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2023-2024 Graduate Catalog 
    
2023-2024 Graduate Catalog

Academic Calendar


Fall Semester 2023

August 28, 2023: Fall Term Begins

September 4, 2023: Labor Day (University Closed)

September 15, 2023: Application for degree/graduation due

October 10, 2023: Last day to change your graduation term

October 10, 2023: Last day for thesis students to submit request for oral defense of thesis (PDF)

October 10, 2023: Last day for doctoral students to submit request for oral defense of dissertation (PDF)

October 31, 2023: Last possible day for oral defenses for this term’s graduates

November 10, 2023: Last day to submit results of oral defense form (PDF)

November 10, 2023: Last day to submit post-defense version of thesis/dissertation. Submit work through ProQuest ETD Administrator.

November 15, 2023:  Certificate of Graduate Studies completed form due.

November 22, 2023: Thanksgiving Break Begins (no classes on Wednesday)

November 27, 2023: Thanksgiving Break Ends, Classes Resume

December 9, 2023: Fall Term Ends

December 11-16, 2023: Final Examinations

December 16, 2023: Fall Graduate Commencement

Spring Semester 2024

January 15, 2024: Martin Luther King, Jr. Birthday (university closed)

January 16, 2024: Spring Term Begins

February 14, 2024: Application for degree/graduation due

March 8, 2024: Last day to change your graduation term

 

March 8, 2024: Last day for thesis students to submit the request for oral defense of thesis (PDF)

March 8, 2024: Last day for doctoral students to submit the request for oral defense of dissertation (PDF)

March 10-17, 2024: Spring Recess

March 18, 2024: Spring Recess Ends, Classes Resume

March 29, 2024: Last possible day for oral defenses for this term’s graduates

April 5, 2024: Last day to submit results of oral defense form (PDF)

April 5, 2024: Last day to submit post-defense version of your thesis/dissertation. Submit work through ProQuest ETD Administrator.

April 15, 2024:  Certificate of Graduate Studies completed form due.

May 2, 2024: Spring Term Ends.

May 4, 6-10, 2024: Final Examinations

May 10, 2024: Spring Graduate Commencement

Summer Semester 2024

June 5, 2024: Application for degree/graduation due. There is no August commencement - August graduates are invited to the December commencement.

June 7, 2024: Last day to change your graduation term

June 7, 2024: Last day for thesis students to submit request for oral defense of thesis (PDF)

June 7, 2024: Last day for doctoral students to submit request for oral defense of dissertation (PDF)

June 17, 2024: Summer Term Begins

June 19, 2024: Juneteenth (university closed)

June 28, 2024: Last possible day for oral defenses for this term’s graduates

July 4, 2024: Independence Day (university closed)

July 5, 2024: Last day to submit results of oral defense form (PDF) 

July 5, 2024: Last day to submit post-defense version of your thesis/dissertation. Submit through ProQuest ETD Administrator.

July 15, 2024: Certificate of Graduate Studies completed form due.

August 11, 2024: Summer Term Ends