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Deadlines

SEMESTER OF DEGREE COMPLETION (GRADUATION) Summer 2016 Fall 2016 Spring 2017 Summer 2017 Fall 2017 Spring 2018 Summer 2018
Classes Begin May 9 Aug. 22 Jan. 9 May 15 Aug. 21 Jan. 8 May 14
Last day for filing an Application for Graduation June 10 Sept. 2 Jan. 20 June 16 Sept. 1 Jan. 19 June 15
Last day for filing Doctoral dissertation proposal May 6 July 29 Dec. 9 May 5 Aug. 4 Dec. 8 May 4
Last day for requesting defense of Doctoral dissertation June 10 Oct. 21 March 17 June 16 Oct. 20 March 16 June 15
Nominations due for Graduate Dean's Citation for Excellence n/a Oct. 21 March 17 n/a Oct. 20 March 16 n/a
Last day for defense of Doctoral dissertation June 24 Nov. 4 March 31 June 30 Nov. 3 March 30 June 29
Last day for filing Master’s Thesis and Doctoral Dissertation July 1 Nov. 11 April 7 July 7 Nov. 10 April 6 July 6
Nominations due for Outstanding Dissertation/Thesis n/a Nov. 11 April 7 n/a Nov. 10 April 6 n/a
Last day for filing results of Master’s and Specialist’s written comprehensive examination July 1 Nov. 11 April 7 July 7 Nov. 10 April 6 July 6
ALL degrees Conferred July 29 Dec. 9 May 5 Aug. 4 Dec. 8 May 4 August 3
Commencement Ceremony No Ceremony Dec. 9 May 5 No Ceremony Dec. 8 May 4 No Ceremony
ALL grades are due Aug. 3 Dec. 14 May 10 Aug. 9 Dec. 13 May 9 Aug. 8
SUMMER GRADUATION APPLICATIONS ONLY
Last day for filing Summer Application for Graduation to guarantee  student name in
Spring Commencement Program
Feb. 17, 2017 Feb. 16, 2018
TRANSCRIPTS AVAILABLE WITH FINAL DEGREE Aug. 29, 2016 Jan. 17, 2017 June 12, 2017 Aug. 28, 2017 Jan. 16, 2018 June 11, 2018 Aug. 27, 2018
DIPLOMAS AVAILABLE WITH DEGREE
                                                                              
Sept. 12, 2016 Jan. 31, 2017 June 26, 2017 Sept. 11, 2017 Jan. 30, 2018 June 25, 2018 Sept. 10, 2018