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ACADEMIC CALENDAR

Important Dates and Deadlines for Graduate Students

** NOTE: Application deadline for particular graduate programs may be earlier. Check individual programs for their deadlines. 

 Spring 2015
 OCT 1 Spring 2015 priority application submission date to Graduate Studies **
NOV 10-21 Priority Registration begins for Spring 2015
NOV 15 Completed Spring 2015 Graduate Assistantship packets due in College of Graduate Studies
JAN 12 Graduate academic appeal applications from fall term due in the College of Graduate Studies
JAN 13 Graduate academic suspension appeal hearings
JAN 19 Holiday: University closed
JAN 20 Classes begin
FEB 3 Last day to file Intent to Graduate form for May graduation
MAR 1 Summer 2015 priority application submission date to Graduate Studies **
MAR 9-14 Spring Break - NO CLASSES
MAR 14 Written Doctoral Qualifying Examinations begin
MAR 27 Last day to file theses and dissertations for May graduation
MAR 28 Written Master's and Specialist's Comprehensive Examinations begin
APR 6-17 Priority Registration for Summer and Fall semesters
APR 15 Completed Summer 2015 Graduate Assistantship contracts due in College of Graduate Studies
APR 27 Comprehensive Examination results due in College of Graduate Studies
APR 29 Last day of classes
APR 30 Study day - NO CLASSES
MAY 1-7 Final Examinations
MAY 1 Last day to remove "I" grades for Spring graduation
MAY 9 Spring 2015 Commencement
9:00 a.m. -Morning ceremony: College of Graduate Studies
 
Summer 2015 Full Term (May 11 - August 7)
APR 6-17 Priority Registration begins for Summer 2015
APR 15 Completed Summer 2015 Graduate Assistantship contracts due in College of Graduate Studies
MAY 11 Classes begin
MAY 19 Spring 2015 graduate academic suspension appeal application due by 4:00 p.m
MAY 20 Graduate academic suspension appeal hearings
MAY 25 Memorial Day Holiday - NO CLASSES
JUN 1 Fall 2015 priority application submission date to Graduate Studies**
JUN 1 Last day to file Intent to Graduate for August graduation
JUN 20 Written Doctoral Qualifying Examinations begin
JUN 26

Last day for filing theses and dissertations for August 2015 graduation. Those submitted after this date will not be eligible for August 2015 graduation.

JUN 27 Written Master's and Specialist's Comprehensive Examinations begin
JUL 3 Independence Day Holiday - NO CLASSES
JUL 15 Completed Fall 2015 Graduate Assistantship contracts due in College of Graduate Studies
JUL 20 Last day to submit late summer Theses/Dissertations. 
Students who submit by this date will not be allowed to graduate in August 2015 but will be eligible for December 2015 graduation.  Students who submit by this date will not be required to register for a thesis/dissertation hour in Fall 2015.  Students submitting after this date must continue to register until completion.
 AUG 4 Comprehensive Examination results due in College of Graduate Studies
AUG 6 Last day to remove "I" grades for August graduation
AUG 6 Final Exams for Classes Meeting Monday - Thursday
AUG 7 Final Exams for Classes Meeting Monday - Friday
AUG 8 Commencement
AUG 10 Deadline for Submission of Final Grades, 9 a.m.
 AUG 17 Appeal due date and interview scheduled
AUG 18 Hearings
   
Summer S1 -  May Term (May 11-29)
For additional important dates see Summer 2015 Full Term
MAY 11 Classes begin
MAY 25 Memorial Day Holiday - NO CLASSES
MAY 29 Final examinations
JUN 1 Deadline for final grades, 9 a.m.
AUG 9 Commencement
Summer S5 -May/June Term (May 11 - July 2)
For additional important dates see Summer 2015 Full Term
MAY 11 Classes begin
MAY 25 Memorial Day Holiday - NO CLASSES
JUL 2 Final examinations
 JUL 6 Deadline for submission of final grades, 9 a.m.
AUG 9 Commencement
Summer S2 - June Term (June 1-July 2)
For additional important dates see Summer 2015 Full Term
JUN 1 Classes begin
JUL 2 Final Examinations
JUL 3 Independence Day, NO CLASSES
 JUL 6 Deadline for submission of final grades, 9 a.m.
Summer S3 - July Term (July 6-August 7)
For additional important dates see Summer 2015 Full Term
JUL 6 Classes begin
AUG 6 Final examinations for classes meeting Monday - Thursday
AUG 7 Final examinations for classes meeting Monday - Friday
 AUG 10 Deadline for submission of final grades, 9 a.m.
Summer S4 - June/July Term (June 1-August 7)
For additional important dates see Summer 2015 Full Term
JUN 1 Classes begin
JUL 3 Independence Day, NO CLASSES
AUG 6 Final examinations for classes meeting Monday - Thursday
AUG 7 Final examinations for classes meeting Monday - Friday
 AUG 10 Deadline for submission of final grades, 9 a.m.

Summer R - ROCC or additional important dates see Summer 2015 Full Term

JUN 1 Classes begin
JUL 3 Independence Day Holiday, NO CLASSES
AUG 3-7 Final examinations
 AUG 9 Deadline for submission of final grades, 6 p.m.
 
Fall 2015
APR 6-17 Priority registration for Fall 2015 classes
JUN 1 Fall priority application submission date to Graduate Studies**
JUL 15 Completed Fall 2015 Graduate Assistantship contracts due in College of Graduate Studies
AUG 17

Graduate academic appeal applications from summer term due in the College of Graduate Studies by 4:00 p.m.

AUG 17-21 Graduate Studies and Departmental Graduate Assistantship Orientations
AUG 18 Graduate academic suspension appeal hearings
AUG 24 Classes begin
SEP 7 Labor Day Holiday - NO CLASSES
SEP 8 Last day to file Intent to Graduate form for December graduation
SEP 30

College of Graduate Studies priority application submission dates for spring 2016 admission 

OCT 1 Spring 2016 priority application submission date to Graduate Studies **
OCT 10 Written Doctoral Qualifying examinations begin
OCT 10-13

Fall Break - NO CLASSES

Midterm exams should be scheduled either before students leave for break or soon after their return 

OCT 17 Written Master's and Specialist's Comprehensive Examinations begin
OCT 30 Last day to file theses and dissertations for December graduation. Those submitted after this date will not be eligible for December 2015 graduation.
NOV 9-20 Priority Registration for Spring 2016 semester
NOV 15 Completed Spring 2016 Graduate Assistantship contracts due in College of Graduate Studies
NOV 16 Last date to submit late fall Theses/Dissertations.  Students who submit by this date are not allowed to graduate in December 2015 but will be eligible for May 2016 graduation.  Students who submit by this date will not be required to register for a thesis/dissertation hour in Spring 2016.  Students submitting after this date must continue to register until completion. 
NOV 20 Comprehensive Examination results due in College of Graduate Studies
NOV 25-28 Thanksgiving Holiday - NO CLASSES
DEC 2 Last day of classes
DEC 3 Study day - NO CLASSES
DEC 4 Last day to remove "I" grades for December graduation
DEC 4-10 Final Examinations
DEC 12 Fall Commencement
DEC 14 Deadline for submission of final grades, 9 a.m.