Note: PhD class schedules are not included on this calendar

Academic Calendar: PhD Program

Students and faculty are responsible for checking the Graduate School calendar for key dates and deadlines that may not be included on the calendar below.

The Graduate School online calendar is updated throughout the year: Click here


Fall Semester 2023 (This schedule is subject to change)

Date Event

August 21

First day of Fall classes

August 21-25

Fall PhD Block Week

September 5

Fall 2022 open enrollment period ends

September 18

Graduation Intent for Fall graduation opens in YES

September 18

Graduation Confirmation Form (Commencement) for Fall graduates opens in YES

October 19

Fall Break, Oct. 19-20

November 1

Spring 2024 Registration opens in YES

November 5

Graduation Confirmation Form (Commencement) for Fall graduates closes in YES

November 5

Last day to submit Intent to Graduate for Fall

November 17

Deadline to submit dissertations for Fall graduation

November 17

Deadline to submit Spring Enrollment Paperwork to Program Manager

November 18

Thanksgiving Break, Nov. 18-26

December 9

Online grading opens for Fall semester

December 7

Last day of classes



December 16

Graduation date for Fall graduates