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Academic Calendar 2020-2021

DKU ACADEMIC CALENDAR Academic Year 2020-2021

(NOTE: CALENDAR SUBJECT TO CHANGE)

Fall 2020

(Class dates are applicable to undergraduate program only; For graduate programs,

please contact individual program for detailed academic class dates.)

20-AugThursday at 9:00AM. New undergraduate international students (Class of 2024) move-in; New graduate students move-in; Returning graduate students optional move-in.
21-AugFriday at 9:00AM. New undergraduate Chinese students (Class of 2024) move-in.
21-AugFriday. New undergraduate and graduate student orientation starts.
25-AugTuesday. Returning undergraduate students move-in.
28-AugFriday. Fall classes begin (undergraduate classes meet on a Wednesday schedule).
29-AugSaturday. Undergraduate classes continue ( undergraduate classes meet on a Thursday schedule).
31-AugMonday. Regular undergraduate and graduate class meeting schedule begins.
1-SepTuesday. Drop/add ends, first 7-week undergraduate session; Last day for grading basis change of spring 2020 classes.
8-SepTuesday. Drop/add ends, 14-week undergraduate session.
11-SepFriday. Drop/add ends, graduate classes.
20-SepSunday. Undergraduate classes continue (classes meet on a Friday Schedule).
25-SepFriday. Undergraduate classes continue (classes meet on a Monday Schedule).
26-SepSaturday. Undergraduate classes continue (classes meet on a Tuesday Schedule); Last day to withdraw with a W grade for first 7-week classes; Last day for I grade change for spring 2020 classes.
27-SepSunday. Undergraduate classes continue (classes meet on a Friday schedule).
October 1-8Thursday – Thursday. Chinese National Day Holiday (includes Mid-Autumn Festival) – No classes
October 9-10Friday-Saturday. No classes scheduled.
11-OctSunday. Undergraduate classes resume (classes meet on a Friday Schedule)
12-OctMonday. Undergraduate and graduate classes resume regular class schedule.
16-OctFriday. First 7-week undergraduate session ends (undergraduate classes meet on a Thursday schedule).
October 17-18Saturday-Sunday. Undergraduate reading period.
October 19-22Monday-Thursday. First 7-week undergraduate session final examinations; Graduate classes continue.
26-OctMonday. Second 7-week undergraduate session begins.
29-OctThursday. Drop/add ends, second 7-week undergraduate session.
11-DecFriday. Undergraduate classes end (Second 7-week and full-semester undergraduate courses).
December 12-13Saturday-Sunday. Undergraduate reading period.
December 14-18Monday-Friday. Undergraduate final examinations.
19-DecSaturday at noon. Residence halls close for Winter Break.

Spring 2021

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

4-JanMonday at 9:00 AM. Residence halls reopen.
6-JanWednesday. Undergraduate and graduate classes begin.
12-JanTuesday. Drop/add ends, first 7-weeks undergraduate session; Last day for grading basis change of fall 2020 classes.
19-JanTuesday. Drop/add ends, graduate classes and 14-week undergraduate session.
9-FebTuesday. Last day to withdraw with a W grade for first 7-week classes; Last day for I grade change of fall 2020 classes.
February 10-21Wednesday – Sunday. Spring Festival – Chinese New Year – No classes.
22-FebMonday. All classes resume.
4-MarThursday. First 7-week undergraduate session ends.
March 5-7Friday-Sunday. Undergraduate Reading Days.
March 8-12Monday-Friday. First 7-week undergraduate session final examinations; Graduate classes continue.
March 15-19Monday-Friday. Mini-term week for undergraduate students; Spring recess for graduate programs.
22-MarMonday. Second 7-week undergraduate session begins and graduate classes resume.
25-MarThursday. Drop/add ends for second 7-week undergraduate session.
2-AprFriday. All classes in session (classes meet on a Monday schedule).
April 3-5Saturday-Monday. Qing Ming – Tomb Sweeping Day - No classes.
22-AprThursday. Last day to withdraw with a W grade for second 7-week classes; Graduate classes end (exclude ECE program).
April 23-25Friday-Sunday. Graduate Reading Days (exclude ECE program).
April 26-28Monday-Wednesday. Graduate exams; ECE classes continue.
29-AprThursday. ECE classes end.
30-AprFriday. Undergraduate classes in session (classes meet on a Monday schedule).
April 30-May 3Friday-Monday. ECE program Reading Days.
May 1-3Saturday-Monday. International Labor Day Celebration – May Day - No classes.
May 4-6Tuesday-Thursday. ECE exam period.
6-MayThursday. Second 7-week undergraduate session ends.
7-MayFriday. Graduate Commencement.
May 7-9Friday-Sunday. Undergraduate Reading Days.
May 10-14Monday-Friday. Undergraduate final exam period.
15-MaySaturday at Noon. All students check out.

Summer 2021

May 16Sunday. Military Training for class of 2023 starts (required for mainland Chinese students and optional for HMT students).
May 31Monday. Military Training for class of 2023 ends.
June 17Thursday. Military Training for class of 2024 starts (required for mainland Chinese students and optional for HMT students).
July 2Friday. Military Training for class of 2024 ends.
July 5Monday. Summer 7-week session starts (for class of 2024 mainland and HMT students only).
August 11Wednesday. Summer 7-week session ends.
August 12Thursday. Summer 7-week exam.

Past Academic Calendars

2018-2019 Academic Calendar

2017-2018 Academic Calendar

2016-2017 Academic Calendar

2015-2016 Academic Calendar

2014-2015 Academic Calendar