Trinity College of Arts and Sciences Academic Calendar

This academic calendar for Trinity College contains deadlines and information of importance to you as you plan your academic year.  See also:

   

FALL SEMESTER 2018 CALENDAR

Date Day
AUGUST
 21 T First-year students move into their residences on East Campus. New Student Orientation begins.
 22 W Convocation for new students at 11 a.m. (Duke Chapel).
 27 M
Fall classes begin at 8:30 a.m.
 31 Wait lists for Fall courses erased.
      SEPTEMBER
3 M Labor Day, classes are in session.
7 F Drop/Add ends at 11:59 pm. Registration on DukeHub is now closed. 
Deadline for enrollment on an Audit basis: Form available on T-reqs.
Schedule Correction Period begins at midnight: between that time and September 14 you should review your course schedule and if there are any errors consult with your academic dean.  If you attended or asked to enroll in a course but could not complete the enrollment during Drop/Add, your academic dean can enroll you during this week.   
Course withdrawal period begins: Between this date and November 9, you may withdraw from a course with permission of your academic dean. If withdrawal is authorized, a grade of W will be recorded. 
14  F End of the Schedule Correction Period: after today you may not add a course to your schedule.
Deadline to elect to take a course on a Satisfactory/ Unsatisfactory basis: form must be submitted to your academic dean by 5 p.m.  (See also November 10 below). 
28 F Deadline for submitting work for Spring or Summer courses where you have an I or an X.
      OCTOBER
5  F Last day for instructors to report midterm grades.
Fall break begins at 7 p.m.
10 W Classes resume at 8:30 a.m.
22 M Bookbagging begins for Spring Semester 2019.  A freeze is now in effect for declaring a major; you may submit your long-range plan but it won't be processed until registration is over (November 12).
 31 W Registration begins for Spring Semester 2019. Check DukeHub for your registration window
      NOVEMBER
9 F Deadline for withdrawing from a course.  See Course Withdrawal on T-reqs.
Deadline for changing the grading basis in a course from the S/U to the letter grading basis: Form must be submitted to the Office of the University Registrar.   
Last day to petition for relief from three final exams within 24 hours.  Information is on T-reqs.
13 T Drop/Add begins for Spring 2019.
20 T Thanksgiving recess begins at 10:30 p.m.
26 M Classes resume at 8:30 a.m.
    DECEMBER
F Last day of classes.
8 Sat Reading period begins.
11 T Reading period ends.
12 W Final examinations begin at 9 a.m.
17 M Final examinations end at 10 p.m.
   

SPRING SEMESTER 2019 CALENDAR

Date Day JANUARY
8 T Deadline for declaring part-time status in the final semester of enrollment:  If you are a senior and need to take 2.5 or fewer credits in your last semester, you can request part-time status by this date.
9 W Spring classes begin at 8:30 a.m., following a Monday schedule.  Classes normally held on Monday, Martin Luther King Jr. holiday are moved to today.  Normal class schedules begin tomorrow.
10 Th Regular class schedules begin.
16 W Wait Lists for Spring courses erased.
21 M Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday: No classes. Classes are rescheduled to Wednesday, January 9.
23 W Drop/Add ends at 11:59 p.m..  Registration on DukeHub is now closed.
Deadline for enrollment on an Audit basis: Form available on T-Reqs.
Schedule Correction Period begins at midnight: between that time and January 30 you should review your course schedule and if there are any errors consult with your academic dean. If you attended or asked to enroll in a course but could not complete the enrollment during Drop/Add, your academic dean can enroll you during this week.
Course withdrawal period begins: Between this date and March 27, you may withdraw from a course with permission of your academic dean. If withdrawal is authorized, a grade of W will be recorded.
31  W

*NOTE: new date to accommodate snow days* 
End of the Schedule Correction Period: after today you may not add a course to your schedule.

Deadline to elect to take a course on a Satisfactory/ Unsatisfactory basis: form must be submitted to your academic dean by 5 p.m.  (See also March 28 below).

   

FEBRUARY

13

W

Deadline for submitting work for Fall courses where you have an I or an X.  
18 M Registration opens for Summer 2019.
22 F Last day for instructors to report midterm grades.
   
MARCH
8 F Spring recess begins at 7 p.m.
Deadline for undeclared sophomores in their fourth semester to declare a major. 
18 M Classes resume at 8:30 a.m.
25 M Bookbagging begins for Fall Semester 2019.  A freeze is now in effect for declaring a major; you may submit your long-range plan now, but it won't be processed until registration is over (April 11).
27 W Deadline for withdrawing from a course.  See Course Withdrawal on T-reqs.
Deadline for changing the grading basis in a course from the S/U to the letter grading basis: Form must be submitted to the Office of the University Registrar. 
Last day to petition for relief from three final exams within 24 hours.  Information is on T-reqs.
    APRIL
3 W Registration begins for Fall 2019 Semester.  Drop/Add begins on April 12.
12 F Drop/Add begins for Fall 2019. 
24 W Last day of classes.
25 Th Reading period begins.
28 Sun Reading period ends.
29 M Final examinations begin at 9 a.m.
    MAY
4 Sat Final examinations end at 10 p.m.
10 F Commencement weekend begins.
12 Sun Graduation, conferring of degrees.