Graduate School Weekly Announcements (PDF)



Important Dates

Academic Calendar


Graduation Deadlines (PDF)




September 7: Labor Day holiday; classes excused
September 8: Registration ends at midnight




October 1: Deadline for students completing degree requirements in fall 2015 and who did not participate in the Spring 2015 Commencement to apply for graduation in CheckMarq
October 6: Outlines (thesis, professional project, dissertation) due in the Graduate School office
October 9: Last day to submit Announcement of Public Defense of Dissertation form
October 12: Graduation applications available for eligible students to apply for spring, summer and fall 2016 graduation




November 9: Last day for public defense of dissertation
November 16: Graduate School Financial Aid Application deadline (merit-based aid) for spring term 2016
November 25-29: Thanksgiving holiday; classes excused




December 2: Final day to submit dissertation to the Graduate School with results and signatures
December 3: Open registration for spring term 2016 begins (no appointment required)
December 12: Classes end
December 12: Conferral of Doctoral Degrees and Hooding Ceremony
December 19: Final exams end


* Some programs may have deadlines for fall admission that are earlier than the financial aid application deadline. New applicants for financial aid in those programs must adhere to the earlier department deadlines that are listed in the Programs section of the online Graduate School Bulletin.

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