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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.

December 2014

1 Monday - Last date for fall graduates to upload final thesis or dissertation to the eTD website; Graduate Workshop on Writing: Academic Writing for Non-native Speakers, 6:00-8:00 p.m., 362 Willard Building

1 Monday - Last day to pass final performance (DMA students only)

2 Tuesday - Graduate Exhibition Information Session, 5:00-7:00 p.m., 112 Kern Graduate Building

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

January 2015

19 Monday- Martin Luther King Day (No classes)

26 Monday - Last date for a spring graduate to activate the intent to graduate on eLion; "How to Create a Graduate Exhibition Poster" Information Session, 5:00-7:00 p.m., 112 Kern Graduate Building

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.

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

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

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

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 date 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

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 date for spring graduate to upload final thesis or dissertation to the eTD website

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

May 2015

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 date for a summer graduate to upload a draft of the doctoral dissertation to the eTD website for format review; Last date for a summer graduate to upload a draft of the master's thesis to the eTD website for format review

19 Friday - Last date for a summer graduate to activate the intent to graduate on eLion; Last date for a summer graduate to pass final doctoral defense (department must return report form to Graduate Enrollment Services immediately)

July 2015

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

November 2015

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

December 2015

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

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