FALL 2019

August 2019

August 9-10

Orientation program for D.Min and MA in Christian Practice (MACP)

Aug 12-16

D.Min./ MA in Christian Practice (MACP)  Residency Component (August 26- November 15 online component)

August 20

Tuesday. Orientation program for Th.D. students


August 20-21


Tuesday and Wednesday. RISE Orientation

August 21

Wednesday. Preceptor Orientation

August 22-23

Thursday and Friday Orientation for MDiv, MTS, ThM & non-degree students begins

August 26

Monday. Fall semester classes begin

August 28

Wednesday. Divinity School Openings Convocation, 11:25 a.m. in Duke University Chapel

August 26

Monday. Alumni Council

August 30

Friday. Deadline for incompletes taken in Spring 2019

September 2019

September 2

Monday. Labor Day (Classes are in Session)

September 6

Friday. Drop/Add ends at 5pm

Directed Study Form:


October 2019

October 4

Friday. Fall Reading Period begins at the end of the day

October 7-8

Monday and Tuesday. Convocation and Pastor’s School

October 7-11

Fall Reading Period

October 14

Monday. Classes resume

October 21

Monday. Bookbagging begins for Spring 2020 in DukeHub

October 30

Wednesday. Registration begins for Spring 2020 (not all students register on this day)

November 2019

November 8

Last Day to withdraw from a course with a “W”

November 26

Tuesday. Thanksgiving Break begins (no classes after 10:30pm). Last Day of Divinity Classes (Fall Semester)

December 2019

December 1-6

Divinity Reading Period

December 9-13

Divinity Final Exam Week

December 16

Monday. Final Grades due by noon.


January 2020

January 6-10

D.Min./ MA in Christian Practice (MACP) Residency Component (online component January 20-March 13)

January 7

Tuesday. Drop/Add Deadline for Hybrid Courses ends at 5 pm

Academic Forms

January 8

Wednesday. 8:30 AM. Spring semester begins: The Monday class meeting schedule is in effect on this day. Regular class meeting schedule begins on Thursday, January 9; Classes meeting in a Wednesday/Friday meeting pattern begin January 10

Drop/Add continues for Residential Courses Only

January 9

Thursday.  All other classes begin on regular pattern

January 20

Monday. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day holiday. No classes are held.

January 22

Wednesday. Drop/Add Deadline for Residential Courses ends at 5 pm

Academic Forms

February 2020

February 1

Friday. Deadline for incompletes taken in Fall semester 2019

February 3

Monday. Last Day to Withdraw from Hybrid Courses with "W"

Withdrawl Form

February 17

Monday. Registration begins for Summer 2020

March 2020

March 6

Friday. Spring Reading Period begins at end of the day

March 9-13

Spring Reading Period

March 16

Monday. Classes resume

March 25

Wednesday.  Last Day to Withdraw from Residential Course with “W”

Withdrawal form

March 30

Monday. Bookbagging begins for Fall 2020 registration in DukeHub

April 2020

April 1

Wednesday. Registration for Fall 2020 begins (not all students register on this day)

April 9-10

Maundy Thursday & Good Friday. Divinity Classes Cancelled

April 17

Friday. Divinity classes end at the end of the day

April 20-24

Divinity Reading Week

May 2020

April 27- May 1

Divinity Final Exam Week

May 4

Monday. Grades due by noon

May 9

Saturday.  Divinity School Baccalaureate

Duke University Chapel 6:30 pm

May 10

Sunday. Commencement exercises

Wallace Wade Stadium – 10:00 am


2018-19 Academic Calendar (pdf)
2019-20 Academic Calendar (pdf)
Anticipated 2020-2022 Academic Calendar - subject to change (pdf)