Academic Calendar and Class Schedule

Academic Year 2023-2024

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

The 2023-2024 Academic Year will begin on Monday, 7 August 2023 with U.S. Student Arrival & In-Processing for our Ft. McNair campus. Convocation and orientation will take place the remainder of that week.

The 2023-2024 Academic Year will begin on Monday, 7 August 2023 with U.S. Student Arrival & In-Processing for our Ft. Liberty campus

Phase-I will begin on Friday, 11 August 2023. There will be a Research and Writing week for RDFP and JSOMA students the week of Sunday, 10 September 2023.

Phase-II Fall 2023 will begin on Monday, 18 September 2023. There is a Research and Writing week for RDFP and JSOMA students the week of Sunday, 19 November 2023. The Fall semester will end on Friday, 15 December 2023.

Phase-II Spring 2024 will begin on Tuesday, 2 January 2024. There is are two Research and Writing weeks for RDFP and JSOMA students from Tuesday, 2 January through 5 January 2024, and Tuesday, 20 February through Friday, 23 February 2024. Phase-II Spring 2024 semester will end on Friday, 29 March 2024. 

An additional Research and Writing week will take place the week of Sunday, 7 April.

RDFP academic travel will take place the week of Monday, 22 April through Friday, 26 April 2024.

Phase-III Spring 2024 will begin Monday, 22 April 2024 and will end on Friday, 5 June 2024.

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

CISA exercise will take place from Monday, 11 March through Friday, 15 March 2024. JSOMA's JECG exercise will be held from Monday, 29 April to Tuesday, 30 April 2024. The NDU Capstone exercise will be from Tuesday, 28 May through 5 June 2024. 

The JSOMA Thesis Symposium is scheduled from Tuesday, 14 May through Thursday, 16 May 2024. The McNair Thesis Symposium is tentatively scheduled for Monday, 20 May through Thursday, 24 May 2024.

The NDU Capstone Exercise is scheduled from Tuesday, 28 May through Thursday, 30 May 2024.

JSOMA Graduation is tentatively scheduled for Friday, 7 June 2024.

The Ft. McNair Student Recognition Ceremony is tentatively scheduled for Thursday, 6 June 2024. Ft. McNair Graduation is tentatively scheduled for Thursday, 13 June 2024.

Program Calendars

Each program has an online calendar that will be used to coordinate the teaching schedule and important dates/events. For students who would like to view the schedule for 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