2021-2022 Academic Calendar

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
Consult the calendars of the various schools for additional information.
| ACADEMIC YEAR 2021-22 | SUMMER 2021 | FALL 2021 | SPRING 2022 | SUMMER 2022 |
Summer 2021
Monday, February 15 Registration begins for all Summer sessions
Wednesday, May 12

Term 1 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 31 Memorial Day holiday. No classes are held.
Wednesday, June 9 Last day to withdraw with W from Term 1 classes (undergraduates)
Monday, June 21 Term 1 classes end
Tuesday, June 22 Reading period
Wednesday, June 23 Term 1 final examinations begin
Thursday, June 24 Term I final examinations end
Monday, June 28 Term 2 classes begin
Wednesday, June 30 Drop/Add for Term 2 ends
Monday, July 5 Independence Day holiday. No classes are held.
Monday, July 26 Last day to withdraw with W from Term 2 classes (undergraduates)
Thursday, August 5 Term 2 classes end
Friday, August 6 Reading period (until 7:00 PM)
Friday, August 6 Term 2 final examinations begin 7:00 PM
Sunday, August 8 Term 2 final examinations end 10:00 PM
Fall 2021
Tuesday, August 17 New Graduate Student orientation begins
Tuesday, August 17 New undergraduate student orientation begins
Wednesday, August 18

11:00 AM. Convocation for new undergraduate students

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

Monday, August 23 8:30 AM. Fall semester classes begin; Drop/Add continues
Friday, September 3 Drop/Add ends
Monday, September 6 Labor Day. Classes in session
Thursday or Friday, September 23 or 24 5:30 PM. Founders' Day Convocation (tentative)
Sunday, September 26 Founders' Day
Friday, October 1 Last day for reporting midsemester grades
Friday, October 1 7:00 PM. Fall break begins
Wednesday, October 6 8:30 AM. Classes resume
Monday, October 18 Bookbagging begins for Spring 2022
Wednesday, October 27 Registration begins for Spring 2022
Friday, November 5 Last day to withdraw with W from Fall 2021 classes (undergraduates only)
Monday, November 8 Registration ends for Spring 2022
Tuesday, November 9 Drop/Add begins for Spring 2022
Tuesday, November 23 10:30 PM. Thanksgiving recess begins; Graduate classes end
Wednesday-Tuesday, November 24 - December 7 Graduate reading period
Monday, November 29 8:30 AM. Classes resume
Friday, December 3 Undergraduate classes end
Saturday-Tuesday, December 4 - 7 Undergraduate reading period
Wednesday, December 8 Final examinations begin 9:00 AM
Monday, December 13 Final examinations end 10:00 PM
Spring 2022
Wednesday, January 5

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 6; Classes meeting in a Wednesday/Friday meeting pattern begin January 7

Drop/Add continues

Thursday, January 6 Regular class meeting schedule begins
Monday, January 17 Martin Luther King, Jr. Day holiday. No classes are held. Classes rescheduled on Wednesday, January 5
Wednesday, January 19 Drop/Add ends
Monday, February 14 Registration begins for Summer 2022
Friday, February 18 Last day for reporting midsemester grades
Friday, March 4 7:00 PM. Spring recess begins
Monday, March 14 8:30 AM. Classes resume
Monday, March 21 Bookbagging begins for Fall 2022
Wednesday, March 23 Last day to withdraw with W from Spring 2022 classes (undergraduates only)
Wednesday, March 30 Registration begins for Fall 2022; Summer 2022 registration continues
Thursday, April 7 Registration ends for Fall 2022; Summer 2022 registration continues
Friday, April 8 Drop/Add begins for Fall 2022
Wednesday, April 13 Graduate classes end
Thursday-Sunday, April 14 - 24 Graduate reading period
Wednesday, April 20 Undergraduate classes end
Thursday-Sunday, April 21 - 24 Undergraduate reading period
Monday, April 25 9:00 AM. Final examinations begin
Saturday, April 30 10:00 PM. Final examinations end
Friday, May 6 Commencement begins
Sunday, May 8 Graduation exercises; conferring of degrees
Summer 2022
Monday, February 14 Registration begins for all Summer sessions
Wednesday, May 11

Term 1 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 12

Drop/Add continues

Thursday, May 12 Regular class meeting schedule begins
Friday, May 13 Drop/Add for Term 1 ends
Monday, May 30 Memorial Day holiday. No classes are held.
Wednesday, June 8 Last day to withdraw with W from Term 1 classes (undergraduates only)
Monday, June 20 Term 1 classes end
Tuesday, June 21 Reading period
Wednesday, June 22 Term 1 final examinations begin
Thursday, June 23 Term 1 final examinations end
Monday, June 27 Term 2 classes begin
Friday, June 29 Drop/Add for Term 2 ends
Monday, July 4 Independence Day holiday observed. No classes are held
Monday, July 25 Last day to withdraw with W from Term 2 classes (undergraduates only)
Thursday, August 4 Term 2 classes end
Friday, August 5 Reading period (until 7:00 PM)
Friday, August 5 7:00 PM. Term 2 final examinations begin
Sunday, August 7 10:00 PM. Term 2 final examinations end

Approved March 4, 2020
University Schedule Committee
Duke University, Durham, North Carolina 27708

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