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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.

August 2017

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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