Dates to Remember

Dates to Remember 2017-2018

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


August 25

  • August 2017 Degree Conferral
  • Deadline to sign up with Daneene Kelley [[dmkelley, email]] for Fall Semester Foreign Language Exam

August 28

  • 10am – Noon   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.-1:45pm. A&S Office of Research and Graduate Studies: New T.A/T.F. Orientation and Training (working lunch provided); York Room,  Sadler Center

August 29

  • 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 30

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



September 1

  • Foreign Language Examination

September 2

September 4

  • Labor Day - Classes Meet/Offices Closed

September 8

September 29

  • Apply to graduate in May or August 2017

 October 14-17

  • Fall Break


  • Written and Oral comprehensive exams
  • Advance spring registration for continuing students

October 27

  • Last day to withdraw from a course

November 10

November 17

November 22 - November 27

  • Thanksgiving Break

December 2

  • Student Activities Conference Funding Deadline for travel between Jan 1 - Mar 3
  • Last day to file a Notice of Candidacy with the University Registrar for May/August 2016 Graduation.  The Notice of Candidacy form can be obtained from the Registrar's website
December 8

December 11-15, 18-20

  • Final Examinations (Reading Periods December 9-10, 16-17)

December 15 - January 15

  • Schedule Adjustment Period

January 12

  • Winter Graduate Degree Conferral (no ceremony)

January 17

  • First day of spring classes

January 19

  • Foreign Language Examination

January 23

January 26

  • MA Committee appointment form due to Prof. Kitamura, Graduate Director
  • Last day to add/drop courses for spring

January 27

  • Withdrawal period begins - see Graduate Registrar for additional information/assistance


  • Open House

March 2

March 3-11

  • Spring Break

March 17

  • Last day to withdraw from a course

March TBA

  • Fall priority registration for continuing students

March 23

March 30

March 30 - June 30

  • Schedule adjustment/registration for continuing students

April 2

  • Deadline for applications for Provost's Summer Grants for Graduate Research
  • Deadline to sign up with the graduate director for April 8th foreign language exams
  • Deadline for establishing comprehensive qualifying committee for doctoral students taking these exams next fall (2018)
  •  Last day to submit application for summer stipend [doc], due by the first Monday in April.  Note: For students taking the doctoral comprehensive examinations in the Fall 2018 this application must include tentative reading lists for your comprehensive examination fields

April 6

  • Deadline for submission of required DRAFT dissertation for May 2018 degree conferral.  See Physical Standards for Theses & Dissertations for templates

  • Deadline for the submission of the signed License and Embargo Form to the OGSR for May 2018 degree conferral.  See License and Embargo
  • 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 13

April 20

April 27

  • End of Classes


  • Research portfolio defense

April 30- May 4, May 7-9

  • Final Examinations (Reading Periods April 28-29, May 5-6)

May 12

  • Commencement (Saturday)

May 13

  • History Department Commencement


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

June 2

June 29


July 6

July 20

July 30 - August 25

  • New Student Registration