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Calendar of Events, 2014-15

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The Graduate School does not have a deadline for processing applications. (Exception: International applicants must submit materials at least four months before the beginning of the semester for which they are applying.) Applicants should ascertain application deadlines by contacting the individual graduate program. Applications should be submitted as early as possible.

 

July 2014

1 Tuesday - Student registration deadline (Second Six-Week Session)

2 Wednesday - Classes begin (Second Six-Week Session)

4 Friday - Independence Day holiday (no classes)

7 Monday - Regular drop deadline (Second Six-Week Session)

8 Tuesday - Regular add deadline (8 a.m.) (Second Six-Week Session)

8 Tuesday - Late drop begins (Second Six-Week Session)

9 Wednesday - Late registration begins (Second Six-Week Session)

11 Friday - Application deadline for Penn State STEM Fall Open House

21 Monday - Last date for summer graduate to upload final thesis or dissertation to the eTD website.

21 Monday - Last date for summer DMA students to pass their final performance

August 2014

5 Tuesday - Late drop deadline (Second Six-Week Session)

5 Tuesday - Declare minor deadline (Graduating Students)

13 Wednesday - Withdrawal deadline (Second Six-Week Session)

13 Wednesday - Classes end (Second Six-Week Session)

15 Friday - Final examinations (Second Six-Week Session)

16 Saturday - Graduate School Summer Commencement Ceremony, Bryce Jordan Center, 2:30 p.m

20 Wednesday - New Graduate Student Orientation, Eisenhower Auditorium, 1-5 p.m.; Reception beginning at 5 p.m. in Alumni Hall, HUB-Robeson Center

22 Friday - Leave of absence deadline

22-23 Friday-Saturday - Arrival days for new students

23-24 Saturday-Sunday - Arrival days for returning students

24 Sunday - Student registration deadline

25 Monday - Classes begin (Fall Semester)

September 2014

1 Monday - Labor Day holiday (No classes)

3 Wednesday - Regular drop deadline

3 Wednesday - Introductory Workshop on Grant Writing, 1-3 p.m., Board Room, Nittany Lion Inn

4 Thursday - Regular add deadline (8 a.m.)

4 Thursday - Late drop begins

5 Friday - Late registration begins

8 Monday - Last date for a fall graduate to activate the intent to graduate on eLion

11-14 Thursday - Sunday - Penn State STEM Fall Open House

18 Thursday - Workshop on Grant Writing: Qualitative and Quantitative Social Sciences, 1-3 p.m., 102 Kern Graduate Building

24 Wednesday - Postdoctoral Research Exhibition, Boardroom, Nittany Lion Inn, 1-5 p.m.; Workshop on Grantwriting: Arts and Humanities, 1-3 p.m.; 102 Kern Graduate Building

30 Tuesday - University Graduate Fellowships and Distinguished Graduate Fellowships Reception, Boardroom, Nittany Lion Inn, 4-6 p.m.

October 2014

1 Wednesday - Last date to apply for the Graduate Assistantship Tuition Rate for Externally Funded Fellows Program. Visit the Office of Graduate Fellowships and Awards Administration page for eligibility information or to obtain an application form.

2 Thursday - Workshop on Grant Writing: Life Sciences, 1:30-3:30 p.m., 102 Kern Graduate Building

6 Monday - Last date for a fall graduate to upload a draft of the doctoral dissertation to the eTD website for format review.

8 Wednesday - Last date for a fall graduate to upload a draft of the master’s thesis to the eTD website for format review; Workshop on Grant Writing: Engineering, 1:30-3:30 p.m., 102 Kern Graduate Building

16 Thursday - Last date for a fall graduate to pass final doctoral defense (department must return report form to Graduate Enrollment Services immediately); Workshop on Grant Writing: Medical Sciences, 1:30-3:30 p.m., 102 Kern Graduate Building

18 Saturday - Career Exploration Workshop, Thomas Building

November 2014

3 Monday - Nominations for the Harold F. Martin Graduate Assistant Outstanding Teaching Award, the Graduate Faculty Teaching Award, the Howard B. Palmer Faculty Mentoring Award, the Graduate School Alumni Society Graduate Program Chair Leadership Award, the Alumni Association Dissertation Award, the intercollege Graduate Student Outreach Achievement Award, the Harold K. Schilling Dean’s Graduate Scholarship, the Thomas and June Beaver Fund, and the Rustum and Della Roy Innovation in Materials Research Award. For more information, visit the Award Programs page.

14 Friday - Late drop deadline

14 Friday - Declare minor deadline (Graduating Students)

23-29 Sunday–Saturday - Thanksgiving holiday (No Classes)

December 2014

1 Monday - Last date for fall graduates to upload final thesis or dissertation to the eTD website.

1 Monday - Last day to pass final performance (DMA students only)

2 Tuesday - Graduate Exhibition Information Session, 5-7 p.m., 112 Kern Graduate Building

12 Friday - Classes end (Fall Semester)

12 Friday - Withdrawal deadline

15-19 Monday–Friday - Final examinations (Fall Semester)

20 Saturday - Graduate School Fall Commencement Ceremony, Bryce Jordan Center, 4:30 p.m.

January 2015

9 Friday - Leave of absence deadline

10 Saturday - Arrival day for new students

11 Sunday  - Student registration deadline

12 Monday - Classes begin (Spring Semester)

19 Monday- Martin Luther King Day (No classes)

21 Wednesday - Regular drop deadline

22 Thursday - Regular add deadline (8 a.m.)

22 Thursday - Late drop begins

23 Friday - Late registration begins

26 Monday - Last date for a spring graduate to activate the intent to graduate on eLion

February 2015

2 Monday through June 30, 2015 - Applications will be accepted for the Summer Tuition Assistance Program (STAP) on a rolling basis while funds last and will be considered in the order in which they are received. For more information, visit the Summer Tuition Assistance Program page.

16 Monday - Last date for a spring graduate to upload a draft of the doctoral dissertation to the eTD website for format review.

18 Wednesday - Last date for a spring graduate to upload a draft of the master's thesis to the eTD website for format review.

March 2015

2 Monday  - Applications for the Academic Computing Fellowship and the AT&T Graduate Fellowship due in 205 Kern Bldg. For more information visit the Award Programs page.

6 Friday - Last date for a spring graduate to pass final doctoral defense (dept. must return report form to Graduate Enrollment Services immediately)

8-14 Sunday-Saturday - Spring Break - No Classes

April 2015

6 Monday - Last date for spring graduate to upload final thesis or dissertation to the eTD website.

6 Monday - Last date for spring DMA students to pass their final performance

10 Friday - Late drop deadline

10 Friday - Declare minor deadline (Graduating Students)

May 2015

1 Friday - Classes end (Spring Semester)

1 Friday - Withdrawal deadline

4-8 Monday–Friday - Final examinations (Spring Semester)

10 Sunday - Graduate School Spring Commencement Ceremony, Bryce Jordan Center, 6:30 p.m.

June 2015

1 Monday - CGS/ProQuest Distinguished Dissertation Award applications due in 205 Kern Building

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