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Academic Calendar for the Asheshi University of Ghana

Semester 2, January – May 2021

Re-opening (physical) of campus for staff January 4th
Virtual orientation for First year
students (Cohort 2)
January 4th
Campus re-opens for first years*
(COVID-19 Testing)
January 11th
Campus re-opens for continuing students*
(COVID-19 Testing)
January 15th
Classes begin for first years and
continuing students
January 18th
Mid-Semester break for all students March 1st – 5th
Last day of classes for Seniors April 22nd
Final examination for senior courses April 27th – May 4th
Last day of classes for freshmen,
sophomore & junior courses
April 29th
Revision for freshmen, sophomore
& junior courses
April 30th  – May 3rd
Final examinations for freshmen,
sophomore & junior courses
May 4th – May 11th
Capstone presentations for seniors May 10th – May 11th
Commencement** June 5th
*Soft reopening for eligible students 
**Date for Commencement is subject to change

Semester  3,  June – July, 2021

Classes begin for all students June 7th
Classes end for all students July 14th
Final Exams for all students July 15th – 16th

 National Holidays

  • New Year  (Friday, January 1st)
  • Constitution Day (Thursday, January 7th  )
  • Independence Day [Saturday, March 6th (Monday March 8th)]
  • Easter (Friday-Mon, April 2nd – 5th)
  • Labor Day (Saturday, May 1st)
  • Eid al Fitr (Thursday, May 13th (estimated)*)

Ashesi’s academic calendar is divided into two semesters. Students typically take four semester units per semester. A semester unit (typically 42 classroom contact hours and 14 discussion/lab contact hours) is defined as three (3) hours per week of classroom time and 1 or 1.5 hours of discussion/lab time per week over a period of fifteen weeks.

*** All dates are subject to change

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