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Thesis, Dissertation, Performance and Oral Presentation Deadlines Calendar

Important Deadlines for Fall 2017, Spring 2018, and Summer 2018

The following deadlines are for theses, dissertations, DMA performances, and DNP final oral presentations only. Students writing master's papers should contact his/her programs for deadlines.

Deadlines by semester FA17 SP18 SU18

 

Activate intent to graduate on LionPATH 9/5 1/22 6/15
Submit doctoral dissertation for format review 10/2 2/12 6/1
Submit master's thesis for format review 10/2 2/12 6/1
Pass doctoral defense* 10/9 3/2 6/15
Submit final thesis or dissertation and supporting materials 11/17 4/2 7/10
Pass final performance (DMA students only) 11/17 4/2 7/10
Pass final oral presentation (DNP students only) 11/17 4/2 7/10

*Questions about the doctoral dissertation defense should be directed to Graduate Enrollment Services (814-865-1795). Students with questions regarding the master's thesis defense should contact his/her program.

Commencement Schedule

Fall 2017 Commencement

Date: December 16

Time: 4:30 p.m.

Location: Bryce Jordan Center


Spring 2018 Commencement

Date: May 6

Time: 6:30 p.m.

Location: Bryce Jordan Center


Summer 2018 Commencement

Date: August 11

Time: 2:30 p.m.

Location: Bryce Jordan Center

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