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Dates to Remember 2014-2015

July 4

  • Classes in Session/Offices Closed
  • Last day to file Notice of Candidacy with Registrar for January 2014 graduation

July 18

  • Three copies of approved theses/dissertations, along with binding receipt and all other paperwork due to Victoria Thompson Dopp at the Office of Graduate Studies and Research (Stetson House) for August conferral of degrees (includes terminal MAs).  See the Physical Standards for Theses & Dissertations.

July 31 - August 26

  • New Student Registration
August 22
  • August 2014 Degree Conferral
  • Deadline to sign up with Gail Conner email for Fall Semester Foreign Language Exam

August 25

  • 9:00 - 11:45 AM A&S Office of Research and Graduate Studies: New Graduate Student Orientation (Mandatory) - Chesapeake B and C, Sadler Center (refreshments will be provided)
  • 12 p.m.-4:45 p.m. A&S Office of Research and Graduate Studies: New T.A/T.F. Orientation and Training (working lunch provided); York Room,  Sadler Center

August 26

  • 11:00 a.m. History Department Orientation all new graduate students Dept. Library, Blair 206
  • 1:00 p.m. History Department Orientation all continuing graduate students, Dept. Library Blair 206

August 27

  • First day of classes - Add/Drop begins
  • PhD students, after their comps, must submit dissertation prospectus to their dissertation advisor

August 29

  • Foreign Language Examination

September 1

  • Labor Day - Classes Meet/Offices Closed

September 2

September 5

  • Last day to add or drop courses for fall semester

October 1

  • Deadline to apply for January, May, or August 2015 online form.  After the October 1, 2014, deadline, students applying in January, May, or August 2015, will not be able to apply for graduation using the online form.  The Notice of Candidacy form (pdf) must be used instead

 October 11-14

  • Fall Break

TBD

  • Advance spring registration for continuing students

October 24

  • Last day to withdraw from a course
  • Deadline to apply for OGSR Research Funding for expenses incurred September 1 - December 31 by 4:00pm
  • Deadline to apply for GSA Conference Funding for period covering September 1 - December 31 at 5:00pm

November 3

  • M.A. students must select a thesis advisor by this date

November 14

  • If your time to complete your dissertation expires between June and November, the deadline to request an extension is on or before November 14th
  • Submit one copy of theses/dissertations, along with template pages for review for formatting errors to Victoria Thompson Dopp at the Office of Graduate Studies and Research (Stetson House, can be emailed) for January degree (includes terminal MAs).  See the Physical Standards for Theses & Dissertations

November 26 - November 30

  • Thanksgiving Break

December 1

December 5

  • Last day of Fall  classes
  • Three copies of approved theses/dissertations, along with binding receipt and all other paperwork due to Victoria Thompson Dopp at the Office of Graduate Studies and Research (Stetson House) for January conferral of degrees. (See the Physical Standards for Theses & Dissertations)
  • Deadline for Early American and U.S. MA students to submit their thesis prospectus and thesis section draft to their thesis advisor for approval
  • Deadline for Comparative and Transnational MA students to submit their thesis prospectus draft and fully annotated bibliography to their thesis advisor for approval
  • ABDs teaching in the spring must have held their dissertation colloquia by the completion of the Fall 2014 term

December 8-12, 15-17

  • Final examinations (Reading Periods December 6-7, 13-14)

December 19 - January 14

  • Schedule adjustment period

 

2015


January 9

  • Winter Graduate Degree Conferral

January 14

  • First day of spring classes
  • M.A. prospectuses approved by thesis advisors and copy of prospectus and names of comprehensive examination committee due to the graduate program coordinator

January 19

January 23

  • Foreign Language Examination

January 27

  • Last day to add or drop courses for spring semester
  • Withdrawal period begins--see Graduate Registrar for additional information/assistance

January 30

  • Thesis prospectus and thesis section to committee and the graduate program coordinator in prep for MA Oral for Early American or U.S. History students
  • Thesis prospectus and fully annotated bibliography to committee and the graduate program coordinator in prep for MA Oral for Comparative and Transnational History students
  • Deadline to apply for OGSR Research Funding for expenses incurred January 1 - April 15 by 4:00pm (TENTATIVE)
  • Deadline to apply for GSA Conference Funding for period covering January 1 - April 15 at 5:00pm (TENTATIVE)

February 27

  • Thesis section to thesis committee and the graduate coordinator in prep for MA Oral for Comparative and Transnational M.A. students
  • Last day for Early American and U.S. History M.A. comprehensive examinations
March 2

March 7 - 15

  • Spring Break

March 9 - 13

  • Written doctoral comprehensive examinations

March 13

  • All requirements for the MA degree (includes all coursework completed and thesis approved by committee) must be completed for PhD students in their first year at W&M and MA/PhD students in their 2nd year at W&M otherwise Fall stipend will be forfeited. William and Mary terminal MA students in their 2nd year must also have all requirements for the master's degree completed (includes thesis approved by committee and language exam passed) or request an extension in their time to degree from the Graduate Director email
  • Last day to withdraw from a course

March 17-28

  • Fall priority registration for continuing students

March 23 - April 10

  • Oral doctoral comprehensive examinations

March 27

  • Submit one copy of thesis/dissertation, along with template pages for review for formatting errors to Victoria Thompson Dopp (apgrad@wm.edu) at the Office of Graduate Studies and Research, Stetson House. The OGSR prefers to receive this required draft by electronic copy, (includes terminal MAs)
  • Deadline to apply for OGSR Research Funding for expenses incurred April 16 - August 31 by 4:00pm (TENTATIVE)
  • Deadline to apply for GSA Conference Funding for period covering April 16 - August 31 at 5:00pm (TENTATIVE)

 March 28

  • Open House

March 31 - June 30

  • Schedule adjustment/registration for continuing students

April 3

  • Deadline for applications for Provost's Summer Grants for Graduate Research
  • Deadline to sign up with the graduate program coordinator for April 11th foreign language exams
  • Deadline for establishing comprehensive qualifying committee for doctoral students taking these exams next spring (2015).
  • Last day for Comparative and Transnational History students M.A. comprehensive examinations

April 6

  •  Last  day to submit application for summer stipend, due by the first Monday in April.  Note: For students taking the doctoral comprehensive examinations in the Spring 2015 this application must include tentative reading lists for your comprehensive examination fields

April 10

  • Spring Language Exam
  • Last day for doctoral students in 4th year of graduate study to submit names of dissertation advisers and tentative dissertation topics (with MA year as "first year", then 2nd year is course work, 3rd year, 1st term is course work, 3rd year, 2nd term is comprehensive examination)
  • If the time to complete your dissertation expires between December and May, the deadline to request an extension is on or before April 11th

April 17

  • Three copies of approved theses/dissertations, along with binding receipt and all other paperwork due to Victoria Thompson Dopp at the Office of Graduate Studies and Research (Stetson House) for May conferral of degrees (includes terminal MAs).  (See the Physical Standards for Theses & Dissertations)

April 24

  • End of classes
  • ABDs students who taught as instructors of record in the fall for the first time must have held a dissertation prospectus colloquium by this date
May 10
  • Commencement
 

TBA

  • Apprenticeship Programs End for the Year (Reves, Swem, and CW usually end earlier than the Institute)

June 1

June 29

  • Submit one copy of theses/dissertations, along with template pages for review for formatting errors to Victoria Thompson Dopp at the Office of Graduate Studies and Research (Stetson House, can be emailed) for August degree (includes terminal MAs)