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Academic Calendar 2018-2019 for Graduate Programs

Fall 2018

August

Wednesday, 22
New Student Orientation
Wednesday, 22
Convocation for graduate and professional school students at 4 p.m.
Monday, 27
Fall 2018 classes begin; Drop/Add continues

September

Monday, 3
Labor Day. Classes in session
Friday, 7
Drop/Add ends
Friday, 28
Founders' Day Convocation at 5:30 p.m.
Sunday, 30
Founders' Day

October

Friday, 5 Fall break begins at 7 p.m.
Wednesday, 10 Classes resume
Wednesday, 31 Registration begins for Spring 2019

November

Wednesday, 14 Registration ends for Spring 2019
Thursday, 15 Drop/Add begins for Spring 2019
Tuesday, 20 Thanksgiving recess begins at 10:30 p.m.
Monday, 26 Classes resume
Friday, 30 Graduate classes end

December

Saturday, 1 - Tuesday, 11 Graduate reading period
Saturday, 8 School of Nursing Hooding and Recognition Ceremony at 11 a.m.
Duke University Chapel
Wednesday, 12 Final examinations begin
Monday, 17 Final examinations end
(Faculty policy requires that grades for graduating students be submitted within 24 hours of a final exam. Grades for all other students must be submitted within 48 hours of the final exam)

Spring 2019

January

Monday, 7 New Student Orientation
Wednesday, 9 Spring semester begins at 8 a.m.
The Monday class meeting schedule is in effect on this day; Regular class meeting schedule begins on Thursday, January 10; Classes meeting in a Wednesday/Friday meeting pattern begin January 11
Drop/Add continues
Thursday, 10 Regular class meeting schedule begins
Monday, 21 Martin Luther King, Jr. Day holiday
Classes are rescheduled on Wednesday, January 9
Wednesday, 23 Drop/Add ends

February

Monday, 18 Registration begins for Summer 2019

March

Friday, 8 Spring recess begins at 7 p.m.
Monday, 18 Classes resume

April

Wednesday, 3 Registration begins for Fall Semester 2019
Summer 2019 registration continues
Friday, 12 Registration ends for Fall Semester 2019
Summer 2019 Registration continues
Saturday, 13 Drop/Add begins for Fall 2019
Wednesday, 17 Graduate classes end
Thursday, 18 - Sunday, 27 Graduate reading period
Monday, 29 Final examinations begin

May

Saturday, 4

Final examinations end
(Faculty policy requires that grades for graduating students be submitted within 24 hours of a final exam. Grades for all other students must be submitted within 48 hours of the final exam.)

Friday, 10 Commencement weekend begins
Sunday, 12 Duke Commencement Exercises at 5 p.m.
School of Nursing Hooding and Recognition Ceremony
Duke University Chapel

Summer 2019

May

Wednesday, 15 Graduate summer classes begin.
The Monday class schedule is in effect on this day.
Regular class meeting schedule begins on Thursday, May 16
Drop/Add continues
Thursday, 16 Regular class meeting schedule begins
Monday, 27 Memorial Day. No classes are held
Wednesday, 29 Drop/Add ends for Summer 2019

July

Thursday, 4 Independence Day Holiday. No classes are held.

August

Thursday, 8 Summer classes end
Friday, 9 Reading period until 7 p.m.
Friday, 9 Final examinations begin
Sunday, 11 Final examinations end
(Faculty policy requires that grades for graduating students be submitted within 24 hours of a final exam. Grades for all other students must be submitted within 48 hours of the final exam)