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 2016

Date Event
08/22/2016

Orientation for new Graduate School students

08/29/2016-09/02/2016

PhD 1st Block Year 1 and Year 2 Students 

08/24/2016

Fall classes begin

08/31/2016

Fall registration ends at 11:59 PM

09/07/2016

Last day to add a class, drop a class with no entry on the record, or register for pass/fail status

10/13/2016-10/14/2016

Fall break

10/24/2016

Deadline to submit Intent to Graduate form for December graduation

10/27/2016

Spring registration opens

11/18/2016

Spring registration ends 

11/19/2016- 11/27/2016

Thanksgiving holiday

11/21/2016

Dissertation submission deadline for December graduation

12/09/2016

Fall semester classes end

12/17/2016

Deadline for submission of fall final grades at 11:59 PM

12/17/2016

Degree conferral date for December graduates

Spring Semester 2017

Date Event
01/03/2017

Deadline for students to pay Spring tuition and fee charges or make payment arrangements with the Office of Student Accounts

01/09/2017

First day of Spring classes

01/09/2017-01/12/2017

PhD 2nd Block Year 1 and Year 2 Students

01/16/2017

No class in observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday

01/16/2017

Spring open enrollment period ends at 11:59 P.M.

01/23/2017

Last day to add a class, drop a class with no entry on the record, or register for pass/fail status

03/04/2017-03/12/2017

Spring holiday

04/24/2017

Spring classes end

05/06/2017

Deadline for submission of spring semester grades by 11:59 PM

05/12/2017

Commencement

Summer Semester 2017

Date Event
05/08/2017

Summer classes begin

05/08/2017-05/11/2017

PhD 3rd Block Session Year 1 and Year 2 Students

07/13/2017

Last day students may withdraw from a summer class

08/11/2017

Summer semester ends

08/13/2017

Deadline for submission of summer semester grades by 11:59 PM

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