Academic Catalog

Academic Calendar

The 2023-2024 Approved Academic Calendar

** Summer semesters will be listed based on approval of the Provost.

Date Action
Tuesday, August 8, 2023 Start of New Student Orientation online
Sunday, August 13, 2023 New student Registration for Fall 2023 starts
Sunday, August 13, 2023 Start of advising week for new students
Wednesday, August 16, 2023 Faculty Orientation (Tentative)
Wednesday, August 16, 2023 Deadline to assign Academic Advisors to new students
Sunday, August 20, 2023 Fall semester classes begin
Sunday, August 20, 2023 Course add/drop period starts
Thursday, August 24, 2023 Deadline to submit approved "Transfer Credit Requests" to the Registrar’s Office - Fall
Thursday, August 24, 2023 Deadline to receive Audit requests for non-HBKU students for Fall 2023
Thursday, August 31, 2023 Last day to add a regular class on-line
Thursday, August 31, 2023 Last day to drop a course without it appearing on record
Thursday, August 31, 2023 Deadline to drop courses without financial penalty
Thursday, August 31, 2023 Deadline to declare financial commitment
Thursday, September 7, 2023 Last day to update N grades before an (F) is applied for late Spring grades
Thursday, September 7, 2023 Last day to apply for Leave of Absence for Fall 2023
Thursday, September 7, 2023 Last day to add a regular class at the Registrar Office with instructor, program coordinator and Dean’s approval
Sunday, September 10, 2023 Admission terminated for non-registered new admits
Thursday, September 14, 2023 University Census issued
Thursday, September 14, 2023 Deadline to drop or withdraw courses with a 25% tuition penalty
Sunday, September 17, 2023 Fall Graduation Application open online
Thursday, September 28, 2023 Deadline to drop or withdraw courses with a 50% tuition penalty
Sunday, October 1, 2023 Online Admission Application opens to the public
Sunday, October 8, 2023 Fall break – no classes
Sunday, October 15, 2023 Fall Classes resume
Thursday, October 19, 2023 Last day to drop a course with a grade of (W)
Monday, October 23, 2023 Open information sessions for Fall Graduates
Thursday, November 2, 2023 Deadline to drop or withdraw courses with a 75% tuition penalty
Friday, November 3, 2023 Start of 100% financial penalty for dropped courses
Sunday, November 5, 2023 Deadline to complete graduation application for Fall graduates
Sunday, November 5, 2023 Course Evaluations Live for Fall semester
Sunday, November 12, 2023 Financial holds to be placed on student records for outstanding payments (Fall 2023)
Thursday, November 16, 2023 Publish the Spring 2024 Catalog
Sunday, November 19, 2023 Last day for college to validate the list of Fall graduates
Sunday, November 19, 2023 Registration for Spring 2024 opens
Sunday, November 26, 2023 Deadline to complete Pro-Quest and Similarity Index for Fall Graduates
Wednesday, November 29, 2023 Deadline to submit Change of Major Forms to The Registrar's Office (to be applicable the following semester)
Thursday, November 30, 2023 Deadline to complete Fall course evaluations
Thursday, November 30, 2023 Last day of classes
Sunday, December 3, 2023 Final exam week
Sunday, December 3, 2023 Deadline to complete University Clearance for Fall Graduates
Thursday, December 7, 2023 Deadline For Pending Incomplete Grades to Become Failing Grades (Grades for courses taken in Spring 2023)
Thursday, December 7, 2023 Deadlines to receive exams results (Qualifying & Candidacy)
Monday, December 11, 2023 Final grade submission by faculty
Thursday, December 14, 2023 Final grades available online
Monday, December 18, 2023 Qatar National Day
Sunday, December 24, 2023 Fall Diplomas and Graduation Statements available
Wednesday, January 3, 2024 Deadline to assign Academic Advisors to new students
Sunday, January 7, 2024 Spring Semester Classes Begin
Sunday, January 7, 2024 Course add/drop period starts
Thursday, January 11, 2024 Deadline to submit approved "Transfer Credit Requests" to the Registrar's Office - Spring
Thursday, January 11, 2024 Deadline to receive Audit requests for non-HBKU students for Spring 2024
Thursday, January 18, 2024 Last day to add a regular class on-line
Thursday, January 18, 2024 Deadline to drop courses without financial penalty
Thursday, January 18, 2024 Last day to drop a course without it appearing on record
Thursday, January 25, 2024 Last day to update N grades before an (F) is applied for late Fall grades
Thursday, January 25, 2024 Last day to apply for Leave of Absence for Spring 2024
Thursday, January 25, 2024 Last day to add a regular class at the Registrar Office with instructor, program coordinator and Dean’s approval
Thursday, February 1, 2024 University Census updated for Spring
Thursday, February 1, 2024 Deadline to drop or withdraw courses with a 25% tuition penalty
Thursday, February 1, 2024 Admission Application Deadline for International applicants
Sunday, February 4, 2024 Spring Graduation Application Open online
Tuesday, February 13, 2024 Qatar National Sports Day – no classes
Thursday, February 15, 2024 Deadline to drop or withdraw courses with a 50% tuition penalty
Sunday, February 25, 2024 Spring Break – no classes
Sunday, March 3, 2024 Spring Classes resume
Tuesday, March 5, 2024 Open information sessions for Fall Graduates
Thursday, March 7, 2024 Last day to drop a course with a grade of (W)
Monday, March 11, 2024 Ramadan 1st (Tentative)
Thursday, March 14, 2024 Admission Application deadline for Qatari and Resident applicants who wish to apply for funding (where available)
Sunday, March 17, 2024 Deadline to complete graduation application for Spring graduates
Thursday, March 21, 2024 Deadline to drop or withdraw courses with a 75% tuition penalty
Friday, March 22, 2024 Start of 100% financial penalty for dropped courses
Sunday, March 31, 2024 Course Evaluations Live for Spring semester
Sunday, March 31, 2024 Financial holds to be placed on student records for outstanding payments (Spring 2024)
Thursday, April 4, 2024 Publish the Fall 2024 Catalog
Sunday, April 7, 2024 Last day for college to validate the list of Spring graduates
Wednesday, April 10, 2024 Eid Al Fitr (Tentative)
Sunday, April 21, 2024 Registration for Fall 2024 Opens
Sunday, April 21, 2024 Deadline to complete Pro-Quest and Similarity Index for Spring Graduates
Wednesday, April 24, 2024 Deadline to submit “Change of Major Form” to The Registrar’s Office (to be applicable the following semester)
Thursday, April 25, 2024 Deadline to complete Spring course evaluations
Thursday, April 25, 2024 Last day of classes
Thursday, April 25, 2024 Deadline For Pending Incomplete Grades to Become Failing Grades (Grades for courses taken in Fall 2023)
Sunday, April 28, 2024 Final exam week
Sunday, April 28, 2024 Deadline to complete University Clearance for Spring Graduates
Wednesday, May 1, 2024 Late Admission Application deadline for Qatari and Resident applicants
Thursday, May 2, 2024 Deadlines to receive exams results (Qualifying & Candidacy)
Sunday, May 5, 2024 Final grades submission by faculty
Tuesday, May 7, 2024 Qatar Foundation Convocation (Tentative)
Thursday, May 9, 2024 Final grades available online
Sunday, May 12, 2024 HBKU Graduation (tentative)
Sunday, June 2, 2024 Spring Diplomas and Graduation Statements available
Monday, June 17, 2024 Eid Al Adha