2017-2018

June 2017

5 Monday Undergraduate Application Deadline
20 Tuesday Deadline
Financial Aid Request Deadline

October 2017

20 Thursday Student Orientation
22 Sunday First Day of Fall Semester

December 2017

17 Thursday Hanukkah Vacation
28 Thursday Asarah B’Tevet Fast (no studies)

January 2018

26 Friday Last Day of Classes – Semester I

March 2018

2 Friday Intersemesteral Break Ends
4 Sunday First Day of Spring Semester
26-April 6 Mon-Fri Passover Vacation

April 2018

11 Wednesday Holocaust Memorial Day Eve (studies will end at 18:00)
12 Thursday Holocaust Memorial Day (no studies between 12:00-14:00)
17 Tuesday IDF Fallen Soldiers and Terror Victims Memorial Day Eve (no studies between 12:00-14:00. Studies will end at 18:00)
18-20 Wed-Fri Memorial Day, Independence Day Vacation

May 2018

13 Sunday Jerusalem Day Vacation
20-21 Wednesday Shavuot (Pentecost) Vacation

June 2018

22 Friday Last Day of Classes – Academic Year 2017-18

October 2018

14 Sunday First Day of 2018/17 Fall Semester

2018-2019

June 2018

5 Monday Undergraduate Application Deadline
20 Tuesday Deadline
Financial Aid Request Deadline

October 2018

12 Thursday Student Orientation
14 Sunday First Day of Fall Semester

December 2018

9 Sunday Hanukkah Vacation
18 Tuesday Asarah B’Tevet Fast (no studies)

January 2019

16 Wednesday Last Day of Classes – Semester I
17 Thursday Intersemesteral Break Begins

February 2019

20 Wednesday Intersemesteral Break Ends
21 Thursday First Day of Spring Semester

March 2019

20-22 Wed-Fri Purim Vacation

April 2019

11-26 Thur-Fri Passover Vacation (studies resume, April 28)
28 Sunday Studies Resume

May 2019

1 Wednesday Holocaust Memorial Day Eve (studies will end at 18:00)
2 Thursday Holocaust Memorial Day (no studies between 12:00-14:00)
7 Tuesday IDF Fallen Soldiers and Terror Victims Memorial Day Eve (no studies between 12:00-14:00. Studies will end at 18:00)
8 Wed-Fri Memorial Day, Independence Day Vacation

June 2019

2 Sunday Jerusalem Day Vacation
9-10 Wednesday Shavuot (Pentecost) Vacation

October 2019

27 Sunday First Day of 2019/20 Fall Semester
 

2020-2021

Academic Schedule for the 2020-2021 Academic Year

First Day of Fall Semester

Sunday, October 18, 2020

Hannukah Break

Sunday, December 13, 2020 (On all other days of Hannukah, classes will end at 4pm)

Tenth of Tevet Fast

Friday, December 25, 2020 (No Classes)

Final Day of Fall Semester

Friday, January 22, 2021

Winter Break

Sunday, January 24- Wednesday, February 24 (inclusive), 2021

Purim Break


Thursday, February 25- Sunday, February 28 (inclusive), 2021

First Day of Spring Semester

Monday, March 7, 2021

Passover Break

Monday, March 22- Sunday,
April 4 (inclusive), 2021

Back to University

Monday, April 5, 2021

Yom HaZikaron
(National Memorial Day) (Early)

Wednesday, April 14, 2021

Israeli Independence Day (Early)

Thursday, April 15, 2021

Jerusalem Day

Monday, May 10, 2021 (No Classes)

Shavuot (Pentecost) Holiday

Sunday, May 16- Tuesday, May 18 (inclusive), 2021

Student Day

TBD (classes will end at 4:00pm)

Final Day of Second Semester

Friday, June 25, 2021

Summer Break

Sunday, June 27- Friday, July 30, 2021 (inclusive)

Summer Semester

Sunday, August 1- Sunday, September 5, 2021 (inclusive)

Summer Semester

Sunday, August 2 – Thursday, September 17, 2020 (inclusive)

First Day of Fall Semester, 2021-2022 Academic Year

Sunday, October 10, 2021

Notes:

During memorial services (National Memorial Day, Holocaust Remembrance Day, Yitzhak Rabin Memorial) all BIU libraries will be closed.

On Thursday, October 29, 2020, from 12:00pm- 2:00pm, a memorial assembly will be held for the remembrance of Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin. There will be no studies at this time.

On the eve of Holocaust Remembrance Day, Wednesday, April 7, 2021, classes will end at 6:00pm.

On Holocaust Remembrance Day, Thursday, April 8, 2021, from 12:00pm- 2:00pm, a memorial assembly will be held. There will be no studies at this time.

On the eve of Israel’s National Memorial Day, Tuesday, April 13, 2021, there will be no studies between 12:00pm- 2:00pm, due to the holding of a memorial assembly. On that day, classes will end at 5:00pm.

On the eve of Jerusalem Day, Sunday, May 9, 2021, classes will end at 6:00pm.

Exams for mandatory Jewish courses will take place in the last week and a half of the semester break.

Exams will not be held on the fast day of the 17th of Tamuz, Sunday, June 27, 2021.

Exams will not be held on the fast day of the 9th of Av, Sunday, July 18, 2021.

Special dates for the fall semester exams will take place on Thursday, Friday and Sunday, May 6-9, 2021

Special dates for the spring semester exams will take place on Sunday, Monday and Tuesday, October 3-5, 2021.

Afternoon prayer times in the synagogue: 12:30pm, 1:35pm, 2:30pm, 3:35pm

Evening prayer times in the synagogue: 5:35pm (winter), 7:35pm