Fall Semester 2013
ENGLISH DEPARTMENT GRADUATE PROGRAM CALENDAR FALL 2013
July 3 (Wed.) OR August 2 (Fri.) : HR orientation for incoming GTAs and Fellows For more info and to register, see : http://louisville.edu/hr/employment/newemployees/gradhrorientation.html
August 13 (Tues.) Graduate School General Orientation (afternoon/evening) for all graduate students (MA & PhD) who have not attended before. (location still to be finalized per Graduate School). (Please make every effort to attend. This is required for GTAs and Fellows. Register here: http://graduate.louisville.edu/students/forms/graduate-student-orientation-registration
August 19-23 (exact schedule TBA) (Mon.-Fri.): Various mandatory orientations for GTAs and Comp. Instructors (contact Linda Baldwin (firstname.lastname@example.org) and Writing Center staff (502-852-2173) for more information)
August 26 (Mon.) Classes start & last day of initial registration for Fall 2013 semester
August 26 (Mon.) - New MA Student Meeting (REQUIRED) 5:30pm- 6:45pm, Humanities 300 (this is for ANY MA student who did not attend this meeting in Fall 2012.) (food and beverages provided)
August 27 (Tues.) -7-9 PM New PhD Student Meeting with Director of Graduate Studies for English Dept. HM300 (food and beverages provided)
August 30 (Fri.) Last day to drop/add courses for Fall 2013
August 30 (Fri.) - Last day to declare intention to take Fall 2013 Doctoral Comprehensive Exams and to submit proposed schedule for taking SRA/SLA exams. (SLA/SRA proposals and reading lists, including committee members' names and project titles, are due at least one month prior to the proposed exam date. The ENTIRE committee must approve the proposal/reading list by signature or email to the Graduate Program Assistant (email@example.com) before it is submitted. Please submit a digital copy by email and a hard copy for any proposals. See the Graduate Program Guidelines for more information)
September 2 (Mon.) - Labor Day Holiday (no class; offices closed)
September 6 (Fri.)- Last day to submit an M.A. thesis prospectus for a December 2013 degree. Prospectus must be approved at least three months prior to final oral examination (defense). Submit a Thesis/Dissertation Advisory Committee Form (with your committee signatures) (available in office or by email request) to the Graduate Program Assistant.
September 18 (Wed.) - Last day to apply for a December 2013 degree (Apply via Ulink.)
September 23 (Mon.) - Last day to submit an M.A. Culminating Project prospectus for a December 2013 degree. Prospectus must be approved by your project advisor by signature or email *before* it is submitted to the Graduate Program Assistant. (please submit a digital copy to firstname.lastname@example.org AND a paper copy (in person or by mail). See the Graduate Program Guidelines for more information on requirements and procedures for prospecti.
October 7 – 8 (Mon.-Tues.) -- Mid-term Break (no class)
October 2 (or 9)? (Wed.) TBD- Rhet/Comp Doctoral Examination (PhD General Comprehensive Exam) 10am-4pm. Ekstrom Library (various carrels assigned) or other assigned locations on campus.
October 2 (Wed.) Last day to sign-up to take the Fall Language Proficiency Exam ($25.00 non-refundableCASH fee DUE to the Graduate Program Assistant). Sample exams are available upon request: email@example.com and specify your language.
October 12 (Sat.)- Language proficiency exams: 9:00am – 12:00pm (Pre-registration required; see above.) Location: HM 300
October 17 (Thurs.) - Last day to withdraw from a class.
November 1 (Fri.) - Priority Early Registration opens at 10:30am for Spring 2014. (All English graduate students must be advised by Dr. Kopelson before they may register. Advising begins several weeks *prior* to this date.)
November 3 (Sun.) - Daylight Savings Time ends at 2 am. (set clocks back 1 hour)
November 21-24 (Thurs. – Sun.) - NCTE Annual Convention (Boston, MA) (www.ncte.org/annual)
November 26 (Tues.) - Recommended last day for a thesis or dissertation Oral Examination Defense for a December 2013 degree (submit a Oral Examination Schedule form to the GPA at least two weeks prior to defense)
November 27- December 1 (Wed.- Sun.) - Thanksgiving Break 2013 (no class; offices are open 8-12 Wed, otherwise closed)
December 2 (Mon.) - Completed M.A. culminating projects (approved by your advisor by signature or email) due to the Graduate Program Assistant (firstname.lastname@example.org) by end of day. (Please submit a digital copy by email and a paper copy.)
December 6 (Fri.) - Last day for graduate students to submit defended theses or dissertations to the Graduate School (Houchens 105) for a December 2013 degree
December (Dates and times TBD) - M.A. Culminating projects discussions with your project advisor and members of the CP Review Committee (student is responsible for scheduling these: arrange time and date with your committee members and contact Graduate Program Assistant for a room assignment)
December 9 (Mon.) - Last day of Classes
December 9 (Mon.) - Last day for faculty to submit a grade for an Incomplete from Spring 2013 or Summer 2013. (Incomplete grades will lapse to an F on Dec. 10.)
December 10 (Tues.) Reading Day (no class) ; Second-year Ph.D. students meet with the Graduate Committee for Progress Interviews.
December 11-17 (Wed. Tues.) - Final exams (click here for schedule)
December 17 (Tues.) – Degree Date for Fall 2013
December 19 (Thurs) Fall 2013 Commencement Ceremony
December 24 (Mon.) University Early Release Holiday (offices open 8am-12pm)
December 25- Jan 1 (Wed.-Wed.) Winter Break (University holiday; offices closed)
January 6 (Mon.) First day of Spring 2014 term
January 9-12 (Thurs.- Sun.)- MLA Annual Convention (Chicago, IL) (http://www.mla.org/convention)