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Key Dates and Deadlines

Summer 2014
Fall 2014
Spring 2015

Summer 2014
Special Summer Dates: (See the University Summer Sessions Academic Calendar for session dates and deadlines)                       
May 26 Monday Memorial Day Observed, Office Closed
May 31 Friday Incomplete grades from Fall 2013 due at the Graduate School
June 1 Sunday Last day to submit thesis or dissertations for a format check for August degree conferral
June 6 Friday Last day to submit grades for Fall incompletes.
July 1 Tuesday Last day to submit final approved electronic copies of dissertations for August degree conferral
July 4 Friday Independence Day Observed, Office Closed
July 15 Tuesday Last day to submit final approved hard copies of dissertations for August degree conferral
August 1 Friday Last day to file an Application to Receive a Degree for December 2014 degree conferral 
August 15 Friday Last day to file a late Application To Receive A Degree for December 2014 degree conferral 
August 26 Tuesday Fall Semester 2014 begins
Fall 2014
August 1 Friday Last day to apply for December 2014 degree conferral
August 15 Friday -- Last day to file a Late Application to Receive a Degree for December 2014 degree conferral
-- $25 late fee applies
August 19 Tuesday New graduate student orientation
August 24 Sunday Open Registration Ends at Midnight
August 25 Monday -- Fall Semester 2014 Begins
-- Begin late and change registration
-- Late registration fees apply
August 29 Friday Labor Day Weekend Begins. Classes that begin at 4:15 p.m. or later are canceled.
September 1 Monday Labor Day:  No Class
September 2 Tuesday -- End of late and change registration
-- Classes resume after Labor Day Weekend
-- Last day to withdraw from classes without a “W”
September 7 Sunday Last day to drop class(es) with a Bursar credit of 100%
September 8 Monday -- Last day to convert from credit to audit or vice versa
-- Last day to request or cancel pass/fail option
September 12 Friday Incomplete grades from Spring 2014 due at the Graduate School
September 21 Sunday Last day to withdraw from classes with a 50% refund
September 28 Sunday Last day to withdraw from classes with a 20% refund (zero credit hereafter)
October 1 Wednesday Last day to submit thesis or dissertation for the required format check for December degree conferral
October 6-7 Monday - Tuesday Mid-Semester Break:  No classes
October 8 Wednesday Classes resume after Mid-Semester Break
October 13 Monday Last day to apply to take the foreign language examination to fulfill the research tool requirement
October 30 Thursday Spring 2015 Registration begins
October 31 Friday -- Last day to withdraw with a grade of "W"
-- After this date the penalty grade of "WF" is assigned
November 1 Saturday Last day to submit final approved electronic copies of dissertations or theses for December degree conferral
November 10 Monday Foreign language examination, 3:00-5:00 p.m., Graduate School Office, Granada Center, 4th floor, LSC
November 14 Friday Last day to submit final approved hard copies of dissertations or theses for December degree conferral
November 26-29 Wednesday - Sunday Thanksgiving Break:  No Classes
December 1 Monday -- Last day to file an Application to Receive a Degree for May 2015 degree conferral
-- Extension of time requests for Spring 2015 due at the Graduate School office, Granada Center, 4th floor LSC
-- Classes resume after Thanksgiving Break
December 6 Saturday Fall Semester classes end
December 8-16 Monday - Tuesday Final Examinations (No Exams on Sunday)
December 15 Monday -- Last day to file a Late Application to Receive a Degree for May 2015 degree conferral.
-- $25 late fee applies
January 5, 2015 Monday Schmitt Dissertation Fellowship Applications due to Department Chairs
Spring 2015
January 11 Sunday Open registration ends
January 12 Monday -- Spring semester 2015 begins
-- Late and change registration begins
-- Late registration fees apply
January 19 Monday Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday – No Classes
January 20 Tuesday -- Late and change registration ends 
-- Last day to withdraw without a mark of  "W"
January 23 Friday Incomplete grades from Summer 2014 due at the Graduate School
January 25 Sunday Last day to drop class(es) with a Bursar credit of 100%
January 26 Monday Last day to convert from credit to audit or vice versa
February 1   Sunday Last day to apply for August degree conferral
February 8 Sunday Last day to drop class(es) with a Bursar credit of 50%
February 9 Monday Summer 2015 Registration Begins for all Undergraduate and Graduate students - check LOCUS for  details
February 11 Wednesday Nominations for the Crown Fellowship Due at the Graduate School
February 13 Friday -- Last day to file a Late Application to Receive a Degree for August 2015 degree conferral
-- $25 late fee applies
February 15 Sunday Last day to drop class(es) with a Bursar credit of  20% (zero credit thereafter)
February 18 Wednesday Ash Wednesday: Classes meet but special worship services available
March 1 Sunday Last day to submit thesis or dissertation for a format check for May 2015 degree conferral
March 2-7  Monday - Saturday Spring Break
March 9 Monday Classes resume after Spring Break
March 23 Monday Last day (5:00 p.m.) to withdraw with a grade of "W."  After this date, the penalty grade of "WF" is assigned
April 1 Wednesday -- Last day to submit final approved electronic copies of dissertation or thesis for May degree conferral
-- For students in programs requiring a dissertation or thesis, all degree requirements MUST be met by this date for May degree conferral unless a master’s student is completing classes
-- Latest approval date for thesis proposal defense ballots for participation (walking, not graduating) in May 2015 commencement
-- Foreign language examination, 3 p.m.—5:00 p.m., Graduate School Office, Granada Center, 4th floor, LSC
April 2-6    -- Easter Holiday: No classes Thursday evening (classes that start 4:15 p.m. or later are cancelled) through Monday afternoon (classes beginning on or after 4:15 p.m. will be held) 
-- Offices closed on Good Friday
April 9 Thursday Fall registration begins for Graduate School students. Check LOCUS for details
April 15 Wednesday Last day to submit final approved hard copies of dissertations for or theses for May degree conferral
April 24 Friday Spring Semester Ends
April 27 - May 5   Final Exams, no exams on Sunday
April 30  Thursday -- Dissertation defense ballots due to Graduate School by noon to walk in May 2015 Commencement Ceremony
-- Study Day:  No examinations
May 5   -- Graduate School Commencement Ceremony at Gentile Center, Lake Shore Campus
-- Schedule and detailed info on the ceremony will be available in late February
May 18 - August 24   Summer Sessions

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