Graduate School Calendar

Fall Semester 2021

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August 18   New Graduate Student Orientation.
August 23   First day of classes.

Online

In-person TBA

 

Formatting Workshop

 

 
October 6   Last day for graduate students to file in Bearweb for December 2021 Commencement 
October 15**  

Last day to take the oral examination (oral defense) for doctoral candidates for December 2021 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 should be scheduled virtually at least 2 weeks before the oral examination.  See Guidelines.

October 20   Last day for submission of the Record of Oral Examination form to Graduate School for doctoral students.
October 25   Last day for electronic submission of the departmentally defended and approved copy of the doctoral dissertation for December 2021 Commencement.
October 27   Deadline for purchasing doctoral regalia for December 2021 Commencement.
October 29**  

Last day to take the oral examination (oral defense) for master’s candidates for December 2021 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 1   Last day to satisfy the Graduate School foreign language requirement for December 2021 Commencement.  Refer to www.baylor.edu/MFL for details.
November 4   Last day for submission of the Record of Oral Examination form to Graduate School for master’s students.
November 8   Last day for electronic submission of the departmentally defended and approved copy of the master’s thesis for December 2021 Commencement.
November 22   Deadline for renting doctoral regalia for December 2021 Commencement.
November 20-28   Thanksgiving Holiday. 
December 3   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 8   Last day of classes.  Last day for students in non-thesis programs to take the oral or comprehensive examination for December 2021 Commencement. The Record of Oral Examination form or results from comprehensive exams must be delivered electronically to the Graduate School by this date.
December 9-10   Study Days. 
December 11, 13-16   Final Examinations Saturday; Monday-Thursday (no final exams on Sunday).
December 16-17   Administrative check on graduate student candidates for graduation, including overall GPA requirements, foreign language proficiency requirements, and any outstanding obligations.
December 18   Commencement.  Information is available online at www.baylor.edu/commencement.
Spring Semester 2021

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January 17     Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday
January 18   First day of classes.

Online

In-person TBA

 

Formatting Workshop

 
March 1   Last day for students to file for May 2022 Commencement
March 5-13  

Spring Break

March 7   Deadline for purchasing doctoral regalia for May 2022 Commencement.
March 18   Last day to take the oral examination (oral defense) for doctoral candidates for May 2022 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/index.php?id=959239.
March 18   Last day to satisfy the graduate foreign language requirement and report the results to the Graduate School. Contact Lilly_Fuertes@baylor.edu for details.
March 22  

Last day for submission of the Record of Oral Examination form to Graduate School for doctoral candidates for May 2022 Commencement

March 25   Last day to take the oral examination (oral defense) for master’s candidates for May 2022 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/index.php?id=959239 
March 28   Last day for electronic submission of the departmentally defended and approved copy of the doctoral dissertation to the Graduate School for May 2022 Commencement.
April 5   Diadeloso
April 5   Last day for electronic submission of the departmentally defended and approved copy of the master’s thesis to the Graduate School for May 2022 Commencement.
April 5   Last day for submission of the Record of Oral Examination form to Graduate School for master’s candidates for May 2022 Commencement.
April 7   Deadline for renting doctoral regalia for May 2022 Commencement. (Rental site should be live by Feb. 1st, 2022)
April 15-18   Easter Holiday
May 5   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 5   Last day of classes.  Last day for non-thesis candidates to take the oral or comprehensive examination for May 2022 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).  Access Results of Orals and Comprehensive Exam forms at: https://www.baylor.edu/graduate/index.php?id=958619
May 6   Study day
May 7, 9-12   Final Examinations (including Saturday, May 7).
May 12   Administrative check on graduate candidates for graduation, including overall GPA requirements, foreign language proficiency requirements, and any outstanding obligations.
May 13-14   Commencement Ceremonies.  Commencement information is available online at: www.baylor.edu/commencement

 

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