Academic Calendar 2015-2016

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.

SUMMER 2015
February 16 Monday. Registration begins for all Summer sessions
May 13 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 14; Drop/Add continues
May 14 Thursday. Regular class meeting schedule begins
May 15 Friday. Drop/Add for Term I ends
May 25 Monday. Memorial Day holiday. No classes are held
June 10 Wednesday. Last day to withdraw with W from Term I classes (Undergraduates)
June 22 Monday. Term I classes end
June 23 Tuesday. Reading period
June 24 Wednesday. Term I final examinations begin
June 25 Thursday. Term I final examinations end
June 29 Monday. Term II classes begin
July 1 Wednesday. Drop/Add for Term II ends
July 3 Friday. Independence Day holiday. No classes are held.
July 27 Monday. Last day to withdraw with W from Term II classes (Undergraduates)
August 6 Thursday. Term II classes end
August 7 Friday. Reading period (Until 7 p.m.)
August 7
Friday. Term II final examinations begin, 7 p.m.
August 9 Sunday. Term II final examinations end
 
FALL 2015
August 18 Tuesday. New graduate student orientation begins
August 18 Tuesday. New undergraduate student orientation begins
August 19 Wednesday. 11 a.m. Convocation for new undergraduate students; 4 p.m. Convocation for graduate and professional school students
August 24 Monday. 8:30 a.m. Fall semester classes begin; Drop/Add continues
September 4 Friday. Drop/Add ends
September 7 Monday. Labor Day. Classes in session
October 2
Friday. 5:30 p.m. Founders' Day Convocation
October 4
Sunday. Founders' Day
October 9 Friday. Last day for reporting midsemester grades
October 9 Friday. 7 p.m. Fall break begins
October 14 Wednesday. 8:30 a.m. Classes resume
November 4 Wednesday. Registration begins for Spring 2016
November 6 Friday. Last day to withdraw with W from Fall 2015 classes (Undergraduates Only)
November 18 Wednesday. Registration ends for Spring 2016
November 19 Thursday. Drop/Add begins for Spring 2016
November 24 Tuesday. 10:30 p.m. Thanksgiving recess begins
November 24 Tuesday. Graduate classes end
November 30 Monday. 8:30 a.m. Classes resume
November 30 - December 7 Monday-Monday. Graduate reading period
December 4 Friday. Undergraduate classes end
December 5 - 7 Saturday-Monday. Undergraduate reading period
December 8 Tuesday. Final examinations begin (9 a.m.)
December 13 Sunday. 10 p.m. Final examinations end
 
SPRING 2016
January 10 - 12 Sunday-Tuesday. Undergraduate Winter Forum
January 13 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 14; Classes meeting in a Wednesday/Friday meeting pattern begin January 15; Drop/Add continues
January 14 Thursday. Regular class meeting schedule begins
January 18 Monday. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day holiday: classes are rescheduled on Wednesday, January 13
January 27 Wednesday. Drop/Add ends
February 22 Monday. Registration begins for Summer 2016
February 26 Friday. Last day for reporting midsemester grades
March 11 Friday. 7 p.m. Spring recess begins
March 21 Monday. 8 a.m. Classes resume
March 30 Wednesday. Last day to withdraw with W from Spring 2016 classes (Undergraduates Only)
April 6 Wednesday. Registration begins for Fall 2016; Summer 2016 registration continues
April 15 Friday. Registration ends for Fall 2016; Summer 2016 registration continues
April 16 Saturday. Drop/Add begins for Fall 2016
April 20 Wednesday. Graduate classes end
April 21 - May 1 Thursday-Sunday. Graduate reading period
April 27 Wednesday. Undergraduate classes end
April 28 - May 1 Thursday-Sunday. Undergraduate reading period
May 2 Monday. Final examinations begin
May 4 Wednesday. Undergraduate reading period (9 a.m. - 2 p.m.)
May 7 Saturday. 10 p.m. Final examinations end
May 13 Friday. Commencement begins
May 15 Sunday. Graduation exercises; conferring of degrees

Approved April 22, 2014
University Schedule Committee
Duke University, Durham, North Carolina 27708

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