Academic Calendar 2012-2013

Trinity College of Arts & Sciences; The Pratt School of Engineering; The Nicholas School of the Environment; The Graduate School; The School of Nursing; The Sanford School of Public Policy

Consult the calendars of the other schools for additional information.

SUMMER 2012
February 20 Monday. Registration begins for all Summer sessions
May 16 Wednesday. Term I classes begin. The Monday class meeting schedule is in effect on this day. (Therefore, all summer classes meet this day.) Regular class meeting schedule begins on Thursday, May 17; Drop/Add continues
May 17 Thursday. Regular class meeting schedule begins
May 18 Friday. Drop/Add for Term I ends
May 28 Monday. Memorial Day holiday. No classes are held
June 13 Wednesday. Last day to withdraw with W from Term I classes
June 25 Monday. Term I classes end
June 26 Tuesday. Reading period
June 27 Wednesday. Term I final examinations begin
June 28 Thursday. Term I final examinations end
July 2 Monday. Term II classes begin
July 4 Wednesday. Independence Day holiday. No classes are held.
July 5 Thursday. Drop/Add for Term II ends
July 30 Monday. Last day to withdraw with W from Term II classes
August 9 Thursday. Term II classes end
August 10 Friday. Reading period (Until 7:00 p.m.)
August 10 Friday. Term II final examinations begin, 7:00 p.m.
August 12 Sunday. Term II final examinations end
 
FALL 2012
August 21 Tuesday. New graduate student orientation begins
August 21 Tuesday. New undergraduate student orientation begins
August 22 Wednesday. 11:00 a.m. Convocation for new undergraduate students; 4:00 p.m. Convocation for graduate and professional school students
August 27 Monday. 8:30 a.m. Fall Semester classes begin; Drop/Add continues
September 3 Monday. Labor Day. Classes in session
September 7 Friday. Drop/Add ends
September 28 Friday. 5:30 p.m. Founders' Day Convocation
September 30 Sunday. Founders' Day
October 12 Friday. Last day for reporting midsemester grades
October 12 Friday. 7:00 p.m. Fall break begins
October 17 Wednesday. 8:30 a.m. Classes resume
October 31 Wednesday. Registration begins for Spring Semester, 2013
November 9 Friday. Last day to withdraw with W from Fall 2012 classes (Undergraduates Only)
November 14 Wednesday. Registration ends for Spring Semester, 2013
November 15 Thursday. Drop/Add begins for Spring 2013
November 20 Tuesday. 10:30 p.m. Thanksgiving recess begins
November 26 Monday. 8:30 a.m. Classes resume
November 30 Friday. Graduate classes end
December 1 - 10 Saturday-Monday. Graduate reading period
December 7 Friday. Undergraduate classes end
December 8 - 10 Saturday-Monday. Undergraduate reading period
December 11 Tuesday. Final examinations begin (9:00 a.m.)
December 16 Sunday. 10:00 p.m. Final examinations end
 
SPRING 2013
January 6 - 8 Sunday - Tuesday. Undergraduate Winter Forum
January 9 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 10; Classes meeting in a Wednesday/Friday meeting pattern begin January 11; Drop/Add continues
January 10 Thursday. Regular class meeting schedule begins
January 21 Monday. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day holiday: classes are rescheduled on Wednesday, January 9
January 23 Wednesday. Drop/Add ends
February 18 Monday. Registration begins for Summer 2013
February 22 Friday. Last day for reporting midsemester grades
March 8 Friday. 7:00 p.m. Spring recess begins
March 18 Monday. 8:30 a.m. Classes resume
March 27 Wednesday. Last day to withdraw with W from Spring 2013 classes (Undergraduates Only)
April 3 Wednesday. Registration begins for Fall Semester 2013; Summer 2013 registration continues
April 12 Friday. Registration ends for Fall Semester 2013; Summer 2013 registration continues
April 13 Saturday. Drop/Add begins for Fall 2013
April 17 Wednesday. Graduate classes end
April 18 - 28 Thursday-Sunday. Graduate reading period
April 24 Wednesday. Undergraduate classes end
April 25 - 28 Thursday-Sunday. Undergraduate reading period
April 29 Monday. Final examinations begin
May 1 Wednesday. Undergraduate reading period (9:00 AM - 2:00 PM)
May 4 Saturday. 10:00 p.m. Final examinations end
May 10 Friday. Commencement begins
May 12 Sunday. Graduation exercises; conferring of degrees

Approved April 27, 2011
University Schedule Committee
Duke University, Durham, North Carolina  27708

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