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2018/19 Academic Calendar

Summer 2018

May

  • 21 - Summer semester begins.
  • 22-Aug 11 - Institutional refund policy applied for all dropped courses.
  • 28 - The University is closed in observance of Memorial Day.

June

  • 27 - Registration for matriculated students opens for Fall 2018 semester.

July

  • 4 - The University is closed in observance of Independence Day.
  • 31 - Registration deadline for matriculated students for the Fall 2018 semester. 

August

  • 1 - Registration opens for non-matriculated students for the Fall 2018 semester.
  • 2 - Last day to submit final copy of PhD dissertation to ProQuest to fulfil requirements for August 2018 degree conferral.
  • 10 - Summer sessions end.
  • 10 - Grading for Summer 2018 Semester opens
  • 10 - Last day to submit final results for terminal MA/MPH/MS degrees to fulfil requirements for October 2018 degree conferral without registering for the Fall 2018 semester.
  • 15 - International Student Orientation Program.
  • 17 - Faculty grading deadline for the Summer 2018 semester.
  • 23 - Orientation Program for new graduate students.
  • 28, 4:00 PM - Last day to submit the final copy of the PhD dissertation to ProQuest for the October 2018 degree conferral without registering for the Fall 2018 semester.
  • 28 - Registration deadline for new graduate students admitted for the Fall 2018 semester. Registration submitted after this date will be assessed a $150 late registration fee.
  • 28 - Registration deadline for non-matriculated students for the Fall 2018 semester. Registration submitted after this date will be assessed a $150 late registration fee.
  • 31 - August 2018 degree conferral date (PhD).

Fall 2018

August

  • 29 - Fall 2018 semester begins.

September

  • 3 - The University is closed in observance of Labor Day.
  • 12, 4:00pm - Last day to submit final copy of PhD dissertation to ProQuest to fulfil requirements for October 2018 degree conferral. Students must be registered for Fall 2018 semester.
  • 12 - Full tuition refund deadline - 100% refunded for dropped courses up to this date.
  • 12 - Last day to submit final results for MA/MPH/MS degrees to fulfil requirements for October 2018 degree conferral.
  • 26 - Add/drop/audit deadline. Classes added after this date will require a petition to the Dean and will be assessed a $150 late registration fee. Classes dropped after this date will be reflected on the official transcript as withdrawn and with a W grade.

October

  • 5 - October 2018 degree conferral date (PhD, MA, MPH, MS).
  • 10 - Partial tuition refund deadline - 50% refunded for dropped courses up to this date. No refund given after this date.
  • 15 - Last day to hold qualifying examination for biomedical science students in their 5th semester of study.

November

  • 1 - Course registration opens for matriculated students for the Spring 2019 semester.
  • 22-23 - The University is closed in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday.
  • 29 - Last day to submit final corrected PhD dissertation to ProQuest to fulfil requirements for December 2018 degree conferral. NOTE: Students must be registered for the Fall 2018 semester if submitting final documents after August 28.
  • 30 - Course registration deadline for matriculated students for the Spring 2019 semester. Registration submitted after this date will be assessed a $150 late registration fee.
  • 30 - Course withdrawal deadline. Withdrawal requests after this date will receive a failing grade (E).

December

  • 3 - Course registration opens for new matriculated students and non-matriculated students for the Spring 2019 semester.
  • 12 - Last day of classes for the Fall 2018 semester.
  • 16-21 - Final examinations.
  • 21 - Last day to complete thesis defense registration for defenses scheduled the week of January 2-4, 2019.
  • 24-Jan 1 - Blackout Period – no defenses may be registered and no defenses may be held during this period. Defenses to be held during the week of January 2-5, 2019 must be registered with University Graduate Studies by December 21, 2018.
  • 25 - The University is closed in observance of the Christmas holiday.
  • 28 - Faculty grading deadline for the Fall 2018 semester.
  • 28 - Last day to submit final results for MA/MPH/MS degrees to fulfil requirements for March 2019 degree conferral without registering for the Spring 2018 semester.
  • 31 - December 2018 degree conferral date (PhD).

Spring 2019

January

  • 1 - The University is closed in observance of New Year’s Day.
  • 7 - Registration deadline for new matriculated students and non-matriculated students for the Spring 2019 semester. Registration submitted after this date will be assessed a $150 late registration fee.
  • 15, 4:00 pm - Last day to submit final PhD thesis to ProQuest to fulfil requirements for March 2019 degree conferral without registering for the Spring 2018 semester.
  • 16 - Spring 2019 semester begins.
  • 21 - University is closed in observance of Martin Luther King Day.
  • 31 - Full tuition refund deadline - 100% refunded for dropped courses up to this date.

February

  • 7 - Last day to submit final PhD thesis to ProQuest to fulfil requirements for March 2019 degree conferral.
  • 13 - Add/drop/audit deadline. Classes added after this date will require a petition to the Dean and will be assessed a $150 late registration fee. Classes dropped after this date will be reflected on the official transcript as withdrawn and with a W grade.
  • 14 - Last day to submit results of qualifying exams and terminal MA/MPH/MS degrees to fulfil requirements for March 2019 degree conferral.
  • 21 - Partial tuition refund deadline - 50% refunded for dropped courses up to this date. No refund given after this date.

March

  • 15 - March 2019 degree conferral date.
  • 9-16 - No classes. THIS IS NOT A SEMESTER BREAK FOR SMD PHD STUDENTS.

April

  • 3 - Course registration opens for matriculated students and non-matriculated students for the Summer 2019 semester.
  • 18 - Course withdrawal deadline. Withdrawal requests after this date will receive a failing grade (E).
  • 18 - Last day to submit final PhD thesis to ProQuest to fulfil requirements for May 2019 degree conferral.
  • 22 - Last day to submit final results for qualifying exams and terminal MA/MPH/MS degrees to fulfil requirements for May 2019 degree conferral.

May

  • 1 - Registration deadline for matriculated and non-matriculated students for the Summer 2018 semester. Registration submitted after this date will be assessed a $150 late registration fee.
  • 1 - Last day of classes for Spring 2019 semester.
  • 6-13 - Final examinations.
  • 15 - Faculty grading deadline for the Spring 2019 semester.
  • 17 - SMD Doctoral Commencement Dinner and Awards Ceremony.
  • 18 - May 2019 degree conferral date.
  • 18 - University Doctoral Degree Commencement.
  • 18 - SMD/AS&E Master’s Degree Commencement.

Summer 2019

May

  • 20 - Summer semester begins.
  • 20 – Aug 11 - Institutional refund policy applied for all dropped courses.
  • 27 - The University is closed in observance of Memorial Day.

June

  • 26 - Registration opens for matriculated graduate students for the Fall 20019 semester.

July

  • 4 - The University is closed in observance of Independence Day.
  • 31 - Registration deadline for matriculated students for the Fall 2019 semester.

August

  • 1 - Registration opens for non-matriculated students for the Fall 2019 semester.
  • 10 - Last day to submit final results for terminal MA/MPH/MS degrees to fulfil requirements for October 2019 degree conferral without registering for the Fall 2019 semester.
  • 10 - Summer sessions end.
  • 10 - Grading opens for the Summer 2019 semester.
  • 17 - Faculty grading deadline for the Summer 2019 semester.
  • TBA - International Student Orientation Program.
  • 22 - Orientation Program for new graduate students.
  • 27 - Last day to submit the final copy of the PhD dissertation to ProQuest for the August 2019 degree conferral without registering for the Fall 2018 semester.
  • 27 - Registration deadline for new graduate students admitted for the Fall 2019 semester. Registration submitted after this date will be assessed a $150 late registration fee.
  • 27 - Registration deadline for non-matriculated students for the Fall 2019 semester. Registration submitted after this date will be assessed a $150 late registration fee.
  • 28 - Classes begin for Fall 2019 Semester.
  • 31 - August 2019 degree conferral date (PhD).

Publication date:  March 20, 2018.  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.