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Academic Calendar

Academic Calendar AY2018/2019

SEMESTER 1
2018 / Dates Year 1 Year 2 to 4 3 Public Holidays / Remarks
Sat, 28 Jul – Sun, 29 Jul First-Year Move-In (a) National Day, 9 Aug 2018 (Thu)
Sat, 28 Jul – Sat, 11 Aug (a) Orientation Programme
Mon, 30 Jul Matriculation Day
Wed, 8 Aug Upper-Class Move-In
Fri, 10 Aug First Year Assembly
Mon, 13 Aug – Fri, 17 Aug Instructional Weeks 1 to 6 (b) Hari Raya Haji, 22 Aug 2018 (Wed)
Mon, 20 Aug – Fri, 24 Aug (b)
Mon, 27 Aug – Fri, 31 Aug
Mon, 3 Sep – Fri, 7 Sep
Mon, 10 Sep – Fri, 14 Sep
Mon, 17 Sep – Fri, 21 Sep
Sat, 22 Sep – Sun, 30 Sep Recess Week
Mon, 1 Oct – Fri, 5 Oct (c) Learning Across Boundaries 1 Instructional Weeks 7 to 13 (c) No classes for Year 1 students from Wed, 26 Sep to Sat, 6 Oct (d) Deepavali, 6 Nov 2018 (Tue)
Mon, 8 Oct – Fri, 12 Oct Instructional Weeks 8 to 14
Mon, 15 Oct – Fri, 19 Oct
Mon, 22 Oct – Fri, 26 Oct
Mon, 29 Oct – Fri, 2 Nov
Mon, 5 Nov – Fri, 9 Nov (d)
Mon, 12 Nov – Fri, 16 Nov
Mon, 19 Nov – Fri, 23 Nov Reading Week2
Sat, 24 Nov – Fri, 30 Nov Final Activity Exam Weeks
Sat, 1 Dec – Sat, 8 Dec
Sun, 09 Dec – Sun, 13 Jan Vacation
SEMESTER 2
2019/ Dates Year 1 Year 2 to 4 3 Public Holidays (classes do not meet) / Remarks
Thur, 10 Jan Move-in Day
Mon, 14 Jan – Fri, 18 Jan Instructional Weeks 1 to 6 (e) Chinese New Year, 5 to 6 Feb 2019 (Tue & Wed)
Mon, 21 Jan – Fri, 25 Jan
Mon, 28 Jan – Fri, 1 Feb
Mon, 4 Feb – Fri, 8 Feb (e)
Mon, 11 Feb – Fri, 15 Feb
Mon, 18 Feb – Fri, 22 Feb
Sat, 23 Feb – Sun, 3 Mar Recess Week
Mon, 4 Mar – Fri, 8 Mar Instructional Weeks 7 to 13 (f) Good Friday, 19 Apr 2019 (Fri)
Mon, 11 Mar – Fri, 15 Mar
Mon, 18 Mar – Fri, 22 Mar
Mon, 25 Mar – Fri, 29 Mar
Mon, 1 Apr – Fri, 5 Apr
Mon, 8 Apr – Fri, 12 Apr
Mon, 15 Apr – Fri, 19 Apr (f)
Sat, 20 Apr – Fri, 26 Apr Reading Week 2
Sat, 27 Apr – Sat, 11 May (g) Exam Weeks (g) 1 May 2019 (Wed) – Labour Day
Sun, 12 May – Sun, 04 Aug Summer 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.
3 Please refer to the Singapore Ministry of Manpower website for an up-to-date listing of Public Holidays in Singapore.

Updated: 17 May 2018

Academic Calendar AY2019/2020

SEMESTER 1
2019 / Dates Year 1 Year 2 to 4 3 Public Holidays / Remarks
To be advised First-Year Move-In (a) National Day, 9 Aug 2019 (Fri)
(b) Hari Raya Haji, 11 Aug 2019 (Sun)
To be advised Orientation Programme
To be advised Matriculation Day
To be advised Upper-Class Move In
To be advised First Year Assembly
Mon, 12 Aug – Fri, 16 Aug Instructional Weeks
1-6
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 Wed, 25 Sep to Sat, 5 Oct (TBC)

(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, 16 Nov – Fri, 22 Nov Reading Week 2
Sat, 23 Nov – Fri, 29 Nov Final Activity Exam Weeks
Sat, 30 Nov – Sat, 7 Dec
Sun, 08 Dec – Sun, 12 Jan Vacation
SEMESTER 2
2020 / Dates Year 1 Year 2 to 4 3 Public Holidays / Remarks
To be advised Move In Day
Mon, 13 Jan – Fri, 17 Jan Instructional Weeks
1-6
(c) Chinese New Year (TBC)
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
(f) Good Friday (TBC)
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 (g) Labour Day, 1 May 2020 (Fri)
Sun, 10 May – Sun, 2 Aug Summer 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.
3 Please refer to the Singapore Ministry of Manpower website for an up-to-date listing of Public Holidays in Singapore.

Updated: 17 May 2018

Academic Calendar AY2020/2021

SEMESTER 1
Week 2020 / Dates Year 1 Year 2 to 4 3Public Holidays/Remarks
First-Year Orientation To be advised First-year Move-In
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, 10 Aug – Fri, 14 Aug Instructional Weeks
1 – 6
(a) National Day, 9 Aug 2020 (Sun)#
(b) Hari Raya Haji (TBC)
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 (TBC)
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
SEMESTER 2
Week 2021 / Dates Year 1 Year 2 to 4 3Public Holidays/Remarks
Week 0 To be advised Move-in Day
Week 1 Mon, 11 Jan – Fri, 15 Jan Instructional
weeks 1 to 6
(e) 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
(f) 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 (g) Labour Day, 1 May 2021 (Sat)
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 Minstry of Manpower website for an up-to-date listing of Public Holidays in Singapore. Classes do not meet on Public Holidays.
# The following Monday will be a public holiday.

Updated : 10 October 2018