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.

The calendar below is for the current 2018-2019 academic year. For future terms, please click on the appropriate year below:

2019-2019 Academic Year

 

2018-2019 Academic Calendar

Summer Ulpan 2018
Recommended Flight July 25
Last Day to Arrive in Israel July 26
Orientation Weekend (mandatory) July 27-28
Summer Ulpan Begins July 29
End of Short Ulpan (4 weeks) August 23
End of Ulpan (6 weeks) and Final Exam September 5
Last Day to Check-out of Dorms for
Ulpan-only Students
September 6

 

Fall Semester 2018
Rosh Hashannah Vacation (no classes) September 9-11
Beginning of OSP Fall Semester September 12
Yom Kippur (no classes) September 18-19
Sukkot Vacation (no classes) September 23 – October 1
Beginning of BGU Fall Semester
October 14
OSP Midterm Exam Period November 11-15
Channukah Vacation (no classes) December 9
End of OSP Fall Classes December 14
OSP Final Exam Period December 16-21
Last Day to Check-out of Dorms* December 23
All Final Papers Due for OSP Courses January 3
End of BGU Fall Classes
January 11
End of BGU Final Exam Period
February 3

 

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

 

Winter Ulpan 2019
Recommended Flight January 2
Last Day to Arrive in Israel January 3
Orientation Weekend (mandatory) January 4-5
Winter Ulpan Begins January 6
End of Short Ulpan (4 weeks) January 31
End of Ulpan (6 weeks) and Final Exam February 13
Last Day to Check-out of Dorms for
Ulpan-only Students
February 14

 

Spring Semester 2019
Beginning of OSP/BGU Spring Semester February 24
Purim Vacation (no classes) March 21
OSP Midterm Exam Period April 7-11
Passover Vacation (no classes) April 14-26
Memorial Day & Independence Day (no classes) May 8-9
Shavuot (no classes) June 9
End of OSP Spring Classes June 13
OSP Final Exam Period June 16-28
End of BGU Spring Classes June 21
Last Day to Checkout of Dorms June 30
All Final Papers Due for OSP Courses July 11
End of BGU Final Exam Period July 12