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Fall Semester 2161

August 23-25 - New Student Orientation
August 28 (Sunday) - Day, evening, and online classes begin. First day of 7-day Add/Drop period
September 4 (Sunday) - Last day of 7-day Add/Drop period
September 5 (Monday) - First day to drop from classes with a grade of "W"
September 11-13 - Institute closed - No Classes – Eid Al-Adha*
September 22 - Co-op registration deadline
October 2 - Institute closed - Hijri New Year’s Day*
November 17 (Thursday) - Last day to drop from classes with a grade of "W"
December 1 - Institute closed - No Classes – Martyr’s Day
December 2-3 - Institute closed - No Classes – UAE National Day
December 4 - Day, evening, and online classes resume
December 12 - Institute closed - No Classes – Prophet Mohammad’s Birthday
December 18 (Sunday) - Last day of classes
December 19-22 - Final exams
December 25 - Institute closed – Christmas
December 27 (Tuesday) - Final grades due
Dec. 25 - Jan. 2 - Break between Fall Semester and Intersession
January 1 - Institute closed - New Year

Intersession 2163

January 3 (Tuesday) - Day, evening, and online classes begin. First day of 3-day Add/Drop period
January 5 - Last day of 3-day Add/Drop period
January 6 - First day to drop from classes with a grade of "W"
January 13 - Last day to drop from classes with a grade of "W"
January 23 - Last day of classes
January 24 - Final exams
January 25,26 - Break between Intersession and Spring Semester
January 26 - Final Grades Due

Spring Semester

January 29 - Day, evening and online classes begin - First day of 7-day Add/Drop period
February 5 (Sunday) - Last day of 7-day Add/Drop period
February 6 (Monday) - First day to drop from classes with a grade of "W"
February 23 - Co-op registration deadline
March 26 – March 30 - No classes (Spring Break) – RIT Dubai offices open
April 2 - Day, evening, and online classes resume
April 28 (Thursday) - Last day to drop from classes with a grade of "W"
April 24 (Monday) - Institute closed – No Classes – Prophet Mohammed’s Accession Day*
May 21 (Sunday) - Last day, evening and online classes (Monday Schedule)
May 22-25, 27 - Final exams
May 31 (Wednesday) - Final grades due
May 29 (Monday) - Convocation and Commencement ceremonies (Tentative)

Summer 2168 – First 5 Weeks

May 28 - Day, evening, and online classes begin, First day of 3-day Add/Drop period
May 30 - Last day of 3-day Add/Drop period
May 31 - First day to drop from classes with a grade of "W" (Wednesday)
June 22 - Co-op registration deadline
June 22 - Last day to drop from classes with a grade of "W"
June 26-28 - Institute closed - No Classes – Eid Al Fitr
July 4 - Last day of classes
July 5 - Final exams
July 9 (Sunday) - Final Grades due

† The Add/Drop period is the first seven calendar days, excluding Fridays, Saturdays and holidays of the Fall and Spring terms.

*Note: Public holidays will be observed according to the official UAE announcements. Some holidays are subject to change depending on the sighting of the moon for Islamic holidays.