Graduate School Calendar

Summer Semester 2015

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June 1 First day of classes, first summer term
June 5 Last day to satisfy graduate foreign language requirement for August 2015 Commencement. Refer to http://www.baylor.edu/mlc/ for details.
June 5 Last day for graduate students to file for August 2015. Access from the Graduate School webpage www.baylor.edu/graduate under Current Students.
June 5 Deadline for purchasing doctoral regalia for August 2015 Commencement.
July 3 Independence Day Holiday
July 6** Last day to take the oral examiniation (oral defense) for dissertation/thesis candidates for August 2015 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 6 Final Examinations (first term).
July 8 Last day for submission of the Record of Oral Examination form to Graduate School for dissertation/thesis students.
July 8 First day of classes, second summer term.
July 13 Last day for electronic submission of the departmentally defended and approved copy of the dissertation/thesis to the Graduate School for August 2015 Commencement.
July 20 Deadline for renting doctoral regalia for August 2015 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 11 Last day of classes, second summer term. Final Examinations (second term).
August 12-13 Administrative check on graduate candidates for graduation, including overall GPA requirements, foreign language proficiency requirements, and any outstanding obligations.
August 14 Doctoral Dinner, 7 p.m. Barfield Drawing Room, Bill Daniel Student Center.
August 15 Commencement at the Ferrell Center, 9:30 a.m. Commencement information is available online at www.baylor.edu/commencement/
Fall Semester 2015

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August 19 Graduate School/GSA Orientation, Hooper-Schaefer Fine Arts Center. All day event, click here for details
August 24 First day of classes.
August 28 Last day for graduate students to file for December 2015. https://www.baylor.edu/graduate/currentstudents/index.php?id=100218
September 7 Labor Day Holiday
TBA Formatting Workshop, Morrison Hall
October 12 Deadline for purchasing doctoral regalia for December 2015 Commencement
October 29 Last day to take the oral examiniation (oral defense) for dissertation/thesis candidates for December 2015 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 30 Fall Break
November 6 Last day for submission of the Record of Oral Examination form to Graduate School for dissertation/thesis students.
November 6 Last day to satisfy the Graduate School Foreign Language requirement for December 2015 Commencement. Refer to www.baylor.edu/MFL for details.
November 9 Last day for electronic submission of the departmentally defended and approved copy of the dissertation/thesis to the Graduate School for December 2015 Commencement.
November 13 Deadline for renting doctoral regalia for December 2015 Commencement.
November 25-29 Thanksgiving Holidays
December 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.
December 7 Last day of classes. Last day for students in non-thesis programs to take the oral or comprehensive examination for December 2015 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 8-9 Study Days
December 10-15 Final Examinations (includes Saturday, December 12)
December 16-17 Administrative check on graduate candidates for graduation, including overall GPA requirements, foreign language proficiency requirements, and any outstanding obligations.
December 18 Doctoral Dinner, 6:30 p.m. Barfield Drawing Room, Bill Daniel Student Center.
December 19 Commencement at the Ferrell Center, 9:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. Commencement information is available online at www.baylor.edu/commencement/