DUKE KUNSHAN ACADEMIC CALENDAR

Academic Calendar

Academic Calendar 2017-2018

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Academic Calendar 2016-2017

  • If a program is not specified for the event, the dates apply to the Undergraduate Learning Semester, MSc. Medical Physics, and MSc. Global Health programs at Duke Kunshan.

FALL 2016

August 14 Sunday. International and graduate student arrivals. Campus open for all returning students
August 15 Monday. International and graduate student orientation
August 16 - 19 Tuesday - Friday. Orientation for all new students
August 22 Monday. Undergraduate (First 7-week and full-semester undergraduate courses) and graduate classes begin
August 26 Friday. Drop/Add ends, First 7 week undergraduate session
September 2 Friday. Drop/add ends for graduate and full-semester session
September 15 - 17 Thursday – Saturday. Mid-Autumn Festival – No classes
October 1 - 7 Saturday - Friday. Chinese National Day Holiday – No Classes
October 17 Monday. First 7-week undergraduate session ends (classes meet on a Thursday schedule)
October 18 – 20 Tuesday – Thursday. No full-semester undergraduate classes held
October 18 Tuesday. First 7 week undergraduate session final examinations begin
October 20 Thursday. First 7 week undergraduate session final examinations end
October 24 Monday. Second 7 week undergraduate session begins
October 28 Friday. Drop/Add ends, Second 7 week undergraduate session
November 28 Monday. Graduate classes end (classes meet on a Thursday schedule)
November 29 – December 1 Tuesday – Thursday. Graduate reading days
December 5 - 7 Monday – Wednesday. Graduate Exams
December 8 Thursday. Undergraduate classes end (Second 7 week and full semester undergraduate courses)
December 12 Monday. Undergraduate final examinations begin (Second 7 week and full semester undergraduate courses)
December 14 Wednesday. Undergraduate final examinations end (Second 7 week and full semester undergraduate courses)

Spring 2017

January 9 Monday. Graduate classes begin
January 20 Friday. Drop/add ends for graduate classes
January 23 Monday. Graduate break for Chinese New Year begins
January 27 – February 2 Friday - Thursday. Spring Festival – Chinese New Year – No classes
February 6 Monday. Graduate classes resume
February 14 - 17 Tuesday - Friday. Undergraduate orientation
February 20 Monday. First 7 week and full semester undergraduate sessions begin
February 24 Friday. Drop/Add ends, First 7 week undergraduate session
March 3 Friday. Drop/Add ends, full semester undergraduate session
April 2 – April 4 Sunday - Tuesday. Qing Ming – Tomb Sweeping Day – No classes
April 11 Tuesday. First 7-week undergraduate session ends
April 12 - 14 Wednesday – Friday. No full-semester undergraduate classes held
April 12 Wednesday. First 7-week undergraduate session final examinations begin
April 14 Friday. First 7 week undergraduate session final examinations end
April 17 Monday. Second 7 week undergraduate session begins
April 21 Friday. Drop/add ends, second 7-week undergraduate session
April 25 Tuesday. Graduate classes end
April 26 - 28 Wednesday – Friday. Graduate reading days
April 29 – May 1 Saturday – Monday. International Labor Day Celebration – May Day – No classes
May 2 – May 4 Tuesday – Thursday. Graduate exams
May 28 – May 30 Sunday – Tuesday. Dragon Boat Festival – No classes
June 7 Wednesday. Classes end (Second 7-week and full-semester undergraduate courses; Undergraduate classes meet on a Monday schedule)
June 8 Thursday. Final examinations begin (Second 7-week and full-semester undergraduate courses)
June 10 Saturday. Final examinations end (Second 7-week and full-semester undergraduate courses)

Academic Calendar 2015-2016

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Academic Calendar 2014-2015

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