Montana State University

The Graduate School

Montana State University
P.O. Box 172580
Bozeman, MT 59717-2580

Tel: (406) 994-4145
Toll Free: 1-800-255-7962
Fax: (406) 994-4733
E-mail: gradschool@montana.edu
Location: 108 Montana Hall

Dean:

Dr. Karlene A. Hoo, Dean

The Graduate School - Policies and Procedures

Dates and Deadlines



Spring Semester 2014
Jan 6 New Graduate Student Orientation 8:30 -noon. Lunch 12-1:30
Jan 6 Graduate Teaching Assistant (GTA) Orientation (mandatory for all GTAs teaching this semester who have not previously attended the GTA orientation) 1:30-4:30
Jan 8 Instruction begins, 1-credit extension deadline
Jan 20 Martin Luther King holiday (no classes; offices closed)
Feb 1 Last day for international applications for summer semester (if this is different than your department, follow your department's date)
Feb 5
Last day for graduate students to file "Application for Advanced Degree"
Feb 17 President's Day holiday (no classes)

Mar 10-14

Spring Break (no classes), Offices Open
Apr 18 University Day holiday (no classes); Offices open
Apr 14 Last day for master's comprehensive or doctoral examination
Apr 14 Last day for approval of thesis, dissertation, or professional paper (if professional paper is submitted to the library) by formatting advisor 
Apr 25 Last day of classes
Apr 28 -May 2 Final Examinations
May 2 Spring Semester Ends, Last day to withdraw application for advanced degree
May 3 Commencement


Summer Session 2014
May 12 First 6 week and 12 week sessions, classes begin. 1-credit extension deadline
May 15 Last day for international applications for fall semester (if this is different than your department, follow your department's date)
May 26 Memorial Day holiday (no classes; offices closed)
June 10 Last day for graduate students to file "Application for Advanced Degree"
July 4 Independence Day holiday observed (no classes; offices closed)
July 14 Last day for master's comprehensive or doctoral examination
July 14 Last day for approval of thesis, dissertation, or professional paper (if professional paper is submitted to the library) by formatting advisor.   
Aug 1 Last day of semester; classes end for 12 week and second 6 week, Last day to withdraw application for advanced degree


Fall Semester 2014
TBD New Graduate Student Orientation, mandatory
TBD New Graduate Student Welcome Event
TBD GTA Orientation
(mandatory for all GTAs teaching this semester who have not previously attended the GTA orientation or are taking an intensive GTA training within their own program)
Aug 25 Classes begin 1-credit extension deadline
Sept 1 Labor Day (no classes; offices closed)
Sept 20 Last day for graduate students to file "Application for Advanced Degree"
Oct 1 Last day for international applications for spring semester (if this is different than your department, follow your department's date)
Nov 11 Veteran's Day holiday (no classes; offices closed)
Nov 26-28 Thanksgiving holiday (no classes; offices closed)
Nov 17 Last day for master's comprehensive or doctoral final examination
Nov 17 Last day for approval of thesis, dissertation, or professional paper (if professional paper is submitted to the library) by formatting advisor.  
Dec 5 Last day of classes
Dec 8-12 Final examinations
Dec 12 Fall semester ends, Last day to withdraw application for advanced degree
Dec 13 Commencement