarily align with the degree-granting campuses. For students taking campus courses remotely, it is possible to have a final scheduled after the exam and student departure dates at their global site. Students should take this into account before booking round trip tickets.

Calendars by Semester

Please note, all calendars below are subject to change. For information on refund schedules please visit the Policies and Procedures page.  

Fall 2020

  • Saturday, August 29: Student Arrival
  • Monday, August 31 - Tuesday, September 1: Mandatory Orientation
  • Wednesday, September 2: NYU Accra Classes Begin
  • Monday, September 7: No Classes  - NYU New York Holiday
  • Wednesday, September 9: Classes meet according to Monday Class Schedule - NYU New York Legislative Day
  • Monday, September 21: No Classes & Academic Center Closed - Site Holiday
  • Tuesday, September 15: Last day to drop/add NYU Accra courses. Last day to drop NYU Accra courses and not receive a "W". Last day of active waitlists.
  • Thursday, November 12: Wasserman Center Global Internship Grant
  • Thursday, November 26: No Classes - NYU New York Holiday
  • Friday, November 27: Make-up Day: Monday Class Schedule
  • Monday, November 30: Last day to withdraw from an NYU Accra course (with a "W" on transcript). Last day to declare pass/fail grading option.
  • Friday, December 4: Academic Center Closed - Site Holiday
  • Thursday, December 10: Last Day of NYU Accra Classes
  • Monday, December 14: Reading Day
  • Tuesday, December 15 - Thursday, December 17: Final Exams for NYU Accra Classes
  • Friday, December 18: Student Departure

January 2021

Students participating in January programs should consult course / program calendars as dates may vary by program.

  • Tuesday, December 22 - Monday, January 4: Academic Center Closed
  • Sunday, January 3: Earliest Possible Start for January Programs
  • Tuesday, January 19: Latest Possible Departure for January Programs

Spring 2021

  • Sunday, January 24: Student Arrival
  • TBD: Mandatory Orientation
  • Thursday, January 28: NYU Accra Classes Begin
  • Wednesday, February 10: Last day to drop/add NYU Accra courses. Last day to drop NYU Accra courses and not receive a "W". Last day of active waitlists.
  • Monday, February 15: Classes meet according to Monday Class Schedule
  • Thursday, February 18: Classes meet according to Monday Class Schedule
  • Monday, March 8: No Classes - Local Holiday
  • Thursday, March 19: Classes meet according to Monday Class Schedule
  • Friday, April 2 - Monday, April 5: No Classes - Local Holiday
  • TBD: Last day to withdraw from an NYU Accra course (with a "W" on transcript). Last day to declare pass/fail grading option.
  • Monday, April 19: Classes meet according to Monday schedule
  • Monday, May 3: No classes - Local Holiday
  • Monday, May 10: Last Day of NYU Accra Classes
  • Tuesday, May 11: Reading Day
  • Wednesday, May 12 - Monday, May 17: Final Exams for NYU Accra Classes
  • Tuesday, May 18: Student Departure

Summer 2021

Students participating in Summer programs should consult course / program calendars as dates may vary by program.

  • TBC: Academic Center Closed
  • Sunday, May 30: Earliest Possible Start for Summer Programs
  • Saturday, July 31: Latest Possible Departure for Summer Programs