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Key Dates

Key Dates for 2021|2022 Academic Year


September 13-20*, 2021: Wildcat Welcome and Student Move-in (*Activities will be paused on September 16 for students to observe Yom Kippur)
September 21, 2021: Fall classes begin
September 29-30, 2021: Virtual Fall Job and Internship Fair
November 24-28, 2021: Thanksgiving Recess
December 6, 2021: Fall Classes End
December 11, 2021: Winter Break Begins
December 27-31: University closed for Winter Recess


January 1 - January 17, 2022: Wildcat Wellness
January 3, 2022: Winter classes begin
January 17, 2022: MLK Day Observed
January, 26 2022: Virtual Winter Job and Internship Fair
March 12, 2022: Last day of Winter Classes
March 21-28, 2022: Spring Break


March 29, 2022: Spring classes begin
Mid-April(Date TBD), 2022: Spring job and Internship Fair (Format of this fair is TBD)
June 4, 2022: Spring classes end

NCA is currently evaluating a number of event formats for the 2021-22 academic year and will communicate timely guidance to employers regarding in-person policies. Should on-campus activities be permitted, we advise that events are hosted within the parameters of Northwestern’s academic calendar. Virtual events may be occur at a date of the employer’s choosing.  

To maximize the success of any event, consult your Employer Strategist. For more details on information session and other student engagement opportunities please visit our NCA Employer Events webpage.