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2019/20 Academic Calendar

Summer 2019

May

  • 20 - Summer semester begins.
  • 20-Aug 9 - SMD-GEPA refund policy applied for all dropped courses.
  • 27 - The University is closed in observance of Memorial Day.

June

  • 24 - Registration for matriculated students opens for Fall 2019 semester.

July

  • 4 - The University is closed in observance of Independence Day.
  • 20 - Grading for Summer 2019 opens

August

  • 1 - Registration opens for non-matriculated students for the Fall 2019 semester.
  • 1 (4:00pm) - Last day to submit final copy of PhD dissertation to ProQuest to fulfil requirements for August 2019 degree conferral.
  • 9 - Summer sessions end.
  • 9 - 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.
  • 14 - International Student Orientation Program.
  • 20 - Orientation Program for new graduate students. 
  • 23 - Faculty grading deadline for the Summer 2019 semester.
  • 27, 4:00 PM  - Last day to submit the final copy of the PhD dissertation to ProQuest for the October 2019 degree conferral without registering for the Fall 2019 semester.
  • 27 - Registration deadline for matriculated and non-matriculated graduate students for the Fall 2019 semester. 
  • 31 - August 2019 degree conferral date (PhD).

Fall 2019

August

  • 28 - Fall 2019 semester begins.
  • 28-Oct. 7 - SMD-GEPA refund policy applied for all dropped courses.

September

  • 2 - The University is closed in observance of Labor Day.
  • 5, 4:00pm - Last day to submit final copy of PhD dissertation to ProQuest to fulfil requirements for October 2019 degree conferral. Students must be registered for Fall 2019 semester.
  • 8 - Last day to submit final results for MA/MPH/MS degrees to fulfil requirements for October 2018 degree conferral.

October

  • 4 - October 2019 degree conferral date (PhD, MA, MPH, MS).
  • 7 - Add/drop/audit deadline. Classes added after this date will require a petition to the Dean.  Courses will not be allowed to be changed to an audit status after this date.  Classes dropped after this date will be reflected on the official transcript as withdrawn and with a W grade. 
  • 14-15 - Undergraduate Fall Break. 
  • 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 2020 semester.
  • 22 - Last day to submit final corrected PhD dissertation to ProQuest to fulfil requirements for December 2018 degree conferral. 
  • 28-29 - The University is closed in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday. 

December

  • 2 - Course registration opens for new matriculated students and non-matriculated students for the Spring 2020 semester.
  • 11 - Last day of classes for the Fall 2019 semester.
  • 11 - Grading opens for Fall 2019.
  • 15-20 - Final examinations.
  • 20 - Last day to complete thesis defense registration/approval by University Dean of Graduate Studies for defenses scheduled January 2-3, 2020. 
  • 24-Jan 1 - 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.
  • 30 - Faculty grading deadline for the Fall 2019 semester.
  • 30 - Last day to submit final results for MA/MPH/MS degrees to fulfil requirements for March 2020 degree conferral without registering for the Spring 2020 semester.
  • 31 - December 2019 degree conferral date (PhD).

Spring 2020

January

  • 1 - The University is closed in observance of New Year’s Day.
  • 14 - Registration deadline for all students.
  • 14, 4:00 pm - Last day to submit final PhD thesis to ProQuest to fulfil requirements for March 2020 degree conferral without registering for the Spring 2020 semester.
  • 15 - Spring 2020 semester begins.
  • 15-24 Feb - SMD-GEPA refund policy applied for all dropped courses. 
  • 20 - University is closed in observance of Martin Luther King Day.

February

  • 13 - Last day to submit final PhD thesis to ProQuest to fulfil requirements for March 2020 degree conferral.
  • 16 - Last day to submit results of qualifying exams and terminal MA/MPH/MS degrees to fulfil requirements for March 2020 degree conferral.
  • 24 - 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.

March

  • 13 - March 2020 degree conferral date.
  • 9-16 - Undergraduate Student Break. THIS IS NOT A SEMESTER BREAK FOR SMD GRADUATE STUDENTS.

April

  • 1 - Course registration opens for matriculated students and non-matriculated students for the Summer 2020 semester.
  • 16 - Last day to submit final PhD thesis to ProQuest to fulfil requirements for May 2020 degree conferral.
  • 17 - Last day to submit final results for qualifying exams and terminal MA/MPH/MS degrees to fulfil requirements for May 2020 degree conferral.
  • 29 - Last day of classes for Spring 2020 semester.
  • 29 - Grading opens for Spring 2020.

May

  • 4-11 - Final examinations.
  • 12 - Faculty grading deadline for the Spring 2020 semester.
  • 15 - Registration deadline for matriculated and non-matriculated students for the Summer 2020 semester.
  • 15 - SMD Doctoral Commencement Dinner and Awards Ceremony.
  • 16 - May 2020 degree conferral date.
  • 16 - University Doctoral Degree Commencement.
  • 16 - SMD/AS&E Master’s Degree Commencement.

Summer 2020

May

  • 18 - Summer semester begins.
  • 20 – Aug 10 - SMD-GEPA refund policy applied for all dropped courses.
  • 25 - The University is closed in observance of Memorial Day.

June

  • 17 - Registration opens for matriculated graduate students for the Fall 2020 semester.

July

  • 4 - The University is closed in observance of Independence Day.

August

  • 1 - Registration opens for non-matriculated students for the Fall 2020 semester.
  • TBD - Last day to submit final results for terminal MA/MPH/MS degrees to fulfil requirements for October 2020 degree conferral without registering for the Fall 2020 semester.
  • 10 - Summer sessions end. 
  • 10 - Grading opens for the Summer 2020 semester.
  • TBA - International Student Orientation Program. 
  • 18 - Orientation Program for new graduate students. 
  • 18 - Faculty grading deadline for the Summer 2020 semester.
  • TBD - Last day to submit the final copy of the PhD dissertation to ProQuest for the August 2020 degree conferral without registering for the Fall 2020 semester.   
  • 25 - Registration final deadline for graduate students for the Fall 2020 semester.  Registration submitted after this date will be assessed a $150 late registration fee.
  • 25 - Registration deadline for non-matriculated students for the Fall 2020 semester.  Registration submitted after this date will be assessed a $150 late registration fee. 
  • 26 - Classes begin for Fall 2020 Semester. 
  • 31 - August 2020 degree conferral date (PhD). 

Publication date:  March 14, 2019.  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.