Graduate School Calendar

Spring Semester 2017

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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
Summer Semester 2017

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May 30   First day of classes, first summer term.
June 2   Last day to satisfy graduate foreign language requirement for August 2017 Commencement. Refer to www.baylor.edu/MFL for details.
June 5   Last day for graduate students to file for August 2017. Access from the Graduate School webpage http://www.baylor.edu/graduate/currentstudents/index.php?id=98339/ under Current Students tab.
June 5   Deadline for purchasing doctoral regalia for August 2017 Commencement
July 2   Final examinations, first summer term
July 4   Independence Day Holiday
July 5   First day of classes, second summer term
July 6   Last day to take the oral examination (oral defense) for dissertation/thesis candidates for August 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
July 7   Last day for submission of the Record of Oral Examination form to the Graduate School for dissertation/thesis students.
July 11   Last day for electronic submission of the departmentally defended and approved copy of the dissertation/thesis to the Graduate School for August 2017 Commencement.
July 19   Deadline for renting doctoral regalia for August 2017 Commencement
July 21   Change-of-Grade form to remove incompletes and petitions for transfer of credit for all students and all coursework must be recieved by the Graduate School by this date
August 8   Last day of classes, second summer term. Final Examinations (second term).
August 8   Last day for students in non-thesis programs tot ake the oral or comprehensive examination for August 2017 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).
August 10-11   Administrative check on graduate candidates for graduation, inluding overall GPA requirements, foreign language proficiency requirements, and any outstanding obligations.
August 11   Doctoral Dinner, 7 p.m. Barfield Drawing Room, Bill Daniel Student Center.
August 12   Commencement at the Ferrell Center, 9:30 a.m. Commencement information is available online at www.baylor.edu/commencement