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 2013 – 14


Semester

Term Dates

Application for Degree Online Form

Deadline to Submit Dissertation to Graduate School Office *

Official Graduation Date

Diploma Pick-up Period

Summer 2013

May 20, 2013 – August 15, 2013

May 20, 2013 – June 21, 2013

August 15, 2013

August 30, 2013

September 3, 2013 – September 13, 2013

Fall 2013

August 26, 2013 – December 17, 2013

September 15, 2013 – October 15, 2013

December 1, 2013

December 31, 2013

January 2, 2013 – January 10, 2014

Spring 2014

January 13, 2013 – May 7, 2013

February 3, 2014 – March 7, 2014

April 1, 2014

May 18, 2014

May 19, 2014 – May 30, 2014

Academic Year 2014 – 15


Semester

Term Dates

Application for Degree Online Form

Deadline to Submit Dissertation to Graduate School Office

Official Graduation Date

Diploma Pick-up Period

Summer 2014

May 19, 2014 – August 14, 2014

June 2, 2014 – June 27, 2014

August 1, 2014

August 30, 2014*

September 2, 2014 – September 19, 2014

Fall 2014

August 25, 2014 – December 16, 2014

September 08, 2014 – October 03, 2014

December 1, 2014

December 30, 2014

January 5, 2015 – January 23, 2015

Spring 2015

January 12, 2015-May 5, 2015

January 26, 2015-February 20, 2015

April 1, 2015

May 17, 2015

May 18, 2015-June 5, 2015

*Students who completed Petition to Walk and walked at Commencement 2014 — The deadline to submit dissertations and theses to the Graduate School Office is August 1, 2014.

Graduate Degrees are conferred three times during the academic year (August, December and May). Students who receive their degrees in August and December 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 is be available online.