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.

Summer 2018

APR 2-13 Priority Registration Begins for Summer and Fall 2018
APR 13 Completed hiring packets for 2019 Summer and continuing 2019 Fall Graduate Assistantship contracts due in College of Graduate Studies
MAY 14 Classes begin
MAY 28 Memorial Day Holiday - University Closed
JUN 1 Last day for graduate students to file intent to graduate forms for Summer 2018
JUN 15 Written Doctoral Exams begin
JUN 22 Written master’s and specialist’s comprehensive exam begins
JUN 29 Last Day for filing Theses and Dissertations for August graduation. Those submitted after this date will not be eligible for August 2018 graduation without an extension which must be requested by Graduate Program Director or Thesis/Dissertation advisor by this date.
JUL 2 Deadline for submitting 2018-2019 nine-month and twelve-month assistantship hiring packets
JUL 13 Last date to submit late Theses/Dissertations for Summer 2018 graduation with approved extension. Students submitting after this date must register until completion
AUG 6 Comprehensive Exam results due in the College of Graduate Studies
AUG 9 Last day for graduate students to remove “I” grades for those graduating in Summer 2018
AUG 11 Summer 2018 Commencement
AUG 13 Deadline for Final Grades
 

Fall 2018

AUG 22 New Graduate Student Orientation (Domestic and International), 9:00am-10:30am in JUB
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New International Student Orientation, 10:40am-12:00pm in JUB
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Graduate Assistantship Orientation, 2 sessions available: 1:00pm-2:30pm or 2:30-4:00pm in JUB
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AUG 27 Fall Classes Begin
SEP 3 Labor Day Holiday - University closed
SEP 10 Last day for graduate students to file intent to graduate forms for Fall 2018 graduation
OCT 5 Written doctoral exams begin
OCT 13-19 Fall Break - No Classes
OCT 19 Written master’s and specialist’s comprehensive exam begin
OCT 26 Last day for filing theses and dissertations for December graduation. Those submitted after this date will not be eligible for December 2018 graduation without an extension which must be requested by Graduate Program Director or Thesis/Dissertation advisor by this date.
NOV 5-16 Spring 2019 Priority Registration
NOV 9 Last day to submit late fall theses/dissertations for graduation with approved extension. Students submitting after this date must continue to register until completion.
NOV 14 Completed hiring packet for continuing 2019 Spring Graduate Assistantships due in Graduate Studies
NOV 16 Comprehensive Exam result due back to College of Graduate Studies
NOV 21-24 Thanksgiving Holidays - University Closed November 22-24
DEC 5 Last Day of Classes
DEC 6 Study Day - No Classes
DEC 6 Last day for graduate students to remove “I” grades for those graduating in Fall 2018
DEC 7-13 Final Exams
DEC 13 Last Day of Term
DEC 15 Fall 2018 Commencement
DEC 17 Deadline for Final Grades
DEC 21 - JAN 1 University Holidays - University Closed
 

Spring 2019

JAN 14 Classes begin
JAN 21 Martin Luther King, Jr. Day – No classes
JAN 31 Last day for graduate students to file intent to graduate forms for Spring 2019
MAR 1 Last day to submit priority applications for Summer 2019 admission to the College of Graduate Studies
MAR 4-9 Spring Break - No Classes
MAR 11 Written doctoral exams begin
MAR 22 Written master’s and specialist’s comprehensive exam begins
MAR 29 Last day for May graduates to file their theses/dissertations. Those submitted after this date will not be eligible for May 2019 graduation without receiving an extension, which must be requested by the Graduate Program Director or the Thesis/Dissertation Coordinator by this date.
APR 1-12 Priority Registration for Summer and Fall 2019
APR 12 Last day for May 2019 graduates who were granted an extension to submit late theses/dissertations.  Students submitting after this date must continue to register until completion.
APR 12 Last day to submit hiring packets for 2019 Summer Graduate Assistantships and continuing 2019 Fall Graduate Assistantships to the College of Graduate Studies
APR 22 Comprehensive Exam results due in College of Graduate Studies
APR 24 Last Day of Classes
APR 25 Study Day - No Classes
APR 26 Last day for graduate students to remove “I” grades for those graduating in Spring 2019
APR 26 - MAY 2 Final Examinations
MAY 3 Spring 2018 Commencement for the College of Graduate Studies
MAY 6 Deadline for Final Grades