Dates and Deadlines

Deadlines to Keep in Mind

  • Deadline for Scholarships/Fellowships
  • Deadline for Application for Graduation
  • Deadline for Thesis Submission
  • Deadline for Advancement to Candidacy Form to Graduate School
  • Graduation Deadlines

Graduate School Important Dates and Deadlines (your department might have earlier deadlines):

Deadline for Thesis & Dissertation Submission*

  • Fall Graduation: December 3
  • Spring Graduation: April 7
  • Summer Graduation: August 1

*Requests for extensions to deadlines will be considered on a case-by-case basis and approval is NOT guaranteed. Please use this form to request an extension.  

Note: If the deadline falls on a Saturday or Sunday, then the deadline is the closest Monday. For example, if the deadline is Dec. 3 and that falls on a Saturday, then the actual deadline will be Monday, December 5th.

Deadline for Advancement to Candidacy Form

At the latest, the Advancement to Candidacy Form must be submitted at least one semester beforeyou plan to graduate. [Page 7, Graduate Student Handbook]

  • Fall: July 15
  • Spring: October 15
  • Summer: February 15

Note: If the deadline falls on a Saturday or Sunday, then the deadline is the closest Monday. For example, if the deadline is October 15 and that falls on a Saturday, then the actual deadline will be Monday, October 17.

Deadline for Application for Graduation†

Application for graduation (online form) is filed through the Graduation Office -- 1st floor Signers' Hall. Contact them at 474-7523 to submit the application and fee for graduation. After Graduation receives your application for graduation they will send you a graduation checklist with any remaining requirements necessary for graduation.

  • Fall Graduation: October 15
  • Spring Graduation: February 15
  • Summer Graduation: June 15
  • †Please note: The Graduation Office deadline is the previous Friday if the normal deadline falls on a weekend. Late applicants will be charged an additional $30.00

Graduation deadlines

Fall

Advancement to Candidacy: July 15
Post Defense Copy of Thesis: December 3
All other paperwork‡: December 20

Spring
Advancement to Candidacy: October 15
Post Defense Copy of Thesis: April 7
All other paperwork: April 24

Summer
Advancement to Candidacy: February 15
Post Defense Copy of Thesis: August 1
All other paperwork: August 15

‡Examples of "other paperwork":
-- Report on Exam Form for: Thesis defense, project defense, and/or comprehensive exam
--Revision Memos (exceptions to policy)
--Report on Language or Research Tool Form

Note: If any deadline falls on a Saturday or Sunday, then the deadline is the closest Monday. For example, if the deadline is Dec. 3, which may fall on a Saturday, then the actual deadline will be Monday, December 5th.


College-Specific Deadlines

College of Liberal Arts

Theses/Dissertations due to the CLA Dean's Office:

Fall - November 19     Spring - March 24     Summer - July 18

College of Natural Science and Mathematics

Theses/Dissertations due to the CNSM Dean's Office:

Fall - Five Working Days before Dec. 3     Spring - April 1          Summer - July 25

College of Engineering and Mines

Theses/Dissertations due to the CEM Dean's Office:

Fall - TBD                   Spring - TBD             Summer - TBD

College of Rural and Community Development

Theses/Dissertations due to the CRCD Dean's Office:

Fall - TBD                   Spring - TBD             Summer - TBD

School of Natural Resources and Extension

Theses/Dissertations due to the SNRE Dean’s office:

Fall – Nov 19   Spring – March 17 and Summer July 11

School of Fisheries and Ocean Science

Theses/Dissertations due to the department chair:

Fall - November 5      Spring - March 3          Summer - June 27

Theses/Dissertations due to the SFOS Dean's Office:

Fall - Nov 19              Spring -  Mar 17           Summer - July 11

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