2019-2020 Graduate Academic Calendar

Fall 2019
August
Wednesday, 21 New Student Orientation
Wednesday, 21 Convocation for graduate and professional school students at 4 p.m.
Monday, 26 Fall 2019 classes begin
Drop/Add continues
September
Monday, 2 Labor Day. Classes in session
Friday, 6 Drop/Add ends
Friday, 29 Founders' Day
October
Friday, 4 Fall break begins 7:30 p.m.
Wednesday, 9 Classes resume
Monday, 21 Bookbagging begins for Spring 2020
Wednesday, 30 Registration begins for Spring 2020
November
Monday, 11 Registration ends for Spring 2020
Tuesday, 12 Drop/Add begins for Spring 2020
Tuesday, 26 Thanksgiving recess begins at 10:30 p.m.
Tuesday, 26 Graduate classes end
Wednesday, 27 Graduate reading period begins
December
Tuesday, 10 Graduate reading period ends
Wednesday, 11 Final examinations begin
Saturday, 14 School of Nursing Hooding and Recognition Ceremony at 11 a.m.
Duke University Chapel
Monday, 16 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 2020
January
Monday, 6 New Student Orientation
Wednesday, 8 Spring semester begins at 8:30 a.m.
The Monday class meeting schedule is in effect on this day; Regular class meeting schedule begins on Thursday, January 9; Classes meeting in a Wednesday/Friday meeting pattern begin January 10
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
February
Monday, 17 Registration begins for Summer 2020
March
Friday, 6 Spring recess begins at 7 p.m.
Monday, 16 Classes resume
Monday, 30 Bookbagging begins for Fall 2020
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
Wednesday, 15 Graduate classes end
Thursday, 16 - Sunday, 26 Graduate reading period
Monday, 27 Final examinations begin
May
Saturday, 2 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, 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
Wednesday, 13 Graduate summer classes begin
The Monday class schedule is in effect on this day
Regular class meeting schedule begins on Thursday, May 14
Drop/Add continues
Thursday, 14 Regular class meeting schedule begins
Monday, 25 Memorial Day. No classes are held
Wednesday, 27 Drop/Add ends for Summer 2020
July
Saturday, 4 Independence Day Holiday
August
Thursday, 6 Graduate classes end
Friday, 7 Reading period until 7 p.m.
Friday, 7 Final examinations begin
Sunday, 9 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)

 

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