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Academic Calendar

Academic Calendar

Wondering when the next class begins? Trying to schedule your flight home when the semester is over? Check out American University of Antigua (AUA) College of Medicine’s calendar to answer all of your questions.

These are the important dates and deadlines you need to know.

New Students (BAS 1)

New Students (BAS 1)

Fall 2018

• Tuesday, August 7 – Move in day

• Wednesday, August 8 – New Students with last names M – P (9AM registration confirmation), New Students with last names Q – Z (1PM registration confirmation)

• Thursday, August 9 – New Students with last names A – F (9AM registration confirmation), New Students with last names G – L (1PM registration confirmation)

• Thursday, August 9 – ALL Repeating 1st semester students (A – Z) – Registration Confirmation 2PM – 4:30PM

• Thursday, August 9 – Orientation Welcome and Barbecue (4:30PM) MANDATORY FOR ALL BAS 1 STUDENTS

• Friday, August 10 and Saturday, August 11 – Orientation MANDATORY FOR ALL BAS 1 STUDENTS

• Monday, August 13 – First day of classes

• Friday, September 28 –White Coat Ceremony

• Friday, December 21 – Semester ends

Spring 2019

• Sunday & Monday, February 3 & 4  – Move in day

• Monday, February 4 – Repeating 1st semester students with last names A – Z (9AM – 4PM registration confirmation)

• Tuesday, February 5 – Students with last names A – F (9AM registration confirmation), Students with last names G – L (1PM registration confirmation)

• Wednesday, February 6 – Students with last names M – P (9AM registration confirmation), Students with last names Q – Z (1PM registration confirmation)

• Wednesday, February 6 – Orientation Welcome and Barbecue (4:30PM) MANDATORY FOR ALL BAS 1 STUDENTS

• Thursday, February 7 and Friday, February 8 – Orientation MANDATORY FOR ALL BAS 1 STUDENTS

• Monday, February 11 – First day of classes

• Friday, April 12 – White Coat Ceremony

• Friday, June 21 – Semester ends

Fall 2019

• Monday & Tuesday, August 5 & 6 – Move in day

• Wednesday, August 7 – New Students with last names M – P (9AM registration confirmation), New Students with last names Q – Z (1PM registration confirmation)

• Thursday, August 8 – New Students with last names A – F (9AM registration confirmation), New Students with last names G – L (1PM registration confirmation)

• Thursday, August 8 – ALL Repeating 1st semester students (A – Z) – Registration Confirmation 2PM – 4:30PM

• Thursday, August 8 – Orientation Welcome and Barbecue (4:30PM) MANDATORY FOR ALL BAS 1 STUDENTS

• Friday, August 9 and Saturday, August 10 – Orientation MANDATORY FOR ALL BAS 1 STUDENTS

• Monday, August 12 – First day of classes

• Friday, September 27 – White Coat Ceremony

• Friday, December 20 – Semester ends

Current Students (BAS 2, 3, and 4)

Returning Students (BAS 2, 3, and 4):

Fall 2018

• Thursday, July 26 – Students in semester 3 with last names M – Z (9AM – Noon registration confirmation)

• Thursday, July 26 – Students in semesters 2 and 4 with last names M – Z (1PM – 4PM registration confirmation)

• Friday, July 27 – Students in semester 3 with last names A – L (9AM-Noon registration confirmation)

• Friday, July 27 – Students in semesters 2 and 4 with last names A – L (1PM – 4PM registration confirmation)

• Monday, July 30 – First day of classes

• Sunday, December 9 – Semester ends

Spring 2019

• Thursday, January 24 – Students in semester 3 with last names A – L (9AM – Noon registration confirmation)

• Thursday, January 24 – Students in semesters 2 and 4 with last names A – L (1PM-4PM registration confirmation)

• Friday, January 25 – Students in semester 3 with last names M – Z (9AM – Noon registration confirmation)

• Friday, January 25 – Students in semesters 2 and 4 with last names M – Z (1PM – 4PM registration confirmation)

• Monday, January 28 – First day of classes

• Friday, June 7 – Semester ends

Fall 2019

• Thursday, July 25 – Students in semester 2, 3 and 4 with last names M – Z (9AM – 4PM registration confirmation)

• Friday, July 26 – Students in semester 2, 3 and 4 with last names A – L (9AM – 4PM registration confirmation)

• Monday, July 29 – First day of classes

• Sunday, December 8 – Semester ends

BSIC Intersession Students

Basic Sciences Integration Course

Fall 2018

• July 9, 2018: Confirmation Check-In for BSIC Intersession students (9AM – 4PM)

• July 10, 2018: First day of classes for BSIC Intersession students

• September 14, 2018: End of BSIC (10 weeks)

• September 15 – October 4, 2018: Study period on island

• October 5, 2018: Mandatory Basic Science Comprehensive Shelf Exam on island

Spring 2019

• January 14, 2019: Confirmation Check-In for BSIC Intersession students (9AM – 4PM)

• January 15, 2019: Orientation / First day of classes for BSIC Intersession students

• March 22, 2019: End of BSIC (10 weeks)

• March 23 – April 11, 2019:  Study period on island

• April 12, 2019: Mandatory Basic Science Comprehensive Shelf Exam on island

Fall 2019

• July 8, 2019: Confirmation Check-In for BSIC Intersession students (9AM – 4PM)

• July 9, 2019: First day of classes for BSIC Intersession students

• September 13, 2019: End of BSIC (10 weeks)

• September 14 – October 3, 2019: Study period on island

• October 4, 2019: Mandatory Basic Science Comprehensive Shelf Exam on island

FM1/IM1 Students

Family Medicine 1/Internal Medicine 1 (FM1/IM1)

At this time, FM1/IM1 will be offered every six weeks. These are the dates for 2018:

  • January 1 – February 9
  • February 12 – March 23
  • March 26 – May 4
  • May 7 – June 15
  • June 18 – July 27
  • July 30 – September 7
  • September 10 – October 19
  • October 22 – November 30
Global MD Students

Fall 2018

New Students

– Saturday, July 28 – Move in day

– Monday, July 30 – Registration Confirmation 9AM – 11AM

– Monday, July 30 – First day of classes

– Thursday, August 9 – Orientation Welcome and Barbecue (4:30PM) MANDATORY FOR ALL BAS 1 STUDENTS

– Friday, August 10 and Saturday, August 11 – Orientation MANDATORY FOR ALL BAS 1 STUDENTS

– Friday, December 21 – Semester ends

• Continuing Students

– Monday, July 16 – Registration Confirmation 1PM – 3PM

– Monday, July 16 – First day of classes

– Sunday, December 9 – Semester ends

• BSIC Intersession Continuing Students

– Monday, July 2 First day of classes

– Monday, July 2 Registration Confirmation 9AM – 10AM

– Friday, September 14 – End of BSIC (10 weeks)

– Saturday September 15 – Thursday, October 4 – Study period on island

– Friday October 5 – Mandatory Basic Science Comprehensive Shelf Exam on island

Spring 2019

New Students

– Tuesday, January 22, 2019 – Move in day

– Wednesday, January 23, 2019 – Registration Confirmation 9AM – 11AM

– Wednesday, January 23, 2019 – First day of classes

– Wednesday, February 6, 2019 – Orientation Welcome and Barbecue (4:30PM) MANDATORY FOR ALL BAS 1 STUDENTS

– Thursday, February 7 and Friday, February 8, 2019 – Orientation MANDATORY FOR ALL BAS 1 STUDENTS

– Friday, June 21, 2019 – Semester ends

• Continuing Students

– Monday, January 14, 2019 – Registration Confirmation 1PM – 3PM

– Monday, January 14, 2019 – First day of classes

– Friday, June 7, 2019 – Semester ends

• BSIC Intersession Continuing Students

– Monday, January 7, 2019 – First day of classes

– Monday, January 7, 2019 – Registration Confirmation 9AM – 10AM

– March 22, 2019: – End of BSIC (10 weeks)

– Saturday, March 23 – Thursday, April 11, 2019 – Study period on island

– Friday, April 12, 2019 – Mandatory Basic Science Comprehensive Shelf Exam on island

Fall 2019

• New Students

– Saturday & Sunday, July 27 & 28 – Move in day

– Monday, July 29 – Registration Confirmation 9AM – 11AM

– Monday, July 29 – First day of classes

– Thursday, August 8 – Orientation Welcome and Barbecue (4:30PM) MANDATORY FOR ALL BAS 1 STUDENTS

– Friday, August 9 – Orientation MANDATORY FOR ALL BAS 1 STUDENTS

– Friday, December 20 – Semester ends

• Continuing Students

– Monday, July 15 – Registration Confirmation 1PM – 3PM

– Monday, July 15 – First day of classes

– Sunday, December 8 – Semester ends

• BSIC Intersession Continuing Students

– Monday, July 1 – First day of classes

– Monday, July 1 – Registration Confirmation 9AM – 10AM

– Friday, September 13 – End of BSIC (10 weeks)

– Saturday September 14 – Thursday, October 3 – Study period on island

– Friday October 4 – Mandatory Basic Science Comprehensive Shelf Exam on island

Online Registration

Online Registration is mandatory and must be completed within the window of time established and published by University notifications. Students who have not successfully completed online registration by the established deadline will not be permitted to attend the current semester. Students will receive an email notification of the online registration dates approximately four weeks prior to the end of their current semester.

In addition to completing online registration, all students must report to the Registrar’s Office on campus to confirm arrival on island and to receive their Student ID card and semester sticker. To confirm the reserved dates for arrival and orientation, please review the Academic Calendar located on the AUA website.

All basic science students are expected to arrive during the reserved dates on the Academic Calendar. Under rare circumstances, the Dean may approve a student for late arrival. No students will be permitted to arrive on campus after the first week of classes.

Students who are under review by the Promotions Committee or who need to retest are still required to complete online registration and are expected to settle their tuition accounts as billed with the understanding that necessary adjustments will be made to coincide with final promotion decisions.

When completing online registration, a Bursar hold may appear indicating tuition is not yet settled. Please contact the Bursar Department if you believe your account has been settled and request removal of the Bursar hold. Students will not be cleared to complete in person confirmation of registration until their tuition account is settled.

Tuition accounts are considered settled if all past-due balances are paid in full and:

1. New term charges are paid in full, OR

2. A new Tuition Payment Plan enrollment has been completed for new term charges, OR

3. Student has received an award letter confirming approval of Federal Student Aid

New students may direct questions about online registration to: [email protected]

Returning students may direct questions about online registration to [email protected] and any technical issues with the online registration system should be directed to [email protected]

University Holidays

2018

January 1 – New Year’s Day Observed, University closed

March 30  Good Friday, classes not in session

April 2 – Easter Monday, classes not in session

May 7 – Labour Day, classes not in session

May 21  Whit Monday, classes not in session

August 6-7 – Carnival, classes not in session

November 1 – Independence Day, classes not in session

December 10 – National Heroes Day, University closed

December 24-26 – Holiday, University closed

December 31 – New Year’s Eve, University closed

2019

January 1 – New Year’s Day Observed, University closed

April 19  Good Friday, classes not in session

April 22 – Easter Monday, classes not in session

May 6 – Labour Day, classes not in session

June 10  Whit Monday, classes not in session

August 5-6 – Carnival, classes not in session

November 1 – Independence Day, classes not in session

December 9 – National Heroes Day, University closed

December 24-26 – Holiday, University closed

December 31 – New Year’s Eve, University closed