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Important Dates

Note: For University-wide deadlines (class start/end dates, add/drop dates, declaration of minor deadlines, etc.), please see the Office of the University Registrar's website or the Office of the Bursar's website.

February 2015

2 Monday through June 30, 2015 - Applications will be accepted for the Summer Tuition Assistance Program (STAP) on a rolling basis while funds last and will be considered in the order in which they are received. For more information, visit the STAP page.

2 Monday - "How to Create a Graduate Exhibition Poster" Information Session, 5:00-7:00 p.m., 112 Kern Graduate Building

9 Monday - Graduate Exhibition Video Production Workshop, 5:00-7:00 p.m., W140 Pattee Library

13 Friday - Deadline for Graduate Exhibition applications, 5:00 p.m.

16 Monday - Last day for a spring graduate to upload a draft of the doctoral dissertation to the eTD website for format review

18 Wednesday, Graduate Workshop on Writing: Writing for Multilingual Writers, 6:00-8:00 p.m., 112 Walker Building

18 Wednesday - Last day for a spring graduate to upload a draft of the master's thesis to the eTD website for format review

24 Tuesday - Penn State Thesis Template Workshop, 2:00-4:00 p.m, 116 Wagner Building

March 2015

2 Monday  - Deadline for applications for the Academic Computing Fellowship and the AT&T Graduate Fellowship. For more information visit the Award Programs page.

6 Friday - Last day for a spring graduate to pass final doctoral defense (department must return report form to Graduate Enrollment Services immediately)

8-14 Sunday-Saturday - Spring Break - No Classes

17 Tuesday - Graduate Workshop on Writing: Creating CVs and Resumes, 6:00-8:00 p.m., 362 Willard Building

20 Friday - Graduate Exhibition Performances, 7:00 p.m., Esber Recital Hall, Music Building

22 Sunday - Graduate Exhibition Research Presentations, noon-3:00 p.m., HUB-Robeson Center

April 2015

6 Monday - Last day for spring graduate to upload final thesis or dissertation to the eTD website

6 Monday - Last day for spring D.M.A. students to pass their final performance

20 Monday - Graduate Workshop on Writing: Drafting Teaching Philosophies, 6:00-8:00 p.m., 362 Willard Building

May 2015

1 Friday - Classes end

4-8 Monday-Friday - Finals week

10 Sunday - Graduate School Spring Commencement Ceremony, Bryce Jordan Center, 6:30 p.m.

June 2015

1 Monday - Deadline for applications for the CGS/ProQuest Distinguished Dissertation Award. For more information visit the Award Programs page.

8 Monday - Last day for a summer graduate to upload a draft of the doctoral dissertation to the eTD website for format review

8 Monday - Last day for a summer graduate to upload a draft of the master's thesis to the eTD website for format review

19 Friday - Last day for a summer graduate to activate the intent to graduate on eLion

19 Friday - Last day for a summer graduate to pass final doctoral defense (department must return report form to Graduate Enrollment Services immediately)

July 2015

20 Monday - Last day for summer graduates to upload final thesis or dissertation to the eTD website

20 Monday - Last day for summer D.M.A. students to pass their final performance

August 2015

15 Saturday - Graduate School Summer Commencement Ceremony, Bryce Jordan Center, 2:30 p.m.

24 Monday - Classes begin

September 2015

7 Monday - Labor Day (No classes)

8 Tuesday - Last day for fall graduates to activate the intent to graduate on eLion

October 2015

5 Monday - Last day for fall graduates to upload a draft of the doctoral dissertation to the eTD website for format review

7 Wednesday - Last day for fall graduates to upload a draft of the master’s thesis to the eTD website for format review

16 Friday - Last day for fall graduates to pass final doctoral defense (department must return report form to Graduate Enrollment Services immediately)

November 2015

20 Friday - Last day for fall graduates to upload final thesis or dissertation to the eTD website

20 Friday - Last day for fall D.M.A. students to pass their final performance

22-28 Sunday-Saturday - Thanksgiving Holiday (No classes)

December 2015

11 Friday - Classes end

14-18 Monday-Friday - Finals week

19 Saturday - Graduate School Summer Commencement Ceremony, Bryce Jordan Center, 4:30 p.m.

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