Graduate School Calendar

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.
June 5   Deadline for purchasing doctoral regalia for August 2017 Commencement
June 8   Last day for graduate students to file for August 2017.
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. Consult resources that include the Guidelines for Preparing the Dissertation and Thesis as well as the Formatting Model.
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
Fall Semester 2017

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August 16   Graduate School/GSA Orientation, Hooper-Schaefer Fine Arts Center. All day event, check here for details.
August 21   First day of classes.
August 25   Last day for graduate students to file for December 2017 Commencement.
TBA   Formatting Workshop
September 4   Labor Day Holiday
October 9   Deadline for purchasing doctoral regalia for December 2017 Commencement.
October 20   Fall Break
October 27   Last day to take the oral examination (oral defense) for doctoral candidates for December 2017 Commencement. (All incompletes for coursework other than dissertation 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:
November 3   Last day for submission of the Record of Oral Examination form to Graduate School for doctoral students.
November 3   Last day to satisfy the Graduate School foreign language requirement for December 2017 Commencement.
November 6   Last day for electronic submission of the departmentally defended and approved copy of the doctoral dissertation for December 2017 Commencement.
November 7   Last day to take the oral examination (oral defense) for master’s candidates for December 2017 Commencement. (All incompletes for coursework other than 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.
November 10   Last day for submission of the Record of Oral Examination form to Graduate School for master’s students.
November 10   Deadline for renting doctoral regalia for December 2017 Commencement.
November 17   Last day for electronic submission of the departmentally defended and approved copy of the dissertation/thesis to the Graduate School for December 2017 Commencement.
November 22-26   Thanksgiving Holidays
November 28   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 4   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).
December 5-6   Study Days.
December 7-9; 11-12   Final Examinations (including Saturday, December 9).
December 13-14   Administrative check on graduate candidates for graduation, including overall GPA requirements, foreign language proficiency requirements, and any outstanding obligations.
December 15   Doctoral Dinner, 7:00 p.m., Cashion 506 Banquet Hall
December 16   Commencement at the Ferrell Center. Commencement information is available online at www.baylor.edu/commencement