Summer Session 2020: Regardless of the summer sesssion in which a degree candidate is enrolled, the deadlines below are the same.

May 13

Last day for international applications for fall semester (if this is different than your department, follow your department's date).

May 18

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

May 25

Memorial Day holiday (no classes; offices closed)

June 10

Last day for graduate students to file Graduation Application.

July 3

Independence Day holiday observed (no classes; offices closed)

July 21

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

July 21

Last day for approval of thesis, dissertation, or professional paper (if the professional paper is submitted to the library) by the Formatting Advisor with signed Certificate of Approval (PDF) form.

Aug 7

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 2020

Note: the Fall 2020 semester dates and deadlines have been adjusted due to the change in the academic timeline. The dates were updated 5/28/20.

Online

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

Online

GTA Orientation for new GTAs

Aug 17

Classes begin.

Last day for non-degree applications to be submitted.

Aug 31

One-credit Extension deadline.

Sept 4

15th class day. Unconfirmed students dropped from class

Sept 6

Last day for graduate students to file Graduation Application.

Sept 7

Labor Day (no classes; offices closed)

Nov 3

Election Day (no classes; office closed)

Nov 11

Veteran's Day (no classes; offices closed)

Nov 22 Fall Commencement 2020
Nov 19-25 Final Examinations

Nov 24

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

Nov 24

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

Nov 25

Last day of classes; Fall semester ends. 

Nov 26-27

Thanksgiving Holiday (No classes; offices closed)

Dec 2

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

 

Spring 2021

 

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

Apr 2

University Day holiday (no classes); Offices open

TBD

Last day for master’s and doctoral comprehensive examination or thesis/dissertation defense if student plans to graduate Spring 2020.

TBD

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

May 3-7

Final Examinations

May 7

Last day of classes

May 7

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

May 8

Spring Commencement 2021