Academic Calendar 2018-2019

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  
 
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 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 7:00 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)  
Wednesday, November 14 Registration ends for Spring 2019  
Thursday, November 15 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  
Saturday - 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 10:00 PM. Final examinations end  
 
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 10; 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: classes are 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  
Friday, April 12 Registration ends for Fall 2019; Summer 2019 registration continues  
Saturday, April 13 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 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)  
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. No classes are held.  
Friday, July 5 Drop/Add for Term II ends  
Monday, July 29 Last day to withdraw with W from Term II classes (Undergraduates)  
Thursday, August 8 Term II classes end  
Friday, August 9 Reading period (Until 7:00 PM)  
Friday, August 9 Term II final examinations begin, 7:00 PM  
Sunday, August 11 Term II final examinations end  
 

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

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