Graduate School Calendar

Spring Semester 2016

Click here to view a printable version of this calendar.

January 8 Teacher of Record Orientation, mandatory orientation for first year Teachers of Record
January 11 First day of classes.
January 18 Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday
January 25 Last day for graduate students to file for May 2016 Commencement. http://www.baylor.edu/graduate/currentstudents/ under Current Students tab.
February 10 Formatting Workshop, Jones Library Room 200 10:15 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Bagels and coffee! Note location change, this day only.
February 11 Formatting Workshop, Morrison Hall 100, 5:15-7:00 p.m. Pizza!.
Same content both days. No reservation required.
March 4 Deadline for purchasing doctoral regalia for May 2016 Commencement
March 4 Last day to take the oral examiniation (oral defense) for dissertation/thesis candidates for May 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.
March 5-13 Spring Break
March 14 Last day for submission of the Record of Oral Examination form to Graduate School for dissertation/thesis candidates for May 2016 commencement.
March 23 Last day for electronic submission of the departmentally defended and approved copy of the dissertation/thesis to the Graduate School for May 2016 Commencement.
March 24 Last day to satisfy the Graduate School Foreign Language requirement for May 2016 graduates. Refer to www.baylor.edu/MFL for details.
March 25-28 Easter Holidays
April 19 Diadeloso
April 19 Deadline for renting doctoral regalia for May 2016 Commencement.
April 20 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.
April 29 Last day of classes. Last day for students in non-thesis candidates to take the oral or comprehensive examination for May 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 2-3 Study Days
May 4-7; 9 Final Examinations (includes Saturday, May 7)
May 11-12 Administrative check on graduate candidates for graduation, including overall GPA requirements, foreign language proficiency requirements, and any outstanding obligations.
May 13 Doctoral Dinner, 6:30 p.m. Barfield Drawing Room, Bill Daniel Student Center.
May 13-14 Commencement at the Ferrell Center. Commencement information is available online at www.baylor.edu/commencement/
Summer Semester 2016

Click here to view a printable version of this calendar.

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. Access the sitehere.
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 SCommencement at the Ferrell Center, 9:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. Commencement information is available online at www.baylor.edu/commencement/