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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.

June 2017

July 2017

August 2017

  • 4, Friday
    • Deadline for Summer 2017 graduating students to submit a request for letter of certification to Graduate Enrollment Services
  • 12, Saturday
    • Graduate School Summer Commencement Ceremony, Bryce Jordan Center, 2:30 p.m.
  • 16, Wednesday
    • New Graduate Student Orientation, Bryce Jordan Center, 1:00 - 5:00 p.m.
  • 21, Monday
    • Classes Begin

September 2017

October 2017

November 2017

December 2017

  • 8, Friday
    • Classes End
    • Deadline for fall 2017 graduating students to submit a request for letter of certification to Graduate Enrollment Services
  • 11 – 15, Monday - Friday
    • Final Exams
  • 16, Saturday
    • Graduate School Fall Commencement Ceremony, Bryce Jordan Center, 4:30 p.m.

January 2018

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.

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