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Important Due Dates for Graduate Program

Many of these dates are determined as the academic year unfolds. To help you prepare for the upcoming year, we have included the due date from previous years in parentheses.

2016 – 17

Fall Semester


August 19 Last day to turn in thesis/dissertations to the Graduate School for Summer graduation (Grad School).


October 7 Cycle 1 Travel applications due (Department).

October 19 IAH Summer Teaching submissions due (College).


December 1 First Round of CAL Research Enhancement Funds Applications due (Department).

December 5 Graduate Assistantship Applications due (Department).

December 14 FINAL APPROVAL of an electronic Thesis or Dissertation by the Graduate School by 5:00 pm.

December 19 Last day to turn in thesis/dissertations to the Graduate School for Fall graduation (Grad School).

Spring Semester

January 16 Teaching Assistantship (TA) applications due (Department).

February 3 ***SPRING AWARDS DUE DATE***

Dissertation Completion Fellowships (DCF) (also called Graduate School PHD/MFA Completion Fellowships) applications due (Department).*

Varg-Sullivan Award applications due (Department).*


Summer College Research Abroad Monies (SCRAM) applications due (Department).*

Nominations from faculty for John A. Yunck Endowed Scholarship due (Department).

Second Round of CAL Research Enhancement Funds Applications due (Department).

*Please note that CAL lists a later due date for the first three awards listed above. That due date is for departments’ rankings of applications. The English Department requires an earlier due date so that the Graduate Committee has time to review and rank the applications.

February 6 Summer Support Fellowship Application due (Department)

February 10 Travel Funding Applications for SS16 due (Department)

February 24-5 Critical Institutions and Recruitment Event for prospective MA and PhD students.

April 28 Last day to submit completed and signed Annual Progress Report Forms to Graduate Secretary.

May (13) Last day to turn in thesis/dissertation to the Graduate School for Spring graduation (Grad School).