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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.

February 2018

March 2018

  • 2, Friday
    • Last date for a spring graduate to pass final doctoral defense (department must return report to Graduate Enrollment Services immediately)
  • 4, Sunday – 10, Saturday
    • Spring Break (no classes)

April 2018

May 2018

  • 6, Sunday
    • Graduate School Commencement Ceremony, Bryce Jordan Center, 6:30 p.m.
  • 28, Monday
    • Memorial Day (no classes)

June 2018

July 2018

August 2018

  • 3, Friday
    • Deadline for Summer 2018 graduating students to submit a request for letter of certification to Graduate Enrollment Services
  • 11, Saturday
    • Graduate School Summer Commencement Ceremony, Bryce Jordan Center, 2:30 p.m.

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.

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