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Academic Calendar

DKU ACADEMIC CALENDAR Academic Year 2021-2022

Applicable to Undergraduate and Graduate Programs

(NOTE: CALENDAR SUBJECT TO CHANGE)

Fall 2021

15-AugSunday at 9:00 AM. All new undergraduate students (Class of 2025) and all graduate students move-in.
20-AugFriday at 9:00 AM. Returning undergraduate students move-in.
23-AugMonday. Undergraduate and graduate classes begin.
26-AugThursday. Drop/add ends for first 7-week undergraduate session; Last day for grading basis change of spring 2021 classes.
3-SepFriday. Drop/add ends for graduate classes.
17-SepFriday. Undergraduate and graduate classes continue, classes meet on a Monday Schedule.
18-SepSaturday. Undergraduate and graduate classes continue, classes meet on a Tuesday Schedule.
September 19-21Sunday -Tuesday. Mid-Autumn Festival – No classes.
23-SepThursday. Last day to withdraw with a W grade of first 7-week classes; Last day to change grading basis of first 7-week classes (Class of 2025 only); Last day to resolve I grade of spring 2021 classes.
October 1-7Friday – Thursday. Chinese National Day Holiday – No classes.
14-OctThursday. First 7-week undergraduate session end.
October 15-17Friday-Sunday. Undergraduate reading period.
October 18-21Monday-Thursday. First 7-week undergraduate session final examinations. Graduate classes continue.
25-OctMonday. Second 7-week undergraduate session begins.
28-OctThursday. Drop/add ends for second 7-week undergraduate session.
25-NovThursday. Graduate classes end (ECE classes continue); Last day to withdraw with a W grade of second 7-week classes; Last day to change grading basis of second 7-week classes (Class of 2025 only); Last day to resolve I grade of fall 2021 first 7-week classes.
November 26- 30Friday-Tuesday. Graduate reading days; ECE classes continue.
December 1-3Wednesday-Friday. Graduate exams.
2-DecThursday. ECE classes end.
December 3-7Friday -Tuesday. ECE program reading days.
December 8-10Wednesday - Friday. ECE program exam period.
9-DecThursday. Second 7-week undergraduate session ends.
December 10-12Friday-Sunday. Undergraduate reading period.
December 13-16Monday-Thursday. Undergraduate final examinations.
17-DecFriday at Noon. All residence halls close for Winter Break.
 

Spring 2022

January 7Friday at 9:00 AM. All residence halls reopen.
January 10Monday. Undergraduate and graduate classes begin.
January 13Thursday. Drop/add ends for first 7-weeks undergraduate session; Last day to change grading basis of fall 2021 classes (Class of 2022, 2023 and 2024 only).
January 21Friday. Drop/add ends for graduate classes.
January 31- February 6Monday-Sunday. Spring Festival – Chinese New Year – No classes
February 7Monday. All classes resume.
February 17Thursday. Last day to withdraw with a W grade of first 7-week classes; Last day to change grading basis of first 7-week classes (Class of 2025 only); Last day to resolve I grade of fall 2021 second 7-week classes.
March 3Thursday. First 7-week undergraduate session ends.
March 4-6Friday-Sunday. Undergraduate Reading Days.
March 7-10Monday-Thursday. First 7-week undergraduate session final examinations. Graduate classes continue.
March 14-18Monday-Friday. Mini-term week for undergraduate students; Spring recess for graduate programs.
March 21Monday. Second 7-week undergraduate session begins.
March 24Thursday. Drop/add ends for second 7-week undergraduate session.
April 1Friday. Undergraduate and graduate classes continue, classes meet on a Monday Schedule.
April 2Saturday. Undergraduate and graduate classes continue, classes meet on a Tuesday Schedule.
April 3-5Sunday-Tuesday. Qing Ming – Tomb Sweeping Day – No classes
April 21Thursday. Graduate classes end (ECE classes continue); Last day to withdraw with a W grade of second 7-week classes; Last day to change grading basis for second 7-week classes (Class of 2025 only); Last day for I grade change of spring 2022 first 7-week classes.
April 22-26Friday-Tuesday. Graduate Reading Days; ECE classes continue.
April 27-29Wednesday-Friday. Graduate exams.
April 28Thursday. ECE Classes end.
April 29-May3Saturday -Tuesday. ECE program reading days.
April 29Friday. Undergraduate classes continue, classes meet on a Monday Schedule.
April 30Saturday. Undergraduate classes continue, classes meet on a Tuesday Schedule.
May 1-3Sunday-Tuesday. International Labor Day Celebration – May Day – No classes
May 4-6Wednesday-Friday. ECE program exam period.
May 5Thursday. Second 7-week undergraduate session ends.
May 6Friday. Graduate Commencement.
May 6-8Friday-Sunday. Undergraduate Reading Days.
May 9-12Monday-Thursday. Undergraduate final exam period.
May 13Friday. Last day to change grading basis of Spring 2022 classes (Class of 2022 only).
May 20Friday. Undergraduate Commencement.
May 21Saturday at Noon. All residence halls close.

Past Academic Calendars

2020-2021 Academic Calendar

2018-2019 Academic Calendar

2017-2018 Academic Calendar

2016-2017 Academic Calendar

2015-2016 Academic Calendar

2014-2015 Academic Calendar