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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.

 

October 2016

  • 3 Monday
    • Last date for a fall graduate to upload a draft of the doctoral dissertation to the eTD website for format review
    • Last date for a fall graduate to upload a draft of the master’s thesis to the eTD website for format review
  • 10 Monday
    • Last date for a fall graduate to pass final doctoral defense (department must return report to Graduate Enrollment Services immediately)

November 2016

  • 18 Friday
    • Last date for a fall graduate to upload final thesis or dissertation to the eTD website 
    • Last date for a D.M.A. student to pass final performance
    • Last date for a D.N.P. student to pass final oral presentation
  • 20–26,  Sunday-Saturday
    • Thanksgiving Holiday (no classes)

December 2016

  • 9 Friday
  • 12 – 16, Monday- Friday
    • Finals Week
  • 17 Saturday
    • Graduate School Commencement Ceremony, Bryce Jordan Center, 4:30 p.m.

January 2017

February 2017

March 2017

  • 3 Friday
    • Last date for a spring graduate to pass final doctoral defense (department must return report to Graduate Enrollment Services immediately)
  • 5 Sunday
    • 11 Saturday – Spring Break (no classes)

April 2017

  • 3, Monday
  • 28, Friday
    • Classes End
    • Deadline for Spring 2017 graduating students to submit a request for letter of certification

May 2017

  • 1– 5, Monday-Friday
    • Finals Week
  • 7 Sunday
    • Graduate School Commencement Ceremony, Bryce Jordan Center, 6:30 p.m

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