Spring Breakthrough 2019

Registration will open at 8 a.m. on Tuesday, November 13.

WHAT IS SPRING BREAKTHROUGH?

Five-day seminars taught Monday Mar. 11--- Thu. Mar. 15, 2019 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. 

WHO IS IT FOR?

Duke first-year students and sophomores. Starting on Wednesday, January 9, juniors and seniors will be able to register for any open spaces. Registration will close on Friday, January 18, 2019. 

WHEN?

2019 Spring Break, Monday, March 11, through Thursday, March 14. 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 2019 will open at 8:00 am on Tuesday, November 13, 2018. 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 2019 course catalog and videos.

QUESTIONS? 

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