Academic Calendar and Class Schedule


**Note** These dates are subject to change. Students should check their program calendars for the most up-to-date information.

The 2016-2017 Academic Year will begin on Monday, 08 August 2016 with U.S. Student Arrival & In-Processing. Convocation & Orientation will take place the remainder of that week.

Phase-I will begin with the kickoff exercise on Friday, 12 August 2016.

SCAP & CTF academic travel & visits will take place the week of Sunday, 11 September 2016.

Phase-II Fall 2016 will begin with Orientation on Monday, 19 September and will end on Friday, 16 December.

Phase-II Spring 2017 will begin with Orientation on Monday, 09 January 2017 and will end on Friday, 07 April 2017.

SCAP & CTF academic travel will take place Monday, 10 April through Friday, 14 April 2017.

Phase-III Spring 2017 will begin Monday, 17 April and will end on Friday, 12 May 2017.

Completion of the thesis and the end-of-year exercise will take place for the remainder of May. Travel & leave is not suggested during this time.

JSOMA Graduation is tentatively scheduled for Thursday, 01 June.

Fort McNair Graduation (CTF & SCAP) is tentatively scheduled for Thursday, 08 June.


Each program has a Google Cloud calendar, used to coordinate the teaching schedule and important dates/events. Please select the calendar for your program below: (**Note** You must be logged into an NDU Google Cloud email account)

Counterterrorism Fellows

South and Central Asia

Homeland Defense Fellows

Joint Special Operations MA (Ft. Bragg) *forthcoming*

For students who would like to view their specific classes, please log-in to NDU's Blackboard portal which is available here

In case of weather delays, CISA follows the guidance from the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) on government closing. For information on CISA class schedules for two-hour weather delays, click here for OPM weather delay information