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Key Dates and Deadlines

Deadlines for Lake Shore and Water Tower Graduate School Programs

Some of these dates may change based on guidelines surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic. Health Sciences Campus Graduate School Programs may have different deadlines. Please contact your program director for assistance. 

Summer 2020
May 18 Early Summer Session (4-Week Session) and Summer Session A (First 6-Week Session) begin. Incomplete grade from Fall semester due to the Graduate School. 
May 19 Early Summer Session (4-Week Session) and Summer Session A (First 6-Week Session): Last day to drop a course without a "W" grade. 
May 22 Summer Session A (First 6-Week Session): Last day to convert from credit to audit or vice versa. Last day to request or cancel pass/no pass option. 
May 25 Memorial Day - office closed.
June 1 Last day to submit thesis or dissertations from required format check for August degree conferral. Summer Session C (8-Week Session) begins. 
June 2 Summer Session C (8-Week Session): Last day to drop a course without a "W" grade. 
June 5 Early Summer Session (4-Week Session): Last day to withdraw from session without a penalty of "WF". Summer Session C (8-Week Session): Last day to convert from credit to audit or vice versa. Last day to request or cancel pass/no pass option.
June 12 Early Summer Session (4-Week Session) ends. 
June 19 Juneteenth - no classes, office closed. Summer Session A (6-Week Session): Last day to withdraw from session without a penalty of "WF". 
June 26 Summer Session A (First 6-Week Session) ends. 
June 29 Summer Session B (Second 6-Week Session) begins. 
June 30 Summer Session B (Second 6-Week Session): Last day to drop a course without a "W" grade. 
July 1 Last day to submit final approved copies of dissertation for August degree conferral. 
July 2 Summer Session B (Second 6-Week Session): Last day to convert from credit to audit or vice versa. Last day to request or cancel pass/no pass option.
July 3-4 Independence Day - no classes, office closed. 
July 17 Summer Session C (8-Week Session): Last day to withdraw from session without a penalty of "WF". 
July 24 Summer Session C (8-Week Session) ends. 
July 31 Summer Session B (Second 6-Week Session): Last day to withdraw from session without a penalty of "WF".
August 1 Last day to file an Application to Receive a Degree for December degree conferral.
August 7 Summer Session B (Second 6-Week Session) ends. 

 

Fall 2020
August 17 New Graduate Student Orientation
August 18 New Graduate Assistant Workshop
August 23 Open registration ends at Midnight.
August 24 Fall semester begins. 
August 31 Late changes and registration ends. Last day to withdraw without a "W" grade. 
September 4 Labor Day Weekend begins. Classes that begin at 4:15 PM or later are canceled.
September 6 Last day to withdraw from class(es) with a Bursar credit of 100% - dates maintained by Bursar. Incomplete grades from Spring semester due to the Graduate School. 
September 7 Labor Day - no classes. 
September 8 Classes resume after Labor Day. Last day to convert from credit to audit or vice versa. Last day to request or cancel pass/fail option. 
September 20 Last day to withdraw from class(es) with a Bursar credit of 50% - dates maintained by Bursar. 
September 27 Last day to withdraw from class(es) with a Bursar credit of 20% - dates maintained by Bursar. 
October 1 Last day to submit dissertation or thesis for the required format check for December degree conferral. 
October 2 Last day for students to submit assignments to change and "I" mark, from the preceding Spring and Summer terms, to a letter grade. Faculty may set earlier deadline. 
October 25 Last day to apply to take the foreign language examination to fulfill the research tool requirements. 
October 30 Last day to withdraw with a grade of "W". After this date the penalty grade of "WF" is assigned. 
TBD Spring Registration begins.
November 1 Last day to submit final approved electronic copies of dissertation or thesis for December degree conferral. 
TBD Foreign language examination
November 22 On-campus instruction ends. In-person classes will switch to online instruction after Thanksgiving Break. 
November 23-28 Thanksgiving Break - no classes. 
November 30 Classes resume after Thanksgiving Break. 
December 1 Last day to file an Application to Receive a Degree for May degree conferral. Extension of Time Requests for Spring 2020 due. 
December 5 Fall semester classes end. 
December 7-12 Final Examinations

 

Spring 2021
January 17 Open registration ends at Midnight.
January 18 Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday - no classes, office closed.
January 19 Spring semester begins. 
January 25 Late and change registration ends. Last day to withdraw without a "W" grade.
TBD Last day to withdraw from class(es) with a Bursar credit of 100% - dates maintained by Bursar.
January 29 Incomplete grades from Summer due to the Graduate School. 
February 1 Last day to file an Application to Receive a Degree for August degree conferral. Last day to convert from credit to audit or vice versa. Last day to request or cancel pass-no pass option. 
TBD Last day to withdraw from class(es) with a Bursar credit of 50% - dates maintained by Bursar.
TBD Summer registration begins.
February 17 Ash Wednesday - classes meet except when this Holiday falls during Spring Break. Special worship services available. 
TBD Last day to withdraw from class(es) with a Bursar credit of 100% - dates maintained by Bursar.
March 1 Last day to submit thesis or dissertation for a format check for May degree conferral. Last day for students to submit assignments to change an "I" grade, from the preceding Fall Semester and the preceding "J" Term, to a letter grade; Faculty may set an earlier deadline.
March 8-13 Spring Break - no classes.
March 10 Last day to apply to take the foreign language examination to fulfill the research tool requirements. 
March 15 Classes resume after Spring Break. 
March 29 Last day to withdraw with a grade of "W". After this date the penalty grade of "WF" is assigned. 
TBD Fall Registration begins. 
TBD Foreign language exam
April 1 Last day for approved thesis proposals to be on file in GSPS for August graduates to participate in the May commencement ceremony. Last day to submit final approved copies of dissertation or thesis for May degree conferral (All other degree requirements MUST be met by this date, excluding pending Spring semester final grades). 
April 1-5 Easter Holiday - No classes Thursday evening (classes that start 4:15 p.m. or later are canceled) through Monday afternoon (classes beginning on or after 4:00 p.m. will be held). 
April 2 Good Friday - office closed. 
April 30 Spring semester ends. For August degree conferrals: Dissertations defense ballots are due to the Graduate School by noon to walk in May commencement ceremony. 
May 3-8 Final Examinations
TBD Commencement Ceremony, Lake Shore Campus. 

 

Summer 2021
May 24 Early Summer Session (4-Week Session) and Summer Session A (First 6-Week Session) begin. Incomplete grade from Fall semester due to the Graduate School. 
May 25 Early Summer Session (4-Week Session) and Summer Session A (First 6-Week Session): Last day to drop a course without a "W" grade. 
May 28 Summer Session A (First 6-Week Session): Last day to convert from credit to audit or vice versa. Last day to request or cancel pass/no pass option. 
May 31 Memorial Day - office closed.
June 1 Last day to submit thesis or dissertations from required format check for August degree conferral. 
June 7 Summer Session C (8-Week Session) begins. 
June 8 Summer Session C (8-Week Session): Last day to drop a course without a "W" grade. 
June 11 Early Summer Session (4-Week Session): Last day to withdraw from session without a penalty of "WF". Summer Session C (8-Week Session): Last day to convert from credit to audit or vice versa. Last day to request or cancel pass/no pass option.
June 18 Early Summer Session (4-Week Session) ends. 
June 19 Juneteenth - no classes, office closed. 
June 25 Summer Session A (6-Week Session): Last day to withdraw from session without a penalty of "WF". 
July 1 Last day to submit final approved copies of dissertation for August degree conferral. 
July 2 Summer Session A (First 6-Week Session) ends. 
July 4-5 Independence Day - no classes, office closed. 
July 6 Summer Session B (Second 6-Week Session) begins. 
July 7 Summer Session B (Second 6-Week Session): Last day to drop a course without a "W" grade. 
July 12 Summer Session B (Second 6-Week Session): Last day to convert from credit to audit or vice versa. Last day to request or cancel pass/no pass option.
July 16 Summer Session C (8-Week Session): Last day to withdraw from session without a penalty of "WF". 
July 30 Summer Session C (8-Week Session) ends. 
August 1 Last day to file an Application to Receive a Degree for December degree conferral.
August 6 Summer Session B (Second 6-Week Session): Last day to withdraw from session without a penalty of "WF".
August 13 Summer Session B (Second 6-Week Session) ends.