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Academic Calendar

Academic Calendar2019-2020

DKU ACADEMIC CALENDAR Academic Year 2019-2020

Applicable to Undergraduate and Graduate Programs (MMS program not included)

(NOTE: CALENDAR SUBJECT TO CHANGE)

Fall 2019

August 13

Tuesday. International students (Class of 2023) move-in.

August 14

Wednesday. Chinese students (Class of 2023) move-in.

August 17

Saturday. New graduate students move-in.

August 23-24

Friday-Saturday. Returning graduate students move-in.

August 24-25

Saturday-Sunday. Returning undergraduate students move-in.

August 26

Monday. Undergraduate and graduate classes begin.

August 29

Thursday. Drop/add ends for first 7-week undergraduate session.

September 8

Sunday. Drop/add ends for graduate classes.

September 13

Friday. Mid-Autumn Festival - No classes

September 26

Thursday. Last day to withdraw with a W grade for first 7-week classes.

September 28-29

Saturday-Sunday. No classes scheduled.

September 30

Monday. All classes continue.

October 1-7

Tuesday – Monday. Chinese National Day Holiday – No classes.

October 17

Thursday. First 7-week undergraduate session ends.

October 18-20

Friday-Sunday. Undergraduate reading period.

October 21-25

Monday-Friday. First 7-week undergraduate session final examinations. Graduate classes continue.

October 28

Monday. Second 7-week undergraduate session begins.

October 31

Thursday. Drop/add ends for second 7-week undergraduate session.

November 28

Thursday. Graduate classes end; Last day to withdraw with a W grade for second 7-week classes.

November 29December 3

Friday-Tuesday. Graduate reading days.

December 4-6

Wednesday-Friday. Graduate exams.

December 12

Thursday. Second 7-week undergraduate session ends.

December 13-15

Friday-Sunday. Undergraduate reading period.

December 16-20

Monday-Friday. Undergraduate final examinations.

December 21

Saturday Noon. Residence halls close for Winter Break.

Spring 2020

January 2

Thursday. Residence halls reopen at 9AM.

January 6

Monday. Undergraduate classes begin.

January 9

Thursday. Drop/add ends for first 7-weeks undergraduate session.

January 13

Monday. Graduate classes begin.

January 23

Thursday. Drop/add ends for graduate classes.

January 24 - 30

Friday-Thursday. Spring Festival – Chinese New Year – No classes

February 3

Monday. All classes resume.

February 13

Thursday. Last day to withdraw with a W grade for first 7-week classes.

February 27

Thursday. First 7-week undergraduate session ends.

February 28-March 1

Friday-Sunday. Undergraduate Reading Days.

March 2-6

Monday-Friday. First 7-week undergraduate session final examinations. Graduate classes continue.

March 9-13

Monday-Friday. Mini-term week for undergraduate students. Spring recess for graduate programs

March 16

Monday. Second 7-week undergraduate session begins and graduate classes resume.

March 19

Thursday. Drop/add ends for second 7-week undergraduate session.

April 4

Saturday. Qing Ming – Tomb Sweeping Day.

April 16

Thursday. Last day to withdraw with a W grade for second 7-week classes.

April 23

Thursday. Graduate classes end.

April 24-27

Friday-Monday. Graduate Reading Days.

April 28-30

Tuesday-Thursday. Graduate exams.

April 30

Thursday. Second 7-week undergraduate session ends.

May 1

Friday. International Labor Day Celebration – May Day – No classes

May 1-3

Friday - Sunday. Undergraduate Reading Days.

May 4-8

Monday - Friday. Undergraduate final exam period.

May 8

Friday. Graduate commencement.

May 9

Saturday Noon. International freshmen students and all sophomore students check out.

Summer 2020

May 9

Saturday. Military Training for Chinese mainland freshmen students starts.

May 22

Friday. Military Training ends.

May 23

Saturday. Summer Break Starts

July 6

Monday. Summer 7-week session starts (Chinese mainland and HMT students only).

August 12

Wednesday. Last day of Summer 7-week session classes.

August 13

Thursday. Summer 7-week exams.

Past Academic Calendars

2018-2019 Academic Calendar

2017-2018 Academic Calendar

2016-2017 Academic Calendar

2015-2016 Academic Calendar

2014-2015 Academic Calendar