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 2018

Date Event
08/20/2018 Orientation for new Graduate School students
08/27/2018-08/31/2018 PhD 1st Block Year 1 and Year 2 Students 
08/22/2018 Fall classes begin
08/31/2018 Deadline for students to pay Fall tuition and fee charges or make payment arrangements with the Office of Student Accounts
09/05/2018 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
10/18/2018-10/19/2018 Fall break
10/22/2018 Deadline to submit Intent to Graduate form for December graduation
10/31/2018 Spring registration opens
11/17/2018- 11/25/2018 Thanksgiving holiday
11/19/2018 Dissertation submission deadline for December graduation
12/02/2018 Spring registration ends 
12/06/2018 Fall semester classes end
12/15/2018 Degree conferral date for December graduates
12/17/2018 Deadline for submission of fall final grades at 11:59 PM

Spring 2019

Date Event
01/02/2019 Deadline for students to pay Spring tuition and fee charges or make payment arrangements with the Office of Student Accounts
01/07/2019 Spring classes begin
01/14/2019-01/17/2019 PhD 2nd Block Year 1 and Year 2 Students
01/21/2019 No class in observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday
01/21/2019 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
02/28/2019 Deadline to submit Intent to Graduate form for May graduation
03/02/2019-03/10/2019 Spring holiday
03/25/2019 Dissertation submission deadline for May graduation
03/25/2019 Summer registration begins
04/22/2019 Spring classes end
05/04/2019 Deadline for submission of spring semester grades by 11:59 PM
05/10/2019 Commencement

Summer 2019

Date Event
05/06/2019 Summer classes begin
05/13/2019-05/16/2019 PhD 3rd Block Session Year 1 and Year 2 Students
06/14/2019 Deadline to submit Intent to Graduate form for August graduation
07/19/2019 Dissertation submission deadline for August graduation
08/09/2019 Summer semester ends
08/12/2019 Deadline for submission of summer semester grades by 11:59 PM