Important Dates for Graduate Students in Spring 2016

Date Description Applies to
2016-02-01 Last day to apply for graduation
2016-02-07 Last day for Master's thesis proposal
(two months before Spring 2016 defense deadline)
2016-02-10 Deadline to sign up for PhD Qualifying Exam
2016-02-27 PhD Qualifying Exam
2016-03-03 Last day to drop course or withdraw without a grade of "WF" being recorded.
2016-03-12 Last day for PhD dissertation proposal
(Nine months before Fall 2016 commencement)
2016-04-07 Deadline for thesis/dissertation defense
2016-04-07 Deadline for thesis/dissertation format check
2016-04-15 Deadline for final thesis/dissertation submission
2016-04-26 Masters Comprehensive exam
2016-05-07 Commencement and Doctoral hooding