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PhD Program Thesis Defense Calendar

SUMMER 2017 SEMESTER

August

  • 2nd, 4:00pm - Last day to submit the final copy of the PhD dissertation to ProQuest for August 2017 degree conferral
  • 28th, 4:00pm - Last day to submit the final copy of the PhD dissertation to ProQuest for the October 2017 degree conferral without registering for the Fall 2017 semester
  • 31st - August 2017 degree conferral date

FALL 2017 SEMESTER

August

  • 30th - Fall 2017 semester begins.

September

  • 4th - The University is closed in observance of Labor Day.
  • 12th, 4:00pm - Last day to submit final copy of PhD dissertation to ProQuest to fulfill requirements for October 2017 degree conferral

October

  • 13th - October 2017 degree conferral date.

November

  • 23-24th - The University is closed in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday

December

  • 1st, 4:00pm - Last day to submit final corrected PhD dissertation to ProQuest to fulfill requirements for December 2017 degree conferral
  • 22nd - Last day to complete thesis defense registration for defenses scheduled the week of January 2-5, 2018
  • 25th-Jan 1st - 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, 2018 must be registered with University Graduate Studies by December 22, 2017
  • 25th - The University is closed in observance of the Christmas holiday
  • 31st - December 2017 degree conferral date

SPRING 2018 SEMESTER

January

  • 1st - The University is closed in observance of New Year’s Day.
  • 12th - Last day to submit final PhD thesis to ProQuest to fulfill requirements for March 2018 degree conferral without registering for the Spring 2018 semester
  • 17th - Spring 2018 semester begins.

February

  • 9th - Last day to submit final PhD thesis to ProQuest to fulfill requirements for March 2018 degree conferral.

March

  • 9th - March 2018 degree conferral date

April

  • 20th - Last day to submit final PhD thesis to ProQuest to fulfill requirements for May 2018 degree conferral

May

  • 19th - May 2018 degree conferral date

SUMMER 2018 SEMESTER

May

  • 21st - Summer semester begins.
  • 28th - The University is closed in observance of Memorial Day.

July

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

August

  • 27th - Last day to submit the final copy of the PhD dissertation to ProQuest for the August 2018 degree conferral without registering for the Fall 2018 semester
  • 31st - August 2018 degree conferral date (PhD)

Publication date:  July 16, 2017.  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.