Graduate Student Dates & Deadlines

Spring 2021 Dates and Deadlines

November 1 Open registration in SIS for degree-seeking (and Certificate) students Spring 2021
December 2 Open registration in SIS for current non-degree-seeking students Spring 2021
January 4 Application deadline for non-degree-seeking students Spring 2021
January 8 Special January Session Classes Begin
January 12 Special January Session Last Day to Withdraw Without Financial Penalty
January 12 Special January Session Drop/Add Ends
January 18 University Holiday - Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday
January 29 Special January Session Deadline for Class Withdrawal
January 29 Special January Session Last Day of Classes
February 1 Classes begin (main spring semester)
February 2 Late Registration Fee begins ($25)
February 12 Last Day to Withdraw Without Financial Penalty
February 12 Late Registration and Drop/Add Ends
February 12 Deadline for Spring 2021 graduation candidates to qualify for Waiver of Registration.
For Students Requesting the Waiver: All required Final Materials (including Approved Thesis/Dissertation) are due by this early date
March 5 Deadline to Apply for Spring 2021 Graduation in SIS
March 16 Spring Break - no classes held
March 24 Spring Break - no classes held
April 9 Deadline for Class Withdrawal
April 9 Deadline to Audit
April 9 Deadline to resolve any Fall 2020 Incomplete (I) grades (deadline may be earlier as determined by each course's instructor)
April 23 No classes held, offices closed
April 30 Deadline to Submit All Materials for Spring 2021 Graduation
All required Final Materials (including Approved Thesis/Dissertation) are due by this date
May 5 Deadline for Phonetic Spelling and Name Pronunciation for Commencement
May 7 Deadline for Term Withdrawal (last day of classes)
May 7 Last Day of Spring Semester Classes
May 11-May 19 Final Exams
May 16 Deadline to Register for Commencement Ceremony
May 21 Final Grades Due to Registrar (11:00 a.m.)
May 28 2021 Grad Studies Commencement Ceremony

May 30

2021 Virtual Convocation and Awarding of Degrees
All financial obligations to the University must be resolved

 

Summer 2021 Dates and Deadlines

dates for sessions, drop/add, withdrawal

March 22 Open registration in SIS for degree-seeking (and Certificate) students Summer 2021
April 19 Open registration in SIS for non-degree-seeking students Summer 2021
May 17 Application deadline for summer non-degree-seeking students
June 1 Classes Begin
June 4 Deadline to Apply for Summer 2021 Graduation in SIS
June 11 Deadline for Summer 2021 graduation candidates to qualify for Waiver of Registration.
For Students Requesting the Waiver: All required Final Materials (including Approved Thesis/Dissertation) are due by this early date
July 5 University Holiday - Independence Day (4th of July)
July 9 Deadline to Submit All Materials for Summer 2021 Graduation
All required Final Materials (including Approved Thesis/Dissertation) are due by this date
July 27 Last Day of Summer Semester Classes
July 29 Final Grades Due to Registrar (12:00 noon)
August 13

Awarding of Degrees (no Convocation or Diploma Ceremony)
All financial obligations to the University must be resolved

Fall 2021 Dates and Deadlines

Information on session dates, drop/add, and withdrawal 

April 5 Open registration in SIS for current degree-seeking (and Certificate) students Fall 2021
April 19 Open registration in SIS for current non-degree-seeking students Fall 2021
August 16 Application deadline for non-degree-seeking students Fall 2021
August 16 - 20 School of Graduate Studies Orientation (online on Canvas)
August 23 Classes begin
August 24 Late Registration Fee Begins ($25)
September 3 Last Day to Withdraw Without Financial Penalty
September 3 Late Registration and Drop/Add Ends
September 3 Deadline for Fall 2021 graduation candidates to qualify for Waiver of Registration.
For Students Requesting the Waiver: All required Final Materials (including Approved Thesis/Dissertation) are due by this early date
September 6 University Holiday - Labor Day
October 1 Deadline to Apply for Fall 2021 Graduation in SIS
November 5 Deadline for Class Withdrawal
November 6 Deadline to Audit
November 6 Deadline to resolve any Spring or Summer 2021 Incomplete (I) grades (deadline may be earlier as determined by each course's instructor)
November 25 + 26 University Holiday - Thanksgiving
December 3 Deadline for Term Withdrawal (last day of classes)
December 3 Last Day of Fall Semester Classes
December 7 - 15 Final Exams
December 10 Deadline to Submit All Materials for Fall 2020 Graduation
All required Final Materials (including Approved Thesis/Dissertation) are due by this date
December 17 Final Grades Due to Registrar (11:00 a.m.)
December 24 - January 3 Winter Break - University closed
January 14, 2022 Awarding of Degrees (No Convocation or Diploma Ceremony)
All financial obligations to the University must be resolved