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Dates to Remember

Dates to Remember 2023-224

Aug || Sept || Oct || Nov || Dec || Jan || Feb || Mar || Apr || May || June || July


August 25

  • August 2025 Degrees Conferred

August 29

  • Incoming Graduate Student Orientation
  • Returning graduate student meeting
  • Add/Drop period begins

August 30

  • First day of classes

September 1

September 4

  • Labor Day- No Classes/ Offices Closed

September 11

  • Last Day for Add/Drop

October 12-15

  • Fall Break 

October TBD

  • Written comprehensive exams

October 23

  • Registration for Spring 2021 begins

November 3

November 7

  • Election Day- Offices Closed/ Classes in session

November 17

November 23-27

  • Thankgiving Break

December 1

December 8

  • Last Day of Classes

December 11-19

  • Final Exams

January 2

  • Final Grades Due

January 19

  • Winter Degree Conferral

January 24

  • First day of spring classes
  • Deadline for 6th Year Fellowship Applications
  • MA  Comitteess due to Prof. Levitan, Graduate Director (Remember, the committee that you write down here has to be used for all forms going forward)



  • Open House

February 1


March 9-17

  • Spring Break

April 1

  • Deadline for establishing comprehensive qualifying committee for doctoral students taking these exams next fall (2022)
  •  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 Fall 2023 this application must include tentative reading lists for your comprehensive examination fields

April 7

  • 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 15

  • Master's Portfolio Approval Pages must be submitted to the OGSR for review by this date

April 19

April 26



  • Research portfolio defense

May 3

  • End of Classes

May 6-14

  • Final Examinations 

May 16-18

  • Commencement weekend


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

July 5

July 19

July 29