The Office of the University Registrar manages the final exam schedule for Trinity College of Arts & Sciences, Pratt School of Engineering, The Graduate School, Nicholas School of the Environment, and Sanford School of Public Policy.

Final exams are scheduled at 9:00 AM, 2:00 PM, and 7:00 PM. Unless otherwise arranged, exams are scheduled in the regularly scheduled classrooms where courses have been meeting throughout the term. Instructors will notify students should the exam be offered in alternative meeting locations.

Undergraduate students having three final examinations that begin and end within a 24-hour time period or two final examinations during the same exam period must complete and submit the Petition to Change Final Examination form. More information is available under Petition to Change a Final Exam Time below.

Upcoming Exam Schedules

The deadline to complete and submit the Petition to Change Final Examination is Friday, November 10 for Fall 2023 exams.

Reading days are:

  • Graduate students - December 2-12
  • Undergraduate students - December 9-12

View by: Schedule by Class Time | Schedule by Exam Date/TimeBlock Exams

Exam Schedule by Class Start Time
Classes Beginning OnPeriodClass Start Time BetweenExam DateExam DayExam Time
M, W, or F18:00am-9:30am12/13/23Wednesday9am-12pm
M, W, or F210:00am-10:20am12/18/23Monday2pm-5pm
M, W, or F311:00am-12:30pm12/17/23Sunday2pm-5pm
M, W, or F41:00pm-2:00pm12/14/23Thursday2pm-5pm
M, W, or F53:00pm-4:30pm12/13/23Wednesday2pm-5pm
M, W, or F64:40pm-5:15pm12/13/23Wednesday7pm-10pm
M, W, or F75:30pm-6:30pm12/18/23Monday7pm-10pm
M, W, or F86:45pm-7:30pm12/17/23Sunday7pm-10pm
Tu or Th18:00am-9:30am12/16/23Saturday9am-12pm
Tu or Th210:00am-10:20am12/16/23Saturday2pm-5pm
Tu or Th311:00am-12:30pm12/15/23Friday2pm-5pm
Tu or Th41:00pm-2:00pm12/16/23Saturday7pm-10pm
Tu or Th53:00pm-4:30pm12/15/23Friday7pm-10pm
Tu or Th64:40pm-5:15pm12/17/23Sunday7pm-10pm
Tu or Th75:30pm-6:30pm12/18/23Monday7pm-10pm
Tu or Th86:45pm-7:30pm12/17/23Sunday7pm-10pm

Exam Schedule by Exam Date/Time
Exam DateDay of WeekExam TimeClasses Beginning OnClass Start Time BetweenPeriod
12/13/23Wednesday9am-12pmM, W, or F8:00am-9:30am1
12/13/23Wednesday2pm-5pmM, W, or F3:00pm-4:30pm5
12/13/23Wednesday7pm-10pmM, W, or F4:40pm-5:15pm6
12/14/23Thursday9am-12pmMATH 111L, 112L, 122L,
202D, 212, 218D-2, 219,
353, 712, 719, 753
  
12/14/23Thursday2pm-5pmM, W, or F1:00pm-2:00pm4
12/14/23Thursday7pm-10pmReading Period  
12/15/23Friday9am-12pmPHYSICS 141L, 152L  
12/15/23Friday2pm-5pmTu or Th11:00am-12:30pm3
12/15/23Friday7pm-10pmTu or Th3:00pm-4:30pm5
12/16/23Saturday9am-12pmTu or Th8:00am-9:30am1
12/16/23Saturday2pm-5pmTu or Th10:00am-10:20am2
12/16/23Saturday7pm-10pmTu or Th1:00pm-2:00pm4
12/17/23Sunday9am-12pmReading Period  
12/17/23Sunday2pm-5pmM, W, or F11:00am-12:30pm3
12/17/23Sunday7pm-10pmTu or Th4:40pm-5:15pm6
12/17/23Sunday7pm-10pmTu or Th6:45pm-7:30pm8
12/17/23Sunday7pm-10pmM, W, or F6:45pm-7:30pm8
12/18/23Monday9am-12pmCHEM 101DL, 201DL,
202D, 210D
  
12/18/23Monday2pm-5pmM, W, or F10:00am-10:20am2
12/18/23Monday7pm-10pmM, W, or F5:30pm-6:30pm7
12/18/23Monday7pm-10pmTu or Th5:30pm-6:30pm7

Block Exams
ClassesExam DateDay of WeekExam Time
MATH 111L, 112L, 122L, 202D,
212, 218D-2, 219, 353, 712, 719, 753
12/14/23Thursday9am-12pm
PHYSICS 141L, 152L12/15/23Friday9am-12pm
CHEM 101DL, 201DL, 202D, 210D12/18/23Monday9am-12pm

The deadline to complete and submit the Petition to Change Final Examination is Wednesday, March 27 for Spring 2024 exams.

Reading days are:

  • Graduate students - April 18-28
  • Undergraduate students - April 25-28

View by: Schedule by Class Time | Schedule by Exam Date/TimeBlock Exams

Exam Schedule by Class Start Time
Classes Beginning OnPeriodClass Start Time BetweenExam DateExam DayExam Time
M, W, or F18:00am-10:00am5/2/24Thursday9am-12pm
M, W, or F210:05am-11:40am4/29/24Monday9am-12pm
M, W, or F311:45am-1:20pm4/30/24Tuesday2pm-5pm
M, W, or F41:25pm-3:00pm4/30/24Tuesday9am-12pm
M, W, or F53:05pm-4:30pm5/2/24Thursday7pm-10pm
M, W, or F64:40pm-6:00pm5/4/24Saturday7pm-10pm
M, W, or F76:15pm-7:00pm4/29/24Monday2pm-5pm
M, W, or F87:30pm-8:30pm4/29/24Monday2pm-5pm
Tu or Th18:00am-10:00am5/3/24Friday7pm-10pm
Tu or Th210:05am-11:40am5/1/24Wednesday9am-12pm
Tu or Th311:45am-1:20pm5/4/24Saturday2pm-5pm
Tu or Th41:25pm-3:00pm5/3/24Friday2pm-5pm
Tu or Th53:05pm-4:30pm5/1/24Wednesday7pm-10pm
Tu or Th64:40pm-6:00pm5/4/24Saturday9am-12pm
Tu or Th76:15pm-7:00pm5/2/24Thursday2pm-5pm
Tu or Th87:30pm-8:30pm5/2/24Thursday2pm-5pm

Exam Schedule by Exam Date/Time
Exam DateDay of WeekExam TimeClasses Beginning OnClass Start Time BetweenPeriod
4/29/24Monday9am-12pmM, W, or F10:05am-11:40am2
4/29/24Monday2pm-5pmM, W, or F6:15pm-7:00pm7
4/29/24Monday2pm-5pmM, W, or F7:30pm-8:30pm8
4/29/24Monday7pm-10pmCHEM 101DL, 201DL,
202D, 210D
  
4/30/24Tuesday9am-12pmM, W, or F1:25pm-3:00pm4
4/30/24Tuesday2pm-5pmM, W, or F11:45am-1:20pm3
4/30/24Tuesday7pm-10pmPHYSICS 141L, 142L,
151L, 152L
  
5/1/24Wednesday9am-12pmTu or Th10:05am-11:40am2
5/1/24Wednesday2pm-5pmReading Period  
5/1/24Wednesday7pm-10pmTu or Th3:05pm-4:30pm5
5/2/24Thursday9am-12pmM, W, or F8:00am-10:00am1
5/2/24Thursday2pm-5pmTu or Th6:15pm-7:00pm7
5/2/24Thursday2pm-5pmTu or Th7:30pm-8:30pm8
5/2/24Thursday7pm-10pmM, W, or F3:05pm-4:30pm5
5/3/24Friday9am-12pmMATH 111L, 112L, 202D,
212, 218D-2, 219, 353,
712, 719, 753
  
5/3/24Friday2pm-5pmTu or Th1:25pm-3:00pm4
5/3/24Friday7pm-10pmTu or Th8:00am-10:00am1
5/4/24Saturday9am-12pmTu or Th4:40pm-6:00pm6
5/4/24Saturday2pm-5pmTu or Th11:45am-1:20pm3
5/4/24Saturday7pm-10pmM, W, or F4:40pm-6:00pm6

Block Exams
ClassesExam DateDay of WeekExam Time
CHEM 101DL, 201DL, 202D, 210D4/29/24Monday7pm-10pm
PHYSICS 141L, 142L, 151L, 152L4/30/24Tuesday7pm-10pm
MATH 111L, 112L, 202D, 212, 218D-2,
219, 353, 712, 719, 753
5/3/24Friday9am-12pm

Final Exam Policies

Undergraduate students having three final examinations that begin and end within a 24-hour time period (any contiguous combination of the 9:00 AM, 2:00 PM, and 7:00 PM exam times) or two final examinations during the same exam period may petition to have one exam changed to another date/time. If one of the exams under consideration is a block exam, the block exam may not be the exam that is changed.

Complete and submit the Petition to Change a Final Examination by the deadline listed for the appropriate term above. The Office of the University Registrar will determine if you are eligible to have an exam changed and confirm that exams are being given in each of the courses that you have listed. Instructors will be contacted in the priority order that you have established to request the rescheduling of the exam. The Office of the University Registrar will contact you via email when an instructor has responded positively to the request. After receiving that email from the Office of the University Registrar, you will be responsible for contacting the instructor to finalize the arrangements for rescheduling the exam.

There is no requirement for any instructor to reschedule an exam. Submission of a petition form does not guarantee that an exam will be changed.

Any student wishing to petition for relief from unauthorized changes in their examination schedule should email registrar@duke.edu.

Last Week of Classes

In courses in which final examinations are not scheduled, an exam that substitutes for a final examination may not be given in the last week of classes. Hourly tests may be given in the last week of classes, whether or not a final examination is administered during the exam period.

Reading Days

No non-academic activities (except "study breaks") may be scheduled during reading days. Faculty may schedule non-mandatory class review sessions during reading days but no other class related activities may be scheduled during that period.

Exam Week

The official schedule of final semester examinations for the Graduate School, Nicholas School of the Environment, Pratt School of Engineering, Sanford School of Public Policy and Trinity College of Arts and Sciences is prepared and distributed by the University Schedule Committee. No changes may be made to the examination schedule without the committee's approval. Generally, final examinations are scheduled according to the day and hour at which the course meets during the semester.

No non-exam activities, either academic or non-academic, may be scheduled during the official final exam period, except non-mandatory exam review sessions. These sessions can only be scheduled at the following times:

  • Before 8:30 AM
  • 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
  • 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
  • After 10:30 PM

In courses in which final examinations are not scheduled, an exam that substitutes for a final examination may not be given in the last week of classes. Hourly tests may be given in the last week of classes, whether or not a final examination is administered during the exam period. Examinations in precepts should be given during the last class meeting. Take Home examinations are due at the exam time designated for the day and period at which the class regularly meets. Examinations in classes which meet one day per week are scheduled according to the schedule below, according to the meeting day and start time of the one day per week class. Examinations in classes that meet two or more periods in one day, or in combination sequence (e.g. MW, MF, TTH), are scheduled according to the first lecture period. No activities can be scheduled during official reading periods.

No change is to be made in the examination schedule without the approval of the university schedule committee.

If you are teaching a class and the exam information in DukeHub is incorrect (either a final exam is not listed but should be, or a final exam is listed but should not be), complete the Final Exam/Classroom Planning form and we will update the information in DukeHub.

All final grades for graduating students must be submitted within 24 hours of the final exam. All other final grades are due within 48 hours of the final exam. For more information on the reporting of grades, refer to Chapter 6 of the Faculty Handbook.