Academic Calendar 2016-2017

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 2016
February 22 Monday. Registration begins for all Summer sessions
May 18 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 19; Drop/Add continues
May 19 Thursday. Regular class meeting schedule begins
May 20 Friday. Drop/Add for Term I ends
May 30 Monday. Memorial Day holiday. No classes are held
June 15 Wednesday. Last day to withdraw with W from Term I classes (Undergraduates)
June 27 Monday. Term I classes end
June 28 Tuesday. Reading period
June 29 Wednesday. Term I final examinations begin
June 30 Thursday. Term I final examinations end
July 4 Monday. Independence Day holiday. No classes are held.
July 5 Tuesday. Term II classes begin
July 7 Thursday. Drop/Add for Term II ends
August 1 Monday. Last day to withdraw with W from Term II classes (Undergraduates)
August 11 Thursday. Term II classes end
August 12 Friday. Reading period (Until 7 p.m.)
August 12
Friday. Term II final examinations begin, 7 p.m.
August 14 Sunday. Term II final examinations end
 
FALL 2016
August 23 Tuesday. New graduate student orientation begins
August 23 Tuesday. New undergraduate student orientation begins
August 24
Wednesday. 11 a.m. Convocation for new undergraduate students; 4 p.m. Convocation for graduate and professional school students
August 29 Monday. 8:30 a.m. Fall semester classes begin; Drop/Add continues
September 5 Monday. Labor Day. Classes in session
September 9 Friday. Drop/Add ends
September 29
Thursday. 5:30 p.m. Founders' Day Convocation
October 2
Sunday. Founders' Day
October 7 Friday. Last day for reporting midsemester grades
October 7 Friday. 7 p.m. Fall break begins
October 12 Wednesday. 8:30 a.m. Classes resume
November 2 Wednesday. Registration begins for Spring 2017
November 11 Friday. Last day to withdraw with W from Fall 2016 classes (Undergraduates Only)
November 16 Wednesday. Registration ends for Spring 2017
November 17 Thursday. Drop/Add begins for Spring 2017
November 22 Tuesday. 10:30 p.m. Thanksgiving recess begins
November 28 Monday. 8:30 a.m. Classes resume
December 2 Friday. Graduate classes end
December 3 - 13 Saturday-Tuesday. Graduate reading period
December 9 Friday. Undergraduate classes end
December 10 - 13 Saturday-Tuesday. Undergraduate reading period
December 14 Wednesday. Final examinations begin (9 a.m.)
December 19 Monday. *5 p.m. Final examinations end
 
SPRING 2017
January 8 - 10 Sunday - Tuesday. Undergraduate Winter Forum
January 11 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 12; Classes meeting in a Wednesday/Friday meeting pattern begin January 13; Drop/Add continues
January 12 Thursday. Regular class meeting schedule begins
January 16 Monday. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day holiday: classes are rescheduled on Wednesday, January 11
January 25 Wednesday. Drop/Add ends
February 20 Monday. Registration begins for Summer 2017
February 24 Friday. Last day for reporting midsemester grades
March 10 Friday. 7 p.m. Spring recess begins
March 20 Monday. 8:30 a.m. Classes resume
March 29 Wednesday. Last day to withdraw with W from Spring 2017 classes (Undergraduates Only)
April 5 Wednesday. Registration begins for Fall 2017; Summer 2017 registration continues
April 14 Friday. Registration ends for Fall 2017; Summer 2017 registration continues
April 15 Saturday. Drop/Add begins for Fall 2017
April 19 Wednesday. Graduate classes end
April 20 - 30 Thursday-Sunday. Graduate reading period
April 26 Wednesday. Undergraduate classes end
April 27 - 30 Thursday-Sunday. Undergraduate reading period
May 1 Monday. Final examinations begin
May 6 Saturday. 10 p.m. Final examinations end
May 12 Friday. Commencement begins
May 14 Sunday. Graduation exercises; conferring of degrees

Approved March 20, 2015
University Schedule Committee
Duke University, Durham, North Carolina 27708

*Updated July 13, 2016.

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