Fall 2020 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 |
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

*Corrections are noted in bold.  Updated on 08/07/2019.

REVISED June 5, 2020
University Schedule Committee
Duke University, Durham, North Carolina 27708

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