Graduate School Calendar

Fall Semester 2016

Click here to view a printable version of this calendar.

August 17   Graduate School/GSA Orientation, Hooper-Schaefer Fine Arts Center. All day event, check here for details.
August 22   First day of classes.
August 26   Last day for graduate students to file for December 2016 Commencement. http://www.baylor.edu/graduate/currentstudents/ under Current Students tab.
August 29   Formatting Workshop 11:15 a.m.-1:00 p.m., Morrison Hall, Room 100. Pizza!
August 30   Formatting Workshop 5:15 p.m.-7:00 p.m., Morrison Hall, Room 100. Pizza!
September 5   Labor Day Holiday.
October 10   Deadline for purchasing doctoral regalia for December 2016 Commencement
October 21   Fall Break
October 28**   Last day to take the oral examiniation (oral defense) for dissertation/thesis candidates for December 2016 Commencement. (All incompletes for coursework other than dissertation/thesis hours must be cleared before the oral examination can be taken.) **The Preliminary Technical Review is required and must be scheduled at least 2 weeks before the oral examination. See Guidelines for Preparing the Dissertation and Thesis.
November 4   Last day for submission of the Record of Oral Examination form to Graduate School for dissertation/thesis candidates for December 2016 Commencement.
November 4   Last day to satisfy the Graduate School foreign language requirement for December 2016 Commencement. Refer to www.baylor.edu/MFL for details.
November 7   Last day for electronic submission of the departmentally defended and approved copy of the dissertation/thesis to the Graduate School for December 2016 Commencement.
November 11   Deadline for renting doctoral regalia for December 2016 Commencement.
November 23-27   Thanksgiving Holidays.
November 29   Change-of-Grade form to remove incompletes and petitions for transfer of credit for all students and all coursework must be received by the Graduate School by this date.
December 5   Last day of classes. Last day for students in non-thesis candidates to take the oral or comprehensive examination for December 2016 Commencement. The Record of Oral Examination form or results from comprehensive exams must be delivered to the Graduate School by this date. (do not put in campus mail).
December 6-7   Study Days
December 8-10; 12-13   Final Examinations (includes Saturday, December 10)
December 14-15   Administrative check on graduate candidates for graduation, including overall GPA requirements, foreign language proficiency requirements, and any outstanding obligations.
December 16   Doctoral Dinner, 6:30 p.m. Barfield Drawing Room, Bill Daniel Student Center.
December 17   Commencement at the Ferrell Center. Commencement information is available online at www.baylor.edu/commencement/
Spring Semester 2017

Click here to view a printable version of this calendar.

January 9   First day of classes.
January 16   Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday
January 23   Last day for graduate students to file for May 2017 Commencement. http://www.baylor.edu/graduate/currentstudents/index.php?id=98339/ under Current Students tab.
TBA   Formatting Workshop. Same content both days. No reservation required
TBA   Formatting Workshop. Same content both days. No reservation required.
March 3   Last day to take the oral examination (oral defense) for dissertation/thesis candidates for May 2017 Commencement. (All incompletes for coursework other than dissertation/thesis hours must be cleared before the oral examination can be taken.)**The Preliminary Technical Review is required and must be scheduled at least 2 weeks before the oral examination. Resources that include the Guidelines for Preparing the Dissertation and Thesis and the Formatting Model are found at: http://www.baylor.edu/graduate/currentstudents/index.php?id=868104
March 3   Deadline for purchasing doctoral regalia for May 2017 Commencement.
March 6-10   Spring Break
March 13   Last day for submission of the Record of Oral Examination form to Graduate School for dissertation/thesis candidates for May 2017 Commencement
March 16   Last day for electronic submission of the departmentally defended and approved copy of the dissertation/thesis to the Graduate School for May 2017 Commencement.
March 23   Last day to satisfy the graduate foreign language requirement and report the results to the Graduate School. Refer to www.baylor.edu/MFL for details.
April 4   Diadeloso
April 14-17   Easter Holidays
April 18   Deadline for renting doctoral regalia for May 2017 Commencement.
April 19   Change of Grade form to remove incompletes and petitions for transfer of credit for all students and all coursework must be received by the Graduate School by this date.
May 1   Last day of classes. Last day for non-thesis candidates to take the oral or comprehensive examination for May 2017 Commencement. The Record of Oral Exam form, or results from comprehensive exams, must be received in the Graduate School by this date (do not put in campus mail).
May 2   Study Day.
May 3-6; 8   Final Examinations (including Saturday, May 6).
May 9-10   Administrative check on graduate candidates for graduation, including overall GPA requirements, foreign language proficiency requirements, and any outstanding obligations.
May 12   Doctoral Dinner, 6:30 p.m., Barfield Drawing Room, Bill Daniel Student Center
May 12-13   Commencement Ceremonies. Commencement information is available online at www.baylor.edu/commencement