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 Washington, DC Classes Begin
  • Monday, September 7: No Classes - NYU New York & Site Holiday
  • Wednesday, September 9: Classes meet according to Monday Class Schedule - NYU New York Legislative Day
  • Tuesday, September 15: Last day to drop/add NYU Washington, DC courses. Last day to drop NYU Washington, DC 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 & Site Holiday
  • Friday, November 27: No Classes - NYU New York & Site Holiday
  • Monday, November 30: Last day to withdraw from an NYU Washington, DC course (with a "W" on transcript). Last day to declare pass/fail grading option.
  • Thursday, December 10: Last Day of NYU Washington, DC Classes
  • Monday, December 14: Reading Day
  • Tuesday, December 15 - Thursday, December 17: Final Exams for NYU Washington, DC Classes
  • Friday, December 18: Student Departure

January 2021

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

  • Sunday, December 20 - Saturday, January 2: Academic Center Closed
  • Sunday, January 3: Earliest Student Arrival
  • Monday, January 4: J-Term Classes Begin
  • Monday, January 18: MLK Holiday; No Classes; Academic Center Closed
  • Friday, January 22: Latest J-Term Student Departure

Spring 2021

Arrival Day was updated: December 22, 2020

  • Saturday, January 16: Arrival for Students who need to quarantine
  • Sunday, January 24: Arrival for all other students 
  • Monday, January 25-Wednesday, January 27: Mandatory Orientation
  • Thursday, January 28: NYU Washington DC Classes Begin
  • Wednesday, February 10: Last day to drop/add NYU Washington DC courses. Last day to drop NYU Washington DC courses and not receive a "W". Last day of active waitlists.
  • Monday, February 15: No Classes - Local Holiday
  • Thursday, February 18: Classes meet according to Monday schedule
  • Friday, March 19: No Classes - Local Holiday
  • Wednesday, April 28: Last day to withdraw from an NYU Washington DC course (with a "W" on transcript). Last day to declare pass/fail grading option.
  • Monday, April 19: No Classes - Local Holiday
  • Monday, May 10: Last Day of NYU Washington Classes
  • Tuesday, May 11: Reading Day
  • Wednesday, May 12 - Monday, May 17: Final Exams for NYU Washington DC Classes
  • Tuesday, May 18: Student Departure

Summer 2021

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

  • Sunday, May 23: Earliest Student Arrival
  • Monday, May 31: Memorial Day Holiday. No Classes; Academic Center Closed
  • Monday, July 5: Fourth of July Holiday Observed. No Classes; Academic Center Closed
  • Friday, August 13: Latest Summer Term Student Departure

Fall 2021

Calendar Subject to Change

  • Saturday, August 28: First-Year Student Arrival
  • Sunday, August 29: Upperclass Student Arrival
  • Tuesday, August 31-Wednesday, September 1: Mandatory Orientation
  • Thursday, September 2: NYU Washington, DC Classes Begin
  • Monday, September 6: No Classes - NYU New York & Site Holiday
  • Wednesday, September 15: Last day to drop/add NYU Washington, DC courses. Last day to drop NYU Washington, DC courses and not receive a "W". Last day of active waitlists.
  • Monday, October 11: No Classes - NYU New York Holiday
  • Tuesday, October 12: Legislative Day - Classes meet according to Monday Class Schedule
  • Thursday, November 25: No Classes - NYU New York & Site Holiday
  • Friday, November 26: No Classes - NYU New York & Site Holiday
  • TBA: Last day to withdraw from an NYU Washington, DC course (with a "W" on transcript). Last day to declare pass/fail grading option.
  • Tuesday, December 14: Last Day of NYU Washington, DC Classes
  • Wednesday, December 15: Reading Day
  • Thursday, December 16 - Tuesday, December 21: Final Exams for NYU Washington, DC Classes
  • Wednesday, December 22: Student Departure

Spring 2022 

Calendar Subject to Change

  • Sundary, January 23: Student Arrival 
  • Monday, January 24 - Tuesday, January 25: Mandatory Orienation
  • Wednesday, January 26: NYU Washington DC Classes Begin 
  • Friday, January 28: Make Up Day; Classes meet according to Monday Class Schedule
  • Friday, February 4: Make Up Day; Classes meet according to Tuesday Class Schedule
  • TBA: Last day to drop/add NYU Washington DC courses. Last day to drop NYU Washington DC courses and not receive a "W". Last day of active waitlists.
  • Monday, February 21: No Classes - NY Holiday
  • Monday, March 14 - Sunday, March 20: Spring Break
  • Friday, April 15: No Classes - Local Holiday 
  • TBA: Last day to withdraw from an NYU Washington DC course (with a "W" on transcript). Last day to declare pass/fail grading option.
  • Monday, May 9: Last Day of NYU Washington Classes
  • Tuesday, May 10: Reading Day 
  • Wednesday, May 11 - Monday, May 16: Final Exams for NYU Washington DC Classes
  • Tuesday, May 17: Student Departure