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College of Graduate Studies

Graduate Student Calendar

  • Fall 2020 Calendar

    Last Day for International Applicants to Apply for Fall 2019 Admissions May 1
    Last Day for US Applicants to Apply for Fall 2019 Admissions July 1
    Advisement and Registration August 20-21
    Classes Begin August 24
    Late Registration Begins ($100 late fee) August 24
    Last Day to Register/Add a Class September 6
    Last Day to Drop Without a Grade September 6
    Last Day to Apply for Fall Graduation (No Applications after this date) September 7
    Fall Break October 12-13
    Thesis/Dissertation Workshop  Online
    Advisement for Spring 2021 November 2-6
    Graduate Studies Information Session, 11am-12pm, RUC Multipurpose Room 286 November 2
    Graduate Studies Information Session, 11am-12pm, RUC Multipurpose Room 286 November 4
    Last Day to Drop a Class and Receive a Grade of "W" November 6
    Last Day to submit Exception Request to Walk in Commencement November 6
    Preregistration for Spring 2021 begins November 9
    Last Day to Report Results of Comprehensive Exam & Thesis/Dissertation Defense November 13
    Last Day to Submit Committee-approved Thesis/Dissertation into ProQuest November 20
    Last Day to Submit signed Thesis/Dissertation Certificate of Approval November 20
    Last Day to Submit final Thesis/Dissertation Revisions November 30
    Last Day to Submit any other Forms/Memos required for Graduation December 4
    Last Day to Submit Survey of Earned Doctorate (Ph.D. Students) December 4
    Last Day to Remove "Incomplete" grades if Graduating in December December 4
    Last Day of Classes December 4
    Final Exam Week December 7-10
    Graduation Rehearsal, 4:00 p.m. at Hooper Eblen Center December 10
    Graduation
    9:30 a.m. - College of Arts and Sciences, College of Engineering, College of Interdisciplinary Studies, Whitson-Hester School of Nursing
    2:00 p.m. - College of Agriculture and Human Ecology, College of Business, College of Education
    December 12
    Early Course Selection for State Employees Using Fee Waiver and Disabled/Elderly Program Participants - Spring December 17

  • Spring 2021 Calendar

    Last Day for International Applicants to Apply for Spring 2021 Admissions October 1 
    Last Day for US Applicants to Apply for Spring 2021 Admissions November 1
    Advisement and Registration January 15
    Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday - No Classes  January 18
    Classes Begin  January 19
    Late Registration Begins ($100 late fee)  January 19
    Last Day to Register/Add a Class February 1
    Last Day to Drop Without a Grade February 1
    Last day to Apply for Spring Graduation (No Applications after this date) February 2
    THESIS/DISSERTATION FORMATTING WORKSHOPS Online 
    Assistance is available through the Library via ZOOM Online 
    College of Graduate Studies Info Session Online
    SPRING BREAK March 15-19
    NOTE:  DATES FOR THESIS AND DISSERTATION REQUIREMENTS HAVE NOT CHANGED.  BE SURE TO WORK WITH YOUR ADVISOR REGARDING COMPLETION OF YOUR DEGREE REQUIREMENTS.    
     Advisement for Summer and Fall 2021  March 29 - April 2
    Good Friday Holiday - No Classes April 2
    Last Day to Drop a Class and Receive a Grade of "W"  April 2
    Last Day to submit Exception Form to Walk in Commencement April 2
    Preregistration for Summer & Fall Begins April 5
    Last Day to Report Results of Comprehensive Exam & Thesis/Dissertation Defense April 9
    Last Day to Submit Committee-approved Thesis/Dissertation into ProQuest April 16
    Last Day to Submit signed Thesis/Dissertation Certificate of Approval April 16
    Last Day to Submit final Thesis/Dissertation Revisions April 26
    Last Day to Submit any other Forms/Memos required for Graduation April 30
    Last Day to Submit Survey of Earned Doctorate (Ph.D. Students) April 30
    Last Day to Remove "Incomplete" grades if Graduating in May  April 30
    Last Day of Classes  April 30
    Final Exam Week May 3 - 6
    Graduation Rehearsal, 4:00 pm at Hooper Eblen Center May 6
    Graduation
    9:30 a.m. - College of Arts and Sciences, College of Engineering, College of Interdisciplinary Studies, Whitson-Hester School of Nursing
    2:00 p.m. - College of Agriculture and Human Ecology, College of Business, College of Education
    May 8
    Early Course Selection for State Employees Using Fee Waiver and Disabled/Elderly Program Participants - Summer Only May 10

  • Summer 2021 Calendar

    Last Day for International Applicants to Apply for Summer 2021 Admissions   DATE EXTENDED March 1
    Last Day for US Applicants to Apply for Summer 2021 Admissions    DATE EXTENDED May 1
    Registration  June 4
    Classes Begin (First and Full Terms)  June 7
    Late Registration Begins ($100 late fee) June 8
    Last Day to Register/Add a Class (First Term)  June 9
    Last Day to Drop without a Grade (First Term) June 14
    Last Day to Register/Add a Class (Full Term)  June 20
    Last Day to Drop without a Grade (Full Term) June 20
    Last Day to Apply for Summer Graduation  June 21
    Last Day to Drop a Class and Receive a Grade of "W" (First Term)
    June 29
    Independence Day Holiday July 4
    Independence Day (observed) NO classes July 5
    Last Day of Classes (First Term)  July 7
     Study Day - No Classes July 8
    Final Exams (First Term)
    No classes (Full Term)
    July 9
    Classes Begin (Second Term)
    Classes Resume (Full Term)
    July 12
    Last Day to Register and Add a Course (Second Term) July 14
     Last Day to Drop without a Grade (Second Term) July 19
    Last Day to Report Results of Comprehensive Exam & Thesis/Dissertation Defense July 23
    Last Day to Drop a Class and Receive a Grade of "W"(Full Term) July 23
    Last Day to Submit Final Thesis/Dissertation July 30
    Last Day to Submit signed Thesis/Dissertation Certificate of Approval July 30
    Early Course Selection for State Employees Using Fee Waiver    
    and Disabled/Elderly Program Participants - FALL
    August 2
    Last Day to Drop a Class and Receive a Grade of "W" (Second Term) August 3
    Last Day to Submit any other Forms/Memos required for Graduation  August 10
    Last Day to Submit Survey of Earned Doctorate (Ph.D. Students) August 10
    Last Day to Remove "Incomplete" grades if Graduating August 10
    Last Day of Classes (Second and Full Terms)   August 10
    Study Day - No Classes   August 11
    Fall 2021 Advisement and Registration August 12
    Final Exams (Second & Full Term) August 12 -13
    Graduation - Degrees Conferred - No Ceremony August 14

 

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