Graduate School Calendar

Spring Semester 2014

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Jan 13 First day of classes
Jan 20 Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday
Jan 27 Last day for graduate students to file for May 2014 Commencement.
Feb 18 Formatting Workshop, Morrison Hall 100, 3:30-4:30; Two days, same content
Feb 19 Formatting Workshop, Morrison Hall 100, 3:00-4:00; Two days, same content
Mar 7** Last day to take the oral examination (oral defense) for dissertation/thesis candidates for May 2014 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.
Mar 10 Deadline for purchasing doctoral regalia for May 2014 Commencement.
Mar 8-16 Spring Break
Mar 17 Last day for submission of the Record of Oral Examination form to Graduate School for dissertation/thesis candidates for May 2014 Commencement.
Mar 26 Last day for electronic submission of the departmentally defended and approved copy of the dissertation/thesis to the Graduate School for May 2014 Commencement.
Mar 27 Last day to satisfy the graduate foreign language requirement and report the results to the Graduate School. Refer to http://www.baylor.edu/MFL for details.
April 10 Diadeloso
April 18-21 Easter Holiday
April 22 Deadline for renting doctoral regalia for May 2014 Commencement
April 23 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 2 Last day of classes. Last day for non-thesis candidates to take the oral or comprehensive examination for May 2014 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 5-6 Study Days
May 7-10; 12-13 Final Examinations (including Saturday, May 10).
May 14-15 Administrative check on graduate candidates for graduation, including overall GPA requirements, foreign language proficiency requirements, and any outstanding obligations.
May 16 Doctoral dinner, 7 p.m., Barfield Drawing Room, Bill Daniel Student Center.
May 16-17 Commencement Ceremonies. Commencement information is available online at www.baylor.edu/commencement

Summer Semester 2014

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June 2 Last day to satisfy graduate foreign language requirement for August 2014 Commencement. Refer to http://www.baylor.edu/MFL for details.
June 2 First day of classes, first summer term.
June 6 Last day for graduate students to file for August 2014 Commencement.
June 6 Deadline for purchasing doctoral regalia for August 2014 Commencement.
July 4 Independence Day Holiday.
July 7** Last day to take the oral examination (oral defense) for dissertation/thesis candidates for August 2014 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.
July 7 Final Examinations (first term).
July 9 Last day for submission of the Record of Oral Examination form to Graduate School for dissertation/thesis students.
July 9 First day of classes, second summer term.
July 14 Last day for electronic submission of the departmentally defended and approved copy of the dissertation/thesis to the Graduate School for August 2014 Commencement.
July 21 Deadline for renting doctoral regalia for August 2014 Commencement.
July 23 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.
Aug 12 Last day of classes, second summer term. Final Examinations (second term).
Aug 13 Last day for students in non-thesis programs to take the oral or comprehensive examination for August 2014 Commencement. The Record of Oral Examination form, or results from comprehensive exams, must be delivered to the Graduate School by this date (do not send in campus mail).
Aug 13-15 Administrative check on graduate candidates for graduation, including overall GPA requirements, foreign language proficiency requirements, and any outstanding obligations.
Aug 15 Doctoral Dinner, 6 p.m. Barfield Drawing Room, Bill Daniel Student Center.
Aug 16 Commencement at the Ferrell Center, 9:30 a.m. Commencement information is available online at www.baylor.edu/commencement

Fall Semester 2014

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Aug 20 Graduate School/GSA Orientation, Hooper-Schaefer Fine Arts Center. All day event, check here for details.
Aug 25 First day of classes.
Sept 1 Labor Day Holiday.
Sept 5 Last day for graduate students to file for December 2014 Commencement.
TBA Formatting Workshops, Morrison Hall
Oct 13 Deadline for purchasing doctoral regalia for December 2014 Commencement.
Oct 17-19 Fall Break
Oct 31** Last day to take the oral examination (oral defense) for dissertation/thesis candidates for December 2014 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.
Nov 5 Last day for submission of the Record of Oral Examination form to Graduate School for dissertation/thesis students.
Nov 7 Last day to satisfy the Graduate School foreign language requirement for December 2014 Commencement. Refer to this website for details.
Nov 10 Last day for electronic submission of the departmentally defended and approved copy of the dissertation/thesis for December 2014 Commencement.
Nov 14 Deadline for renting doctoral regalia for December 2014 Commencement.
Nov 26-30 Thanksgiving Holidays
Dec 1 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.
Dec 8 Last day of classes. Last day for students in non-thesis programs to take the oral or comprehensive examination for December 2014 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).
Dec 9-10 Study Days
Dec 11-16 Final Examinations (includes Saturday, December 13).
Dec 18-19 Administrative check on graduate candidates for graduation, including overall GPA requirements, foreign language proficiency requirements, and any outstanding obligations.
Dec 19 Doctoral Dinner, 6:30 p.m., BDSC, Barfield Drawing Room.
Dec 20 Commencement at the Ferrell Center, 9:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. Commencement information is available online.