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Graduation Deadlines

Spring 2014 Graduation: May 16


JAN 31

INTENTION TO GRADUATE

Last day to file the Statement of Intention to Graduate at the Graduate School

NOTE: Please notify the Graduate School if you do NOT plan to graduate this semester. If your graduation is delayed, you will need to submit a new Statement of Intention to Graduate for the semester during which you plan to graduate.

INTENTION TO COMPLETE GRADUATE CERTIFICATE

Those who will be completing their certification requirements must also submit an intent by the listed deadline.


FEB 26

DEFENSE NOTIFICATION AND ABSTRACT - Doctoral Students

Last day (or at least 3 weeks prior to your defense date) for Doctoral students to submit the Doctoral Defense Notification Form to the Dissertation Supervisor.

DEFENSE NOTIFICATION - Masters Students (thesis option)

Last day (or at least 3 weeks prior to your defense date) for Thesis students to email the Thesis Coordinator with defense date and time.


MAR 12

REGALIA

Doctoral Students: If you are purchasing your regalia, you must do so 10 weeks before graduation. (The Bookstore telephone number is 806.742.3816 or 800.377.7329.)

CAP--GOWN--HOOD ORDERS

Last day to order cap, gown, and hood from the University Bookstore (806-742-3816 or 800-377-7329). This date is tentative. You should call the Bookstore for confirmation.


MAR 28

DEFENSE DEADLINE

Last day to defend theses/dissertations.

Students must obtain signatures from committee members on the Oral Defense and Thesis-Dissertation Approval Form. Print this form and bring it with you to your defense.

 

Thesis-Dissertation FEE

Last day to pay the thesis-dissertation fee posted to your university bill. This is a required fee.


APR 4

SUBMISSION OF THESIS/DISSERTATION FOR FORMATTING REVIEW

Last day to submit a final, committee-approved copy of your thesis or dissertation for review.

A final copy of your thesis or dissertation must be submitted in PDF format to the ETD web site within two weeks of your defense or no later than the posted date

Documents must comply with the Graduate School formatting guidelines.

SIGNED ORAL DEFENSE AND THESIS-DISSERTATION APPROVAL FORM

The Thesis-Dissertation Approval Form with ALL committee members' signatures should be turned in within two weeks of your defense or no later than this deadline

MM-DMA RECORDINGS AND RECITAL PROGRAMS

Last day for music performance students to submit one copy of performance recording.

Last day to submit recital programs in PDF format to the ETD website


APR 23

OFFICIAL REPORTS ON FINAL COMPREHENSIVE EXAMINATIONS FOR MASTER'S

Official reports on final comprehensive examinations for the Master's degree (non-thesis students) are due in the Graduate School.

REPORTS ON PORTFOLIO

Final day for committee chairs for Master's Interdisciplinary Students to submit Portfolio reports and for their advisors to submit the Report on the Portfolio (faculty use the Comprehensive Exam Report form for this purpose)


MAY 2

GRADE CHANGES

Last day to remove grades of I, PR, or CR in the Graduate School. This does not apply to the PR/CR received on a previous thesis or dissertation enrollment.

GRADUATE IN ABSENTIA

Last day to inform the Graduate School of plans to graduate in absentia.


MAY 16

UNIVERSITY GRADUATE COMMENCEMENT

Information regarding the times and location of the University Commencement Ceremony is sent to students one month prior. Please notify us if your address changes.