School of Graduate Studies and Research

Graduate School Academic Calendar

The School of Graduate Studies and Research reserves the right to make any necessary changes to the academic calendar. 

This calendar DOES NOT include all of the dates that apply to graduate students. Additional information and specific deadlines concerning registration, tuition, immunization, and other policies are available on the Registrar’s website and on the Controller’s website.

2014 Fall

August 16, Saturday

Graduate Student Orientation

August 20, Wednesday

Classes begin

August 26, Tuesday

Last day to add/drop class

September 1, Monday

Labor Day (University closed)

September 20, Saturday

Graduate Research and Writing Academy

October 1, Wednesday

Spring Graduation application due

October 3, Friday

Last day to withdraw from 1st 8 week courses

October 8-9, Wednesday-Thursday

Grad Finale (UC Annex)

October 16-18, Thursday-Saturday

Fall Break

October 27, Monday

Registration for Spring Semester begins

November 20, Thursday

Last day to withdraw from regularly scheduled (August 20-December 12) course(s)

November 25, Tuesday

Last day to withdraw from 2nd 8 week courses

November 26-28, Wednesday-Friday

Thanksgiving break

December 4, Thursday

Classes ends

December 5, Friday

Reading day

December 8-12, Monday-Friday


December 12, Friday

Commencement for School of  Graduate Studies 7 pm GPAC

2015 Spring

Saturday, January 10

New Graduate Student Orientation

Monday, January 12

Spring courses begin

Friday, January 16

Last day to add/drop a class 

Tuesday, January 20

Reenrollment fee applies

Monday, January 19

MLK Jr. Day (University closed)

Wednesday, February 11

Immunization deadline

Friday, February 20

Last day to withdraw from 1st 8 week courses

Friday, February 27

1st 8 week courses end

Monday, March 2

Deadline to apply for Summer and Fall Graduation

Monday-Friday, March 2-6

Spring Break

Monday, March 9

 2nd 8 week courses begin

Wednesday, March 11

Last day to drop second session 8 week courses

Wednesday-Thursday, March 11-12

Grad Finale

Monday-Friday, March 23-27

Registration for Summer and Fall 2015 courses (currently enrolled students)

Tuesday, March 31

Open House and Graduate Poster Session (UC Annex)

Friday, April 3

Good Friday Holiday / University Closed

Thursday, April 16

Last day to withdraw from regular (15 week) graduate courses

Thursday, April 23

Last day to withdraw from 2nd 8 week courses

Friday, May 8

Graduate Commencement Ceremony

Thursday, April 30

Classes end

Friday, May 1

Reading day

Monday-Friday, May 4-8

Final exams

Friday, May 8

Commencement for the School of Graduate Studies 7:00 p.m.

Monday, May 11

Maymester begins

 Monday, May 11


 Previous Calendars