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graduate calendar at a glance

FALL 2023


August 1 Fall Graduation degree application opens in Self-Service Banner (SSB)
August 10

Oral Thesis Examinations Begin

Graduate new student orientation

August 17

All classes begin

Late registration fees begin

August 21 Attendance verification period begins
August 28 Deadline: Fall Graduation application closes


September 1

Last day to register

  Fall Comprehensive examination applications due in Office of
Graduate Studies
September 4 Labor Day Holiday
September 5 Classes resume
September 15 Thesis/Dissertation due to Graduate Writing Studio
  Deadline for first submission Master’s Research Report/Action
Research Report to
September 19 Deadline to remove incomplete grades and course substitutions for
fall graduates (except Thesis/Dissertation students)
September 21 Last day to withdraw from 8-week classes


October 3 GRAD Event (order graduation cap and gown)
October 16-20 Mid-term examinations
October 23-28 Comprehensive examinations
October 26 Mid-term grades due in Banner by Noon


November 1

Registration for Spring 2024 begins

Comprehensive exam results due in the Office of Graduate Studies

November 2 Last day to drop classes or withdraw from the University
November 3

Deadline to submit final Program of Study

Last day for oral examinations of Thesis/Dissertation

Deadline to remove all incomplete grades for Theses/Dissertations,
Master’s Reports

November 6

Deadline for all submissions to Graduate Writing Studio for final
review of Master’s Report, Thesis or Dissertation

December graduation candidates that have not made the final
submission by this date may be required to register for Spring

November 15 Deadline: Request to Participate in Commencement form 
November 20 - 24 Thanksgiving Recess
November 27 All classes resume
November 27-29 Final examinations for December graduates
November 30 Final examinations for all students


December 1 - 6 Final examinations for all students
December 5

Final grades due in Banner by 10am (for December Graduates)
Final graduation clearance for Fall graduation candidates to the
School of Graduate Studies

Graduation candidates that have not cleared by this date may be
required to register for Spring semester

December 8

Fall Commencement

Removal of incompletes for Fall 2022 due in Registrar’s Office
by Noon

Final grades due for all other students by Noon

December 11 

Spring 2024 Graduation application opens in Self-Service Banner