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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.
August 28   Formatting Workshop, 5:00 p.m.-6:30 p.m., Morrison Room 120. PIZZA!
August 31   Formatting Workshop, 5:00 p.m.-6:30 p.m., Morrison Room 120. PIZZA
September 4   Labor Day Holiday
October 9   Deadline for purchasing doctoral regalia for December 2017 Commencement.
October 13   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
Spring Semester 2018

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January 8   First day of classes.
January 15   Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday
January 22   Last day for graduate students to file for May 2018 Commencement click here to file for May 2018 Commencement
TBA   Formatting Workshop. Same content both days. No reservation required.
March 2   Deadline for purchasing doctoral regalia for May 2018 Commencement
March 3-11   Spring Break
March 16   Last day to take the oral examination (oral defense) for doctoral candidates for May 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. 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 19   Last day for submission of the Record of Oral Examination form to Graduate School for doctoral candidates for May 2018 Commencement
March 21   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 23   Last day to take the oral examination (oral defense) for master’s candidates for May 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. 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 26   Last day for electronic submission of the departmentally defended and approved copy of the doctoral dissertation to the Graduate School for May 2018 Commencement.
March 26   Last day for submission of the Record of Oral Examination form to Graduate School for master’s candidates for May 2018 Commencement
March 30-April 2   Easter Holidays
April 3   Last day for electronic submission of the departmentally defended and approved copy of the master’s thesis to the Graduate School for May 2018 Commencement.
April 17   Diadeloso
April 17   Deadline for renting doctoral regalia for May 2018 Commencement
April 18   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 27   Last day of classes. Last day for non-thesis candidates to take the oral or comprehensive examination for May 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).
April 30- May 1   Study Days
May 2-5; 7   Final Examinations (including Saturday, May 5).
May 8-9   Administrative check on graduate candidates for graduation, including overall GPA requirements, foreign language proficiency requirements, and any outstanding obligations.
May 11   Doctoral Dinner, 6:30 p.m., Barfield Drawing Room, Bill Daniel Student Center
May 11-12   Commencement Ceremonies. Commencement information is available online at www.baylor.edu/commencement