Graduate School Calendar

Summer Semester 2016

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May 31 First day of classes, first summer term.
June 3 Last day to satisfy graduate foreign language requirement for August 2016 commencement. Refer to www.baylor.edu/mlc for details.
June 6 Last day for graduate students to file for August 2016.
June 6 Deadline for purchasing doctoral regalia for August 2016 commencement
July 4 Independence Day Holiday
July 5 Final Examinations (first term)
July 7** Last day to take the oral examiniation (oral defense) for dissertation/thesis candidates for August 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.
July 7 First day of classes, second summer term.
July 8 Last day for submission of the Record of Oral Examination form to Graduate School for dissertation/thesis students.
July 12 Last day for electronic submission of the departmentally defended and approved copy of dissertation/thesis to the Graduate School for August 2016 commencement.
July 20 Deadline for renting doctoral regalia for August 2016 Commencement.
July 22 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.
August 10 Last day of classes, second summer term. Final Examinations (second term).
August 10 Last day for students in non-thesis programs to take the oral or comprehensive examination for August 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 send in campus mail).
August 11 Administrative check on graduate candidates for graduation, including overall GPA requirements, foreign language proficiency requirements, and any outstanding obligations.
August 12 Doctoral Dinner, 7 p.m. Barfield Drawing Room, Bill Daniel Student Center.
August 13 Commencement at the Ferrell Center, 9:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. Commencement information is available online at www.baylor.edu/commencement/
Fall Semester 2016

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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 10:45 a.m.-12:15 p.m., Morrison Hall, Room 100. Bagels and Coffee!
August 30 Formatting Workshop 5:00 p.m.-6:30 p.m., Morrison Hall, Room 100. Pizza!
September 5 Labor Day Holiday.
October 10 Deadline for purchasing doctoral regalia for December 2016 Commencement
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.
October 28 Fall Break
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).
May 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/