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Key Dates and Deadlines

Fall 2013
Spring 2014
Summer 2014

Fall 2013
August 1 Sunday Last day to apply for December 2013 degree conferral
August 25 Sunday Open Registration Ends at Midnight
August 26 Monday Fall Semester 2013 Begins. Begin late and change registration. Late registration fees apply
August 30 Friday Labor Day Weekend Begins. Classes that begin at 4:15 p.m. or later are canceled
September 2 Monday Labor Day:  No Class
September 3 Tuesday End of late and change registration. Classes resume after Labor Day Weekend. Last day to withdraw from classes without a “W”
September 8 Sunday Last day to drop class(es) with a Bursar credit of 100%
September 9 Monday Last day to convert from credit to audit or vice versa. Last day to request or cancel pass/fail option
September 13 Friday Incomplete grades from Spring 2013 due at the Graduate School
September 22 Sunday Last day to withdraw from classes with a 50% refund
September 29 Sunday Last day to withdraw from classes with a 20% refund
October 1 Tuesday Last day to submit thesis or dissertation for the required format check for December degree conferral
October 7-8 Monday - Tuesday Mid-Semester Break:  No classes
October 9 Wednesday Classes resume after Mid-Semester Break
October 14 Monday Last day to apply to take the foreign language examination to fulfill the research tool requirement.
October 31 Thursday Spring 2014 Registration begins
November 1 Friday Last day to submit final approved copies of dissertations for December degree conferral
November 1 Friday Last day to withdraw with a grade of "W," After this date the penalty grade of "WF" is assigned
November 11 Monday Foreign language examination, 3:00-5:00 p.m., Graduate School Office, Granada Center, 4th floor, LSC
November 27-30 Wednesday - Saturday Thanksgiving Break:  No Classes
December 1 Sunday Last day to file an Application to Receive a Degree for May 2014 degree conferral.
December 1 Sunday Extension of time requests for Spring 2014 due at the Graduate School office, Granada Center, 4th floor LSC
December 2 Monday Classes resume after Thanksgiving Break
December 6 Friday Pre-Doctoral Teaching Scholarship Applications to Department Chairs
December 7 Saturday Fall Semester classes end
December 9-14 Monday - Saturday Final Examinations
December 11 Wednesday Study Day until 4:15 p.m. when final examinations resume
December 16-17 Monday - Tuesday Final Examinations
January 6, 2014 Monday Pre-Doctoral Teaching Scholarship Applications due at the Graduate School office, Granada Center, 4th floor LSC by 5:00 p.m.
January 6, 2014 Monday Schmitt Dissertation Fellowship Applications due to Department Chairs
January 13, 2014 Monday Spring Semester 2014 begins
January 20, 2014 Monday Martin Luther King Holiday, no classes
Spring 2014
January 12 Sunday Open registration ends (midnight)
January 13 Monday Spring Semester Begins. Late and Change of Registration begins - Late registration fee applies
January 17 Friday Schmitt Dissertation Fellowship Applications due at the Graduate School. Announcement of Advanced Doctoral Competition
January 20 Monday Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday – No Classes
January 21 Tuesday Late and change registration ends.  Last day to withdraw without a mark of  "W"
January 24 Friday Incomplete grades from Summer 2013 due at the Graduate School
January 26 Sunday Last day to drop class(es) with a Bursar credit of 100%
January 27 Monday Last day to convert from credit to audit or vice versa
February 1   Saturday Last day to apply for August graduation
February 9 Sunday Last day to drop class(es) with a Bursar credit of 50%
February 10 Monday Summer Registration Begins for all Undergraduate and Graduate students. Check LOCUS for  details
February 12 Wednesday Nominations for the Crown Fellowship Due at the Graduate School
February 14 Friday Last day to file a Late Application to Receive a Degree for August 2014 degree conferral 
February 16 Sunday Last day to drop class(es) with a Bursar credit of  20% (zero credit thereafter)
February 24 Monday Advanced Doctoral Fellowship Applications due at  the Graduate School
March 1 Saturday Last day to submit thesis or dissertation for a format check for May 2014 degree conferral
March 3-8    Spring Break
March 4 Tuesday Applications for the Child and Family Research Assistantships due at the Graduate School
March 5 Wednesday Ash Wednesday: Classes meet but, special worship services available.
March 10 Monday Classes resume after Spring Break
March 11 Tuesday Last Day to apply for the Foreign Language Research Tool, given by the Graduate School
March 24 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 Tuesday Last day to submit final approved copies of dissertation or thesis for May 2014 degree conferral. For students in programs requiring a dissertation or thesis, all degree requirements MUST be met by this date unless a master’s student is completing classes.
April 1 Tuesday Latest approval date for thesis defense proposal ballots for participation (walking, not graduating) in May 2014 commencement.
April 1  Tuesday Foreign language examination, 3 p.m.—5:00 p.m., Graduate School Office, Granada Center, 4th floor, LSC
April 3
Thursday Fall registration begins for Graduate School students. Check LOCUS for details
April 17-21    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 25 Friday Spring Semester Ends
April 28 - May 6   Final Exams, no exams on Sunday
April 30  Wednesday Dissertation defense ballots due to Graduate School by noon to walk in May 2014 Commencement Ceremony. Study Day:  No examinations
May 7 Wednesday Graduate School Commencement Ceremony, Gentile Center, LSC
May 19 - August 25   Summer Sessions
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 copies of dissertation for August degree conferral
July 4 Friday Independence Day Observed, Office Closed
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

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