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2020/21 Academic Calendar

Summer 2020 Semester

May

  • 18 – Summer semester begins.
  • 18 Aug 9 - SMD-GEPA refund policy applied for all dropped courses. SMD Graduate Student Refund Schedule.
  • 25 – The University is closed in observance of Memorial Day.

June

  • 17 – Registration for matriculated students opens for Fall 2020 semester.

July

  • 3 – The University is closed in observance of Independence Day.
  • 10 Grading for Summer 2020 opens.
  • 27 – Registration opens for non-matriculated students for the Fall 2020 semester.
  • 30, (4:00 PM) –  Last day to submit final copy of PhD dissertation to ProQuest to fulfill requirements for August 2020 degree conferral.

August

  • 10 – Summer sessions end.
  • 23 – Faculty grading deadline for the Summer 2020 semester.
  • 25, (4:00 PM) –  Last day to submit the final copy of the PhD dissertation to ProQuest for the October 2020 degree conferral without registering for the Fall 2020 semester.
  • 25 – Last day to submit the final results for MA/MPH/MS degrees to fulfill requirements for October 2020 degree conferral without registering for the Fall 2020 semester.
  • 25 – Registration deadline for matriculated and non-matriculated graduate students for the Fall 2020 semester. 
  • 31 – August 2020 degree conferral date (PhD).

Fall 2020 Semester

August

September

  • 2, (4:00pm) – Last day to submit final corrected copy of PhD dissertation to ProQuest to fulfill requirements for October 2020 degree conferral. Students must be registered for Fall 2020 semester.
  • – The University is closed in observance of Labor Day.
  • 8 – Last day to submit final results for MA/MPH/MS degrees completions to fulfill requirements for October 2020 degree conferral. Students must be registered for Fall 2020 semester.​
  • 23 – Add a course deadline.  Classes added after this date will require a petition to the Dean.

October

  • 2 – October 2020 degree conferral date (PhD, MA, MPH, MS).
  • 15 – Last day to hold qualifying examination for biomedical science students in their 5th semester of study.

November

  • 2 – Course registration opens for matriculated students for the Spring 2021 semester.
  • 11 – Drop/Audit deadline.  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  Please note: Classes dropped after this date will be reflected on the official transcript as withdrawn and with a ‘W’ grade.
  • 20, (4:00 pm) – Last day to submit final corrected PhD dissertation to ProQuest to fulfill requirements for December 2020 degree conferral. 
  • 26-27 – 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 2021 semester.
  • 9 – Last day of classes for the Fall 2020 semester.
  • 9 – Grading opens for Fall 2020.
  • 9 – Final drop course deadline with a grade of ‘W’. Please note:  Courses dropped after this date will reflect the grade earned.
  • 13-18 – Final examinations.
  • 18  Last day to complete thesis defense registration/approval by University Dean of Graduate Studies for defenses scheduled January 4, 2021. 
  • 21-Jan 1 – 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.
  • 28 – Faculty grading deadline for the Fall 2020 semester.
  • 31 – December 2020 degree conferral date (PhD).

Spring 2021 Semester

January

  • 1 – The University is closed in observance of New Year’s Day.
  • 12 – Registration deadline for all students.
  • 12, (4:00 pm) – Last day to submit final PhD thesis to ProQuest to fulfil requirements for February 2021 degree conferral without registering for the Spring 2021 semester.
  • 12 – Last day to submit final results for MA/MPH/MS degrees to fulfill requirements for February 2021 degree conferral without registering for the Spring 2021 semester.
  • 13 – Spring 2020 semester begins.
  • 13- Feb 22 – SMD-GEPA refund policy applied for all dropped courses. SMD Graduate Student Refund Schedule
  • 18 – University is closed in observance of Martin Luther King Day.
  • 28, (4:00 pm) – Last day to submit final PhD thesis to ProQuest to fulfill requirements for February 2021 degree conferral. Students must be registered for Spring 2021 semester.
  • 28 – Last day to submit results of qualifying exams and terminal MA/MPH/MS degrees to fulfill requirements for February 2021 degree conferral. Students must be registered for Spring 2021 semester.

February

  • 22 – Add/drop/audit deadline. Classes added after this date will rAdd/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.
  • 26 – February 2021 conferral date. 

March

  • 6-15 – No classes for undergrads. THIS IS NOT A SEMESTER BREAK FOR SMD PHD STUDENTS.​

April

  • 1 – Course registration opens for matriculated students and non-matriculated students for the Summer 2021 semester.
  • 15 – Last day to submit final PhD thesis to ProQuest to fulfil requirements for May 2021 degree conferral.
  • 15 – Last day to submit final results for qualifying exams and terminal MA/MPH/MS degrees to fulfil requirements for May 2021 degree conferral.
  • 29 – Last day of classes for Spring 2021 semester.
  • 29 – Grading opens for Spring 2021.

May

  • 4-11 – Final examinations.
  • 12 – Faculty grading deadline for the Spring 2021 semester.
  • 15 – Registration deadline for matriculated and non-matriculated students for the Summer 2021 semester.
  • 14 – SMD Doctoral Commencement Dinner and Awards Ceremony.
  • 15 – May 2021 degree conferral date.
  • 15 – University Doctoral Degree Commencement.
  • 15 – SMD/AS&E Master’s Degree Commencement.

Summer 2021 Semester - (Tentative)

May

  • 17 – 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 2021 semester.

July

  • 2 – Grading opens for the Summer 2021 semester.
  • 5 – The University is closed in observance of Independence Day. (Tentative)

August

  • 1 – Registration opens for non-matriculated students for the Fall 2021 semester.
  • – Summer sessions end. (Tentative)
  • TBA – International Student Orientation Program.
  • 17 – Orientation Program for new graduate students.
  • 20 – Faculty grading deadline for the Summer 2021 semester.
  • TBD – Last day to submit the final copy of the PhD dissertation to ProQuest for the August 2021 degree conferral without registering for the Fall 2021 semester.   
  • TBD – Last day to submit the final results for MA/MPH/MS degrees to fulfil requirements for October 2021 degree conferral without registering for the Fall 2021 semester.
  • 24 – Registration final deadline for graduate students for the Fall 2020 semester. 
  • 25 – Classes begin for Fall 2021 Semester. 
  • 31 – August 2021 degree conferral date (PhD). 

 

Publication date: April 27, 2020. 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.