Graduate Studies Events and Deadlines


Jan
192018

Apply Online for Spring 2018 Graduation

From Jan 19- March 20, you may apply online for graduation through your Self-Service Banner under the tab called "Student Records." You may not apply for graduation until you have received an email from the registrar's office that invites you to apply. Check your LU Email frequently for this invitation.

Time: 12:00 AM - 11:59 AM
Location: Lamar University

Feb
062018

Thesis-Dissertation Workshops

The College of Graduate Studies will host thesis-dissertation workshops for Spring 2018 in Galloway 124 daily on Tuesday-Thursday, February 6-8, 2018, from 3:00pm - 5:00pm. You need attend only one of the presentations.

Remember that you must attend this workshop as part of your thesis or dissertation approval process. Contact Casey Ford, Graduate Studies Editor, if you have questions about these workshops or other parts of the process.

Time: 03:00 PM - 05:00 PM
Location: Galloway 124

Mar
192018

Deadline to Submit Final, Corrected Thesis to Editor

Submit the first version of your electronic thesis or dissertation to gradeditor@lamar.edu

Time: 12:00 AM - 11:59 PM

Mar
202018

Last Day to Buy Hood/Gown/Diploma

Last day to pay for diplomas and regalia! Here are the fees and where to pay them:

  • Master's diploma - $24.45 - Cashier
  • Doctoral diploma - $44.45 - Cashier
  • Additional master's diploma - $25.00 - Cashier
  • Additional doctoral diploma - $25.00 - Cashier
  • Master's regalia (cap, gown, hood) - $96.30+tax - LU Bookstore
  • Doctoral regalia (cap, gown, hood) - Order at LU Bookstore (takes 6-8 wks for delivery)

Note: Make checks for diplomas payable to "Lamar University." Make checks for regalia payable to "Lamar University Bookstore." Also note that you must pay for your diploma even if you do not intend to walk at commencement.

Time: 12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Location: Lamar University

Apr
022018

Period for Oral Exams and Thesis Defense

April 2-27, 2018 is the period for oral exams and thesis/dissertation defenses.

Time: 08:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Location: Lamar University

Apr
052018

Deadline for Comp Written Exams

April 5, 2018 is the deadline for comprehensive written examinations.

Time: 12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Location: Lamar University

Apr
272018

THESIS DEADLINES: Fees, Signatures, ProQuest, Final version due

No later than today:

Time: 12:00 AM - 11:59 PM

May
112018

Commencement 2018

The following links have more information about your graduation ceremony:

May 11: Arts and Sciences

May 12: Engineering, Business, Fine Arts and Communication, Education and Human Development

For more information, visit our Commencement site.

Time: 12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Location: Lamar University

Jun
082018

Apply Online for Summer 2018 Graduation

From June 8-13, you may apply online for graduation through your Self-Service Banner under the tab called "Student Records." You may not apply for graduation until you have received an email from the registrar's office that invites you to apply. Check your LU Email frequently for this invitation.

Time: 12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Location: Self Service Banner

Jun
252018

Summer-Oral Exam/Thesis-Dissertation Defense Deadline

Schedule your exam or defense through your thesis committee and/or your department.

Time: 12:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Location: Lamar University

Jul
022018

Summer-Comprehensive Oral Exams Deadline

Schedule this through your department.

Time: 12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Location: Lamar University

Jul
122018

Deadline to submit first electronic version of thesis

Submit the first version of your electronic thesis or dissertation to gradeditor@lamar.edu

Time: 12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Location: Graduate Studies Editor

Aug
082018

Deadline to submit final draft of thesis or dissertation

This deadline is absolute and final in order to allow time for the final steps before graduation.

Time: 12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Location: Graduate Studies Editor

Aug
182018

Summer 2018 Commencement

Congratulations!

Time: 10:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Location: Montagne Center