Current 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
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
Friday, July 3 Independence Day holiday observed. 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
Monday, July 27 Bookbagging begins for Fall 2020
Monday, August 3 Registration begins for Fall 2020

Monday, August 10

New Graduate Student orientation begins
Wednesday, August 12 Registration ends for Fall 2020
Thursday, August 13 New undergraduate student orientation begins; Drop/add begins for Fall 2020
Monday, August 17 8:30 AM. Fall semester classes begin; Drop/Add continues
Friday, August 28 Drop/Add ends
Monday, September 7 Labor Day. Classes in session
Saturday/Sunday, September 26/27 Founders' Weekend
Friday, October 2 Last day for reporting midsemester grades
Monday, October 19 Bookbagging begins for Spring 2021
Wednesday, October 28 Registration begins for Spring 2021
Friday, October 30 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
Monday, November 16 Graduate and undergraduate classes end
Tuesday - Thursday, November 17 - 19 Graduate and undergraduate reading period
Friday, November 20 Final examinations begin (9:00 AM)
Tuesday, November 24 10:00 PM. Final examinations end (10:00 PM)
Tuesday, November 24 Thanksgiving Break; End of Fall 2020 term
Spring 2021
Monday, January 18 Martin Luther King, Jr. Day holiday. No classes are held.
Wednesday, January 20 8:30 AM. Spring semester begins; Drop/Add continues
Tuesday, February 2 Drop/Add ends
Monday, March 1 Registration begins for Summer 2021
Friday, March 5 Last day for reporting midsemester grades
Tuesday - Wednesday, March 9 - 10 No classes held
Wednesday, March 24 Last day to withdraw with W from Spring 2021 classes (undergraduates only)
Saturday, March 27 Make-up day for undergraduate in-person classes that did not meet on 3/15/21
Saturday, April 3 Make-up day for undergraduate in-person classes that did not meet on 3/16/21
Saturday, April 10 Make-up day for undergraduate in-person classes that did not meet on 3/17/21
Saturday, April 10 Snow Day.  Classes will be held, if needed.
Monday, April 12 Wellness Day
Saturday, April 17 Make-up day for undergraduate in-person classes that did not meet on 3/18/21
Saturday, April 17 Snow Day.  Classes will be held, if needed.
Sunday, April 18 Make-up day for undergraduate in-person classes that did not meet on 3/19/21
Friday, April 23 Graduate and undergraduate classes end
Saturday - Monday, April 24 - 26 Graduate and undergraduate reading period
Tuesday, April 27 Final examinations begin (9:00 AM)
Saturday, May 1 Final examinations end (10:00 PM)
Sunday, May 2 Graduation exercises
Sunday, May 9 Conferring of degrees
Summer 2021
Monday, March 1 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 31 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
Monday, June 28 Shopping carts open for Fall 2021
Wednesday, June 30 Drop/Add for Term II ends
Monday, July 5 Independence Day holiday observed. No classes are held.
Wednesday, July 7 Registration begins for Fall 2021
Monday, July 19 Registration ends for Fall 2021
Tuesday, July 20 Drop/Add begins for Fall 2021
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 Term II final examinations begin (7:00 PM)
Sunday, August 8 Term II final examinations end (10:00 PM)

REVISED June 5, 2020, November 11, 2020, January 13, 2021, January 25, 2021 and March 18, 2021.
University Schedule Committee
Duke University, Durham, North Carolina 27708

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