Important Dates and Deadlines

Sept. 11-

Nov. 7 

Dates to apply for Fall 2017 graduation.
Sept. 26, 27, & 28
MANDATORY ATTENDANCE: Thesis workshops will be held in Room 114, Galloway Business Bldg. on each of the following days from 3:30-5:00 p.m.: Tues., Sept. 26; Wed., Sept. 27; Thurs., Sept. 28.  Students need only attend one workshop. (Thesis workshops are held at the beginning of each semester.)

Nov. 7

Last date to pay for diploma at the Cashier’s office, Wimberly Bldg., and cap/gown/hood at the University Bookstore, Setzer Center. The diploma fee must be paid even if the student does not attend commencement.

Nov. 6 - Dec. 5

Period of oral examinations and theses defenses.
Oct. 24
Last day to submit preliminary electronic copy of thesis (in Microsoft Word format) via email attachment to The Thesis/Dissertation Approval Form, signed by all committee members, must be submitted to the Graduate Office before the Editor will review the thesis copy.

Dec. 1

Deadline to submit final corrected thesis/dissertation to Graduate Editor

Upload Thesis/Dissertation/Field Study to ProQuest

Pay Binding Invoice at Cashier's window

Deliver signature page to Graduate Editor in 219 Wimberly Bldg.

Fall 2017 Graduation
Please refer to the commencement website at for up-to-date graduation information.  
The Graduate Office strongly recommends that thesis students attend the thesis workshops, conducted each semester. Since faculty advisors and thesis committee members are concerned with the research design, data collection procedures, and writing results, students are expected to learn and use the department-approved format. Students are often surprised to learn how much additional work preparation the final document requires. Thesis workshops are designed to give the student an idea of accepted formats and styles. Students will have the opportunity to ask questions of the Graduate Office staff who oversee the thesis process.