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Important Dates

Note: For University-wide deadlines (class start/end dates, add/drop dates, declaration of minor deadlines, etc.), please see the Office of the University Registrar's website or the Office of the Bursar's website.

September 2018

October 2018

November 2018

December 2018

  • 7, Friday
    • Classes End
    • Deadline for Fall 2018 graduating students to submit a request for a letter of certification to Graduate Enrollment Services
  • 10, Monday – 14, Friday 
    • Final Exams
  • 15, Saturday 
    • Graduate School Fall Commencement Ceremony, Bryce Jordan Center, 4:30 p.m.

January 2019

February 2019

March 2019

  • 1, Friday
    • Last date for a spring graduate to pass the final doctoral defense (department must return report to Graduate Enrollment Services immediately)
  • 3, Sunday – 9, Saturday
    • Spring Break (no classes)

April 2019

May 2019

  • 5, Sunday
    • Graduate School Commencement Ceremony, Bryce Jordan Center, 6:30 p.m.

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