2018-2019 Academic Calendar

Trinity College of Arts & Sciences; The Pratt School of Engineering; The Nicholas School of the Environment; The Graduate School; The Sanford School of Public Policy; The School of Nursing
Consult the calendars of the various schools for additional information.
| ACADEMIC YEAR 2018-19 | SUMMER 2018 | FALL 2018 | SPRING 2019 | SUMMER 2019 |
Summer 2018
Monday, February 19 Registration begins for all Summer sessions
Wednesday, May 16

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.

Thursday, May 17 Regular class meeting schedule begins
Friday, May 18 Drop/Add for Term I ends
Monday, May 28 Memorial Day holiday. No classes are held.
Wednesday, June 13 Last day to withdraw with W from Term I classes (undergraduates)
Monday, June 25 Term I classes end
Tuesday, June 26 Reading period
Wednesday, June 27 Term I final examinations begin
Thursday, June 28 Term I final examinations end
Monday, July 2 Term II classes begin
Wednesday, July 4 Independence Day holiday. No classes are held.
Thursday, July 5 Drop/Add for Term II ends
Monday, July 30 Last day to withdraw with W from Term II classes (undergraduates)
Thursday, August 9 Term II classes end
Friday, August 10 Reading period (until 7:00 PM)
Friday, August 10 Term II final examinations begin 7:00 PM
Sunday, August 12 Term II final examinations end 10:00 PM
Fall 2018
Tuesday, August 21 New Graduate Student orientation begins
Tuesday, August 21 New undergraduate student orientation begins
Wednesday, August 22

11:00 AM. Convocation for new undergraduate students

4:00 PM. Convocation for new graduate and professional school students

Monday, August 27 8:30 AM. Fall semester classes begin; Drop/Add continues
Monday, September 3 Labor Day. Classes in session
Friday, September 7 Drop/Add ends
Thursday or Friday, September 27 or 28 5:30 PM. Founders' Day Convocation
Sunday, September 30 Founders' Day
Friday, October 5 Last day for reporting midsemester grades
Friday, October 5 7:30 PM. Fall break begins
Wednesday, October 10 8:30 AM. Classes resume
Monday, October 22 Bookbagging begins for Spring 2019
Wednesday, October 31 Registration begins for Spring 2019
Friday, November 9 Last day to withdraw with W from Fall 2018 classes (undergraduates only)
Monday, November 12 Registration ends for Spring 2019
Tuesday, November 13 Drop/Add begins for Spring 2019
Tuesday, November 20 10:30 PM. Thanksgiving recess begins
Monday, November 26 8:30 AM. Classes resume
Friday, November 30 Graduate classes end
Wednesday-Tuesday, December 1-11 Graduate reading period
Friday, December 7 Undergraduate classes end
Saturday-Tuesday, December 8-11 Undergraduate reading period
Wednesday, December 12 Final examinations begin 9:00 AM
Monday, December 17 Final examinations end 10:00 PM
Spring 2019
Sunday-Tuesday, January 6-8 Undergraduate Winter Forum
Wednesday, January 9

8:30 AM. Spring semester begins: 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 11

Drop/Add continues

Thursday, January 10 Regular class meeting schedule begins
Monday, January 21 Martin Luther King, Jr. Day holiday. No classes are held. Classes re rescheduled on Wednesday, January 9.
Wednesday, January 23 Drop/Add ends
Monday, February 18 Registration begins for Summer 2019
Friday, February 22 Last day for reporting midsemester grades
Friday, March 8 7:00 PM. Spring recess begins
Monday, March 18 8:30 AM. Classes resume
Monday, March 25 Bookbagging begins for Fall 2019
Wednesday, March 27 Last day to withdraw with W from Spring 2019 classes (undergraduates only)
Wednesday, April 3 Registration begins for Fall 2019; Summer 2019 registration continues
Thursday, April 11 Registration ends for Fall 2019; Summer 2019 registration continues
Friday, April 12 Drop/Add begins for Fall 2019
Wednesday, April 17 Graduate classes end
Thursday-Sunday, April 18-28 Graduate reading period
Wednesday, April 24 Undergraduate classes end
Thursday-Sunday, April 25-28 Undergraduate reading period
Monday, April 29 9:00 AM. Final examinations begin
Saturday, May 4 10:00 PM. Final examinations end
Friday, May 10 Commencement begins
Sunday, May 12 Graduation exercises; conferring of degrees
Summer 2019
Monday, February 18 Registration begins for all Summer sessions
Wednesday, May 15

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 16

Drop/Add continues

Thursday, May 16 Regular class meeting schedule begins
Friday, May 17 Drop/Add for Term I ends
Monday, May 27 Memorial Day holiday. No classes are held.
Wednesday, June 12 Last day to withdraw with W from Term I classes (undergraduates only)
Monday, June 24 Term I classes end
Tuesday, June 25 Reading period
Wednesday, June 26 Term I final examinations begin
Thursday, June 27 Term I final examinations end
Monday, July 1 Term II classes begin
Thursday, July 4 Independence Day holiday
Friday, July 5 Drop/Add for Term II ends
Monday, July 29 Last day to withdraw with W from Term II classes (undergraduates only)
Thursday, August 8 Term II classes end
Friday, August 9 Reading period (until 7:00 PM)
Friday, August 9 7:00 PM. Term II final examinations begin
Sunday, August 11 10:00 PM. Term II final examinations end

Approved March 25, 2017
University Schedule Committee
Duke University, Durham, North Carolina 27708

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