GLS Dates and Deadlines

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

 

 

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

 


 

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 12
  • Proposal submission deadline (for Spring projects) -- Friday, October 26
  • Apply to graduate deadline (for December graduation) -- Thursday, October 15
  • Last day master’s exams can be held (for December graduation) - Monday, December 3
  • MP Proseminars
    • Session I -- Monday, September 10, 6:00-8:30pm, GLS House
    • Session II -- Tuesday, October 15, 6:00-8:30pm, GLS House

Academic Support 

 


Spring 2018

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

  • Spring tuition due - Friday, January 5
  • First day of class - Wednesday, January 10
  • Drop/Add ends - Wednesday, January 24
  • Summer Registration begins - Monday, February 19
  • Spring Break - March 9-18
  • Fall Bookbagging begins - Monday, March 26
  • Fall Registration begins - Wednesday, April 4
  • Fall Registration ends - Friday, April 14
  • Graduate classes end - Wednesday, April 18
  • Graduate reading period - Thursday-Sunday, April 19-April 29
  • Last day of semester - Saturday, May 5

Master’s Projects

  • MP planning session (required during course five) - Sunday, January 21, 2:00-5:30pm.  GLS House
  • Apply to graduate deadline (for May graduation) - Thursday, January 25
  • MP Proseminars
    • Session I - January 16, 6:00-8:30pm
    • Session II - March 6, 6:00-8:30pm
  • Proposal meeting deadline (for Summer projects; contact GLS early in semester with supervisor availability) - Friday, March 9
  • Proposal submission deadline (for Summer projects) - Friday, March 23
  • Last day master’s exams can be held (for May graduation) - Friday, April 13
  • Exemplary MP nomination deadline - TBA (late April)

Academic Support

  • Evening Writing Seminars 

    • "Three Ways of Looking at a Paragraph."  Tuesday, February 13, 6:15-7:30.  GLS House
    • "You the Reviewer: Response Papers and Review Essays."  Monday, February 26, 6:15-7:30.  GLS House (upstairs).
    • "Beyond Duke GLS: Revising for Publication or Conference Presentation."  Tuesday, March 20, 6:15-7:30.
  • Endnote Training.  Monday, February 19, 6:15-7:30.  023 Bostock.  Register by noon Friday, February 16.
  • Peer Writing Support Groups launch - Third week of the semester 
  • Conferences and Publishing Deadlines
    • Interiorities: Reflecting Subjectivity & Sociality.  Proposals for papers due Monday, February 12. 
    • PAL Young Writer's Workshop.  Applications due Monday, February 12.
    • D-SIGN (Duke Support for Interdisciplinary Graduate Networks).  Proposals received January 8-February 16, 5pm.
    • GSTEG (Graduate Student Training Enhancement Grants).  Proposals received January 8-February 16, 5pm.
  • Study Away

GLS Events

  • Ideas & Conversations - TBA
  • Graduation/commencement [Spring only]
    • Exemplary Project Reception and Reading - Thursday, May 10, 6-8pm, East Duke Parlor.
    • GLS Hooding Ceremony - Saturday, May 12 
    • Duke University Ceremony - Sunday, May 13