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Academic Calendars

Calendars for the undergraduate programs are available through the University Registrar.

All M.S. programs employ a three-term format: Fall (16-week term starting in August), Winter (17-week term starting in January) and Summer (12-week term starting in May).

All Ph.D. programs employ a semester format, which includes two 16-week terms a year during course work. The fall term starts in August and the winter term starts in January. The face to face on-campus sessions are held once a term over Wednesday to Friday at the Fort Lauderdale /Davie Campus.

Open Registration Period

10/22/18 - 01/06/2019

Late Registration Begins

12/28/2018 (Late Registration Fees Applied)

First Day of Term


Drop/Add Period

01/7/19 - 01/13/2019

*New Student Orientation
(Ph.D. Students Only)


*1st Meeting Dates
(Ph.D. Students Only)

01/11/19 - 01/12/19     

*2nd Meeting Dates
(Ph.D. Students Only)

03/01/19 - 03/02/19            

Spring Break

03/04/19 - 03/10/19

Last Day to Withdraw from a course with final grade of W


Last Day to Request Incomplete:


Last Day of the Term


* Doctoral meeting dates are subject to change. 


Open Registration Period  

03/18/19 - 05/05/19

Late Registration Begins

04/26/19 (Late Registration Fees Applied)

First Day of Term


Drop/Add Period

05/06/19 - 05/12/19

Last Day to Withdraw from
a course with final grade of W         


Last Day to Request Incomplete


Last Day of the Term



NSU Holiday Calendar

NSU administrative and academic offices/departments are closed on NSU observed holidays



NSU Observed Date

Labor Day

Thanksgiving Day

Day after Thanksgiving Day

*Winter Closure

Martin Luther King Day

Memorial Day

Independence Day

Monday, September 3, 2018

Thursday, November 22, 2018

Friday, November 23, 2018

Monday, December 24, 2018– Tuesday, January 2, 2019

Monday, January 21, 2019

Monday, May 27, 2019

Thursday, July 4, 2019

* Dates are subject to change

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