Academic Calendar

For past, present and future academic dates, be sure to visit the Duke Registrar's website.

Spring 2015


6 Deadline for declaring part-time status in final semester of enrollment.
7 Classes begin at 8:30 a.m. Monday schedule in effect.
8 Regular class schedule begins at 8:30 a.m. 

Wait lists for Spring 2015 courses are erased.


Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday. No classes.


Drop/Add ends. No course may be added after this date. Between Jan. 21 and March 25, students way withdraw from a course with permission from their academic dean. A grade of W will be assigned by the instructor.Deadline for enrollment on an audit basis.


Deadline for making course correctionsDeadline for changing the grading basis of a course to Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory (S/U). See note for March 26.


11 Deadline to submit work for Fall 2014 incompletes
17 Registration for Summer 2015 begins.
20 Last day to report mid-term grades.


6 Spring recess begins at 7 p.m.
16 Classes resume at 8:30 a.m.
23 Freeze of changes to majors, minors and certificates. Between this date and April 12, no changes to a student's program can be made.

Deadline for withdrawing from a course. Requests must be made before 5 p.m.

Deadline for changing the grading basis of a course from Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory (S/U) to letter grading.



Registration begins for Fall 2015.

Last day to petition for relief from three final exams in 24 hours. Form on Registrar's website.

10 Registration ends for Fall 2015. 
12 Drop/Add begins for Fall 2015.
22 Undergraduate classes end.
23 Undergraduate reading period begins. Period continues through April 26.
24 Engineering Alumni Awards Banquet, Washington Duke Inn.
27 Final examinations begin.
28 Undergraduate reading period, 9 a.m.-2 p.m.



Final examinations end.

Graduating seniors should contact their academic dean at 919-660-5996 in case of emergencies regarding graduation (ie, unexpected D or F) 

8 Commencement weekend begins

Graduation exercises, and Engineering Diploma and Honor Ceremony, 4:30 p.m., Cameron Indoor Stadium

Course Changes After Classes Begin

It is the obligation of the student to ensure that he or she is properly enrolled in each and every course by January 28. Dropping and adding courses continues via ACES until January 21. 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 should be consulted if there are any questions. After Drop/Add ends on January 21 no course may be added.

For withdrawal from a course between January 22 and March 26, you should contact your academic dean for the appropriate form that requires an instructor’s signature.

During the last four weeks of classes, W will be assigned if, in the judgment of the student’s dean, compelling and extraordinary circumstances make it necessary for the student to drop the course; otherwise, the course must be continued to the end of the semester.  A course discontinued without approval will result in a grade of F.

When students note an error in their course schedules, they should consult with their academic dean.  All errors must be cleared by January 28.