Dates to Remember

Dates to Remember 2017-2018

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


August 27

August 28

  • 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 29

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

 August 31

  • Foreign Language Examination

September 3

September 3

  • Labor Day - Classes Meet/Offices Closed

September 7

September 24


 October 13-16

  • Fall Break


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

October 26

  • Last day to withdraw from a course

Novermber  2

November 16

November 21-25

  • Thanksgiving Break

November 30


December 3

December 7
  • Last day of Fall classes
  • Deadline to apply for May/August 2019 Graduation using the paper application form
  • OGSR/GSA SUPPLEMENTAL CONFERENCE TRAVEL FUNDING deadline (for travel between January 1 and April 15.)
  • RESEARCH FUNDING A&S GRADUATE STUDENT RESEARCH GRANTS deadline (For expenses incurred between January 1 and April 15)
  • ABDs teaching in the spring must have held their dissertation colloquia by the completion of the Fall 2018 term

December 10-19

  • Final Examinations

January 16

  • First day of spring classes

January 21

January 28

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

January 28

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


  • Open House

March 1

March 2-10

  • Spring Break

March 15

  • Last day to withdraw from a course

March TBA

  • Fall priority registration for continuing students

March 15-16

March 15

March 29


  • OGSR/GSA SUPPLEMENTAL CONFERENCE TRAVEL FUNDING deadline (for travel taken between April 16 and August 31)
  • RESEARCH FUNDING A&S GRADUATE STUDENT RESEARCH GRANTS deadline (For expenses incurrec between April 16 and August 31)

March 30 - June 30

  • Schedule adjustment/registration for continuing students

April 1

  • Deadline for applications for Provost's Summer Grants for Graduate Research
  • 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 2019 this application must include tentative reading lists for your comprehensive examination fields

April 5

  • 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 12

April 15

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

April 19

April 26

  • End of Classes


  • Research portfolio defense

April 29-May 8

  • Final Examinations 

May 11

  • Commencement (Saturday)

May 12

  • History Department Commencement


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

June 1


July 5

July 19

July 26

July 30 - August 25

  • New Student Registration