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Academic Calendar

The Academic Calendar is uniquely developed to match the objectives of our graduate program and may differ from the University's Academic Calendar.

Dates published in the calendar are subject to change at the discretion of the Senior Associate Dean for Graduate Education and Postdoctoral Affairs.

View Academic Calendar for 2021-2022 

Summer 2021 Semester

May

  • 17 – Summer semester begins.
  • 17 Aug 10 - SMD-GEPA refund policy applied for all dropped courses. SMD Graduate Student Refund Schedule.
  • 24 – Last day to Add/Drop a course for Summer 2021 without submitting an Add/Drop form to SMD-Graduate Education Registrar.
  • 31– The University is closed in observance of Memorial Day.

June

  • 9 /  8:00 am  – Registration for matriculated students opens for Fall 2021 semester.

July

  • 2 – Grading for Summer 2021 opens.
  • 5 The University is closed in observance of Independence Day.
  • 12 / 8:00 am – Registration opens for incoming and non-matriculated students for the Fall 2021 semester.
  • 29 / 4:00 pm –  Last day to submit final copy of PhD dissertation to ProQuest to fulfill requirements for August 2021 degree conferral.
  • 29 / 4:00 pm –  Last day to submit the final results for MA/MPH/MS degrees to fulfill requirements for August 2021 degree conferral.

August

  • 6 – Summer sessions end.
  • TBD – International Student Orientation Program.
  • 17 –  Orientation Program for new graduate students.
  • 20 – Faculty grading deadline for the Summer 2021 semester.
  • 25 / 4:00 pm – Last day to submit the final copy of the PhD dissertation to ProQuest for the October 2021 degree conferral without registering for the Fall 2021 semester.
  • 25  – Last day to submit the final results for MA/MPH/MS degrees to fulfill requirements for October 2021 degree conferral without registering for the Fall 2021 semester.
  • 25  – Registration deadline for matriculated and non-matriculated graduate students for the Fall 2021 semester.
  • 31 –  August 2021 degree conferral date.

Fall 2021 Semester

August

  • 25 – Fall 2021 semester begins. 
  • 25 – Registration deadline for matriculated and non-matriculated graduate students for the Fall 2021 semester.
  • 25 - Oct. 6 – SMD-GEPA refund policy applied for all dropped courses. SMD Graduate Student Refund Schedule.

September

  • – Last day to Add/Drop a course for Fall 2021 without submitting an Add/Drop form to SMD-Graduate Education Registrar.
  • 2 / 4:00 pm – Last day to submit final corrected copy of PhD dissertation to ProQuest to fulfill requirements for October 2021 degree conferral. Students must be registered for Fall 2021 semester.
  • 2 – Last day to submit final results for MA/MPH/MS degrees completions to fulfill requirements for October 2021 degree conferral. Students must be registered for Fall 2021 semester.
  • 6 – The University is closed in observance of Labor Day.

October

  • 1 – October 2021 degree conferral date.
  • 6 – Add/drop/audit deadline. Classes added after this date will require a petition to the Dean and approval from course director. Courses will not be allowed to be changed to an audit status after this date. Please note: Classes dropped after this date will be reflected on the official transcript as withdrawn and with a "W" grade.
  • 11 – 12 – Undergraduate Fall Break. NOT a break for Graduate Students.
  • 15 – Last day to hold qualifying examination for biomedical science students in their 5th semester of study. After this date, a petition for an extension must be submitted to SMD Graduate Education Registrar for Senior Associate Dean’s approval.

November

  • 1 – Course registration opens for matriculated students for the Spring 2022 semester.
  • 17 / 4:00 pm –  Last day to submit final corrected PhD dissertation to ProQuest to fulfill requirements for December 2021 degree conferral. 
  • 17 – Last day to submit final results for MA/MPH/MS degrees to fulfill requirements for December 2021 degree conferral.
  • 25 - 26 – The University is closed in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday.

December

  • 1 – Course registration opens for new matriculated students and non-matriculated students for the Spring 2022 semester.
  • 8 – Last day of classes for the Fall 2021 semester.
  • 8 – Grading opens for Fall 2021.
  • 12 - 17  – Final examinations.
  • TBDLast day to complete thesis defense registration/approval by University Dean of Graduate Studies for defenses scheduled January 4, 2022.
  • TBD  Blackout Period – Due to recess and holidays, no dissertation registrations will be completed in the University Graduate Studies office (although approvals that precede final registration in UGS may be done online). No PhD defenses may be help during this time period.
  • 25 – The University is closed in observance of the Christmas holiday.
  • 27 – Faculty grading deadline for the Fall 2021 semester.
  • 31 – December 2021 degree conferral date.

Spring 2022 Semester

January

  • 1 – The University is closed in observance of New Year’s Day.
  • 10 / 4:00 pm – Last day to submit final PhD thesis to ProQuest to fulfill requirements for February 2022 degree conferral without registering for the Spring 2022 semester.
  • 10  – Last day to submit final results for MA/MPH/MS degrees to fulfill requirements for February 2022 degree conferral without registering for the Spring 2022 semester.
  • 12 – Registration deadline for all students.
  • 12 – Spring 2022 semester begins.
  • 12 - Feb 23 – SMD-GEPA refund policy applied for all dropped courses. SMD Graduate Student Refund Schedule
  • 17 – University is closed in observance of Martin Luther King Day.
  • 19 – Last day to Add/Drop a course for Spring 2022 without submitting an Add/Drop form to SMD-Graduate Education Registrar.
  • 24 / 4:00 pm – Last day to submit final PhD thesis to ProQuest to fulfil requirements for February 2022 degree conferral. Students must be registered for Spring 2022 semester.
  • 24  – Last day to submit results of qualifying exams and terminal MA/MPH/MS degrees to fulfil requirements for February 2022 degree conferral. Students must be registered for Spring 2022 semester.

February

  • 18February 2022 conferral date.
  • 23 – Add/drop/audit deadline. Classes added after this date will require a petition to the Dean and approval from course director. Courses will not be allowed to be changed to an audit status after this date. Please note: Classes dropped after this date will be reflected on the official transcript as withdrawn and with a "W" grade.

April

  • 4 – Course registration opens for matriculated students and non-matriculated students for the Summer 2022 semester.
  • 14 / 4:00 pm –Last day to submit final PhD thesis to ProQuest to fulfil requirements for May 2022 degree conferral.
  • 14 / 4:00 pm – Last day to submit final results for qualifying exams and terminal MA/MPH/MS degrees to fulfil requirements for May 2022 degree conferral.
  • 27 – Last day of classes for Spring 2022 semester.
  • 27 – Grading opens for Spring 2022.

May

  • 2-10 – Final examinations.
  • 12 – Faculty grading deadline for the Spring 2022 semester.
  • 13 – SMD Doctoral Commencement Dinner and Awards Ceremony.
  • 14 – May 2022 degree conferral date.
  • 14 – University Doctoral Degree Commencement.
  • 14 – SMD/AS&E Master’s Degree Commencement.
  • 16 – Registration deadline for matriculated and non-matriculated students for the Summer 2022 semester.

Summer 2022 Semester

May

  • 16 – Summer semester begins.
  • 17 –  Aug 10 - SMD-GEPA refund policy applied for all dropped courses. SMD Graduate Student Refund Schedule
  • 31– The University is closed in observance of Memorial Day.

June

  • 16  – Registration opens for matriculated graduate students for the Fall 2022 semester.

July

  • 2 – Grading opens for the Summer 2022 semester.
  • 5 – The University is closed in observance of Independence Day. (Tentative)
  • 11 – Registration opens for incoming matriculated students and non-matriculated students for the Fall 2022 semester.

August​

  • – Summer sessions end. (Tentative)
  • TBD – International Student Orientation Program.
  • 23 – Orientation Program for new graduate students.
  • TBD – Faculty grading deadline for the Summer 2022 semester.
  • TBD – Last day to submit the final copy of the PhD dissertation to ProQuest for the August 2022 degree conferral without registering for the Fall 2022 semester.   
  • TBD – Last day to submit the final results for MA/MPH/MS degrees to fulfill requirements for October 2022 degree conferral without registering for the Fall 2022 semester.
  • 31 – Registration deadline for matriculated and non-matriculated graduate students for the Fall 2022 semester.
  • 31 – Classes begin for Fall 2022 Semester.
  • 31 – August 2022 degree conferral date.
     

Publication date: March 9, 2021. This calendar is subject to change without notice. Questions regarding the calendar should be directed to the Registrar, Offices for Graduate Education and Postdoctoral Affairs, 585-275-4522.

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