Important Dates and Deadlines for Graduate Students

NOTE: Application deadlines for some graduate programs may be earlier than the College of Graduate Studies application submittssion priority due dates. Be sure to check individual programs for their deadlines.


Fall 2017

APR 3-14 Priortity registration for Fall 2017 classes
APR 15 Completed hiring packet for 2017 Summer and continuing 2017 Fall Graduate Assistantships due in Graduate Studies
JUN 1 Fall priority application submission date to Graduate Studies 
JUL 1 Completed hiring packets for new 2017 Fall Graduate Assistantships due in Graduate Studies
AUG 21-25 College of Graduate Studies and Departmental Graduate Assistantship Orientation Week
AUG 28 Fall Classes Begin
SEP 4 Labor Day Holiday - University Closed
SEP 11 Last day for graduate students to file intent to graduate forms for Fall 2017 graduation
OCT 7 Written doctoral exams begin
OCT 14-17 Fall Break - No Classes
OCT 21 Written master's and specialist's comprehensive exams begin
OCT 31 Last day for filing theses and dissertations for December graduation. Those submitted after this date will not be eligible for December 2017 graduation without an extension which must be requested by Graduate Program Director or Thesis/Dissertation advisor by this date.
NOV 6-17 Spring 2018 Priority Registration
NOV 13 Last date to submit late fall theses/dissertations for graduation with approved extension. Students submitting after this date must continue to register until completion.
NOV 15 Completed hiring packet for continuing 2018 Spring Graduate Assistantships due in Graduate Studies
NOV 17 Comprehensive Exam results due back to College of Graduate Studies
NOV 22-25 Thanksgiving Holidays - University Closed Nov. 23-25
DEC 6 Last Day of Classes
DEC 7 Study Day - No Classes
DEC 7 Last day for graduate students to remove "I" grades for those graduating in Fall 2017
DEC 8-14 Final Exams
DEC 16 Fall 2017 Commencement
DEC 18 Deadline for Final Grades
DEC 22-JAN 1 University Holidays - University Closed

Spring 2017

OCT 1 Spring 2017 priority application submission date to College of Graduate Studies
NOV 7-18 Priority Registration begins for Spring 2017
NOV 15 Completed hiring packets for Spring 2017 Graduate Assistantship contracts due in College of Graduate Studies
JAN 16 Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday - University Closed
JAN 17 Classes Begin
FEB 1 Last day for graduate students to file intent to graduatie forms for Spring 2017
MAR 1 Summer 2017 priority application submission date to College of Graduate Studies
MAR 6-11 Spring Break - No Classes
MAR 11 Written doctoral exams begin
MAR 24 Last day for filing theses and dissertations for May graduation. Those submitted after this date will not be eligible for May 2017 graduation without an extension which must be requested by Graduate Program Director or Thesis/Dissertation advisor by this date.
MAR 25 Written master's and specialist's comprehensive exams begin
APR 3-14 Priority Registration for Summer and Fall 2017
APR 7 Last date to submit late Theses/Dissertations for spring 2017 graduation with approved extension. Students submitting after this date must continue to register until completion
APR 15 Completed hiring packet for 2018 Summer and continuing 2018 Fall Graduate Assistantships due in Graduate Studies
APR 24 Comprehensive Exam results due in College of Graduate Studies
APR 26 Last Day of Classes
APR 27 Study Day - No Classes
APR 28 Last day for graduate students to remove "I" grades for those graduating in Spring 2017
APR 28-MAY 4 Final Exams
MAY 5 Spring 2017 Commencement for the College of Graduate Studies
MAY 8 Deadline for Final Grades

Summer 2017

APR 3-14 Priority Registration Begins for Summer and Fall 2017
APR 15 Completed hiring packet for 2018 Summer and continuing 2018 Fall Graduate Assistantships due in Graduate Studies
MAY 29 Memorial Day Holiday - University Closed
JUN 2 Last day for graduate students to file intent to graduate forms for Summer 2017 graduation
JUN 17 Written doctoral exams begin
JUN 23 Last day for filing theses and dissertations for August graduation. Those submitted after this date will not be eligible for August 2017 graduation without an extension which must be requested by Graduate Program Director or Thesis/Dissertation advisor by this date.
JUN 24 Written master's and specialist's comprehensive exams begin
JUL 4 Independence Day Holiday - University Closed
JUL 17 Last date to submit late Theses/Dissertations for Summer 2017 graduation with approved extension. Students submitting after this date must continue to register until completion
AUG 7 Comprehensive Exam results due in the College of Graduate Studies
AUG 10 Last day for graduate students to remove "I" grades for those graduating in Summer 2017  
AUG 12 Summer 2017 Commencement
AUG 14 Deadline for Final Grades
   

FULL TERM (13 weeks) May 15 - August 11

For additional important dates see Summer 2017 Full Term
MAY 15 Classes Begin
MAY 29 Memorial Day Holiday - University Closed
JUN 2 Last day for graduate students to file intent to graduate forms for Summer 2017 graduation
JUL 4 Independence Day - University Closed
AUG 10-11 Final Exams 
   

MAY SESSION 1 (3 weeks) May 15 - June 2

For additional important dates see Summer 2017 Full Term
MAY 15 Classes Begin
MAY 29 Memorial Day Holiday - University Closed
JUN 2 Last day for graduate students to file intent to graduate forms for Summer 2017 graduation
Final Exams
   

MAY/JUNE SESSION 5 (8 weeks) May 15 - July 7

For additional important dates see Summer 2017 Full Term
MAY 15 Classes Begin
MAY 29 Memorial Day Holiday - University Closed
JUN 2 Last day for graduate students to file intent to graduate forms for Summer 2017 graduation
JUL 7 Final Exams
   

JUNE SESSION 2 (5 weeks) June 5 - July 7

For additional important dates see Summer 2017 Full Term
JUN 2 Last day for graduate students to file intent to graduate forms for Summer 2017 graduation
JUN 5 Classes Begin
JUL 4 Independence Day Holiday - University Closed
JUL 6-7 Final Exams
   

JUNE/JULY SESSION 4 (10 weeks) June 5 - August 11

For additional important dates see Summer 2017 Full Term
JUN2 Last day for graduate students to file intent to graduate forms for Summer 2017 graduation
JUN 5 Classes Begin
JUL 4 Independence Day Holiday - University Closed
AUG 10-11 Final Exams