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ACADEMIC CALENDAR

Important Dates and Deadlines for Graduate Students

** NOTE: Application deadline for particular graduate programs may be earlier. Check individual programs for their deadlines. 

 Spring 2016
 OCT 1 Spring 2016 priority application submission date to Graduate Studies **
NOV 9-20 Priority Registration begins for Spring 2016
NOV 15 Completed Spring 2016 Graduate Assistantship packets due in College of Graduate Studies
DEC 24-31 Holiday: University closed
JAN 1 University closed
JAN 11

Graduate academic appeal applications from fall term due in the College of Graduate Studies

JAN 12 Graduate academic suspension appeal hearings
JAN 18 University closed
JAN 19 Classes begin
FEB 2 Last day to file Intent to Graduate form for May graduation
MAR 1 Summer 2016 priority application submission date to Graduate Studies **
MAR 7-12 Spring Break - NO CLASSES
MAR 12 Written Doctoral Qualifying Examinations begin
MAR 25 Last day to file theses and dissertations for May graduation. Those submitted after this date will not be eligible for May 2016 graduation
MAR 26 Written Master's and Specialist's Comprehensive Examinations begin
APR 4-15 Priority Registration for Summer and Fall semesters
APR 15 Last date to submit late Spring Theses/Dissertations. Students who submit by this date will not be allowed to graduate in May 2016 but will be eligible for Summer 2016 graduation. Students who submit by this date will NOT be required to register for a thesis/dissertation hour in summer 2016.
Students submitting after this date must continue to register until completion. 
APR 15 Completed Summer 2016 AND continuing Fall 2016 Graduate Assistantship contracts due in College of Graduate Studies
APR 25 Comprehensive Examination results due in College of Graduate Studies
APR 27 Last day of classes
APR 28 Study day - NO CLASSES
APR 29-MAY 5 Final Examinations
APR 29 Last day to remove "I" grades for Spring graduation
MAY 6 Spring 2016 Commencement
3:00 p.m. -Afternoon ceremony: College of Graduate Studies
 
Summer 2016 Full Term (May 9 - August 5)
APR 4-15 Priority Registration begins for Summer 2016
APR 15 Completed Summer 2015 Graduate Assistantship contracts due in College of Graduate Studies
MAY 9 Classes begin
MAY 30 Memorial Day Holiday - NO CLASSES
JUN 4 Last day for graduate students to file intent-to-graduate forms for August 2016 graduation
JUN 18 Written Doctoral Qualifying Examinations begin
JUN 24

Last day for filing theses and dissertations for August 2016 graduation. Those submitted after this date will not be eligible for August 2016 graduation. Extensions will be granted only through a graduate advisor request.  Requests made by students will not be approved.

JUN 25 Written Master's and Specialist's Comprehensive Examinations begin
JUL 4 Independence Day Holiday - NO CLASSES
JUL 18 Last day to submit late summer Theses/Dissertations. 
Students who submit by this date will not be allowed to graduate in August 2016 but will be eligible for December 2016 graduation.  Students who submit by this date will not be required to register for a thesis/dissertation hour in Fall 2016.  Students submitting after this date must continue to register until completion.
AUG 2 Comprehensive Examination results due in College of Graduate Studies
AUG 4 Last day to remove "I" grades for August graduation
AUG 6 Commencement
AUG 8 Deadline for Submission of Final Grades, 9 a.m.
   
Summer S1 -  May Term (May 9-27)
For additional important dates see Summer 2016 Full Term
MAY 9 Classes begin
MAY 30 Memorial Day Holiday - NO CLASSES
MAY 27 Final examinations
MAY 31 Deadline for final grades, 9 a.m.
AUG 6 Commencement
Summer S5 -May/June Term (May 9 - July 1)
For additional important dates see Summer 2016 Full Term
MAY 9 Classes begin
MAY 30 Memorial Day Holiday - NO CLASSES
JUL 1 Final examinations
JUL 5 Deadline for submission of final grades, 9 a.m.
AUG 6 Commencement
Summer S2 - June Term (May 31-July 1)
For additional important dates see Summer 2016 Full Term
May 31 Classes begin
JUN 30 Final examinations for classes meeting Monday - Thursday
JUL 1 Final examinations for classes meeting Monday - Friday
JUL 5 Deadline for submission of final grades, 9 a.m.
AUG 6 Commencement
Summer S3 - July Term (July 5-August 5)
For additional important dates see Summer 2016 Full Term
JUL 5 Classes begin
AUG 4 Final examinations for classes meeting Monday - Thursday
AUG 5 Final examinations for classes meeting Monday - Friday
AUG 8 Deadline for submission of final grades, 9 a.m.
Summer S4 - June/July Term (May 31-August 5)
For additional important dates see Summer 2016 Full Term
MAY 31 Classes begin
JUL 4 Independence Day, NO CLASSES
AUG 4 Final examinations for classes meeting Monday - Thursday
AUG 5 Final examinations for classes meeting Monday - Friday
AUG 8 Deadline for submission of final grades, 9 a.m.

Summer R - ROCC or additional important dates see Summer 2016 Full Term

MAY 31 Classes begin
JUL 4 Independence Day Holiday, NO CLASSES
AUG 1-5 Final examinations
AUG 9 Deadline for submission of final grades, 6 p.m.
 
Fall 2016
APR 4-14 Priority registration for Fall 2016 classes
APR 15 Completed packets for continuing 2016 fall Graduate Assistants due in Graduate Studies
JUN 1 Fall priority application submission date to Graduate Studies**
JUL 1 Completed Fall 2015 Graduate Assistantship contracts due in College of Graduate Studies
AUG 15-19

College of Graduate Studies and departmental graduate assistantship orientations.

AUG 22 Classes begin
SEP 5 Labor Day Holiday - NO CLASSES
SEP 6 Last day to file Intent-to-graduate form for December 2016 graduation
OCT 1

College of Graduate Studies priority application submission dates for spring 2017 admission 

OCT 8 Written Doctoral Qualifying examinations begin
OCT 8-11

Fall Break - NO CLASSES

Midterm exams should be scheduled either before students leave for break or soon after their return 

OCT 15 Written Master's and Specialist's Comprehensive Examinations begin
OCT 31 Last day to file theses and dissertations for December graduation. Those submitted after this date will not be eligible for December 2016 graduation. Extensions will be granted only through a graduate advisor request.  Requests made by students will not be approved.
NOV 7-18 Priority Registration for Spring 2017 semester
NOV 15 Completed Spring 2017 Graduate Assistantship contracts due in College of Graduate Studies
NOV 21 Last date to submit late fall Theses/Dissertations.  Students who submit by this date are not allowed to graduate in December 2016 but will be eligible for May 2017 graduation.  Students who submit by this date will not be required to register for a thesis/dissertation hour in Spring 2017.  Students submitting after this date must continue to register until completion. 
NOV 18 Comprehensive Examination results due in College of Graduate Studies
NOV 23-26 Thanksgiving Holiday - NO CLASSES
NOV 30 Last day of classes
DEC 1 Study day - NO CLASSES
DEC 2 Last day to remove "I" grades for December graduation
DEC 2-8 Final Examinations
DEC 9 Fall Commencement
DEC 14 Deadline for submission of final grades, 9 a.m.