GLS Dates and Deadlines

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


    Summer 2020

    For Prospective Students

    • GLS Info Sessions - TBA 

    Courses & Registration

    • Classes begin - Wednesday, May 13
    • Last day of semester - Sunday, August 9

    Master’s Projects

    • Master's Project Planning Session (required during course five) - Sunday, May 17.  2:00pm-5:30pm, GLS House.  CANCELLED (no students eligible this semester).  Next session is Sunday, Sept. 13, 2:00pm-5:00pm
    • Proposal meeting deadline (for Fall projects; contact GLS early in semester with supervisor availability) - Friday, June 12
    • Proposal submission deadline (for Fall projects) - Friday, June 26
    • Apply to graduate deadline (for September graduation) - TBA
    • Last day master’s exams can be held (for September graduation) - TBA

     


        Fall 2020

        NOTE:  Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the information on this calendar is incomplete and subject to rapid change.  Please look up original sources for the most accurate information.

        For Prospective Students

        • GLS Info Sessions - TBA 

        For New Students

        GLS Events

        Courses & Registration

        • First day of class -- Monday, August 24
        • Drop/Add ends -- Friday, September 4
        • Fall Break -- Saturday, October 3 - Tuesday, October 6
        • Bookbagging begins for Spring semester - Monday, October 19
        • Spring Registration -- Wednesday, October 28 - Monday, November 9
        • Thanksgiving Break -- Wednesday, November 25 - Sunday, November 29
        • Graduate reading period -- Wednesday-Tuesday, November 25-December 8
        • Final examinations -- Wednesday, December 9 - Monday, December 14

        Master’s Projects

        • MP planning session (required during course five) -- Sunday, September 13, 2:00-5:00pm
        • MP Proseminars
          • Session I -- TBA
          • Session II -- TBA
        • Optional MP proposal workshop (for Spring projects) -- Sunday, October 11, 2:00-3:30pm
        • Proposal meeting deadline (for Spring projects; contact GLS early in semester with supervisor availability) -- Friday, October 9
        • Proposal submission deadline (for Spring projects) -- Friday, October 23
        • "Apply for Graduation" deadline (for December graduation) -- Friday, October 23
        • Last Day to Hold Master's Exams (no exceptions) -- Friday, December 4  

        Academic Support 

         


          [Spring 2020]

          For Prospective Students

          • GLS Information Sessions (TBA)

          For New Students

          • New Student Dinner - Thursday, January 9, 5:15-6:15pm (just before core course)

          GLS Events

          • Ideas & Conversations - TBA
          • Graduation/commencement [Spring only]
            • Exemplary Project Reception and Reading - first week of May
            • 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; Drop/Add begins - 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 Seminars

            • Session I - Wednesday, January 15, 6-8:30 pm
            • Session II - Wednesday, March 4, 6-8:30 pm
          • Apply to graduate deadline (for May graduation) - Saturday, January 25
          • MP Planning Session (required during course five) - Sunday, January 26, 2:00-5:30pm.  GLS House
          • MP Research Workshop (voluntary) - Tuesday, March 3, 6:00-7:00pm.  GLS House
          • Proposal meeting deadline (for Summer projects; contact GLS early in semester with supervisor availability) - Friday, March 13
          • Proposal Workshop (voluntary) - Sunday, March 22, 2:00-3:30pm.  GLS House
          • Proposal submission deadline (for Summer projects) - Friday, March 27
          • Last day master’s exams can be held (for May graduation) - Tuesday, April 14
          • Exemplary MP nomination deadline - Mid-April TBA

          Academic Support