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  Feb 23, 2018
2012-2013 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Academic Calendar

For detailed information regarding Graduate School deadlines pertaining to application, admission, and graduation, see the official Graduate School Calendar, which is available on the website,

Fall Semester 2012

August 20-24, Tuesday-Friday
Department, college, and university faculty meetings
August 27, Monday
Beginning of classes
September 3, Monday
Labor Day Holiday (university closed)
November 21, Wednesday
Beginning of Thanksgiving break
November 26, Monday
Resumption of classes
December 10-15, Monday-Saturday
Final examinations
December 15, Saturday
Commencement; fall 2012 degree date

Spring Semester 2013

January 7-11, Monday-Friday
Department and college faculty meetings
January 14, Monday
Beginning of classes
January 21, Monday
Martin Luther King, Jr., Holiday (university closed)
March 10, Sunday
Beginning of spring break
March 18, Monday
Resumption of classes
May 3, Friday
Reading Day
May 4, 6-10, Saturday, Monday-Friday
Final examinations
May 10, Friday
Commencement; spring 2013 degree date

Summer Session 2013

June 17, Monday
Beginning of classes
July 4, Thursday
Independence Day Holiday (university closed)
August 9, Friday
End of summer session
August 10, Saturday
Summer 2013 degree date