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Academic Calendar

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Spring 2018


9 Deadline for declaring part-time status in final semester of enrollment
10 Spring semester begins (8:30 a.m.) – Monday classes meet
11 Regular class meeting schedule begins (8:30 a.m.)
15 Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday — No classes
17 Waitlists for Spring 2018 courses erased
24 Drop/Add ends

Deadline for making course corrections

Deadline for switching a course to Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory


14 Deadline to submit work for Fall 2017 "I" or "X" grades
19 Registration for Summer 2018 begins
Last day to report midterm grades


Spring recess begins at 7 p.m.
19 Classes resume at 8:30 a.m.

Freeze on changes to majors, minors and certificates until April 13

Bookbagging begins for Fall 2018


Deadline for withdrawing from a course

Deadline for changing the grading basis in a course from S/U to letter grading



Registration begins for Fall 2018; Summer 2018 registration continues

Last day to petition for relief from three final exams in 24 hours

Registration ends for Fall 2018; Summer 2018 registration continues
13 Drop/Add begins for Fall 2018
20 Engineering Alumni Awards Banquet – Wallace Wade Stadium Tower
25 Undergraduate classes end
26 Undergraduate reading period, until April 29
30 Final examinations begin


5 Final examinations end
11 Commencement Weekend begins
13 Graduation exercises – Duke Engineering Undergraduate Diploma and Honor Ceremony, Cameron Indoor Stadium, 3:30 pm

Course Changes After Classes Begin

It is the obligation of each student to ensure that she or he is properly enrolled in each and every course by January 24.

Dropping and adding courses continues via DukeHub until Jan. 24. Since authorizing signatures of faculty advisors and academic deans are not required, it is incumbent upon the student to ensure that any changes are compatible with BSE degree requirements. The Undergraduate Bulletin and the faculty advisor or Director of Undergraduate Studies (DUS) should be consulted if there are any questions. After Drop/Add ends on Jan. 24 no course may be added.

For withdrawal from a course between Jan. 24 and March 28, the student should schedule an appointment to meet with your academic dean for the appropriate form that requires an instructor’s signature. A course discontinued without approval will result in a grade of F.

When a student notes an error in his or her course schedule, the student should consult with her or his advising dean. All errors should be corrected by Jan. 31.


Academic Dean
Department DUS