GLS Dates and Deadlines

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

 

Summer 2017

For Prospective Students

  • GLS Lunch & Learn Info Session - Friday, July 2, Noon-1pm, GLS House (2114 Campus Drive)
  • GLS Evening Info Session - Thursday, August 17.  Location TBA.

Courses & Registration

  • Final examinations begin - Friday, August 11
  • Last day of semester - Sunday, August 13

Master’s Projects

  • Proposal meeting deadline (for Fall projects; contact GLS early in semester with supervisor availability) - Friday, June 30
  • Proposal submission deadline (for Spring projects) - Friday, October 27
  • Apply to graduate deadline (for September graduation) - Thursday, June 15
  • Last day master’s exams can be held (for September graduation) - Friday, August 4
  • MP Proseminars
    • Session I - Tuesday, August 29, 6:00-8:30pm, GLS House
    • Session II - Tuesday, October 17, 6:00-8:30pm, GLS House

 

Fall 2017

For Prospective Students

  • GLS Information Sessions (TBA)

For New Students

GLS Events

Courses & Registration

  • First day of class

    • War, Myth & Masculinity in the U.S. (LS780-92) Hall -- Monday, August 28  (GLS House)
    • Picturing Activism (LS770-92)) McCarty -- Tuesday, August 29  (Perkins/Rubenstein 150)
    • Self in the World (LS750-02/03) Wicker -- Wednesday, August 30/Thursday, August 31  (Perkins/Link Seminar 4)
    • Foundations of Modern Terrorism (LS780-34) Miller -- Wednesday, August 30  (Carr 241)
    • Ethnography of Religious Experience (LS780-76) Prasad -- Thursday,August 31  (Gray 319)
    • Drop/Add ends - Friday, September 8
  • Fall Break - Saturday, October 7- Tuesday, October 10
  • Bookbagging begins for Spring semester - Monday, October 23
  • Spring Registration begins - Wednesday, November 1
  • Spring Registration ends - Wednesday, November 15
  • Thanksgiving Break - Wednesday, November 22 - Sunday, November 26
  • Graduate classes end - Friday, December 1
  • Graduate reading period - Saturday-Tuesday, December 2-12
  • Final examinations begin - Wednesday, December 13, 9:00 AM
  • Last day of semester - Monday, December 18

Master’s Projects

  • MP planning session (required during course five) - Sunday, September 10, 2:00-5:30pm, GLS House
  • MP proposal workshop (for Spring projects) - Sunday, October 1, 2:00-4:00pm, GLS House
  • Proposal meeting deadline (for Spring projects; contact GLS early in semester with supervisor availability) - Friday, October 13
  • Proposal submission deadline (for Spring projects) - Friday, October 27
  • Apply to graduate deadline (for December graduation) - Sunday, October 15
  • Last day master’s exams can be held (for December graduation) - Friday, December 1
  • MP Proseminars
    • Session I - Tuesday, August 29, 6:00-8:30pm, GLS House
    • Session II - Tuesday, October 17, 6:00-8:30pm, GLS House

Academic Support 

 

Spring 2017

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.

Courses & Registration

  • First day of class - Wednesday, January 11 (Monday schedule)
  • Drop/Add ends - Wednesday, January 25
  • Summer Registration begins - Monday, February 20
  • Fall Registration begins - Wednesday, April 5
  • Fall Registration ends - Friday, April 14
  • Graduate classes end - Wednesday, April 19
  • Graduate reading period - Thursday-Sunday, April 20-April 30
  • Last day of semester - Saturday, May 6

Master’s Projects

  • Apply to graduate deadline (for May graduation) - Wednesday, January 25
  • MP Proseminars
    • Session I - Tuesday, January 10, 6:00-8:30pm, GLS House
    • Session II - Monday, February 27, 6:00-9:00pm, GLS House
  • Proposal meeting deadline (for Summer projects; contact GLS early in semester with supervisor availability) - Friday, March 10
  • Proposal submission deadline (for Summer projects) - Friday, March 24
  • Last day master’s exams can be held (for May graduation) - Friday, April 14
  • Exemplary MP nomination deadline - TBA (April)
  • MP planning session (required during course five) - Sunday, June 11, 2:00-5:30pm, GLS House

Academic Support

  • Evening Writing Seminars 

    • "Getting Personal: The Role of Personal Experience in Academic Writing."  Wednesday, January 18, 6:15-7:30pm, location TBA
    • "Clearing Away the Writing Blocks: Strategies for Invention and Analysis."  Monday, February 6, 6:15-7:30pm, location TBA
    • "Since You Put It That Way: Rhetoric, Arrangement and Strategy in Academic Essays."  Tuesday, March 7, 6:15-7:30pm, location TBA
  • Peer Writing Support Groups launch - Third week of the semester 
  • Conferences and Publishing Deadlines
  • Study Away

GLS Events

  • Durham Bulls Game (catered picnic), Sunday, August 27, 5pm
  • Ideas & Conversations - TBA
  • Graduation/commencement [Spring only]
    • Exemplary Project Reception and Reading - Thursday, May 11, 6-8pm, East Duke Parlor.
    • GLS Hooding Ceremony - May 13, 1-3pm, Washington Duke Inn, Ambassador Ballroom