Academic Calendar 2015-2016 Click Here for PDF version >>
Activity Date Comments
Preparatory Courses August 23 – September 21, 2015
Preparatory mathematics Obligatory participation at the request of the school
Orientation Week October 11 - October 16, 2015 Fall Semester Begins
Fall semester Begins October 18, 2015 Fall Semester Begins
Memorial Day for Yitzchak Rabin October 25, 2015 Date memorial service will be delivered later
Hanukah Vacation December 13, 2015
Fall Semester Ends January 15, 2016
Make Up Lessons Day January 17, 2016
Fall Semester Exams Begin January 18, 2016
Semester B - Spring Semester Begins March 6, 2016
Purim Vacation March 24, 2016
Passover Vacation April 17, 2016
Back to School May 1, 2016
Eve of Holocaust Memorial Day May 4, 2016
Holocaust Memorial Day Ceremony May 5, 2016 The ceremony will take place between the hours of 10:00-10:45.
During the ceremony, the school will be discontinued
Israel Memorial Day Ceremony May 10, 2016 The ceremony will take place between the hours of 11:00-11:45.
During the ceremony, the school will be discontinued
Eve of Israel Memorial Day May 10, 2016 Studies completed at 18:00
Israel Memorial Day May 11, 2016 No Studies
Israel Independence Day May 12, 2016 No Studies
Student Day TBA
Graduation Ceremony June 1, 2016 Studies completed at 16:00
Honorary Fellows Ceremony June 2, 2016 Studies completed at 17:00
Shavuot Vacation June 12, 2016
Spring Semester Ends June 17, 2016
Spring Semester Exams Begins June 19, 2016
Summer Semester Begins August 7 - September 23, 2016
Summer Semester Ends September 23, 2016
2017 Orientation week begins October 30, 2016
Fall semester begins (2017) November 6, 2016

Summer semester M.A. Program in Government, 2015-2016
Summer Semester Begins July 31, 2016
Summer Semester Ends September 9, 2016



Academic Calendar 2016-2017 Click Here for PDF version >>
Activity Date Comments
Preparatory mathematics Obligatory participation according to acceptance terms
2016-17 Orientation Week begins 30.10.2016 to 4.11.2016 First year students only
Fall semester begins 06.11.2016
Memorial Day for Yitzhak Rabin 13.11.2016 Date of memorial ceremony TBA
Hanukah Vacation 25.12.2016
Fall Semester Ends 5.2.2017
Spring Semester Begins 26.3.2017
Passover Vacation 6.4.2017 to 18.4.2017
Studies resume 19.4.2017
Eve of  Holocaust Memorial Day 23.4.2017 Studies end at 6pm
Holocaust Memorial Day Ceremony 24.4.2017 The ceremony will take place between the hours 10am and 11am During the ceremony, no lessons will take place
Israel Memorial Day Ceremony 30.4.2017 The ceremony will take place between the hours 11am and 12pm. During the ceremony no lessons will take place
Eve of Israel Memorial Day 30.4.2017 Studies end at 6pm
Israel Memorial Day 1.5.2017 No studies
Israel Independence Day 2.5.2017 No studies
Shavuot Vacation 30.5.2017
31.5.2017
No studies
Studies resume 1.6.2017
Graduation ceremony 8.6.2017 Studies end at 4pm
Honorary Fellowship & Outstanding Researchers and Lecturers ceremony 13.6.2017 Studies end at 5pm
Student Day 22.6.2017 Studies end at 2pm
Spring semester ends 7.7.2017
Make-up lessons days 9-10.7.2017 Specific days and times will be announced during the spring semester
Exam period starts 12.7.2017
Summer Semester Begins 6.8.2017
Summer Semester end 15.9.2017

Academic Calendar 2017-2018
Start of Orientation Week 15.10.2017
The beginning of the first semester 22.10.2017



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