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ACADEMIC CALENDAR

The academic year at KCST is divided into two semesters of approximately 17 weeks each and a summer term of approximately 8 weeks. Each semester is divided into two study periods followed by an examination.

KCST Opening Hours: 8 AM to 7 PM                             KCST Office Hours: 8 AM to 4 PM 

 
FALL SEMESTER 2017 
   From       To                        No.of weeks
Orientation Day for new students  10 September 2017 1 day
 Lectures/Tutorials/ Labs  11 September 2017  1 November 2017  8 weeks
 Mid-term Exam  12 November 2017  16 November 2017  1 week
 Lectures/Tutorials/ Labs  21 November 2017  24 December 2017  5 weeks
 Final Exams  4 January 2018  10 January 2018  7 days
 Fall to Spring Intermission Period     11 January 2018    18 January 2018          1 week       
SPRING SEMESTER 2018 
       From        To                         No.of weeks
Registration for classes (new students)  21 January 2018 1 day
Registration for classes (current students) 22 January 2018 24 January 2018 3 days
 Lectures/Tutorials/ Labs (classes start)  28 January 2018  21 March 2018  8 weeks
 Mid-term Exam  22 March 2018  29 March 2018  6 days 
 Lectures/Tutorials/ Labs  3 April 2018  17 May 2018  7 weeks
Ramadan begins  16 May 2018
 Final Exams  20 May 2018  28 May 2018  7 days
 
 Spring to Summer Intermission Period   29 May 2018   21 June 2018   3 weeks 
SUMMER TERM 2018
                    From                    To                      No.of weeks
 Lectures/Tutorials/Labs (including Mid-Term Exam)  24 June 2018  16 August 2018  8 weeks
 Final Exams  19 August 2018  21 August 2018  3 days

 Summer to Fall Intermission Period    22 August 2018    6 September 2018
 NEW ACADEMIC YEAR 2018/2019 STARTS ON 9 SEPTEMBER 2018  
IMPORTANT DATES
                                                                                                                                        Month                                                                                                                                                       Event                                                                   Days
 August 2017  Registration for Foundation Program students   Tuesday 29 August & Wednesday 30 August
 September 2017  Registration for Degree Program students    Tuesday 5 September to Thursday 7 September 
 September 2017  Orientation day - New students   Sunday 10 September 
September 2017 Add / Drop period  Sunday 10 September to Wednesday 20 September 
 September 2017   Al-Hijri New Year Holiday   Thursday 21 September  
 November 2017  Midterm exams (Lab based courses)  Thursday 9 November  
November 2017 Midterm exams  Sunday 12 November to Thursday16 November
 November 201 7

 Study break - No lectures

                                        

 Sunday 19 November & Monday 20 November 
 November 2017 The Prophet's Birthday   Thursday 30 November 
 December 2017  Winter break    Monday 24 December to Sunday 31 December 2017
 January 2018  New Year Holiday   Monday 1 January 
 January 2018  Final exams   Tuesday 4 January to Wednesday 10 January 
 January 2018  Make-up final exam   Thursday 11 January to Sunday 15 January 
January 2018 Spring semester begins and the Registration fpr new students  Sunday 21 January 
January 2018  Registration for classes - Degree 1 Monday 22 January to Wednesday 24 January 
January 2018  Registration for classes - Degree 2  Tuesday 23 January 
January 2018  Registration for classes - Degree 3 & 4 students  Wednesday 24 January 
January 2018 Spring Semester classes begin  Sunday 28 January 
Febreuary 2018 National and Liberation Day holidays  Sunday 25 Febreuary & Monday 26 Febreuary 
March 2018 Midterm exams  Thursday 22 March to Thursday 22 March 
April 2018

 Study break - No lectures 

 Make-up exams 

Sunday 1 April & Monday 2 April 
April 2018 Prophet's Ascension (holiday) Sunday 15 April 
May 2018 Ramadan begins - class time change  Wednesday 16 May 
May 2018 Final exams  Sunday 20 May to Monday 28 May 
May 2018 Make-up exams  Tuesday 29 May to Thursday 31 May
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