Important Dates and Deadlines

The deadlines for manuscript submissions to the Graduate School Office are indicated below. Individual departments may have earlier deadlines for completion, so be sure to check with your department assistant.

Academic Year 2015 - 16


Semester

Term Dates

Application for Degree Online Form

Deadline to Submit Dissertation to Graduate School Office

Official Graduation Date

Diploma Pick-up Period

Summer 2015

May 18, 2015 – August 14, 2015

May 18, 2015-June 19, 2015

August 3, 2015

August 31, 2015

September 4, 2015 – September 21, 2015

Fall 2015

August 24, 2015 – December 15, 2015

May 18, 2015- June 19, 2015

December 1, 2015

December 30, 2015

January 5, 2016 – January 22, 2016

Spring 2016

January 19, 2016-May 10, 2016

September 8, 2015-September 25, 2015

April 1, 2016

May 22, 2016

May 24, 2016-June 10, 2016

*Students who complete a Petition to Walk form for Commencement 2016 must successfully defend their thesis/dissertation prior to Commencement (by May 13). Their deadline to submit dissertations and theses to the Graduate School Office is June 1, 2016.

Graduate Degrees are conferred three times during the academic year (August, December and May). Students who receive their degrees in August and December and those enrolled for the spring semester who submit their completed dissertation or thesis to the Graduate School Office by the April 1 deadline will be eligible to participate in Commencement in May. Commencement-related information will be emailed to students' Clark email accounts in mid-February and as well as online.