The academic term begins Wednesday, January 11, 2023 and ends Friday, May 5, 2023.
To view course offerings, see Spring Undergraduate Courses or Spring Graduate Courses.
Detailed Academic Calendar - Spring 2023
Tuesday, January 10 Duke University Marine Lab Residential move in
Wednesday, January 11 Block A Begins 8:30 AM. Spring semester begins
Friday, January 13 Drop/Add for Block A ends at 5:00pm
Monday, January 16 Martin Luther King, Jr. Day holiday. No classes are held.
Friday, February 10 Block A Ends
Monday, February 13 Block B Begins
Wednesday, February 15 Drop/Add for Block B ends at 5:00pm
Monday, February 20 Registration begins for Summer 2023
Friday, March 10 Block B ends, Spring Break Begins 7:00pm
Monday, March 20 Classes resume. Block C Begins
Wednesday, March 22 Drop/Add for Block C ends at 5:00 pm
Monday, March 27 Shopping carts open for Fall 2023
Wednesday, April 5 Registration begins for Fall 2023; Summer 2023 registration continues
Tuesday, April 11 Block C Ends
Wednesday, April 12 Block D Begins
Thursday, April 13 Registration ends for Fall 2023; Summer 2023 registration continues
Thursday, April 13-14 Nicholas School Masters Projects Symposium
Friday, April 14 Drop/Add ends for Block D at 5:00pm. Drop/Add begins for Fall 2023
Friday, May 5 Block D Ends
Saturday, May 6 Students vacate dorm by 8:30 am
Friday, May 12 Duke Commencement Weekend begins
To view summer course listings, see Summer 1 courses and Summer 2 courses.
The dates for Summer 2023 can be found on Duke's Academic Calendar.
Individual course dates can be found in DukeHub during registration.
Detailed Academic Calendar- Fall 2023
August 28 Monday. 8:30 AM Fall semester begins: Drop/Add continues
September 4 Monday. Labor Day. Classes in session
September 8 Friday. Drop/Add ends
October 13 Friday. 7 PM Fall break begins
October 18 Wednesday. 8:30 AM Classes resume
November 1 Wednesday. Registration begins for Spring 2024
November 10 Friday. Last day to withdraw with W from Fall 2023 classes (Undergrads)
November 14 Monday. Registration ends for Spring 2023
November 15 Tuesday. Drop/Add begins for Spring 2024
November 21 Tuesday. 10:30 PM Thanksgiving recess begins
November 27 Monday. 8:30 AM DUML classes resume
December 8 Friday. DUML Classes end
December 9 - 12 Reading period
December 13 Wednesday. Exams begin 9 AM.
December 15 Friday. DUML Exams end by 10 PM
December 16 Saturday. Residential students vacate dorms by 8:30 AM