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Graduate School Calendar

Academic Year 2015-2016

See Registrar's web site for more detailed calendars as they become available: http://www.memphis.edu/registrar/calendars/semester.htm

Deadline

Event/Task

Responsible Person*

April 21, 2015

12:00 noon deadline for thesis or dissertation to be submitted to the ETD system

 MS

April 24, 2015

Comprehensive exam results due--AD 215

 MS

May 1, 2015

GA contracts due

 JK

May 9, 2015

Commencement, Spring 2015, 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m.--FedEx Forum

 

May 13, 2015

Part-Time Masters Fellowship applications from colleges due to Grad School--AD 215

 LH

June 10, 2015

Apply to Graduate due for Summer 2015

 MS

June 10, 2015

Candidacy Forms due to College Directors of Graduate Studies

 MS

August 3, 2015

GA contracts due

JK

August 7, 2015

Deadline to remove Spring 2015 Incomplete grades

 JK

August 18, 2015

Graduate Student Orientation, University Center Ballroom

 

August 21, 2015

Teaching Effectiveness Workshop for Graduate Teaching Assistants, University Center Room 304A

 

August 21, 2015

Last Day to Register--full, first, and Regents sessions

 

August 26, 2015

College Directors Meeting (12:00 p.m., AD 191)

MK send reminder

August 27, 2015

Last Day to Add, full session

 

September 4, 2015

University Council of Graduate Studies meeting (2:00 p.m., UC 363)

MK send reminder and Agenda

September 6, 2015

Last Day to Drop - Full Session/First Session/RODP

After this date, college director or JD approve

September 11, 2015

Announcement & applications for fellowship awards http://www.memphis.edu/gradschool/gainfo.php

LH

September 11, 2015

Apply to Graduate (Fall 2015) form due 

MS 

September 11, 2015

Candidacy forms due to College Directors of Graduate Studies 

 MS

September 16, 2015

Last Day to Withdraw - First Session

After this date, college director or JD approve

September 23, 2015

College Directors meeting (12:00 p.m., AD 191)

MK sends reminder

October 1, 2015

Announce Faculty Research Grants, Distinguished Research, Creative Achievement, & Engaged Scholarship Awards

DC

October 2, 2015

University Council of Graduate Studies meeting (2:00 p.m., UC 363)

MK sends reminder and Agenda

October 16, 2015

Last Day to Withdraw - Full Session/RODP

After this date, college director or JD approve

October 16, 2015

CURRICULAR REVISIONS FOR 2016-2017 CATALOG DUE--AD 215

MK

October 27, 2015

Last Day to Drop - Second Session

After this date, college director or JD approve

October 30, 2015

College Directors meeting (12:00 p.m., AD 191)

MK send reminder

November 6, 2015

University Council of Graduate Studies meeting (2:00 p.m., UC 261)

MK send reminder and Agenda

November 7, 2015

Last Day to Withdraw - Second Session

After this date, college director or JD approve

November 9, 2015

Spring 2016 regular registration begins

 

November 6, 2015

Deadline to remove Summer 2015 Incomplete grades

 

November 10, 2015-November 11, 2015

Curricular revision triage group meeting (place & time TBA)

JK, MK, JD, and college directors

November 13, 2015

Submit defended and corrected thesis or dissertation "paper" copy for review--AD 215

MS

November 26, 2015

12:00 noon deadline for thesis or dissertation to be submitted to ETD system

MS

November 25, 2015

Distribute curricular revision material to Council

MK

November 27, 2015 

Spring-only GA contracts due to Grad School

JK

December 1, 2015

Comprehensive exam results due--AD 215 

 MS

December 11, 2015

University Council of Graduate Studies meeting to approve curricular revisions
(2:00 p.m., UC 261)

MK sends reminder and Agenda

December 13, 2015

Commencement, Fall 2015, 1:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m.--FedEx Forum

MS

December 15, 2015

Begin loading Curricular Inventory

MK

December 14, 2015

Deadline for Graduate Faculty Applications

LH

January 1, 2015

Spring-only GA contracts must reach HR by today for January paycheck

 JK

TBA**

Last day to register/add, full session

 

TBA**

Last day to drop/withdraw--1st session and full session

After this date, college director or JD approve

January 22, 2016

Faculty Research Grant Applications due to College Deans (please see FRG Guidelines for specifics)

DC

January 27, 2016

College Directors meeting (12:00 p.m., AD 191)

MK sends reminder

January 29, 2016

Faculty Awards (Distinguished Research & Creative Achievement, Engaged Scholarship) nominees due--AD 308

DC

February 4, 2016

Apply to Graduate for Spring 2015 due 

 MS

February 4, 2016

Candidacy forms due to College Directors of Graduate Studies 

MS 

February 5, 2016

University Council of Graduate Studies meeting (2:00 p.m., UC 261)

MK sends reminder and Agenda

February 5, 2016

VanVleet candidate files due--AD 215

LH

February 19, 2016

Graduate Performance Award nominees due--AD 215

LH

February 24, 2016

College Directors meeting (12:00 p.m., AD 191)

MK sends reminder

March 2016

Colleges elect representatives to University Council for Graduate Studies this month

MK send reminder

March 4, 2016

University Council of Graduate Studies meeting (2:00 p.m., UC 261)

MK send reminder and Agenda

March 15, 2016

VanVleet winners announced

LH

March 16, 2016

U of M Society Doctoral Fellowship Applications due--AD 215

LH

March 14, 2016

Morton Thesis/Dissertation nominations due--AD 215

LH

March 14, 2016

Graduate Assistant Meritorious Teaching Award applications due--AD 215

LH

March 16, 2016

Deadline to remove Fall 2014 Incomplete grades

 

March 18, 2016

First Generation PhD Fellowship applications for AY 2015-2016 due--AD 215

LH

March 23, 2016

College Directors meeting (12:00 p.m., AD 191)

MK sends reminder

March 25, 2016

Colleges notify Grad School of election results for University Council of Graduate Studies

MK

March 28, 2016

Graduate Performance Award Recipients announced

LH

March 31, 2016

Graduate Assistant Meritorious Teaching Award recipients announced

LH

March 28, 2016

Student Research Forum

 

April 1, 2016

University Council of Graduate Studies meeting (2:00 p.m., UC 261)

MK sends reminder and Agenda

April 7, 2016

U of M Society Doctoral Fellowship recipients announced

LH

April 11, 2016

Recipients of Morton Awards announced

LH

April 11, 2016

Submit defended and corrected thesis or dissertation "paper" copy for review--AD 215

MS

TBA**

Last day to drop/withdraw--2nd session

After this date, college director or JD approve

April 25, 2016

First Generation PhD Fellowship recipients for AY 2015-16 announced

LH

April 27, 2016

College Directors meeting (12:00 p.m., AD 191)

MK send reminder

April 21, 2016

12:00 noon deadline for thesis or dissertation to be submitted to the ETD system

MS

April 25, 2016

Comprehensive exam results due--AD 215

MS

May 2, 2016

GA contracts due

JK

May 6, 2016

University Council of Graduate Studies meeting; new members introduced (2:00 p.m., UC 261)

MK sends reminder and Agenda

May 7, 2016

Commencement, Spring 2016, 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m.--FedEx Forum

 

May 13, 2016

Part-Time Masters Fellowship applications from colleges due to Grad School--AD 215

LH

June 10, 2016

Apply to Graduate due for Summer 2014

MS

June 10, 2016

Candidacy Forms due to College Directors of Graduate Studies

 MS

June 16, 2016

Part-Time Masters Award recipients announced

LH

July 9, 2016

Submit defended and corrected thesis or dissertation "paper" copy for review--AD 215

MS

July 21, 2016

12:00 noon deadline for thesis or dissertation to be submitted to the ETD system

MS

July 25, 2016

Comprehensive exam results (Summer 2016) due (pass or fail)--AD 215

MS

August 1, 2016

Academic year 2016-2017 GA Contracts due to Grad School--AD 215

JK

August 9, 2016

Commencement, Summer 2016, 3:00 p.m.-- FedEx Forum

 

*Responsible Persons:

DC: Debra Cummings, AD 308, x2590, dcummngs@memphis.edu
LH: Lakesha Herring, AD 215, x4212, lsherrng@memphis.edu
JK: James Kierulff, AD 215, x4370, jkerulff@memphis.edu
JD: Jasbir Dhaliwal, AD 215, x4212, jdhaliwl@memphis.edu
MS: Michelle Stout, AD 215, x3560, mstout@memphis.edu
MK: Mary Kyle, AD 217D, x4817, marykyle@memphis.edu