Graduate Calendar

Graduate School Deadlines

 

Please Note:

  • Some graduate programs may have earlier application deadlines. Please check with your specific program for exact dates.
  • Graduating students should always consult the final semester checklist. The Office of Graduate Studies may change this calendar if conditions warrant.
  • For other important dates, please see the University Academic Calendar.

 

University and Graduate School Calendar 2011-2012
  Fall 2011 Spring 2012 Summer 2012
International Student and Legal Permanent Resident Application and Readmission Deadline April 1 September 15 February 1
U.S. Student Application Deadline and Readmission Deadline June 1 October 15 April 1
Registration Begins

Apr 4

(Fall Term)

Oct 24

(Spring Term)

Apr 2

(Summer Term)

First Day of Classes August 25 January 17

1st 5-wk, 11-wk: June 4

2nd 5-wk: July 10

Late Registration August 25-31 January 17-22

1st 5-wk, 11-wk: June 4-5

2nd 5-wk: July 10-11

Census Date September 12 Feb 1

1st 5-wk, 11-wk: June 7

2nd 5-wk: July 16

Deadline for Graduation: Last Date to File Application for Graduation September 12 Feb 1 June 7
Final Day to Reserve Graduate Courses for Graduate Credit September 12 Feb 1

1st 5-wk, 11-wk: June 7

2nd 5-wk: July 16

Mid-Semester Deadline (Leave of Absence) October 14 March 9  
Last Date to Drop or Withdraw November 4 March 30

1st 5-wk: June 25

2nd 5-wk: July 31

11-wk: July 19

Final Date to Request Master's Exam/Dissertation Defense and Submit Copy to Supervising Committee November 14 April 6 July 6
Final Date to Hold Master's Exam/Dissertation Defense and Submit Copy of Thesis/Dissertation to Graduate School for First Mechanical Check November 23 April 20 July 20
Final Date to Submit Approved Thesis/Dissertation to Graduate School and Submit Report of Final Master's Examination/Dissertation Defense December 9 May 4 August 10
Final Exams December 10-16 May 5-11

1st 5-wk: July 9

2nd 5-wk: August 13

11-wk: August 13-14

End of Semester Deadline (In Absentia Deadline) December 21 May 16 August 17
Graduation Exercises December 15-19 May 11-14  

 

Winter Session 2011-2012
Late Registeration October 24 - December 19, 2011
Winter Session (First Day of Class) December 19, 2011
Census Date December 20, 2011
Classes Continue December 19-22, 2011
Classes Continue January 2-6, 2012
Classes Continue January 9-10, 2012
Last Date to Drop or Withdraw January 4, 2012
Final Exams January 11, 2012

 

Summer Intersession 2012
Last Day to Register May 14
Maymester (First Day of Class) May 14
Census Date May 15
Last Date to Drop or Withdraw May 22
Classes Continue May 16-18
Classes Continue May 21-25
Final Exams May 30

 

Holidays
Labor Day September 5, 2011
Thanksgiving November 24-27, 2011
Martin Luther King Day January 16, 2012
Spring Vacation March 12-16, 2012
Memorial Day May 28, 2012
Independence Day July 4, 2012