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Academic Calendar AY2019/2020

SEMESTER 1
2019 / Dates Year 1 Year 2 to 4 3 Public Holidays / Remarks
Tue, 30 Jul – Wed, 31 Jul First-Year Move-In
Thu, 1 Aug – Thu, 8 Aug Orientation Programme
Tue, 30 Jul – Wed, 31 Jul Matriculation Day
Thu, 8 Aug Upper-Class Move In
Thu, 8 Aug First Year Assembly
Mon, 12 Aug – Fri, 16 Aug Instructional Weeks
1-6
(a) National Day, 9 Aug 2019 (Fri)

(b) Hari Raya Haji, 11 Aug 2019 (Sun)#

Mon, 19 Aug – Fri, 23 Aug
Mon, 26 Aug – Fri, 30 Aug
Mon, 2 Sep – Fri, 6 Sep
Mon, 9 Sep – Fri, 13 Sep
Mon, 16 Sep – Fri, 20 Sep
Sat, 21 Sep – Sun, 29 Sep Recess Week
Mon, 30 Sep – Fri, 4 Oct (c) Learning Across Boundaries 1 Instructional Weeks
7-13
(c) No classes for Year 1 students from Mon, 23 Sep to Sat, 5 Oct

(d) Deepavali, 27 Oct 2019 (Sun)#

Mon, 7 Oct – Fri, 11 Oct Instructional Weeks
8-14
Mon, 14 Oct – Fri, 18 Oct
Mon, 21 Oct – Fri, 25 Oct
Mon, 28 Oct – Fri, 1 Nov
Mon, 4 Nov – Fri, 8 Nov
Mon, 11 Nov – Fri, 15 Nov
Mon, 18 Nov – Fri, 22 Nov Reading Week 2
Sat, 23 Nov – Fri, 29 Nov Final Activity Exam Weeks
Sat, 30 Nov – Sat, 7 Dec
Mon, 9 Dec Move-out Deadline
Sun, 08 Dec – Sun, 12 Jan Vacation (e) Christmas Day, 25 Dec 2019 (Wed)
(f) New Year’s Day, 1 Jan 2020 (Wed)
SEMESTER 2
2020 / Dates Year 1 Year 2 to 4 3 Public Holidays / Remarks
Thu, 9 Jan Move In Day
Mon, 13 Jan – Fri, 17 Jan Instructional Weeks
1-6
(g) Chinese New Year, 25 and 26 Jan 2020 (Sat and Sun # )
Mon, 20 Jan – Fri, 24 Jan
Mon, 27 Jan – Fri, 31 Jan
Mon, 3 Feb – Fri, 7 Feb
Mon, 10 Feb – Fri, 14 Feb
Mon, 17 Feb – Fri, 21 Feb
Sat, 22 Feb – Sun, 1 Mar Recess Week
Mon, 2 Mar – Fri, 6 Mar Instructional Weeks
7-13
(h) Good Friday, 10 Apr 2020 (Fri)
Mon, 9 Mar – Fri, 13 Mar
Mon, 16 Mar – Fri, 20 Mar
Mon, 23 Mar – Fri, 27 Mar
Mon, 30 Mar – Fri, 3 Apr
Mon, 6 Apr – Fri, 10 Apr
Mon, 13 Apr – Fri, 17 Apr
Sat, 18 Apr – Fri, 24 Apr Reading Week 2
Sat, 25 Apr – Sat, 9 May (g) Exam Weeks (i) Labour Day, 1 May 2020 (Fri)

(j) Vesak Day, 7 May 2020 (Thu)

Mon, 11 May Move-out Deadline for all students except graduating students
Wed, 20 May Move-out Deadline for graduating students only
Sun, 10 May – Sun, 2 Aug Summer Vacation (k) Hari Raya Puasa, 24 May 2020 (Sun)#
(l) Hari Raya Haji, 31 Jul 2020 (Fri)

Students enrolled in NUS modules (including Law modules for DDP students) please refer to the NUS Academic Calendar.
1 Learning Across Boundaries projects are managed by CIPE. More information will be available to students after the start of the semester.
2 Reading Week : (i) Applies specifically to modules with a final examination to give students an opportunity to prepare for that examination without the distraction of classes or other module-related activities. (ii) Reading Week also addresses the need to synchronise the end-of-classes timing between Yale-NUS College and NUS, so as to avoid inconveniencing students enrolled in modules at either institution. (iii) For modules that do not involve a final examination, the Reading Week can be used for supplementary or make-up activity, provided the instructor is mindful of (i) and (ii) above.
3Please refer to the Singapore Ministry of Manpower website for an up-to-date listing of Public Holidays in Singapore. Classes do not meet on Public Holidays. Please refer to the Islamic Religious Council of Singapore website for the Islamic Calendar for the period of Ramadan (month of fasting).
# The following Monday will be a public holiday.

Updated: 21 January 2020

Academic Calendar AY2020/2021

SEMESTER 1
Week 2020 / Dates Year 1 Year 2 to 4 3Public Holidays/Remarks
First-Year Orientation Tue, 28 Jul – Wed, 29 Jul First-year Move-In
Thu, 30 Jul – Fri, 7 Aug Orientation Programme (a) Hari Raya Haji, 31 Jul 2020 (Fri)
Tue, 28 Jul – Wed, 29 Jul Matriculation Day
Week 0 Thu, 6 Aug Upper-Class Move-in
Fri, 7 Aug First-Year Assembly
Week 1 Mon, 10 Aug – Fri, 14 Aug Instructional Weeks
1 – 6
(b) National Day, 9 Aug 2020 (Sun)#
Week 2 Mon, 17 Aug – Fri, 21 Aug
Week 3 Mon, 24 Aug – Fri, 28 Aug
Week 4 Mon, 31 Aug – Fri, 4 Sep
Week 5 Mon, 7 Sep – Fri, 11 Sep
Week 6 Mon, 14 Sep – Fri, 18 Sep
Sat, 19 Sep – Sun, 27 Sep Recess Week
Week 7 Mon, 28 Sep – Fri, 2 Oct(c) Learning Across Boundaries1 Instructional Weeks
7 – 13
(c) No classes for Year 1 students from Wed, 30 Sep to Sat, 3 Oct 2020 (TBC)

(d) Deepavali, 14 Nov 2020 (Sat)

Week 8 Mon, 5 Oct – Fri, 9 Oct Instructional Weeks
8 – 14
Week 9 Mon, 12 Oct – Fri, 16 Oct
Week 10 Mon, 19 Oct – Fri, 23 Oct
Week 11 Mon, 26 Oct – Fri, 30 Oct
Week 12 Mon, 2 Nov – Fri, 6 Nov
Week 13 Mon, 9 Nov – Fri, 13 Nov
Week 14 Mon, 14 Nov – Fri, 20 Nov Reading Week2
Week 15 Sat, 21 Nov – Fri, 27 Nov Final Activities Exam Weeks
Week 16 Sat, 28 Nov – Sat, 5 Dec
Sun, 6 Dec 2020 – Sun, 10 Jan 2021 Vacation (e) Christmas Day, 25 Dec 2020 (Fri)
(f) New Year’s Day, 1 Jan 2021 (Fri)
SEMESTER 2
Week 2021 / Dates Year 1 Year 2 to 4 3Public Holidays/Remarks
Week 0 Thu, 7 Jan Move-in Day
Week 1 Mon, 11 Jan – Fri, 15 Jan Instructional
weeks 1 to 6
(g) Chinese New Year (TBC)
Week 2 Mon, 18 Jan – Fri, 22 Jan
Week 3 Mon, 25 Jan – Fri, 29 Jan
Week 4 Mon, 1 Feb – Fri, 5 Feb
Week 5 Mon, 8 Feb – Fri, 12 Feb
Week 6 Mon, 15 Feb – Fri, 19 Feb
Sat, 20 Feb – Sun, 28 Feb Recess Week
Week 7 Mon, 1 Mar – Fri, 5 Mar Instructional
weeks 7 to 13
(h) Good Friday (TBC)
Week 8 Mon, 8 Mar – Fri, 12 Mar
Week 9 Mon, 15 Mar – Fri, 19 Mar
Week 10 Mon, 22 Mar – Fri, 26 Mar
Week 11 Mon, 29 Mar – Fri, 2 Apr
Week 12 Mon, 5 Apr – Fri, 9 Apr
Week 13 Mon, 12 Apr – Fri, 16 Apr
Week 14 Sat, 17 Apr – Fri, 23 Apr Reading Week2
Week 15 Sat, 24 Apr – Fri, 30 Apr Exam Weeks (i) Labour Day, 1 May 2021 (Sat)
(j) Vesak Day (TBC)
(k) Hari Raya Puasa (TBC)
Week 16 Sat, 1 May – Sat, 8 May (g)
Sun, 9 May 2021 – Sun, 1 Aug 2021 Vacation

Students enrolled in NUS modules (including Law modules for DDP students) please refer to the NUS Academic Calendar.
1 Learning Across Boundaries projects are managed by CIPE. More information will be available to students after the start of the semester.
2 Reading Week : (i) Applies specifically to modules with a final examination to give students an opportunity to prepare for that examination without the distraction of classes or other module-related activities. (ii) Reading Week also addresses the need to synchronise the end-of-classes timing between Yale-NUS College and NUS, so as to avoid inconveniencing students enrolled in modules at either institution. (iii) For modules that do not involve a final examination, the Reading Week can be used for supplementary or make-up activity, provided the instructor is mindful of (i) and (ii) above.
3Please refer to the Singapore Ministry of Manpower website for an up-to-date listing of Public Holidays in Singapore. Classes do not meet on Public Holidays. Please refer to the Islamic Religious Council of Singapore website for the Islamic Calendar for the period of Ramadan (month of fasting).
# The following Monday will be a public holiday.

Updated: 21 January 2020

Academic Calendar AY2021/2022

SEMESTER 1
Week 2021 / Dates Year 1 Year 2 to 4 3Public Holidays/Remarks
First-Year Orientation To be advised First-year Move-In Please note that there will be no classes on public holidays. The instructor(s) will advise on make up classes, if any.
(a) National Day, 9 Aug 2021 (Mon)
(b) Hari Raya Haji (TBC)
(c) No classes for Year 1 students. Instead, students will participate in LAB programmes.
(d) Deepavali (TBC)
(e) Christmas Day, 25 Dec 2021 (Sat)
(f) New Year’s Day, 1 Jan 2022 (Sat)
To be advised Orientation Programme
To be advised Matriculation Day
Week 0 To be advised Upper-Class Move-in
To be advised First-Year Assembly
Week 1 Mon, 9 Aug – Fri, 13 Aug (a) Instructional Weeks
1 – 6
Week 2 Mon, 16 Aug – Fri, 20 Aug
Week 3 Mon, 23 Aug – Fri, 27 Aug
Week 4 Mon, 30 Aug – Fri, 3 Sep
Week 5 Mon, 6 Sep – Fri, 10 Sep
Week 6 Mon, 13 Sep – Fri, 17 Sep
Sat, 18 Sep – Sun, 26 Sep Recess Week
Week 7 Mon, 27 Sep – Fri, 1 Oct(c) Learning Across Boundaries1 Instructional Weeks
7 – 13
Week 8 Mon, 4 Oct – Fri, 8 Oct Instructional Weeks
8 – 14
Week 9 Mon, 11 Oct – Fri, 15 Oct
Week 10 Mon, 18 Oct – Fri, 22 Oct
Week 11 Mon, 25 Oct – Fri, 29 Oct
Week 12 Mon, 1 Nov – Fri, 5 Nov
Week 13 Mon, 8 Nov – Fri, 12 Nov
Week 14 Mon, 15 Nov – Fri, 19 Nov Reading Week2
Week 15 Sat, 20 Nov – Fri, 26 Nov Final Activities Exam Weeks
Week 16 Sat, 27 Nov – Sat, 4 Dec
Vacation
Sun, 5 Dec 2021 – Sun, 9 Jan 2022
SEMESTER 2
Week 2022 / Dates Year 1 Year 2 to 4 3Public Holidays/Remarks
Week 0 To be advised Move-in Day (g) Chinese New Year (TBC)
(h) Good Friday (TBC)
(i) Labour Day, 1 May 2022 (Sun)#
(j) Vesak Day (TBC)
(k) Hari Raya Puasa (TBC)
Week 1 Mon, 10 Jan – Fri, 14 Jan Instructional
Weeks 1 to 6
Week 2 Mon, 17 Jan – Fri, 21 Jan
Week 3 Mon, 24 Jan – Fri, 28 Jan
Week 4 Mon, 31 Jan – Fri, 4 Feb
Week 5 Mon, 7 Feb – Fri, 11 Feb
Week 6 Mon, 14 Feb – Fri, 18 Feb
Sat, 19 Feb – Sun, 27 Feb Recess Week
Week 7 Mon, 28 Feb – Fri, 4 Mar Instructional
Weeks 7 to 13
Week 8 Mon, 7 Mar – Fri, 11 Mar
Week 9 Mon, 14 Mar – Fri, 18 Mar
Week 10 Mon, 21 Mar – Fri, 25 Mar
Week 11 Mon, 28 Mar – Fri, 1 Apr
Week 12 Mon, 4 Apr – Fri, 8 Apr
Week 13 Mon, 11 Apr – Fri, 15 Apr
Week 14 Sat, 16 Apr – Fri, 22 Apr Reading Week2
Week 15 Sat, 23 Apr – Fri, 29 Apr Exam Weeks
Week 16 Sat, 30 Apr – Sat, 7 May (g)
Vacation
Sun, 8 May 2022 – Sun, 31 Jul 2022

Students enrolled in NUS modules (including Law modules for DDP students) please refer to the NUS Academic Calendar.
1Learning Across Boundaries projects are managed by CIPE. More information will be available to students after the start of the semester.
2 Reading Week : (i) Applies specifically to modules with a final examination to give students an opportunity to prepare for that examination without the distraction of classes or other module-related activities. (ii) Reading Week also addresses the need to synchronise the end-of-classes timing between Yale-NUS College and NUS, so as to avoid inconveniencing students enrolled in modules at either institution. (iii) For modules that do not involve a final examination, the Reading Week can be used for supplementary or make-up activity, provided the instructor is mindful of (i) and (ii) above.
3Please refer to the Singapore Ministry of Manpower website for an up-to-date listing of Public Holidays in Singapore. Classes do not meet on Public Holidays. Please refer to the Islamic Religious Council of Singapore website for the Islamic Calendar for the period of Ramadan (month of fasting).
#The following Monday will be a public holiday.

Updated: 21 January 2020

Academic Calendar AY2022/2023

SEMESTER 1
Week 2022 / Dates Year 1 Year 2 to 4 3Public Holidays/Remarks
First-Year Orientation To be advised First-year Move-In Please note that there will be no classes on public holidays. The instructor(s) will advise on make up classes, if any.
(a) National Day, 9 Aug 2022 (Tue)
(b) Hari Raya Haji (TBC)
(c) No classes for Year 1 students. Instead, students will participate in the LAB programme.
(d) Deepavali (TBC)
To be advised Orientation Programme
To be advised Matriculation Day
Week 0 To be advised Upper-Class Move-in
To be advised First-Year Assembly
Week 1 Mon, 8 Aug – Fri, 12 Aug (a) Instructional Weeks
1 – 6
Week 2 Mon, 15 Aug – Fri, 19 Aug
Week 3 Mon, 22 Aug – Fri, 26 Aug
Week 4 Mon, 29 Aug – Fri, 2 Sep
Week 5 Mon, 5 Sep – Fri, 9 Sep
Week 6 Mon, 12 Sep – Fri, 16 Sep
Sat, 17 Sep – Sun, 25 Sep Recess Week
Week 7 Mon, 26 Sep – Fri, 30 Sep(c) Learning Across Boundaries1 Instructional Weeks
7 – 13
Week 8 Mon, 3 Oct – Fri, 7 Oct Instructional Weeks
8 – 14
Week 9 Mon, 10 Oct – Fri, 14 Oct
Week 10 Mon, 17 Oct – Fri, 21 Oct
Week 11 Mon, 24 Oct – Fri, 28 Oct
Week 12 Mon, 31 Oct – Fri, 4 Nov
Week 13 Mon, 7 Nov – Fri, 11 Nov
Week 14 Mon, 14 Nov – Fri, 18 Nov Reading Week2
Week 15 Sat, 19 Nov – Fri, 25 Nov Final Activities Exam Weeks
Week 16 Sat, 26 Nov – Sat, 3 Dec
Vacation
Sun, 4 Dec 2022 – Sun, 8 Jan 2023
SEMESTER 2
Week 2023 / Dates Year 1 Year 2 to 4 3Public Holidays/Remarks
Week 0 To be advised Move-in Day (e) Chinese New Year (TBC)
(f) Good Friday (TBC)
(g) Labour Day, 1 May 2023 (Mon)
Week 1 Mon, 9 Jan – Fri, 13 Jan Instructional
Weeks 1 to 6
Week 2 Mon, 16 Jan – Fri, 20 Jan
Week 3 Mon, 23 Jan – Fri, 27 Jan
Week 4 Mon, 30 Jan – Fri, 3 Feb
Week 5 Mon, 6 Feb – Fri, 10 Feb
Week 6 Mon, 13 Feb – Fri, 17 Feb
Sat, 18 Feb – Sun, 26 Feb Recess Week
Week 7 Mon, 27 Feb – Fri, 3 Mar Instructional
Weeks 7 to 13
Week 8 Mon, 6 Mar – Fri, 10 Mar
Week 9 Mon, 13 Mar – Fri, 17 Mar
Week 10 Mon, 20 Mar – Fri, 24 Mar
Week 11 Mon, 27 Mar – Fri, 31 Mar
Week 12 Mon, 3 Apr – Fri, 7 Apr
Week 13 Mon, 10 Apr – Fri, 14 Apr
Week 14 Sat, 15 Apr – Fri, 21 Apr Reading Week2
Week 15 Sat, 22 Apr – Fri, 28 Apr Exam Weeks
Week 16 Sat, 29 Apr – Sat, 6 May (g)
Vacation
Sun, 7 May 2023 – Sun, 6 Aug 2023

Students enrolled in NUS modules (including Law modules for DDP students) please refer to the NUS Academic Calendar.
1Learning Across Boundaries projects are managed by CIPE. More information will be available to students after the start of the semester.
2 Reading Week : (i) Applies specifically to modules with a final examination to give students an opportunity to prepare for that examination without the distraction of classes or other module-related activities. (ii) Reading Week also addresses the need to synchronise the end-of-classes timing between Yale-NUS College and NUS, so as to avoid inconveniencing students enrolled in modules at either institution. (iii) For modules that do not involve a final examination, the Reading Week can be used for supplementary or make-up activity, provided the instructor is mindful of (i) and (ii) above.
3Please refer to the Singapore Ministry of Manpower website for an up-to-date listing of Public Holidays in Singapore. Classes do not meet on Public Holidays. Please refer to the Islamic Religious Council of Singapore website for the Islamic Calendar for the period of Ramadan (month of fasting).
#The following Monday will be a public holiday.

Updated: 21 January 2020