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Academic Calendar

What does the academic term Academic Calendar mean in higher education?

Academic Calendar

Academic Calendar definition

Short Definition

An Academic Calendar is the schedule of important dates and deadlines, such as the start and end of classes, holidays and exams, for an academic year or term.

In-depth Overview

Academic Calendar

Long definition: The academic calendar is a comprehensive document that delineates the key academic events, including class start and end dates, examination periods, vacation breaks and administrative deadlines. It ensures that the educational institution operates smoothly and that students can plan their studies effectively.

Etymology: The term "academic calendar" doesn't have a complex etymology. It directly combines "academic", relating to education and learning, with "calendar", denoting a system of organizing time. Together, they describe a system for scheduling and organizing educational activities.

Synonyms or related academic terms:
  • University calendar
  • School calendar
  • College calendar
Examples of Use:
  1. Students eagerly anticipate the release of the academic calendar each year to plan their course schedules and holidays.
  2. The academic calendar dictates when final exams will occur, helping students prepare their study timelines accordingly.
  • Spanish: Calendario académico
  • French: Calendrier académique
  • German: Studienkalender
  • Italian: Calendario accademico
  • Portuguese: Calendário acadêmico
  • Japanese: 学年カレンダー (Gakunen karendā)
  • Chinese (Simplified): 学年日历 (Xuénián rìlì)
  • Hindi: शैक्षिक पंचांग (Shikshik panchāng)

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Miscellaneous higher education terms > University academic terms

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