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Graduate Programs Academic Calendar 2017-2018

Fall 2017

August

23 Wednesday. New student orientation

23 Wednesday. Convocation for graduate and professional school students

28 Monday. Fall 2017 classes begin; Drop/Add continues

September

4 Monday. Labor Day. Classes in session

8 Friday. Drop/Add ends

October

5 or 6 Thursday or Friday. Founders' Day Convocation

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

8 Founders’ Day

11 Wednesday. Classes resume

November

1 Wednesday. Registration begins for Spring 2018

15 Wednesday. Registration ends for Spring 2018

16 Thursday. Drop/Add begins for Spring 2018

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

27 Monday. Classes resume

December

1 Friday. Graduate classes end

2-12 Saturday-Tuesday. Graduate reading period

13 Wednesday. Final examinations begin

9 Saturday. 11:00 a.m. School of Nursing Hooding and Recognition Ceremony; Duke University Chapel

18 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 2018

January

8 Monday. Orientation for all new DUSON students

10 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 11; Classes meeting in a Wednesday/Friday meeting pattern begin January 12; Drop/Add continues

11 Thursday. Regular class meeting schedule begins

15 Monday. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day holiday: classes are rescheduled on Wednesday, January 10

24 Wednesday. Drop/Add ends

February

19 Monday. Registration begins for Summer 2018

March

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

19 Monday. Classes resume

April

4 Wednesday. Registration begins for Fall Semester 2018; Summer 2018 registration continues

13 Friday. Registration ends for Fall Semester 2018; Summer 2018 Registration continues

14 Saturday. Drop/Add begins for Fall 2018

18 Wednesday. Graduate classes end

19-29 Thursday-Sunday. Graduate reading period

30 Monday. Final examinations begin

May

5 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)

11 Friday. Commencement weekend begins

13 Sunday. 4:00 p.m. School of Nursing Hooding and Recognition Ceremony; Duke University Chapel

Summer 2018

May

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

17 Thursday. Regular class meeting schedule begins

28 Monday. Memorial Day. No classes are held

30 Wednesday. Drop/Add ends for summer 2018

July

4 Wednesday. Independence Day Holiday. No classes are held

August

9 Thursday. Summer classes end

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

10 Friday. Final examinations begin

12 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)