Academic Calendar 2015-2016


DCE Calendar 2015 - 2016


Fall Semester 2015

Spring Semester 2016
Summer Semester 2016



FALL SEMESTER 2015

Sep. 7-10 M-Th 9:00-1:00 Orientation Sessions for New Students 
Sep.9-11 W-F 8:00-12:30/1:30-4:00 Registration Period
Sep. 16 W 7:30 a.m. Classes begin 
Sept. 16-22 W-T   Application for Sibling Grant
Sep. 17 Th 8:00-12:30/1:30-4:00 Late Registration (Classes are in session)
Sep. 18-21 F-M 8:00-12:30/1:30-4:00 Drop and Add (Classes are in session)
*Sep. 24-25
TH-F   Al-Adha: Holiday
Oct. 9 F   Opening ceremony (Main Campus) for the academic year 2015-2016
      Opening ceremony (NLC) for the academic year 2015-2016
      Opening ceremony (Shouf Campus) for the academic year 2015-2016
*Oct. 14 W   Hijra New Year: Holiday
*Oct. 24
Sat   Ashoura: Holiday
Nov. 1 S   All Saints' Day: Holiday
Nov. 16 M 4:00 p.m. Deadline for Spring and Summer 2015 Incomplete grades
Nov. 22 S   Independence Day: Holiday
Dec. 1-14 T-M 8:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. Advising & Preregistration period for Spring 2016
Dec. 23 W 12:00 p.m. Christmas Mass
Dec. 23 W 9:00 p.m. Christmas vacation begins 
*Dec. 24 Th   Prophet's Birthday: Holiday
Jan. 6 W   Epiphany and Armenian Christmas: Holiday
Jan. 6 W 9:00 p.m. Christmas vacation ends
Jan. 7 Th 7:30 a.m. Classes resume
Dec. 7- Jan.18 M-M   Application for Work Study Grant
Jan. 11 M   Monday classes do not meet; Thursday classes meet
Jan. 14 Th 4:00 p.m. Deadline for officially withdrawing from a course
Jan. 14 Th   Entrance Examinations for Spring Semester 2016
Jan. 17 S   Saint Anthony's Day: Holiday
Jan. 18 M 9:00 p.m. End of classes 
Jan. 19 T   Reading Day
Jan. 20-Jan. 29 W-F   Final Examinations Period

SPRING SEMESTER 2016

Feb. 5 F 9:00 - 1:00  Orientation Sessions for New Students 
Feb. 8-10 M-W 8:00-12:30/1:30-4:00 Registration Period
Feb. 9 T   St. Maroun's Day: Holiday
Feb. 11 Th 7:30 a.m. Classes begin 
Feb. 11-17 Th-W   Application for Sibling Grant
Feb. 12 F 8:00-12:30/1:30-4:00 Late Registration (Classes are in session)
Feb. 15-16 M-T 8:00-12:30/1:30-4:00 Drop and Add (Classes are in session)
Mar. 5 S   Entrance examinations for Fall semester 2016
Mar. 11 F   Open Doors - NLC
Mar. 23 W 12:00 p.m. Easter Mass
Mar. 23 W 9:00 p.m. Western Easter vacation begins 
Mar. 25 F   Feast of the Annunciation: Holiday
Mar. 28 M 9:00 p.m. Western Easter vacation ends
Mar. 29 T 7:30 a.m. Classes resume
Apr. 4 - June 3 M- F   Application for Work Study Grant
Apr. 5 T   Tuesday classes do not meet; Monday classes meet
Apr. 11 M 4:00 p.m. Deadline for Fall Semester 2015 Incomplete grades
Apr. 11-22 M-F   Advising & preregistration period for Summer and Fall 2016
Apr. 13 W   Wednesday classes do not meet; Friday classes meet
Apr.14-15 Th-F 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Open Doors Main Campus
Apr. 19 T   Open Doors - Shouf Campus
Apr. 27 W 9:00 p.m. Eastern Easter vacation begins 
May 1 S   Labor Day: Holiday
May 2 M 9:00 p.m. Eastern Easter vacation ends 
May 3 T 7:30 a.m. Classes resume
May 13 F   Founder's Day - Main Campus (Classes are not in session)
May. 20 F   Founder's Day-NLC  (Classes are not in session)
May 18 W   Wednesday classes do not meet; Friday classes meet
May 20 F   Founder's Day- Shouf Campus (Classes are not in session)
June 1 W 4:00 p.m. Deadline for officially withdrawing from a course 
June 3 F   End of classes
June 6-15 M-W   Final Examinations Period

SUMMER SESSION 2016

June 21 T 8:00a.m. - 2:00p.m. Registration period
June 23 Th   Entrance examinations for Fall semester 2016
June 24 F 7:30 a.m. Classes begin 
June 27 M 8:00a.m. - 2:00p.m. Late Registration (Classes are in session)
June 28 T 8:00a.m. - 2:00p.m. Drop and Add (Classes are in session)
*July 5-7 T-Th   Al Fitr: Holiday
July 15 F 7:15 p.m. Commencement: Conferring of degrees
Aug. 4 Th   Entrance examinations for Fall semester 2016
Aug. 8 M 2:00 p.m. Deadline for officially withdrawing from a course
Aug. 9 T 9:00 p.m. End of Classes
Aug. 10 W   Reading Day
Aug. 11-13 Th-Sat   Final examinations period
Aug. 15 M   Assumption Day: Holiday




*Tentative dates

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