Graduate School Calendar

Spring Semester 2015

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January 9 Teacher of Record Orientation, mandatory orientation for first year Teachers of Record.
January 12 First day of classes
January 19 Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday
January 26 Last day for graduate students to file for May 2015 Commencement. To file, visit www.baylor.edu/graduate under Current Students tab.
February 16 Formatting Workshops, Morrison Hall 100, 3:00-5:00 p.m..
February 19 Formatting Workshops, Morrison Hall 100, 3:00-5:00 p.m..
March 6 Last day to take the oral examination (oral defense) for May 2015 Commencement dissertation/thesis candidates. (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 two weeks before the oral examination. See Guidelines for Preparing the Dissertation and Thesis.
March 6 Deadline for purchasing doctoral regalia for May 2015 Commencement.
March 7-15 Spring Break
March 16 Last day for submission of the Record of Oral Examination form to Graduate School for dissertation/thesis candidates for May 2015 Commencement.
March 25 Last day for electronic submission of the departmentally defended and approved copy of dissertation/thesis to the Graduate School for May 2015 Commencement.
March 26 Last day to satisfy the graduate foreign language requirement and report the results to the Graduate School. Refer to http://www.baylor.edu/mlc/ for details.
April 3-6 Easter Holidays
April 14 Diadeloso
April 21 Deadline for renting doctoral regalia for May 2015 Commencement.
April 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.
May 1 Last day of classes. Last day for students in non-thesis programs to take the oral or comprehensive examination for May 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).
May 4-5 Study Days.
May 6-11 Final Examinations (including Saturday, May 9).
May 13-14 Administrative check on graduate candidates for graduation, including overall GPA requirements, foreign language proficiency requirements, and any outstanding obligations.
May 15 Doctoral Dinner, 6:30 p.m., Bill Daniel Student Center, Barfield Drawing Room.
May 15-16 Commencement ceremonies. Commencement information is available www.baylor.edu/commencement/online.
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/