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The DI Academic Calendar for the 2016-2017 Academic Year is below. 

Note: Please see Admissions Dates for information regarding application deadlines. 

Summer 2016 

September 10, 2016

Eid Al Adha begins

September 14, 2016

Eid Al Adha ends

September 18, 2016

Academic staff arrival

September 20-22, 2016

International student arrival

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Fall Semester 2016 

September 25-29, 2016

New student orientation

 

Course registration begins

October 2, 2016

Classes begin

October 6, 2016

Thesis proposal submission ( Fall 2015 students )

October 13, 2016

Add/drop deadline

October 2-20, 2016 ​

Thesis presentation seminars

November 10, 2016 ​

Course withdrawal deadline

November 27, 2016 - December 1, 2016

Reading Week

December 4-8, 2016

Spring 2017 course registration

December 18, 2016

Qatar National Day

January 12, 2017

End of classes

January 15-19, 2017

Exam week

January 22-26, 2017

Assessment Week

January 26, 2017

Last day of academic semester

January 29, 2016 - February 9, 2017

Academic break

Spring Semester 2017 

February 12, 2017

Classes begin

February 14, 2017

National Sports Day

February 23, 2017

Add/drop deadline

March 23, 2017

Course withdrawal deadline

April 6,2017

Thesis submission deadline (Class of Fall 2015)

April 9-13, 2017

Reading Week

April 16-20, 2017

First day for early registration for Fall 2017 semester

April 27, 2017

Last day for thesis proposal submission (Class of Fall 2016)

April 16-27, 2017

Thesis evaluation ( Fall 2015 students )

April 30 – May 11, 2017

Thesis defense and evaluation

May 11, 2017

Assigning thesis advisor ( Fall 2016 students )

May 18, 2017

Thesis evaluation completion (Class of Fall 2015)

May 25, 2017

End of classes

May 27, 2017

Ramadan begins

May 28, 2017 - June 1, 2017

Exam week

June 4-15, 2017

Assessment Week

June 18-22, 2017

Preparations for 2017-2018 Academic Year

June 22, 2017

Last day of academic semester

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Summer 2017 

June 24, 2017

Ramadan ends

June 25-27, 2017

Eid Al Fitr

June 25- September 10, 2017

Summer vacation

August 31, 2017

Eid Al Adha begins

September 4, 2017

Eid Al Adha ends

 

Fall Semester 2017 

September 10, 2017

Academic staff arrival

September 12-14, 2017

International student arrival

September 17-22, 2017

Orientation for new student

 

Course registration begins

September 24, 2017

Classes begin