Fall 2019 Academic Calendar

Applicable to:  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 2019-20 | SUMMER 2019 | FALL 2019 | SPRING 2020 | SUMMER 2020 |
Fall 2019
Tuesday, August 20 New Graduate Student orientation begins
Tuesday, August 20 New undergraduate student orientation begins
Wednesday, August 21

11:00 AM. Convocation for new undergraduate students

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

Monday, August 26 8:30 AM. Fall semester classes begin; Drop/Add continues
Monday, September 2 Labor Day. Classes in session
Friday, September 6 Drop/Add ends
Thursday or Friday, September 26 or 27 5:30 PM. Founders' Day Convocation
Sunday, September 29 Founders' Day
Friday, October 4 Last day for reporting midsemester grades
Friday, October 4 7:30 PM. Fall break begins
Wednesday, October 9 8:30 AM. Classes resume
Monday, October 21 Bookbagging begins for Spring 2020
Wednesday, October 30 Registration begins for Spring 2020
Friday, November 8 Last day to withdraw with W from Fall 2019 classes (undergraduates only)
Monday, November 11 Registration ends for Spring 2020
Tuesday, November 12 Drop/Add begins for Spring 2020
Tuesday, November 26

10:30 PM. Thanksgiving recess begins

Graduate classes end

Wednesday-Tuesday, November 27-December 10 Graduate reading period
Monday, December 2 8:30 AM. Classes resume
Friday, December 6 Undergraduate classes end
Saturday-Tuesday, December 7-10 Undergraduate reading period
Wednesday, December 11 Final examinations begin 9:00 AM
Monday, December 16 Final examinations end 10:00 PM

Approved March 21, 2018
University Schedule Committee
Duke University, Durham, North Carolina 27708

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