Academic Calendar

To see complete past, current and future academic calendars, visit the Duke Registrar's website.

fall 2017


22 New Student Orientation begins.
23 Convocation for new undergraduate students (11 a.m.)
Convocation for graduate and professional school students (4 p.m.)
28 Fall Semester classes begin (8:30 a.m.)
Drop/Add continues


1 Wait Lists for Fall 2017 courses are erased
4 Labor Day. Classes in session. Dean's Office Closed.
Drop/Add ends
~ No course may be added after this date. Between Sept. 9-Nov. 10, student may 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 correction
~ Any corrections in course enrollments require documentation of attendance history from the instructor and approval by your academic dean.

Deadline for switching a course to Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory (S/U) grading basis

17 Engineering Phonathon (Sept. 17, 18 and 24)
23 Undergraduate Admissions Engineering Open House
29 Deadline to submit work for Spring/Summer 2017 Incompletes and X grades


Inauguration of President Vincent E. Price
All scheduled classes cancelled, 4:30-6:30 p.m.
6 Last day for reporting midsemester grades
Fall Break begins (7 p.m.)
11 Classes resume (8:30 a.m.)
23 Bookbagging begins for Spring 2018



Registration begins for Spring 2018

All Dec. 2017 and May 2018 graduates apply for graduation (Nov. 1-5) –
via DukeHub


Deadline for withdrawing from a course.
~ Since Dean's approval is required, the request to withdraw from a course must be made before 5 p.m. on this date.

Deadline for changing the grading basis in a course form the S/U to the letter grading basis
~ Contact the Registrar's Office before this deadline to make the change.

Deadline for switching a course from Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory (S/U) to letter grade basis.
~ Contact the Registrar's Office before this deadline to make the change.

13 Registration ends for Spring 2018
14 Drop/Add for Spring 2018 courses begins.
21 Thanksgiving recess begins (10:30 p.m.)
27 Classes resume (8:30 a.m.)


1 Graduate classes end
2-12 Graduate reading period
8 Undergraduate classes end
9-12 Undergraduate reading period
13 Final examinations begin (9 a.m.)
18 Final examinations end (10 p.m.)

Course Changes After Classes Begin

It is the obligation of each student to ensure that he or she is properly enrolled in each and every course by September 8.

Dropping and adding courses continues via DukeHub until September 8. 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 September 8 no course may be added.

For withdrawal from a course between Sept. 9 and Nov. 10, you 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 his or her advising dean. All errors should be corrected by Sept. 15.


Academic Dean
Department DUS