Fall Calendar

*If any of the dates below fall on a weekend, holiday, or other closure the due date will be the next business day*

Register Online Graduate School Orientation (Required for new MA GTAs, new PhD GTAs, and new Fellows)
Announced Via Email Composition Orientation. (Required for New PhD GTAs and 2nd year MA GTAs)
Announced Via Email Department Orientation. (Required for new MAs and PhDs)
Announced Via Email Writing Center Orientation. (Required for all new MA GTAs)
August 30th Thesis prospectus due in hard copy in the Graduate Program Mailbox (HM 315) with director and second departmental reader signature. Committee Appointment Form
September 1st General Exam Essay due via email to . Individually scheduled oral exams will follow.
September 15th  Culminating project prospectus due in hard copy in the Graduate Program Mailbox (HM 315) with director's signature.
November 10th Last day to schedule a defense for a Fall degree for MA Thesis or PhD Disseration. Submit the form at least 3 weeks prior to the defense date.
November 20th Final culminating project due in hard copy in the Graduate Program Mailbox (HM 315) with director's signature. Schedule a Discussion
November 30th Last day to defend for a thesis or dissertation.
November 30th Approved dissertation prospectus and approval sheet due in the Graduate Program Mailbox (HM 315). Schedule a Prospectus Defense
Reading Day 2nd year PhD students meet with the graduate committee for progress interviews.
Reading Day Recommended last day for culminating project discussion. 
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