The University of Lagos (UNILAG) has officially unveiled its Revised Academic Calendar for the 2023/2024 academic session. The calendar, approved by the University Senate on October 25, 2023, outlines key dates and activities for both returning and fresh students throughout the session.
Academic Calendar Highlights:
- June 26, 2023: Online Registration Kickoff for Returning Students
- The academic session begins with the commencement of online registration for returning students on June 26, 2023.
- October 30, 2023: Resumption and Commencement of Lectures
- Students resume and lectures kick off on October 30, 2023, marking the official start of the academic activities.
- November 26, 2023: End of Course Registration
- The registration period concludes on November 26, 2023, after a four-week window for students to register their courses.
- December 11 – December 24, 2023: Editing of Registered Courses
- A two-week period is allocated for students to make any necessary edits to their registered courses.
- December 25, 2023 – January 7, 2024: Christmas/New Year Break
- A two-week break allows students to celebrate the festive season before returning to academic activities.
- January 8, 2024: Resumption from Christmas/New Year Break
- Students return from the break on January 8, 2024, signaling the continuation of the academic session.
- January 15 – January 18, 2024: Convocation Ceremonies
- The university hosts convocation ceremonies, including a convocation lecture, on January 15-18, 2024.
- February 2, 2024: End of Lectures
- Lectures for the semester conclude on February 2, 2024, marking the end of the 14-week teaching period.
- February 5 – February 9, 2024: Lecture Free Week/GST Examinations
- A week-long break is designated for students to prepare for General Studies (GST) examinations.
- February 12 – February 24, 2024: Undergraduate Examinations
- A two-week period is allocated for undergraduate examinations across all faculties.
- March 2, 2024: End of Semester/Opening of 2nd Semester Registration Portal
- The first semester concludes on March 2, 2024, with students departing and the opening of the second semester registration portal.
- March 4 – March 15, 2024: First Semester Break
- A two-week break follows the first semester, providing students with a brief respite.
- March 28, 2024: Consideration of Results Commences
- Results are considered by the Board of College of Science (BCOS) beginning four weeks after exams.
- April 24, 2024: Senate Meeting for Consideration of Results
- The Senate meets to officially consider the results of the first semester on April 24, 2024.
- Statutory Programmes:
- The academic calendar also includes various statutory programmes such as Faculty Board of Studies/Examiners, Inaugural Lectures, and Senate Meetings held throughout the session.
- March 2, 2024: Online Registration of Courses Commences
- The second semester kicks off with the commencement of online registration for courses on March 2, 2024.
- March 18, 2024: Resumption and Commencement of Lectures
- Students return for the second semester, and lectures commence on March 18, 2024.
- April 28, 2024: End of Registration of Courses
- The registration period for the second semester concludes on April 28, 2024, after a four-week window.
- June 21, 2024: End of Lectures
- The second semester lectures end on June 21, 2024, marking the completion of another 14-week teaching period.
- June 24 – June 28, 2024: Lecture Free Week/GST Examinations
- Similar to the first semester, a week is allocated for students to prepare for General Studies (GST) examinations.
- July 1 – July 13, 2024: Undergraduate Examinations
- A two-week period is designated for undergraduate examinations across all faculties.
- July 15 – July 20, 2024: Examination in Core Courses in Faculty of Education
- Examinations in core courses for the Faculty of Education take place during this one-week period.
- July 20, 2024: End of Semester/Opening of 2024/2025 Registration Portal
- The second semester concludes on July 20, 2024, with students departing and the opening of the registration portal for the next academic year.
August 15, 2024: Consideration of Results by BCOS Commences
- Results for the second semester are considered by the Board of College of Science (BCOS) beginning four weeks after exams.
DLI Residential Programme and Future Session:
July 29, 2024: DLI Residential Programme Commences
- The Distance Learning Institute (DLI) Residential Programme begins, lasting for six weeks.
- September 25, 2024: Senate Meeting for Consideration of Results
- A Senate meeting is scheduled for September 25, 2024, specifically for the consideration of results.
September 7, 2024: DLI Students Depart
- Students in the Distance Learning Institute (DLI) conclude their residential programme and depart on September 7, 2024.
September 30, 2024: Proposed Resumption Date for 2024/2025 Session
- The proposed date for the resumption of the next academic session is September 30, 2024.
The release of the UNILAG Academic Calendar for the 2023/2024 session provides students, faculty, and stakeholders with a comprehensive schedule of events, ensuring a well-organized and structured academic year. As the university progresses through the semester, adherence to the outlined dates will play a crucial role in the smooth execution of academic activities. Stay tuned for further updates and announcements as the academic session unfolds.