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Ashesi University Revised 2020/2021 Academic Calendar

Ashesi University Revised 2020/2021 Academic Calendar

Ashesi University Revised 2020/2021 Academic Calendar

Ashesi University Revised 2020/2021 Academic Calendar ;  The management of the Ashesi University University has released the Revised Academic Calendar for 2020/2021 academic year.

Ashesi University Academic Calendar serves as an information source and planning document for students, faculty, staff and departments, as well as outside organisations. The calendar includes registration dates, class start dates, add/drop deadlines, exam dates and more.

Ashesi University Revised Academic Calendar

Ashesi University University academic calendar schedules are available as follows:-

Ashesi’s academic calendar is divided into two semesters. Students typically take four semester units per semester. A semester unit (typically 42 classroom contact hours and 14 discussion/lab contact hours) is defined as three (3) hours per week of classroom time and 1 or 1.5 hours of discussion/lab time per week over a period of fifteen weeks.

*** All dates are subject to change


Semester 1 August – December 2020

Classes begin for continuing studentsMonday, August 31st
Registration ends for continuing studentsTuesday, September 1st
Orientation & Registration for First -Year Batch OneMonday, September 7th
First -Year Course Modules BeginMonday, September 14th
Registration I ends for First -Year Batch OneTuesday, September 15th
Orientation & Registration for First -Year Batch TwoMonday, October 12th
Registration II ends for First -Year Batch TwoTuesday, October 20th
Mid-Semester break for all studentsMonday – Friday, October 26th – 30th
Last day of classes for all studentsThursday, December 3rd
Last day for Completion of Modules for First YearsThursday, December 3rd
Revision for all studentsMonday, December 7th – Tuesday, December 8th
Review and Assessment for First YearsMonday, December 7th -Tuesday, December 15th
End of semester examinations for all studentsWednesday, December 9th – Tuesday, December 15th
Break begins for all studentsDecember 16th

National Holidays

  • Eid al Adha (Friday, July 31st (estimated))
  • Founder’s Day (Tuesday, August 4th)
  • Kwame Nkrumah Memorial Day (Monday, September 21st)
  • Farmers’ Day (Friday, December 4th)
  • Campus Closed for Holiday (Thursday, December 17th – Friday, January 1st)

Semester 2, January – May 2021

Re-opening (physical) of campus for staffJanuary 4th
Virtual orientation for First year students (Cohort 2)January 4th
Campus re-opens for first years* (COVID-19 Testing)January 11th
Campus re-opens for continuing students* (COVID-19 Testing)January 15th
Classes begin for first years and continuing studentsJanuary 18th
Mid-Semester break for all studentsMonday  – Friday, March 1st – 5th
Last day of classes for SeniorsThursday, April 22nd
Revision for senior coursesFriday  –  Monday,  April 23rd – 26th
Final examination for senior coursesTuesday, April 27th – Tuesday, May 4th
Last day of classes for sophomore & junior coursesThursday, April 29th
Revision for sophomore & junior coursesFriday – Monday, April 30th  – May 3rd
Final examinations for sophomore & junior coursesTuesday – Friday, May 4th – May 11th
Last day of classes for first year coursesThursday, May 6th
Revision for freshmenFriday, May 7th –  Monday, May 10th
Capstone presentations for seniorsMonday, May 10th – Tuesday, May 11th
Final examinations for freshmen coursesTuesday, May 11th – Tuesday May 18th
Commencement**Saturday, June 5th

*Soft reopening for eligible students **Date for Commencement is subject to change

Semester  3,  June – July, 2021

Classes begin for all studentsMonday, June 7th
Classes end for all studentsWednesday, July 14th
Final Exams for all studentsThursday – Friday, July 15th – 16th

 National Holidays

  • New Year  (Friday, January 1st)
  • Constitution Day (Thursday, January 7th  )
  • Independence Day [Saturday, March 6th (Monday March 8th)]
  • Easter (Friday-Mon, April 2nd – 5th)
  • Labor Day (Saturday, May 1st [Monday, March 3rd)]
  • Eid al Fitr (Thursday, May 13th (estimated)*)

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