2020-2021 Academic Calendar

Applicable to:  Trinity College of Arts & Sciences; The Pratt School of Engineering; The Nicholas School of the Environment; The Graduate School; The Sanford School of Public Policy; The School of Nursing
Consult the calendars of the various schools for additional information.
| ACADEMIC YEAR 2020-21 | SUMMER 2020 | FALL 2020 | SPRING 2021 | SUMMER 2021 |
Summer 2020
Monday, February 17 Registration begins for all Summer sessions
Wednesday, May 13

Term I classes begin. The Monday class meeting schedule is in effect on this day. (Therefore, all summer classes meet this day.)Regular class meeting schedule begins on Thursday, May 14

Drop/Add continues.

Thursday, May 14 Regular class meeting schedule begins
Friday, May 15 Drop/Add for Term I ends
Monday, May 25 Memorial Day holiday. No classes are held.
Wednesday, June 10 Last day to withdraw with W from Term I classes (undergraduates)
Monday, June 22 Term I classes end
Tuesday, June 23 Reading period
Wednesday, June 24 Term I final examinations begin
Thursday, June 25 Term I final examinations end
Monday, June 29 Term II classes begin
Wednesday, July 1 Drop/Add for Term II ends
Saturday, July 4 Independence Day holiday. No classes are held.
Monday, July 27 Last day to withdraw with W from Term II classes (undergraduates)
Thursday, August 6 Term II classes end
Friday, August 7 Reading period (until 7:00 PM)
Friday, August 7 Term II final examinations begin 7:00 PM
Sunday, August 9 Term II final examinations end 10:00 PM
Fall 2020
Tuesday, August 18 New Graduate Student orientation begins
Tuesday, August 18 New undergraduate student orientation begins
Wednesday, August 19

11:00 AM. Convocation for new undergraduate students

4:00 PM. Convocation for new graduate and professional school students

Monday, August 24 8:30 AM. Fall semester classes begin; Drop/Add continues
Friday, September 4 Drop/Add ends
Monday, September 7 Labor Day. Classes in session
Thursday or Friday, September 24 or 25 5:30 PM. Founders' Day Convocation (tentative)
Sunday, September 27 Founders' Day
Friday, October 2 Last day for reporting midsemester grades
Friday, October 2 7:30 PM. Fall break begins
Wednesday, October 7 8:30 AM. Classes resume
Monday, October 19 Bookbagging begins for Spring 2021
Wednesday, October 28 Registration begins for Spring 2021
Friday, November 6 Last day to withdraw with W from Fall 2020 classes (undergraduates only)
Monday, November 9 Registration ends for Spring 2021
Tuesday, November 10 Drop/Add begins for Spring 2021
Tuesday, November 24 10:30 PM. Thanksgiving recess begins
Monday, November 30 8:30 AM. Classes resume
Friday, December 4 Graduate classes end
Saturday-Tuesday, December 5-15 Graduate reading period
Friday, December 11 Undergraduate classes end
Saturday-Tuesday, December 12-15 Undergraduate reading period
Wednesday, December 16 9:00 AM. Final examinations begin
Monday, December 21 10:00 PM. Final examinations end
Spring 2021
Sunday-Tuesday, January 3-5 Undergraduate Winter Forum
Wednesday, January 6 8:30 AM. Spring semester begins: The Monday class meeting schedule is in effect on this day. Regular class meeting schedule begins on Thursday, January 7; Classes meeting in a Wednesday/Friday meeting pattern begin January 8;Drop/Add continues
Thursday, January 7 Regular class meeting schedule begins
Monday, January 18 Martin Luther King, Jr. Day holiday. No classes are held.
Wednesday, January 20 Drop/Add ends
Monday, February 15 Registration begins for Summer 2021
Friday, February 19 Last day for reporting midsemester grades
Friday, March 5 7:00 PM. Spring recess begins
Monday, March 15 8:30 AM. Classes resume
Monday, March 22 Bookbagging begins for Fall 2021
Wednesday, March 24 Last day to withdraw with W from Spring 2021 classes (undergraduates only)
Wednesday, March 31 Registration begins for Fall 2021; Summer 2021 registration continues
Thursday, April 8 Registration ends for Fall 2021; Summer 2021 registration continues
Friday, April 9 Drop/Add begins for Fall 2021
Wednesday, April 14 Graduate classes end
Thursday-Sunday, April 15-25 Graduate reading period
Wednesday, April 21 Undergraduate classes end
Thursday-Sunday, April 22-25 Undergraduate reading period
Monday, April 26 9:00 AM. Final examinations begin
Saturday, May 1 10:00 PM. Final examinations end
Friday, May 7 Commencement begins
Sunday, May 9 Graduation exercises; conferring of degrees
Summer 2021
Monday, February 15 Registration begins for all Summer sessions
Wednesday, May 12 Term I classes begin. The Monday class meeting schedule is in effect on this day. (Therefore, all summer classes meet this day.) Regular class meeting schedule begins on Thursday, May 13; Drop/Add continues
Thursday, May 13 Regular class meeting schedule begins
Friday, May 14 Drop/Add for Term I ends
Monday, May 24 Memorial Day holiday. No classes are held.
Wednesday, June 9 Last day to withdraw with W from Term I classes (undergraduates only)
Monday, June 21 Term I classes end
Tuesday, June 22 Reading period
Wednesday, June 23 Term I final examinations begin
Thursday, June 24 Term I final examinations end
Monday, June 28 Term II classes begin
Wednesday, June 30 Drop/Add for Term II ends
Sunday, July 4 Independence Day holiday
Monday, July 26 Last day to withdraw with W from Term II classes (undergraduates only)
Thursday, August 5 Term II classes end
Friday, August 6 Reading period (until 7:00 PM)
Friday, August 6 7:00 PM. Term II final examinations begin
Sunday, August 8 10:00 PM. Term II final examinations end

Approved March 07, 2019
University Schedule Committee
Duke University, Durham, North Carolina 27708

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