Fall Calendar and Year-Long Final Assessments

The fall 2020 quarter for most units will start September 14, and instruction will end Friday, November 20. The length of the instruction period for the quarter will remain unchanged. A study week between the last day of class and final exams has been added to support students moving off campus for winter break. Final exams will be online from December 1-4. The Law School fall semester begins on August 17, and the last day of fall semester classes is November 23. The Law School’s exams will also be online from December 2-16. 

All assessments for the 2020-2021 academic year will be delivered online and DU will be paperless for the 2020-2021 academic year. Instructors will distribute and receive all assignments and class material electronically. Online final assessments may be synchronous or asynchronous, but if a final assessment for the fall 2020 quarter is scheduled to be synchronous it should conform to the time allotted to the final in the schedule of classes. Instructors should not require synchronous finals during the last week of instruction or during the time between the end of instruction and the beginning of finals. Dates for winter 2021 and spring 2021 finals assessments will be released at a later time.