There are differences between the BGU academic calendar and the OSP academic calendar. The fall semester of the two programs differs slightly while the spring semester aligns more closely. Dates below referring to the start and end of BGU classes/exams are shown for those students who wish to take courses directly at BGU. All OSP dates are subject to adjustment due to changes in BGU’s academic calendar.

Please note that the ulpan is required for all semester/yearlong students.

To view the 2017-2018 Academic Year dates, click here.

2016-2017 Academic Year

Summer Ulpan 2016
Recommended Flight July 27
Last Day to Arrive in Israel July 28
Orientation Weekend (mandatory) July 29-30
Summer Ulpan Begins July 31
Tisha B’Av August 14
End of Short Ulpan (4 weeks) August 25
End of Ulpan (6 weeks) and Final Exam September 7
Last Day to Check-out of Dorms September 8

 

Fall Semester 2016
Beginning of OSP Fall Semester September 11
Rosh Hashannah Vacation October 2-4
Yom Kippur Vacation October 11-12
Sukkot Vacation October 16-24
Beginning of BGU Fall Semester October 30
Midterm Exam Period November 13-17
End of OSP Fall Classes December 15
OSP Final Exam Period December 18-22
Channukah Vacation December 25
Last Day to Check-out of Dorms* December 26
All Final Papers Due for OSP Courses January 5
End of BGU Fall Classes January 27
End of BGU Final Exam Period February 16

 

*For OSP fall semester only students; yearlong students do not need to checkout during the mid-year break.

 

Winter Ulpan 2017
Recommended Flight January 4
Last Day to Arrive in Israel January 5
Orientation Weekend (mandatory) January 6-7
Winter Ulpan Begins January 8
End of Short Ulpan (4 weeks) February 2
End of Ulpan (6 weeks) and Final Exam February 15
Last Day to Check-out of Dorms February 16

 

Spring Semester 2017
Beginning of OSP/BGU Spring Semester March 13
Passover Vacation April 6-17
Memorial Day/Independence Day Vacation May 1-2
Midterm Exam Period May 14-18
Shavuot Vacation May 30-31
End of OSP Spring Classes June 22
OSP Final Exam Period June 25-28
End of BGU Spring Classes June 30
Last Day to Checkout of Dorms July 2
All Final Papers Due for OSP Courses July 13
End of BGU Final Exam Period July 20