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Duke University Academic Calendar 2023-2024

Duke University academic calendar for the 2023-2024 academic year is now published. So if you are a student of Duke University and want to know the school academic calendar for the 2023-2024 academic year, then the table below shows the calendar for Trinity College of Arts & Sciences; The Nicholas School of the Environment; The Pratt School of Engineering; The Sanford School of Public Policy; The Graduate School; and The School of Nursing.

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But all dates are subject to change without notice. Semester begins on the first day of classes and ends on the last day of final examinations. You may also wish to crosscheck the calendars of the various schools for additional information.

Duke University Academic Calendar 2023-2024

Summer 2023
Monday, February 20 Registration begins for all Summer sessions
Wednesday, May 17 Term 1 classes begin. The Monday class meeting schedule is in effect on this day. (Therefore, all summer classes meet this day.) Drop/Add continues.
Thursday, May 18 Regular class meeting schedule begins
Friday, May 19 Drop/Add for Term 1 ends
Monday, May 29 Memorial Day holiday. No classes are held.
Wednesday, June 14 Last day to withdraw with W from Term 1 classes (undergraduates only)
Monday, June 19 Juneteenth holiday. No classes are held.
Monday, June 26 Term 1 classes end.
Tuesday, June 27 Reading period
Wednesday, June 28 Term 1 final examinations begin
Thursday, June 29 Term 1 final examinations end
Monday, July 3 Term 2 classes begin
Tuesday, July 4 Independence Day holiday observed. No classes are held
Thursday, July 6 Drop/Add for Term 2 ends
Monday, July 31 Last day to withdraw with W from Term 2 classes (undergraduates only)
Thursday, August 10 Term 2 classes end
Friday, August 11 Reading period
Saturday, August 12 Term 2 final examinations begin
Sunday, August 13 Term 2 final examinations end
Fall 2023
Saturday, August 19 New undergraduate student orientation begins
Tuesday, August 22 New Graduate Student orientation begins
Wednesday, August 23 11:00 AM. Convocation for new undergraduate students
Sunday, August 27 4:00 PM. Convocation for new graduate and professional school students
Monday, August 28 8:30 AM. Fall semester classes begin; Drop/Add continues
Monday, September 4 Labor Day. No classes are held
Friday, September 8 Drop/Add ends
Thursday – Sunday, September 28 – October 1 Founders’ Weekend
Sunday, October 1 Founders’ Day
Friday, October 13 Last day for reporting midsemester grades
Friday, October 13 7:00 PM. Fall break begins
Wednesday, October 18 8:30 AM. Classes resume
Tuesday, October 24 Shopping carts open for Spring 2024
Wednesday, November 1 Registration begins for Spring 2024
Friday, November 10 Last day to withdraw with W from Fall 2023 classes (undergraduates only)
Monday, November 13 Registration ends for Spring 2024
Tuesday, November 14 Drop/Add begins for Spring 2024
Tuesday, November 21 10:30 PM. Thanksgiving recess begins
Monday, November 27 8:30 AM. Classes resume
Friday, December 1 Graduate classes 700 and above end
Saturday – Tuesday, December 2 – 12 Graduate reading period
Friday, December 8 Undergraduate classes end; some Graduate 500-699 classes end
Saturday – Tuesday, December 9 – 12 Undergraduate reading period
Wednesday, December 13 Final examinations begin 9:00 AM
Monday, December 18 Final examinations end 10:00 PM
Spring 2024
Wednesday, January 10 8:30 AM. Spring semester begins: The Monday class meeting schedule is in effect on this day. Drop/Add continues
Thursday, January 11 Regular class meeting schedule begins
Friday, January 12 Classes meeting in a Wednesday/Friday meeting pattern begin
Monday, January 15 Martin Luther King, Jr. Day holiday. No classes are held.
Wednesday, January 24 Drop/Add ends
Monday, February 19 Registration begins for Summer 2024
Friday, February 23 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 Shopping carts open for Fall 2024
Wednesday, March 27 Last day to withdraw with W from Spring 2024 classes (undergraduates only)
Wednesday, April 3 Registration begins for Fall 2024; Summer 2024 registration continues
Thursday, April 11 Registration ends for Fall 2024; Summer 2024 registration continues
Friday, April 12 Drop/Add begins for Fall 2024
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 9:00 AM. 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 2024
Monday, February 19 Registration begins for all Summer sessions
Wednesday, May 15 Term 1 classes begin. The Monday class meeting schedule is in effect on this day. (Therefore, all summer classes meet this day.) Drop/Add continues.
Thursday, May 16 Regular class meeting schedule begins
Friday, May 17 Drop/Add for Term 1 ends
Monday, May 27 Memorial Day holiday. No classes are held.
Wednesday, June 12 Last day to withdraw with W from Term 1 classes (undergraduates only)
Wednesday, June 19 Juneteenth holiday. No classes are held.
Monday, June 24 Term 1 classes end
Tuesday, June 25 Reading period
Wednesday, June 26 Term 1 final examinations begin
Thursday, June 27 Term 1 final examinations end
Monday, July 1 Term 2 classes begin
Wednesday, July 3 Drop/Add for Term 2 ends
Thursday, July 4 Independence Day holiday observed. No classes are held
Monday, July 29 Last day to withdraw with W from Term 2 classes (undergraduates only)
Thursday, August 8 Term 2 classes end
Friday, August 9 Reading period (until 7:00 PM)
Friday, August 9 7:00 PM. Term 2 final examinations begin
Sunday, August 11 10:00 PM. Term 2 final examinations end

 

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