ACADEMIC YEAR 2019-2020
**Note** These dates are subject to change. Students should check their program calendars for the most up-to-date information.
The 2019-2020 Academic Year will begin on Monday, 05 August 2019 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, 9 August 2019.
SCAP & CTF academic travel & visits will take place the week of Sunday, 08 September 2019.
Phase-II Fall 2019 will begin with Orientation on Monday, 16 September. There is a Research and Writing week for CTF, SCAP, and JSOMA students the week of Sunday, 25 November. The Fall semester will end on Friday, 13 December.
Phase-II Spring 2020 will begin with Orientation on Monday, 06 January 2020. There is a Research and Writing week for CTF, SCAP, and JSOMA students the week of Sunday, 16 February 2020. Phase-II Spring 2020 semester will end on Friday, 03 April 2020.
SCAP & CTF academic travel will take place Sunday 05 April through Friday, 10 April 2020.
An additional Research and Writing week will begin Monday, 13 April through Friday, 17 April 2020.
Phase-III Spring 2020 will begin Monday, 20 April and will end on Friday, 15 May 2020.
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.
McNair Thesis Symposium is tentatively scheduled for Tuesday, 2 June through Thursday, 4 June 2020.
JSOMA Graduation is tentatively scheduled for Thursday, 28 May 2020.
Fort McNair Student Recognition Ceremony is tentatively scheduled for Monday, 8 June 2020. McNair Graduation (CTF & SCAP) is tentatively scheduled for Thursday, 11 June 2020..
Each program has a calendar in the Office365 platform, 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.