Dates and Deadlines

Deadlines to Keep in Mind

  • Deadline for Scholarships/Fellowships
  • Deadline for Application for Graduation
  • Deadline for Thesis Submission
  • Deadline for Advancement to Candidacy Form to Graduate School
  • Graduation Deadlines

Graduate School Important Dates and Deadlines (your department might have earlier deadlines):

Deadline for Thesis & Dissertation Submission*

  • Fall Graduation: November 28th (Note that it is no longer December 3rd!)
  • Spring Graduation: April 7
  • Summer Graduation: August 1

*Requests for extensions to deadlines will be considered on a case-by-case basis and approval is NOT guaranteed. Please use this form to request an extension.  

Note: If the deadline falls on a Saturday or Sunday, then the deadline is the closest Monday. For example, if the deadline is Dec. 3 and that falls on a Saturday, then the actual deadline will be Monday, December 5th.

Deadline for Advancement to Candidacy Form

At the latest, the Advancement to Candidacy Form must be submitted at least one semester before you plan to graduate. [Page 7, Graduate Student Handbook]

  • Fall: July 15
  • Spring: October 15
  • Summer: February 15

Note: If the deadline falls on a Saturday or Sunday, then the deadline is the closest Monday. For example, if the deadline is October 15 and that falls on a Saturday, then the actual deadline will be Monday, October 17.

Deadline for Application for Graduation†

Application for graduation (online form) is filed through the Graduation Office -- 1st floor Signers' Hall. Contact them at 474-7523 to submit the application and fee for graduation. After Graduation receives your application for graduation they will send you a graduation checklist with any remaining requirements necessary for graduation.

DEADLINES:

  • Fall Graduation: October 15th
  • Spring Graduation: February 15th
  • Summer Graduation: July 15th

Graduation deadlines

Fall

Advancement to Candidacy: July 15
Post Defense Copy of Thesis: November 28th (note that it is no longer December 3rd!)
All other paperwork‡: December 16

Spring

Advancement to Candidacy: October 15
Post Defense Copy of Thesis: April 7
All other paperwork: April 24

Summer

Advancement to Candidacy: February 15
Post Defense Copy of Thesis: August 1
All other paperwork: August 15

‡Examples of "other paperwork":
-- Report on Exam Form for: Thesis defense, project defense, and/or comprehensive exam
--Revision Memos (exceptions to policy)
--Report on Language or Research Tool Form

Note: If any deadline falls on a Saturday or Sunday, then the deadline is the closest Monday. For example, if the deadline is Dec. 3, which may fall on a Saturday, then the actual deadline will be Monday, December 5th.

 


 
THESIS/DISSERTATION DEADLINES FOR YOUR DEPARTMENT CHAIR AND/OR DEAN ARE LISTED HERE, IF KNOWN. 

THESE DEADLINES ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE WITHOUT NOTICE.

YOU ARE STRONGLY ENCOURAGED TO CONTACT YOUR DEPARTMENT CHAIR AND DEAN'S OFFICES DIRECTLY TO CONFIRM OR DETERMINE DEADLINES.


 College of Liberal Arts

Theses/Dissertations due to the CLA Dean's Office:

Fall - November 13     Spring - March 24     Summer - July 18


College of Natural Science and Mathematics

Theses/Dissertations due to the CNSM Dean's Office:

Fall - Five Working Days before the Graduate School's deadline    Spring - April 1          Summer - July 25


College of Engineering and Mines

Theses/Dissertations due to the CEM Dean's Office:

Fall - Seven working days before the Graduate School's deadline   Spring - March 22nd       Summer - Seven working days before our deadline


College of Rural and Community Development

Theses/Dissertations due to the CRCD Dean's Office:

Fall - TBD                   Spring - TBD             Summer - TBD


School of Natural Resources and Extension

Theses/Dissertations due to the department chair:

Fall - Nov 5      Spring - Mar 10          Summer - July 3

Theses/Dissertations due to the SNRE Director of Academic Programs' Office:

Fall - Nov 19              Spring -  Mar 24           Summer - July 18



School of Fisheries and Ocean Science

Theses/Dissertations due to the department chair:

Fall - November 5      Spring - March 3          Summer - June 27

Theses/Dissertations due to the SFOS Dean's Office:

Fall - Nov 19              Spring -  Mar 17           Summer - July 11


 

School of Education

Fall - TBD           Spring - March 30th       Summer - TBD

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