Spring 2021

Note: the Spring 2021 semester dates and deadlines have been adjusted due to the change in the academic timeline.

 

TBA

New Graduate Student Orientation, mandatory
 Orientation Website 

 

TBA

GTA Orientation for new GTAs
 Orientation Website 

Jan 11

Classes begin. One-credit Extension deadline.

Last day for non-degree applications to be submitted.

Jan 18

Martin Luther King holiday (no classes; offices closed)

Feb 5

Last day for graduate students to file Graduation Application.

Feb 15

President's Day Holiday (no classes; offices closed)

Mar 15-19

Spring Break (no classes); Offices Open

Note: There will be no Spring Break for the Spring 2021 semester to accommodate the new academic timeline.

Apr 2

University Day holiday (no classes); Offices open

Apr 21

Last day for master’s and doctoral comprehensive examination or thesis/dissertation defense if student plans to graduate Spring 2021 (PDF).

Apr 26

Last day for approval of thesis, dissertation, or professional paper (if the professional paper is submitted to the library) by the Formatting Advisor.

Apr 26-30

Final Examinations

Note: This has been updated from the original May 3-7 date.

Apr 30

Last day of classes

Note: This has been updated from the original May 7 date.

Apr 30

Spring Semester ends. Last day to withdraw Graduation Application and file for One-credit Extension.

Note: This has been updated from the original May 7 date.

May 1

Spring Commencement 2021

Note: This has been updated from the original May 8 date.

Summer Session 2021

Regardless of the summer sesssion in which a degree candidate is enrolled, the deadlines below are the same.

May 10

First 6 week and 12 week sessions, classes begin. One-credit Extension deadline.

May 31

Memorial Day holiday (no classes; offices closed)

June 10

Last day for graduate students to file Graduation Application.

July 5

Independence Day holiday observed (no classes; offices closed)

July 13

Last day for master’s and doctoral comprehensive examination or thesis/dissertation defense if the student plans to graduate Summer 2020 (PDF)

July 22

Last day for approval of thesis, dissertation, or professional paper (if the professional paper is submitted to the library) by the Formatting Advisor.

July 30

Last day of semester. Classes end for 12 week and second 6 week, Last day to withdraw Graduation Application and file for One-credit Extension.

Fall Semester 2021

Online

New Graduate Student Orientation, Mandatory
Invitations by email and on Orientation Website

Online

GTA Orientation for new GTAs

Aug 18

Classes begin.  One-credit Extension deadline.

Last day for non-degree applications to be submitted.

Sept 6

Labor Day (no classes; offices closed)

Sept 8

15th class day. Unconfirmed students dropped from class

Sept 20

Last day for graduate students to file Graduation Application.

Nov 11

Veteran's Day (no classes; offices closed)

Nov 15

Last day for master’s and doctoral comprehensive examination or thesis/dissertation defense if the student plans to graduate Fall 2020 (PDF).

Nov 30

Last day for approval of thesis, dissertation, or professional paper (if the professional paper is submitted to the library) by the Formatting Advisor.

Nov 22-26

Thanksgiving Holiday (No classes; offices closed Nov 25-26)

Dec 9

Fall Semester Ends. Last day to withdraw Graduation Application and file for One-credit Extension.

Dec 10

Fall Commencement 2021 (Friday)