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Important Deadlines

Note: For University-wide deadlines (class start/end dates, add/drop dates, etc.), please see the Office of the University Registrar's website or the Office of the Bursar's website.


Spring 2024 Important Dates

January 

February

  • Monday, February 5
    • Last date for a spring 2024 graduate to upload a draft of the Master’s thesis or Doctoral dissertation to the eTD website for format review
  • Friday, February 23
    • Last date for a spring 2024 graduate to pass the final doctoral defense (department must return report to Graduate Enrollment Services immediately)

March

  • Sunday, March 3 – Saturday, March 9
    • Spring break (No Classes)
  • Monday, March 18
    • Last date for a spring 2024 graduate to upload final thesis or dissertation to the eTD website for final review
    • Last date for a D.N.P student to pass final oral presentation
    • Last date for a D.M.A. student to pass final performance
    • Last date for a D.P.H student to pass final performance
  • Monday, March 25
    • Last date for committee members to approve final Thesis/Dissertation

April

  • Friday, April 26
    • Classes End
    • Deadline for spring 2024 graduating students to submit a request for a letter of certification to Graduate Enrollment Services (12 p.m.)

May

  • Monday, April 29 – Friday, May 3
    • Final exams
  • Sunday, May 5
    • Graduate School spring commencement ceremony, Bryce Jordan Center (Masters) Pegula Arena (Doctoral), 4:30 p.m.

Summer 2024 Important Dates

May

  • Monday, May 13
    • Classes begin
  • Monday, May 27
    • Memorial Day holiday (no classes)

June

  • Monday, June 3
    • Last date for a summer 2024 graduate to upload a draft of the master’s thesis or doctoral dissertation to the eTD website for format review
  • Friday, June 14
  • Wednesday, June 19
    • Juneteenth holiday (no classes)
  • Wednesday, June 26
    • Last date for a summer 2024 graduate to upload a final thesis or dissertation to the eTD website
    • Last date for a D.N.P.  student to pass final oral presentation
    • Last date for a D.M.A. student to pass the final performance
    • Last date for DEng student to pass final oral presentation
    • Last date for DrPH student to pass final oral presentation
    • Last date for D.B.A. student to pass final oral presentation

July

  • Thursday, July 4
    • Independence Day (no classes)
  • Friday, July 5
    • Last date for committee members to approve final thesis/dissertation

August

  • Wednesday, August 7
    • Deadline for summer 2024 graduating students to submit a request for a letter of certification to Graduate Enrollment Services (12:00 p.m.)
    • Classes End
  • Friday, August 9
    • Final Exams
  • Saturday, August 10
    • Graduate School summer commencement ceremony, Bryce Jordan Center, 2:30 p.m.

Fall 2024 Important Dates

August

  • Monday, August 26
    • Classes begin

September

  •  Monday, September 2
    • Labor Day (No Classes)

October

  • Monday, October 1
    • Last date for a fall 2024 graduate to upload a draft of the master's thesis or doctoral dissertation to the ETD website for format review.
       
  • Monday, October 8
    • Last date for a fall 2024 graduate to pass the final doctoral defense(department must return report to Graduate Enrollment Services immediately)

November

  • Friday, November 1
    • Last date for a fall 2024 graduate to upload a final thesis or dissertation to the eTD website
    • Last date for a D.M.A. student to pass final performance
    • Last date for a D.N.P. student to pass final oral presentation
    • Last date for DEng student to pass final oral presentation
    • Last date for DrPH student to pass final oral presentation
    • Last date for D.B.A. student to pass final oral presentation
       
  • Friday, November 8
    • Last date for committee members to approve final thesis/dissertation
       
  • Sunday, November 24 - Saturday, November 30
    • Thanksgiving holiday (no classes)

 December  

  • Friday, December 13
    • Deadline for fall 2024 graduating students to submit a request  for a letter of certification to Graduate Enrollment Services (12:00 p.m.)
    • Classes end
       
  • Monday, December 16 - Friday, December 20
    • Final exams
       
  • Sunday, December 22
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