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 2017

Date Event
08/21/2017 Orientation for new Graduate School students
08/28/2017-09/01/2017 PhD 1st Block Year 1 and Year 2 Students 
08/23/2017 Fall classes begin
09/06/2017 Fall registration ends at 11:59 PM. Last day to add a class, drop a class with no entry on the record, or register for pass/fail status
10/12/2017-10/13/2017 Fall break
10/23/2017 Deadline to submit Intent to Graduate form for December graduation
11/012017 Spring registration opens
11/18/2017- 11/26/2017 Thanksgiving holiday
11/20/2017 Dissertation submission deadline for December graduation
12/03/2017 Spring registration ends 
12/09/2017 Fall semester classes end
12/18/2017 Deadline for submission of fall final grades at 11:59 PM
12/16/2017 Degree conferral date for December graduates

Spring Semester 2018

Date Event
01/02/2018 Deadline for students to pay Spring tuition and fee charges or make payment arrangements with the Office of Student Accounts
01/08/2018 First day of Spring classes
01/08/2018-01/11/2018 PhD 2nd Block Year 1 and Year 2 Students
01/15/2018 No class in observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday
01/22/2018 Spring open enrollment period ends at 11:59 P.M. Last day to add a class, drop a class with no entry on the record, or register for pass/fail status
03/03/2018-03/11/2018 Spring holiday
04/23/2018 Spring classes end
05/05/2018 Deadline for submission of spring semester grades by 11:59 PM
05/11/2018 Commencement

Summer Semester 2017

Date Event
05/08/2018 Summer classes begin
05/07/2018-05/10/2018 PhD 3rd Block Session Year 1 and Year 2 Students
07/20/2018 Last day students may withdraw from a summer class
08/10/2018 Summer semester ends
08/12/2018 Deadline for submission of summer semester grades by 11:59 PM