Ashesi University Academic Calendar 2020/2021

Ashesi University Academic Calendar for 2020/2021 Academic Session. The Ashesi University Academic Calendar has been released for 2020/2021 academic year.

Ashesi University Academic Calendar

The management of the Ashesi University University has released the official academic calendar for the institution for the 2020/2021 academic session.

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 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 students Monday, August 31st
Registration ends for continuing students Tuesday, September 1st
Orientation & Registration for First -Year Batch One Monday, September 7th
First -Year Course Modules Begin Monday, September 14th
Registration I ends for First -Year Batch One Tuesday, September 15th
Orientation & Registration for First -Year Batch Two Monday, October 12th
Registration II ends for First -Year Batch Two Tuesday, October 20th
Mid-Semester break for all students Monday – Friday, October 26th – 30th
Last day of classes for all students Thursday, December 3rd
Last day for Completion of Modules for First Years Thursday, December 3rd
Revision for all students Monday, December 7th – Tuesday, December 8th
Review and Assessment for First Years Monday, December 7th -Tuesday, December 15th
End of semester examinations for all students Wednesday, December 9th – Tuesday, December 15th
Break begins for all students December 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 staff January 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 students January 18th
Mid-Semester break for all students Monday  – Friday, March 1st – 5th
Last day of classes for Seniors Thursday, April 22nd
Revision for senior courses Friday  –  Monday,  April 23rd – 26th
Final examination for senior courses Tuesday, April 27th – Tuesday, May 4th
Last day of classes for sophomore & junior courses Thursday, April 29th
Revision for sophomore & junior courses Friday – Monday, April 30th  – May 3rd
Final examinations for sophomore & junior courses Tuesday – Friday, May 4th – May 11th
Last day of classes for first year courses Thursday, May 6th
Revision for freshmen Friday, May 7th –  Monday, May 10th
Capstone presentations for seniors Monday, May 10th – Tuesday, May 11th
Final examinations for freshmen courses Tuesday, 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 students Monday, June 7th
Classes end for all students Wednesday, July 14th
Final Exams for all students Thursday – 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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