2016-2017 School in Israel Calendar

Fall Semester


September 11

Fall Semester begins

October 2-4

Rosh Hashannah Vacation

October 11-12

Yom Kippur Vacation

October 16-24

Sukkot Vacation

October 30

Beginning of BGU Fall Semester

November 13-17

Mid-term Exams

December 15

End of Classes

December 18-22

Final Exams

December 25

Channukah Vacation

December 26

Last Day for Dorm Check Out


2015 - 2016 School in Israel Calendar

Fall Semester


Wednesday, September 16

Students Arrive in Beer Sheva

Thursday, September 17-Saturday, September 19

Fall Orientation

Sunday, September 20

Fall Classes Begin

Wednesday, September 23

Yom Kippur (No Classes)

Monday, October 28 - Sunday, October 4


Sunday, December 13

Hanukkah Day Off (No Classes)

Friday, December 25

End of Fall Semester Classes

Sunday, December 27

Students must vacate dorm rooms by the end of the day.


Spring Semester


Wednesday, March 2

Spring Students arrive in Beer Sheva

Thursday-Friday, March 3 – 4

Spring Orientation

Sunday, March 6

Classes Begin

Thursday, March 24


Saturday, April 23 - Saturday, April 30

Passover Break (No Classes)

Wednesday, April 22

Memorial Day (No Classes)

Thursday, May 12

Israel Independence Day (No Classes)

Sunday, June 12

Shavuot (No Classes)

Friday, July 1

End of Spring Semester Classes

July 3 - 29

BGU Exam Period

Sunday, July 31

Students must vacate dorm rooms by the end of the day