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Academic Calendar 2016-2017 for Graduate Programs

Fall 2016

August

24 Wednesday. New student orientation

24 Wednesday. Convocation for graduate and professional school students

29 Monday. Fall 2016 classes begin; Drop/Add continues

September

5 Monday. Labor Day. Classes in session

9 Friday. Drop/Add ends

29 or 30 Thursday or Friday at 5:30. Founders’ Day Convocation

October

2 Sunday. Founders' Day

7 Friday. 7:00 p.m. Fall break begins

12 Wednesday. Classes resume

November

2 Wednesday. Registration begins for Spring 2017

16 Wednesday. Registration ends for Spring 2017

17 Thursday. Drop/Add begins for Spring 2017

22 Tuesday. 10:30 p.m. Thanksgiving recess begins

28 Monday. Classes resume

December

2 Friday. Graduate classes end

3-13 Saturday-Tuesday. Graduate reading period

14 Wednesday. Final examinations begin

10 Saturday. 11:00 a.m. School of Nursing Hooding and Recognition Ceremony at the Washington Duke Inn

19 Monday. 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 2017

January

9 Monday. Orientation for all new DUSON students

11 Wednesday. 8:30 a.m. Spring semester begins: The Monday class meeting schedule is in effect on this day; Regular class meeting schedule begins on Thursday, January 12; Classes meeting in a Wednesday/Friday meeting pattern begin January 13; Drop/Add continues

12 Thursday. Regular class meeting schedule begins

16 Monday. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day holiday: classes are rescheduled on Wednesday, January 11th

25 Wednesday. Drop/Add ends

February

20 Monday. Registration begins for Summer 2017

March

10 Friday. 7:00 p.m. Spring recess begins

20 Monday. Classes resume

April

5 Wednesday. Registration begins for Fall Semester 2017; Summer 2017 registration continues

14 Friday. Registration ends for Fall Semester 2017; Summer 2017 Registration continues

15 Saturday. Drop/Add begins for Fall 2017

19 Wednesday. Graduate classes end

20-30 Thursday-Sunday. Graduate reading period

May

1 Monday. Final examinations begin

6 Saturday. 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)

12 Friday. Commencement weekend begins

14 Sunday. Duke Commencement Exercises

**School of Nursing Hooding and Recognition Ceremony to be held around or during Commencement weekend (May 12-14, 2016). Exact date/location to be determined.

Summer 2017

May

17 Wednesday. Graduate summer classes begin. The Monday class schedule is in effect on this day. Regular class meeting schedule begins on Thursday, May 19; Drop/Add continues

18 Thursday. Regular class meeting schedule begins

29 Monday. Memorial Day. No classes are held

31 Wednesday. Drop/Add ends for summer 2017

July

4 Tuesday. Independence Day Holiday. No classes are held

August

10 Thursday. Summer classes end

11 Friday. Reading period (until 7:00 PM)

11 Friday. Final examinations begin

13 Sunday. 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)