Note: This information applies to NYU Abu Dhabi and NYU Shanghai students considering a semester in New York. Students from other colleges and universities who are interested in enrolling as a visiting student at NYU's campus in New York should consider programs hosted by NYU's Office of University Programs.

Fall 2021

Calendar Subject to Change

  • August 27-29: Arrival window 
  • August 27: On-campus housing opens 
  • September 2: Fall 2021 Classes Begin 
  • September 15: Last day to add/drop NYU courses. Last day to drop courses and not receive a grade of “W”. Last day of active waitlists. 
  • October 11: Fall Recess (no class) 
  • October 12: Legislative Day (classes will meet according to a Monday schedule) 
  • November 25-26: Thanksgiving Recess (no classes scheduled) 
  • December 14: Last day of Fall 2021 classes 
  • December 15: Reading Days 
  • December 16-22: Fall semester exams 

Spring 2022

Calendar Subject to Change

  • January 23: Student Arrival 
  • January 24: Spring 2022 classes begin 
  • February 6: Last day to add/drop NYU courses. Last day to drop courses and not receive a grade of “W”. Last day of active waitlists. 
  • February 21: Presidents' Day (no classes scheduled/ university holiday) 
  • March 14-20: Spring Recess (no classes scheduled) 
  • May 2: Last day to withdraw from a course 
  • May 9: Last day of Spring 2022 classes 
  • May 10: Reading day 
  • May 11-17: Spring semester exams 
  • May 18: Student Departure