Important Dates for Fall 2017


Students participating in Fall 2017 Commencement must have completed all requirements for the degree with no outstanding courses/credits to be completed beyond the Fall 2017 academic semester.

  • Contact your advisor concerning your degree program process.
  • Contact your department about early final examinations.
  • September 24-29—Mid-Term Exams
  • October 12—Thesis/Dissertation Workshop
  • October 17—Avoiding Plagiarism Workshop
  • October 19—ETD Submission Workshop
  • October 23—Graduation Finale, 10 a.m.-6:00 p.m., Elliott Hall
  • October 24—Graduation Finale, 10 a.m.-4:00 p.m., Elliott Hall
  • October 25—Last Day to Defend Thesis/Dissertation
  • October 27—Last Day to Administer Master Degree Comp Exams
  • November 8—Last Day for Electronic Submission of Thesis/Dissertation
  • November 20-25—Fall Break
  • December 2—Last Day of Class
  • December 4-6—Early Final Exams for Graduates
  • December 7—Instructors need to submit Final Grades to Records
  • December 9—Fall Commencement Ceremony, 9:00 a.m., Gentry Center Complex
  • Distribution of Name Cards—TBA
  • Regalia Pick-up--TBA

Although the Commencement Ceremony is Friday, May 5, 2017, the official degree award date that will be on your diploma and transcript is May 6, 2017. If you have any questions about this, feel free to contact Ramona Whitworth at

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Disclaimer: These dates are subject to change at any time prior to or during this semester due to emergencies or causes beyond the reason control of the institution. Corrections will be posted on the Graduate School website.