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Academic Calendar

Fall 2017 Semester Saturday, 26/August/2017 end on 21/December/2017

There are no male dorms available in the 2017 fall semester. Please plan accordingly. (Total number of days including start and end date is 118 billing days from 27/August to 23/December.)

Tuition installment payments are due before the end of each month during the semester (last working day of each billing month by 4:00pm - Working days are Sunday through Thursday except holidays)

August 20-30 Fall 2017 registration re-opens at 9:00am on Sunday for all UG and MBA students (noon deadline)

August 26-27 Sat and Sun / New Faculty Orientation

26/August Sat : Orientation session for new students

August 27-28 Sun and Mon / New Student Orientation / Math, English and ITC placement exam

August 27-August 30 Sun-Wed / Deadline of the non-refundable deposit for Fall semester (4:00pm deadline), please make a minimum deposit of 12,500 Afghani to Student Finance (International Campus or wire transfer)

28/August Mon Start of the 2017 fall semester (28/August - 30/August is add drop - 4:00pm deadline on the 30/August)

August 30 Wed - Add/drop Deadline for Advisors to approve schedules by 4:00pm - students must submit schedules no later than noon in order for advisor to review schedules. Only registered students can adjust their schedules during add/drop

August 30 Wed - Opening 2017 Fall Faculty Senate Meeting @ 11:30am 

31/August Thur : Arafat* 

01/Sept - 04/Sept - Eid Al Adha (holiday) Classes are scheduled to resume on Tuesday, 05/Sept / University closed during the holiday 

05/Sept Tues - Resumption of classes

06/Sept Wed : Faculty Senate Opening Meeting (12:30pm) 

09/Sept Sat : Martyrs day (Holiday)

10/Sept Sun / Grade change deadline for spring and summer 2017 session (4:00pm deadline - paperwork must be submitted by faculty member only)

20 Sept Wed / Burhanuddin Rabbani observance (*Not a holiday this year - classes will be held as scheduled)

27 Sept Wed / Fall 2017 Census/Enrollment Count Day (not a holiday) 

28 Sept Thur / First tuition payment plan deadline (4:00pm deadline)

01 October Sun / Tenth of Moharam, Ashora* Date subject to change

02 October Mon / New Cohort classes

15 October Sun / Last day to apply for Fall 2017/Spring 2018 graduation

16 October Mon / Mid-term grading open

21-26 Oct Fall break (Sat-Thurs)

31 October Tue / Deadline for Incomplete grade(s) paperwork from spring & summer 2017 semesters to be completed. Paperwork due before 4:00pm.

31 October Tue / Deadline to withdraw from course(s) – MBA, UG. Paperwork must be submitted before 4:00pm. A "W" grade will be posted to the transcript but is not included in the GPA calculation

31 October Tue / Second payment installment deadline (4:00pm deadline)

01 November Wed / Mid-term Grading closes

12 November Sun / Early Spring 2018 course schedule available online

15 November Wed / Spring 2018 registration begins for all MBA students and undergraduate seniors – priority registration based on number of completed credits

Seniors (completed 90 credits or more) can adjust their schedules starting at 9:00 am on Wednesday, 15/November/2018

Juniors (completed 60 credits or more) can adjust their schedules starting at 9:00 am on Thursday, 16/November/2018

Sophomores (completed 30 credits or more) can adjust their schedules starting at 9:00 am on Sunday, 19/November/2018

Everyone else (completed less than 30 credits) can adjust their schedules starting at 9:00 am on Monday, 20/November/2018

Registration will remain open from your starting date until Wednesday, 29/November/2017 at 4:00pm. 

30 November Thur / Third payment installment deadline (4:00pm deadline)

01/Dec Friday: Prophet Mohammad (PBUH) birthday Mawlod-e-Sharif* Date subject to change

04 Dec Mon Sun – 30 December Sat / Student Evaluations are open. Students will be on stop list until they complete their online course evaluations

14 Dec Thur - Last day of lecture classes before finals

16 Dec Sat : Semester Final Examinations begin (some larger classrooms exams may be schedule on 15/Dec Friday - please check with your instructor if you will have a Friday final exam)

21 Dec Thur : End of the fall semester - grades are due from faculty members 48-hours after their last final - to be posted into PowerCampus.

23 December Sat : Deadline for Faculty to submit final grades in PowerCampus

31 December Sun / Fall 2017 grades available to students on PowerCampus


Winter 2018 - please note, there will be no winter 2018 classes. 


Spring 2018 Semester Saturday, 20/January/2018 ends 14/May/2018

20/January - Female and Male dorms open for the 2018 spring semester!

Faculty In-Service Classes - 14/January/2018 - 21/January/2018

New Student Orientation - 20, 21, 22/January New Student Orientation

23/January Tues - First day of Spring 2018 classes

14/May Last day of the 2018 Spring semester

Full Spring Calendar:

Tuesday, January 23, 2018—First Day of Class

Wednesday, January 24, 2018-Deadline for Non-refundable UG deposit (12,500AFS)

Thursday, January 25, 2018—Drop/Add closes at 4:00pm

Monday, January 29, 2018-Grade Change Deadline, Fall 2017

Wednesday, January 31, 2018—Tuition Installment Due

Thursday, February 15, 2018-Afghanistan National Holiday

Wednesday, February 28, 2018-Tuition Installment Due

Wednesday, March 7, 2018—Census Day Report Due

Wednesday, March 14, 2018—Deadline for Incomplete Grades Due-Fall 2017

Saturday, March 17-Friday, March 23, 2018—Nawroz

Saturday, March 24, 2018—Return to classes

Monday, March 26, 2018—Registration Summer 2018

Thursday, March 29, 2018—Tuition Installment Due

Wednesday, April 18, 2018—Classroom Evaluations begin

Monday, April 23, 2018—Fall 2018 Registration starts (Seniors)

Wednesday, April 25, 2018—Fall Registration starts (Juniors)

Saturday, April 28, 2018—Fall Registration starts (Sophomores)

Monday, April 30, 2018—Fall Registration starts (Freshmen)

Monday, April 30, 2018—Final Installment of Tuition Due

Monday, May 7, 2018--Last Day of Classes

Tuesday, May 8, 2018—Reading Day

Wednesday, May 9, 2018—Finals begin

Monday, May 14, 2018—Finals end

Wednesday, May 16, 2018— Final grades due from faculty (to be entered into PowerCampus by faculty) 

Friday, May 18, 2018—Graduation 2018 - Congratulations to all of our graduates!

25/May/2018 - Grades made available to students

25/May/2018 - Student Classroom evaluations due

*Please keep in mind that the university can only estimate some holidays at the time of the academic calendar development. Actual Islamic holidays are based on lunar sightings that happen much closer to the actual event - sometimes the night before the event. Please plan accordingly. 

Summer 2018 scheduled to start 03/June/2018 and 19/July/2018 for summer session one - Tentative - Two classes maximum in summer session.

No second summer session is scheduled for 2018. 

Summer 2018 Session, Sunday 03/June/2018 ends Thursday, 19/July/2018 

Sunday, June 3-Classes begin

Wednesday, June 6-Drop/add Deadline

Friday, June 15, Saturday, June 16, Sunday, June 17-National Holiday; Eid al Fitr (tentative - AUAF will observe the holiday as declared by the Afghan Govt - actual dates to be determined in June 2018)

Tuesday, June 19-Census Date (not a holiday)

Saturday, June 23-Mid-term grades due

Saturday, June 30-Last day to withdraw

Tuesday, July 10-Online course evaluations available for students

Tuesday, July 17-last day of classes

Wednesday, July 18-Reading Day

Thursday, July 19- All summer final exams (students can have two or final exams on the same day depending on their schedule) - Finals are held in the same summer classroom and at the same time unless otherwise indicated by the instructor. 

Saturday, July 21-All grades are due.  Faculty must have grades entered into Powercampus by midnight

Fall 2018 is tentatively scheduled to start on 28/August/2018 - orientation will being on 26/August. 

Faculty In-Service for 2018 Fall semester begins Saturday, August 18, 2018


 Prior AUAF Academic Calendars (from fall 2006 and forward)