2019-2020 ABSN Academic Calendar

Fall 2019
August
Wednesday, 21 New Student Orientation
Wednesday, 21 ABSN Orientation
Wednesday, 22 Convocation for graduate and professional school students at 4 p.m.
Thursday, 22 & Friday, 23 ABSN Orientation continues
Monday, 26 Fall semester classes begin
Drop/Add continues
September
Monday, 2 Labor Day. No classes/clinical
Friday, 6 Drop/Add ends
Thursday, 26 or Friday, 27 Founders' Day Convocation at 5:30 p.m.
Sunday, 29 Founders' Day
October
Friday, 4 Fall break begins at 11 p.m.
Saturday, 12 Classes/clinical resume at 6 a.m.
Wednesday, 30 Registration begins for Spring 2020
November
Wednesday, 13 Registration ends for Spring 2020
Thursday, 14 Drop/Add begins for Spring 2020
Tuesday, 26 Thanksgiving recess begins at 11 p.m.
Tuesday, 26 Graduate classes end
(Applies to any ABSN students enrolled in a graduate course)
December
Monday, 2 Classes/clinical resume
Friday, 6 ABSN classes end
Monday, 9

Final examinations begin

Friday, 13 Final examinations end
Monday, 9 & Tuesday, 10 Mandatory NCLEX Live Review (Fourth semester only)
Saturday, 14 School of Nursing Hooding & Recognition Ceremony at 11 a.m.
Duke University Chapel
Spring 2020
January
Monday, 6 New Student Orientation
Monday, 6 ABSN Orientation
Tuesday, 7 & Wednesday, 8 ABSN Orientation continues
Wednesday, 8 Spring semester begins
(Monday class schedule is in effect for first semester; Wednesday class schedule is in effect for second semester)
Drop/Add continues
Thursday, 9 Regular class meeting schedule begins
Monday, 20 Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Holiday; no classes are held
Wednesday, 22 Drop/Add ends for Spring 2020
February
Thursday, 13 Last day of first 6-week courses (second semester only)
Monday, 17 Registration begins for Summer 2020
Monday, 17 Final exams first 6-week courses (second semester only)
Wednesday, 19 First day second 6-week courses (second semester only)
March
Friday, 6 Spring recess begins at 11 p.m.
Monday, 16 Classes/clinical resume at 6:30 a.m.
April
Wednesday, 1 Registration begins for Fall Semester 2020
Summer 2020 registration continues
Friday, 10 Registration ends for Fall Semester 2020
Summer 2020 Registration continues
Saturday, 11 Drop/Add begins for Fall 2020
Monday, 13 ABSN classes/clinical end
Wednesday, 15 Graduate classes end
(This applies to any ABSN student enrolled in a graduate course)
Wednesday, 15 Final examinations begin for second 6-week courses and full-term courses
Sunday, 19 Final examinations end
Monday, 20 & Tuesday, 21 Mandatory NCLEX Live Review (fourth semester only)
May
Friday, 8 Commencement weekend begins
Sunday, 10 Duke Commencement Exercises at 5 p.m.
School of Nursing Hooding and Recognition Ceremony
Duke University Chapel
Summer 2020
May
Monday, 11 First day of classes
Wednesday, 13 First day of graduate classes
Monday, 25 Memorial Day. No classes/clinical
Wednesday, 27 Drop/Add ends for Summer 2020
June
Tuesday, 23 Last day of first 6-week courses (second semester only)
Wednesday, 24 Final Exams of first 6-week courses (second semester only)
Thursday, 25 First day of second 6-week courses (second semester only)
July
Friday, 3 - Sunday, 5 Independence Day Holiday weekend; No classes/clinical
August
Thursday, 6 Classes end for ABSN and graduate students
Friday, 7 - Saturday, 8 Final exams second 6-week courses and full-term courses
Sunday, 9 Final examinations end
(This applies to any ABSN student enrolled in a graduate course)
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