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 2019

Date Event
08/19/2019 Orientation for new Graduate School students
08/19/2019-08/23/2019 PhD 1st Block Year 1 and Year 2 Students
08/21/2019 Fall classes begin
08/31/2019 Deadline for students to pay Fall tuition and fee charges or make payment
arrangements with the Office of Student Accounts
09/04/2019 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
10/24/2019-10/25/2019 Fall break
11/01/2019 Deadline to submit Intent to Graduate form for December graduation
11/06/2019 Spring registration opens
11/18/2019 Dissertation submission deadline for December graduation
11/23/2019- 12/01/2019 Thanksgiving Break
12/01/2019 Spring registration ends
12/05/2019 Fall semester classes end
12/14/2019 Degree conferral date for December graduates
12/16/2019 Deadline for submission of fall final grades at 11:59 PM

Spring 2020

01/02/2020 Deadline for students to pay Spring tuition and fee charges or make
payment arrangements with the Office of Student Accounts
01/06/2020 Spring classes begin
01/13/2020-01/16/2020 PhD 2nd Block Year 1 and Year 2 Students
01/20/2020 No class in observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday
01/20/2020 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
02/28/2020 Deadline to submit Intent to Graduate form for May graduation
02/29/2020-03/08/2020 Spring Break
03/23/2020 Summer registration begins
03/24/2020 Dissertation submission deadline for May graduation
04/20/2020 Spring classes end
05/02/2020 Deadline for submission of spring semester grades by 11:59 PM
05/08/2020 Commencement

Summer 2020

05/04/2020 Summer classes begin
05/11/2020-05/14/2020 PhD 3rd Block Session Year 1 and Year 2 Students
06/12/2020 Deadline to submit Intent to Graduate form for August graduation
07/17/2020 Dissertation submission deadline for August graduation
08/07/2020 Summer semester ends
08/10/2020 Deadline for submission of summer semester grades by 11:59 PM