GLS Dates and Deadlines

For complete registration and drop/add deadlines, see the University Registrar's calendar.

     


    Fall 2018

    For Prospective Students

    • GLS Information Sessions (TBA)

    For New Students

    GLS Events

    Courses & Registration

    • First day of class

      • Darwin, God & Science (LS760.31) Shaw -- Tuesday, August 28 
      • Midwifery of Life and Death (LS780.03) Rudy -- Tuesday, August 28
      • History of Political Nonviolence (LS780.12) Miller -- Wednesday, August 29
      • Self in the World (LS750-02/03) Wicker -- Wednesday, August 29/Thursday, August 30  (Perkins/Link Seminar 4)
    • Drop/Add ends -- Friday, September 7
    • Fall Break -- Saturday, October 6 - Tuesday, October 9
    • Bookbagging begins for Spring semester - Monday, October 22
    • Spring Registration begins -- Wednesday, October 31
    • Spring Registration ends -- Monday, November 12
    • Thanksgiving Break -- Wednesday, November 21 - Sunday, November 25
    • Graduate classes end -- Friday, November 30
    • Graduate reading period -- Saturday-Tuesday, December 2-12
    • Final examinations begin -- Wednesday, December 13, 9:00 AM
    • Last day of semester -- Monday, December 17

    Master’s Projects

    • MP planning session (required during course five) -- Sunday, September 9, 2:00-5:30pm, GLS House
    • MP proposal workshop (for Spring projects) -- Sunday, October 14, 2:00-4:00pm, GLS House
    • Proposal meeting deadline (for Spring projects; contact GLS early in semester with supervisor availability) -- Friday, October 19
    • Proposal submission deadline (for Spring projects) -- Friday, October 26
    • Apply to graduate deadline (for December graduation) -- Monday, October 15
    • MP Proseminars
      • Session I -- Monday, September 10, 6:00-8:30pm, GLS House
      • Session II -- Monday, October 15, 6:00-8:30pm, GLS House

    Academic Support 


    Spring 2019

    For Prospective Students

    • GLS Information Sessions (TBA)

    For New Students

    • GLS Orientation - No official orientation this Spring semester, but GLS staff are always available to answer questions.

    GLS Events

    • Ideas & Conversations - TBA
    • Graduation/commencement [Spring only]
      • Exemplary Project Reception and Reading - 
      • GLS Hooding Ceremony - Saturday, May 9; afternoon
      • Duke University Ceremony - Sunday, May 10

    Courses & Registration

    • First day of class - Wednesday, January 8
    • MLK Holiday - Monday, January 20
    • Drop/Add ends - Wednesday, January 22
    • Summer Registration begins - Monday, February 17
    • Spring Break - March 7-15
    • Fall Bookbagging begins - Monday, March 30
    • Fall Registration begins - Wednesday, April 1
    • Fall Registration ends - Friday, April 10
    • Graduate classes end - Wednesday, April 15
    • Graduate reading period - Thursday-Sunday, April 16-April 26
    • Last day of semester - Saturday, May 2

    Master’s Projects

    • MP planning session (required during course five) - Sunday, January 27, 2:00-5:30pm.  GLS House
    • Apply to graduate deadline (for May graduation) - TBA
    • MP Proseminars
      • Session I - January TBA
      • Session II - March TBA
    • Proposal meeting deadline (for Summer projects; contact GLS early in semester with supervisor availability) - Friday, March 8
    • Proposal submission deadline (for Summer projects) - Friday, March 22
    • Last day master’s exams can be held (for May graduation) - Friday, April 12
    • Exemplary MP nomination deadline - Mid-Late April TBA

    Academic Support

     


    Summer 2018

    For Prospective Students

    • GLS Lunch & Learn Info Session for Duke Employees - Friday, July 20, 12:00 noon, Room 249 David M. Rubenstein Rare Book and Manuscript Library (Carpenter Conference Room), West Campus
    • GLS Evening Info Session - TBA

    Courses & Registration

    • Classes begin - Wednesday, May 16
    • Final examinations begin - Friday, August 10
    • Last day of semester - Sunday, August 12

    Master’s Projects

    • Master's Project Planning Session (required during course five) - Sunday, June 3, 2018.  2:00pm-5:30pm, GLS House
    • Proposal meeting deadline (for Fall projects; contact GLS early in semester with supervisor availability) - Friday, June 15
    • Proposal submission deadline (for Fall projects) - Friday, June 29
    • Apply to graduate deadline (for September graduation) - Monday, June 18
    • Last day master’s exams can be held (for September graduation) - Monday, July 23