Finishing the Dissertation

Deadlines for 2015-16

This document is intended for all graduate students entering the final year of dissertation writing.  Please refer to it often, as it lists the several specific deadlines you must meet between now and Commencement.  Degree application and approved dissertation submission dates are set by the University and cannot be changed. Please inform the graduate coordinator if you intend to finish at a time other than May of the year in which you held the Dissertation Completion Fellowship.

November 2015 degree

Monday, August 10

Degree applications and secondary field applications due at registrar. Late fees apply.

 

Final draft of dissertation due to committee.

Friday, August 31

Latest date for defense (Students defending after this date may be required to obtain their committee’s formal approval of their dissertations prior to the defense.)

Thursday, September 10

Approved dissertations due at registrar. students filing dissertations by this date will have fall term charges removed from their term bill. Health insurance will be canceled.

Friday, September 11

dissertations due at registrar for those who wish to be charged for the fall term.

Friday, November 13

degrees conferred

March 2016 degree

Tuesday, November 24

Degree applications and secondary field applications due at registrar. Late fees apply.

 

Final draft of dissertation due to committee.

Friday, December 18

Latest date for defense (Students defending after this date may be required to obtain their committee’s formal approval of their dissertations prior to the defense.)

Friday, January 15

Approved dissertations due at registrar. students filing dissertations by this date will have fall term charges removed from their term bill. Health insurance will be canceled.

March 8, 2016

degrees conferred

 

May 2016 degree

Friday, March 25

Degree applications and secondary field applications due at registrar. Late fees apply.

 

Final draft of dissertation due to committee.

May 3

Latest date for defense (Students defending after this date may be required to obtain their committee’s formal approval of their dissertations prior to the defense.)

Friday, May 13

Approved dissertations due at registrar. students filing dissertations by this date will have fall term charges removed from their term bill. Health insurance will be canceled.

Thursday, May 30

Commencement; degrees conferred

 

Commencement: Thursday, May 30, 2016