Duke University Summer Session

Summer Session 2016

Maximize your summer, broaden your college experience, and join us with more than 1,100 Duke undergraduates and 400 visiting students to experience the 2016 Duke Summer Session.

Take advantage of the relaxed summer atmosphere to explore the vibrant academics offered by a premier research university.  Select a traditional 6-week term to focus upon one or two classes.  Or immerse yourself in a single course in a 4-week intensive term.  And don’t forget to sample the richness of Durham, North Carolina, and environs.  Investigate the incredible local food scene.  Enjoy Durham Bulls’ ballgames, American Dance Festival performances, and free Friday evening downtown concerts.  Sneak away for a weekend at the Carolina coast or the mountains – or both.  Or just relax and unwind any day in the Sarah P. Duke Gardens, located in the center of campus.

Explore…focus…immerse.  Duke Summer Session welcomes –

Enroll in Summer Session 2016 and join us for an unforgettable summer.

Announcing Duke Honors Institute: a new program for middle school students

Duke Summer Session announces a new program for middle school students (current 6th - 8th graders): Duke Honors Institute. We will begin accepting registrations on December 1, 2015. Read more details on the Honors Institute page.


This Summer Duke Summer Session will be offering SPANISH 311 and SPANISH 111, both designed to be intensive learning experiences. Please see the links below for more details. SPANISH 311 SPANISH 111

Term 1 2016

  • May 18 - June 30 (6-week term)
  • May 18 - June 11 (4-week term)

Term 2 2016

  • July 5 - August 14 (6-week term)
  • July 12- August 4  (4-week term)