UL Releases ‘Comprehensive’ 2016/17 Academic Calendar


Authorities of the University of Liberia (UL) have issued a release detailing the institution’s academic calendar for 2016/2017.

According to the calendar, registration for old, returning and transferred students will begin on Monday, September 26 and run through Monday, October 10.

Classes will officially begin on Monday, October 17.

Freshmen orientation will take place between October 10 and 17, while their registration will be from October 10 to 24.

“The first term/semester mid-term examination will begin on November 28, and run through December 3,” the release said.

In line with the schedule, the 2016 college-based commencement convocation will begin on Wednesday December 7, and end on Tuesday December 13. It will be closely followed by a joint commencement convocation on Wednesday, December 14, for all six graduate and professional schools.

This year’s Christmas and New Year’s break, according the UL schedule, will begin on Thursday, December 22, 2016, and end on Tuesday, January 3, 2017.

Classes for first semester will resume immediately upon returning from the break to be followed by final examinations which will be administered between February 27 and March 11, 2017.

Results of the 2016 UL entrance and placement examination that was administered on Saturday, August 13, will be published on September 30, according to the academic calendar.

Successful candidates will thereafter begin to enroll officially in the university for the first semester of the 2016/2017 academic year.

The UL second semester registration will begin on March 20, 2017, and run through April 8, 2017. Classes will thereafter begin on April 10, while the ADD and DROP Period will run from April 17 and end on April 22, 2017.

Registration for the 2017 UL entrance and placement examination for all undergraduate candidates will begin on May 16 and end on June 30, 2017. The 2017 entrance examination will be administered on Saturday, August 5.

Meanwhile the A. M. Dogliotti College of Medicine will administer its admissions test on June 19, 2017 while the School of Pharmacy and the Louis Arthur Grimes School of Law will subsequently administer their entrance tests on Saturday, June 24, respectively.

Following that, the 2016/2017 second term/semester mid-term examination will be administered between May 29 and June 3, 2017.

Thereafter, all lectures for the semester will end on July 22, 2017, while final examination will begin on August 1, and end on August 14, 2017.

As a result of this notification, all students are strongly advised to register on time and avoid disruption of any aspect of the schedule. Any change to this schedule will be duly communicated, the release from the University states.


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