Academic Calendar

Dates for the spring and summer 2020 terms have been updated. Other calendar changes will be communicated in due time.

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Mar 27–Apr 5, 2019 Advising for current students for summer and fall 2019
Apr 3–10, 2019 Payment of deposit for all continuing students for fall 2019
Apr 12–18, 2019 Phase 1 registration for fall 2019 for all continuing students
Jun 10, 2019 Classes begin for medical students Year IV (2019-2020)
Jun 24, 2019 Classes begin for medical students Year III (2019-2020)
Jul 22, 2019 Last day for intercampus transfer for fall 2019 for all students
Aug 5, 2019 Registration for freshman students accepted in a program
Aug 6–9, 2019 Advising and registration for new students for fall 2019
Aug 12–13, 2019 Holiday: Al-Adha

Tentative date.

Aug 15, 2019 Holiday: St. Mary’s Assumption
Aug 19–22, 2019 Advising and registration for new students for fall 2019 continues
Aug 23, 2019 Registration for returnees for fall 2019
Aug 23, 2019 Orientation for new students for fall 2019 (Byblos campus)
Aug 26–27, 2019 Orientation for new students for fall 2019 (Beirut & Byblos campuses)
Aug 26, 2019 Classes begin for medical students Year I & II (2019-2020)
Aug 26–29, 2019 Late registration with late fees and drop/add for fall 2019

Faculty advisors & chairs will be available to assist starting August 28.

Aug 26, 2019 Classes begin for Years I & II medical students (2019–2020)
Aug 28, 2019 Academic year 2019–2020 starts
Aug 28, 2019 Fall 2019 classes begin
Aug 30, 2019 Late registration with late fees for fall 2019 continues

Chairs give override permission to register in closed sections.

Sep 2, 2019 Holiday: Hijra New Year
Sep 5, 2019 Collection of statements of fees for fall 2019 starts
Sep 10, 2019 Ashoura Commemoration Day
Sep 16, 2019 Deadline for payment of tuition fees for fall 2019
Oct 2, 2019 Last day for early withdrawal from fall 2019 (WI)
Nov 4, 2019 Fall 2019 semester restarts
Nov 11, 2019 Holiday: Prophet’s Birthday
Nov 16, 2019 Class day (Monday schedule)
Nov 20, 2019 Deadline for incomplete grades (from spring and summer 2019)
Nov 22, 2019 Holiday: Independence day
Nov 23, 2019 Class day (Tuesday schedule)
Nov 25–Dec 6, 2019 Advising for current students for spring 2020
Nov 29, 2019 Last day for intercampus transfer for spring 2020 for all students
Nov 30, 2019 Class day (Wednesday schedule)
Dec 4, 2019 Last day for withdrawal from courses for fall 2019 (WP/WF)
Dec 7, 2019 Class day (Thursday schedule)
Dec 9–13, 2019 Registration for current students for spring 2020
Dec 14, 2019 Fall 2019 classes end
Dec 14, 2019 Class day (Friday schedule)
Dec 16–23, 2019 Fall 2019 final exams
Dec 25, 2019 Holiday: Christmas
Jan 1, 2020 Holiday: New Year
Jan 6, 2020 Holiday: Armenian Christmas
Jan 14–15, 2020 Advising and online registration for professional-year pharmacy students for spring 2020
Jan 14, 2020 Registration for Freshman students who have declared a major

Location: Office of the Registrar

Jan 15, 2020 Advising and registration for new students and returnees for spring 2020
Jan 16–21, 2020 Late registration with late fees and drop/add for spring 2020

Online registration and waiting list starts at 8:00 a.m. and stays open until January 21 at 4:00 p.m.

Jan 17, 2020 Orientation for new students for spring 2020
Jan 20, 2020 Spring 2020 classes begin
Jan 22–24, 2020 Late registration with late fees for spring 2020 continues

Chairs give override permission to register in closed sections.

Jan 28, 2020 Collection of statements of fees for spring 2020 starts
Feb 7, 2020 Deadline for payment of tuition fees for spring 2020
Feb 9–10, 2020 Holiday: St. Maroun

All university offices and libraries are closed on Sunday February 9 and Monday February 10, 2020.

Feb 14, 2020 Rafic Hariri Memorial Day

In compliance with the Lebanese Government decision, all LAU offices will be closed on this day.

Feb 25, 2020 Last day for early withdrawal from spring 2020 (WI)
Mar 7, 2020 Class day (Friday schedule)
Mar 25, 2020 Holiday: Annunciation Day
Mar 31, 2020 Deadline for regular application to medical school for AY 2021-2022
Apr 10–13, 2020 Holiday: Western Easter
Apr 15, 2020 Students begin to select P/NP grade mode
Apr 16, 2020 Deadline for Incomplete grades (from fall 2019)
Apr 17–20, 2020 Holiday: Eastern Easter
Apr 30, 2020 Last day for withdrawal from courses for spring 2020 (WP/WF)
May 1, 2020 Holiday: Labor Day
May 8, 2020 Last day to select P/NP grading option

This is made on a course-by-course basis.

May 13, 2020 Spring 2020 classes end
May 15–22, 2020 Spring 2020 final assessment period
May 15, 2020 Classes end for medical students year IV (AY 2019-2020)

Tentative date, depending on the progress of the COVID-19 pandemic and lockdown.

May 25–26, 2020 Holiday: Al-Fitr

Tentative date.

Jun 8–10, 2020 Advising for current students and returnees for summer 2020
Jun 11–14, 2020 Online registration for summer 2020
Jun 12, 2020 Classes end for medical students year II (AY 2019-2020)

Tentative date, depending on the progress of the COVID-19 pandemic and lockdown.

Jun 12, 2020 Classes end for medical students year III (AY 2019-2020)

Tentative date, depending on the progress of the COVID-19 pandemic and lockdown.

Jun 15, 2020 Summer 2020 classes begin (undergraduate and graduate programs)
Jun 15–16, 2020 Late registration and drop/add for summer 2020
Jun 15, 2020 Classes begin for medical students year III & IV (AY 2020-2021)

Tentative date, depending on the progress of the COVID-19 pandemic and lockdown.

Jun 17–18, 2020 Late registration for summer 2020 continues

Chairs give override permission to register in closed sections.

Jun 19, 2020 Late registration for summer 2020 continues
Jun 22, 2020 Collection of statements of fees for summer 2020 begins
Jun 26, 2020 Deadline for payment of tuition fees for summer 2020
Jun 29, 2020 Last day for early withdrawal for summer 2020 (WI)
Jul 13, 2020 Last day for withdrawal from summer 2020 (WP/WF)
Jul 22, 2020 Summer 2020 classes end
Jul 24–28, 2020 Summer 2020 final assessment period
Jul 27–Aug 7, 2020 Online Advising for all continuing students for fall 2020
Jul 31, 2020 Classes end for medical students year I

Tentative date, depending on the progress of the COVID-19 pandemic and lockdown.

Jul 31–Aug 1, 2020 Holiday: Al Adha

Tentative Date.

Aug 4–9, 2020 Online Registration for all continuing students
Aug 10–24, 2020 Online Advising and registration of new students for fall 2020
Aug 20, 2020 Holiday: Hijra New Year

Tentative Date.

Aug 27, 2020 Returning Students Registration for fall 2020
Aug 28–31, 2020 Late registration and drop/add for fall 2020

Faculty Advisors & chairs will be available to assit starting August 28.