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Thesis, Dissertation, Performance and Oral Presentation Deadlines Calendar

Important Deadlines for Spring 2018, Summer 2018, and Fall 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 plans of study for deadlines.

Deadlines by semester SP18 SU18 FA18

 

Activate intent to graduate on LionPATH 1/22 6/15 9/5
Submit doctoral dissertation for format review 2/12 6/1 10/1
Submit master's thesis for format review 2/12 6/1 10/1
Pass doctoral defense* 3/2 6/15 10/8
Submit final thesis or dissertation and supporting materials 4/2 7/10 11/16
Pass final performance (DMA students only) 4/2 7/10 11/16
Pass final oral presentation (DNP students only) 4/2 7/10 11/16

*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 plan of study.

Commencement Schedule

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


Fall 2018 Commencement

Date: December 15

Time: 4:30 p.m.

Location: Bryce Jordan Center

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