Academic Calendar

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

Spring 2014


7 Deadline for declaring part-time status in final semester of enrollment: Seniors needing to take 2.5 cc or fewer in their last semester to finish their degree can request part-time status by completing the form (available in the Deans office) by this date.
8 Spring Semester begins 8:30 a.m.: All Monday classes meet on this day regardless of meeting pattern; Regular class meeting schedule begins on Thursday, January 9; Classes meeting in a Wednesday/Friday meeting pattern begin January 10; Drop/Add continues.
9 Regular class meeting schedule begins 8:30 a.m.
15 Wait lists for Spring 2014 courses erased.
20 Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday: No classes. Classes are rescheduled on Wednesday, January 8.
22 Drop/Add ends. Note: No course may be added after this date. Between January 22 and March 26, students may withdraw from a course with permission from their academic dean only a grade of W will be assigned by the instructor.
  Deadline for enrollment on an Audit basis: Form available on Pratt's website.
29 Deadline for making course corrections. Any corrections in course enrollments require documentation of attendance history from the instructor and approval by your academic dean. Instructors are not permitted to make changes to a student's record.              
   Deadline for switching a course to Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory (S/U) grading basis (See March 26th below). Form available on Pratt's website.


12 Deadline to submit work for Fall 2013 incompletes.
17 Registration for Summer 2014 begins. Students can register and drop/add for summer terms through the 3rd class day of each term.
21 Last day to report midterm grades.


7 Spring recess begins, 7:00 p.m.
17 Classes resume at 8:30 a.m.
26 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 from the S/U to the letter grading basis: Contact the Registrar's Office before the deadline to make the change.


2 Registration begins for Fall 2014 Semester; Summer 2014 registration continues.
  Last day to position for relief from 3 final exams in 24 hours (Forms available on the Registrar's website).
5 Engineering Alumni Awards Banquet - Washington Duke Inn.
11 Registration ends for Fall 2014 Semester; Summer 2014 registration continues.
12 Drop/Add begins for Fall 2014.
23 Undergraduate classes end.
24 Undergraduate reading period begins (April 24-27).
28 Final examinations begin.
30 Undergraduate reading period (9:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.).


3 Final examinations end. Note: Graduating Seniors, call Dean Simmons or Dean McMillian at 919-660-5996 in case of  emergencies regarding graduating (i.e., unexpected D or F, etc.)
9 Commencement weekend begins.
10 Reception on the Chapel Quad, 4:00-5:30 p.m.
11 Graduation exercises; Engineering Diploma and Honor Ceremony, Cameron Indoor Stadium.
14 Summer session begins. Have a good summer!

Course Changes After Classes Begin

It is the obligation of the student to insure that he or she is properly enrolled in each and every course by January 22nd. Dropping and adding courses continues via ACES until January 22. Since authorizing signatures of faculty advisors and academic deans are not required, it is incumbent upon the student to insure 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 22, no course may be added.

For withdrawal from a course between January 23 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 29.