Spring Breakthrough 2018

Registration will continue until Friday, January 12, 2018 or until no spaces are available in any of the classes, whichever comes first.  Classes are filled on a first-come, first-served basis. Before registering, please scroll to the bottom of these course listings to see which classes are filled.

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER.

 

 

WHAT IS SPRING BREAKTHROUGH?

Five-day seminars taught Sun. Mar. 11--- Thu. Mar. 15, 2018 by some of Duke’s most engaging professors. The courses, and all meals and materials, are 100% free. There are no pre-reqs, grades, or credits. The only expectation is that you attend and engage with the group. Participation will be noted on transcripts. Duke Chron's 2018 story: Puppies, presidents, pedaling: Spring Breakthrough increases to 12 courses in second year And here's Duke Magazine's take: "Not Your Standard R&R." 

WHO IS IT FOR?

Duke first-year students and sophomores.

WHEN?

(Spring Break 2018) Sunday, March 11, through Thursday, March 15. Courses generally run from  the morning through the early evening. 

WHERE WILL IT TAKE PLACE?

On campus, with possible field trips. Stay in your residence hall!

HOW DO I SIGN UP?

Registration for 2018 will open at 8:00 am on Thursday, November 16, 2017. Scroll to top of this page to find the online registration.

WHY?

To encourage you to indulge an intellectual interest just for the fun of it. You never know where it might take you. (The idea came from Provost Sally Kornbluth, who as an undergraduate at Williams College, took a three-week, ungraded class outside of her major that changed the course of her career.)

FOR THE LIST OF COURSES:

Check out the 2018 course catalog and videos.

QUESTIONS? 

Office of Undergraduate Education at due@duke.edu or 919-681-2844.