Fall 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
Consult the calendars of the various schools for additional information.
| ACADEMIC YEAR 2021-22 | SUMMER 2021 | FALL 2021 | SPRING 2022 | SUMMER 2022 |
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

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

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