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.

2017-2018 Academic Calendar

Summer Entrepreneurship 2017
Recommended Flight July 10
Last Day to Arrive in Israel July 11
Orientation (mandatory) July 12
Classes Begin July 12
Tisha B’Av (no classes) August 1
Classes End August 9
Last Day to Check-Out of Dorms August 10

 

Summer Ulpan 2017
Recommended Flight July 26
Last Day to Arrive in Israel July 27
Orientation Weekend (mandatory) July 28-29
Summer Ulpan Begins July 30
Tisha B’Av (no classes) August 1
End of Short Ulpan (4 weeks) August 24
End of Ulpan (6 weeks) and Final Exam September 6
Last Day to Check-out of Dorms for
Ulpan-only Students
September 7

 

Fall Semester 2017
Beginning of OSP Fall Semester September 10
Rosh Hashannah Vacation (no classes) September 20-22
Yom Kippur (no classes) September 29-30
Sukkot Vacation (no classes) October 4-12
Beginning of BGU Fall Semester
October 22
OSP Midterm Exam Period November 12-16
End of OSP Fall Classes December 14
Channukah Vacation (no classes) December 17
OSP Final Exam Period December 18-21
Last Day to Check-out of Dorms* December 24
All Final Papers Due for OSP Courses January 5
End of BGU Fall Classes
January 21
End of BGU Final Exam Period
February 9

 

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

 

Winter Ulpan 2018
Recommended Flight January 3
Last Day to Arrive in Israel January 4
Orientation Weekend (mandatory) January 5-6
Winter Ulpan Begins January 7
End of Short Ulpan (4 weeks) February 1
End of Ulpan (6 weeks) and Final Exam February 14
Last Day to Check-out of Dorms for
Ulpan-only Students
February 15

 

Spring Semester 2018
Beginning of OSP/BGU Spring Semester March 5
Passover Vacation (no classes) March 29 – April 6
Memorial Day/Independence Day
(no classes)
April 18-19
OSP Midterm Exam Period April 29 – May 3
Shavuot Vacation (no classes) May 20
End of OSP Spring Classes June 14
OSP Final Exam Period June 17-28
End of BGU Spring Classes June 22
Last Day to Checkout of Dorms July 1
End of BGU Final Exam Period July 12
All Final Papers Due for OSP Courses July 13