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.


Spring 2018

JAN 15 Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday - University Closed
JAN 16 Classes begin
JAN 31 Last day for graduate students to file intent to graduate forms for Spring 2018
FEB 28 Summer 2018 priority application submission date to college of Graduate Studies
MAR 5-10 Spring Break - No Classes
MAR 10 Written doctoral exams begin
MAR 23 Written master’s and specialist’s comprehensive exam begins
MAR 30 Last day of filing theses and dissertations for May graduation. Those submitted after this date will not be eligible for May2018 graduation without an extension which must be requested by Graduate Program Director or Thesis/Dissertation advisor by this date.
APR 2-13 Priority Registration for Summer and Fall 2018
APR 13 Last date to submit late Theses/Dissertations for Spring 2018 graduation with approved extension. Students submitting after this date must register until completion.
APR 13 Completed hiring packet for 2018 Summer and continuing 2018 Fall Graduate Assistantships due in Graduate Studies
APR 23 Comprehensive Exam results due in College of Graduate Studies
APR 25 Last Day of Classes
APR 26 Study Day - No Classes
APR 27 Last day for graduate students to remove “I” grades for those graduating in Spring 2018
APR 27 - MAY 3 Final Examinations
MAY 4 Spring 2018 Commencement for the College of Graduate Studies
MAY 7 Deadline for Final Grades
 

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 20-24 College of Graduate Studies and Departmental Orientation Week (for all incoming graduate students)
AUG 20-24 College of Graduate Studies and Departmental Graduate Assistantship Orientation Week
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