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Fall Semester 2018

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August 15   Graduate School/New Student Orientation, Details TBA. All day event, check here for details.
August 20   First day of classes.
August 24   Last day for graduate students to file for December 2018 Commencement.
September 3   Labor Day Holiday
September 4 & 5   Formatting Workshop, Morrison 120, 5 p.m. Offered two days, same content. No reservation required. PIZZA!
October 8   Deadline for purchasing doctoral regalia for December 2018 Commencement.
October 19   Fall Break
October 26   Last day to take the oral examination (oral defense) for doctoral candidates for December 2018 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 2   Last day for submission of the Record of Oral Examination form to Graduate School for doctoral students.
November 2   Last day to satisfy the Graduate School foreign language requirement for December 2018 Commencement.
November 5   Last day for electronic submission of the departmentally defended and approved copy of the doctoral dissertation for December 2018 Commencement.
November 6**   Last day to take the oral examination (oral defense) for master’s candidates for December 2018 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 9   Last day for submission of the Record of Oral Examination form to Graduate School for master’s students.
November 9   Deadline for renting doctoral regalia for December 2018 Commencement.
November 16   Last day for electronic submission of the departmentally defended and approved copy of the dissertation/thesis to the Graduate School for December 2018 Commencement.
November 21-25   Thanksgiving Holidays
November 27   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 3   Last day of classes. Last day for non-thesis candidates to take the oral or comprehensive examination for December 2018 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 4-5   Study Days.
December 6-8; 10-11   Final Examinations (including Saturday, December 8).
December 12   Administrative check on graduate candidates for graduation, including overall GPA requirements, foreign language proficiency requirements, and any outstanding obligations.
December 14   Doctoral Dinner, 6:30 p.m., Bill Daniel Student Center, Barfield Drawing Room.
December 15   Commencement at the Ferrell Center, 9:30 a.m. & 2:30 p.m. Commencement information is available online at www.baylor.edu/commencement.
Spring Semester 2019

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January 14   First day of classes.
January 21   Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday
TBA   Formatting Workshop. Offered two days, same content. No reservation required. PIZZA!
January 22   Last day for graduate students to file for May 2019 Commencement.
March 1   Deadline for purchasing doctoral regalia for May 2019 Commencement
March 9-17   Spring Break
March 15   Last day to take the oral examination (oral defense) for doctoral candidates for May 2019 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. Resources that include the Guidelines for Preparing the Dissertation and Thesis and the Formatting Model are found at : https://www.baylor.edu/graduate/currentstudents/index.php?id=868104
March 18   Last day for submission of the Record of Oral Examination form to Graduate School for doctoral candidates for May 2019 Commencement
March 22   Last day to satisfy the graduate foreign language requirement and report the results to the Graduate School. Refer to www.baylor.edu/MLC for details.
March 22   Last day to take the oral examination (oral defense) for master’s candidates for May 2019 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. Resources that include the Guidelines for Preparing the Dissertation and Thesis and the Formatting Model are found at : https://www.baylor.edu/graduate/currentstudents/index.php?id=868104
March 25   Last day for electronic submission of the departmentally defended and approved copy of the doctoral dissertation to the Graduate School for May 2019 Commencement.
March 25   Last day for submission of the Record of Oral Examination form to Graduate School for master’s candidates for May 2019 Commencement
April 2   Last day for electronic submission of the departmentally defended and approved copy of the master’s thesis to the Graduate School for May 2019 Commencement.
April 9   Diadeloso
April 16   Deadline for renting doctoral regalia for May 2019 Commencement
April 17   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 19-April 22   Easter Holidays
May 3   Last day of classes. Last day for non-thesis candidates to take the oral or comprehensive examination for May 2019 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 6-7   Study Days
May 8-11; 13   Final Examinations (including Saturday, May 11).
May 14-15   Administrative check on graduate candidates for graduation, including overall GPA requirements, foreign language proficiency requirements, and any outstanding obligations.
May 17   Doctoral Dinner, 6:30 p.m., Cashion 506.
May 17-18   Commencement Ceremonies. Commencement information is available online at www.baylor.edu/commencement
Summer Semester 2019

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June 3   Last day to satisfy graduate foreign language requirement for August 2019 Commencement. Refer to http://www.baylor.edu/mlc/ for details.
June 4   First day of classes.
June 17   Last day for graduate students to file for August 2019 Commencement.
TBA   Formatting Workshop. No reservation required. PIZZA!
June 17   Deadline for purchasing doctoral regalia for August 2019 Commencement
July 4   Independence Day Holiday
July 9   Final Examinations, first summer term
July 10   Last day to take the oral examination (oral defense) for dissertation/thesis candidates for August 2019 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 : https://www.baylor.edu/graduate/currentstudents/index.php?id=868104
July 11   First day of classes, second summer term
July 11   Last day for submission of the Record of Oral Examination form to Graduate School for dissertation/thesis students for August 2019 Commencement
July 15   Last day for electronic submission of the departmentally defended and approved copy of the dissertation/thesis to the Graduate School for August 2019 Commencement.
July 17   Deadline for renting doctoral regalia for August 2019 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 14   Final Examinations, second summer term
August 14   Last day for non-thesis candidates to take the oral or comprehensive examination for August 2019 Commencement. The Record of Oral Exam form, or results from comprehensive exams, must be delivered by 5:00 p.m. to the Graduate School by this date (do not send in campus mail).
August 15   Administrative check on graduate candidates for graduation, including overall GPA requirements, foreign language proficiency requirements, and any outstanding obligations.
August 16   Doctoral Dinner, 6:30 p.m., Cashion 506.
August 17   Commencement at the Ferrell Center, 9:30 a.m. Commencement information is available online at www.baylor.edu/commencement