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Graduate School Calendar

Academic Year 2020-2021

January/February July/August
March/April September/October
May/June November/December


See Registrar's web site for more detailed calendars as they become available.

A concise list of graduation deadlines for degree candidates is available on the Graduate School website.

Deadline

Event/Task

Responsible Person*

July 6, 2020

Upload defended and corrected thesis to ETD or dissertation for ProQuest for review

JB

July 20, 2020

Last day for all academic departments to submit comprehensive exam results for summer 2020 (pass or fail) - FIT 201J

JB

July 24, 2020

Academic year 2020-21 and Fall 2020 GA contracts due to the Graduate School

JK

August 4, 2020

Deadline for thesis students to upload corrected thesis to ETD and doctoral students to upload corrected dissertation to ProQuest

JB

August 8, 2020

Commencement, Summer 2020

JB

August 18 - 30, 2020

Virtual Graduate Student Orientation

LH

August 18 - 30, 2020

Virtual Teaching Effectiveness Workshop for Graduate Teaching Assistants

LH

August 26, 2020

College Directors Meeting (12:00 p.m.)

MK 

September 3, 2020

Apply to Graduate (Fall 2020) Form due

JB

September 3, 2020

Candidacy forms due to Graduation Analyst

JB 

September 4, 2020

University Council for Graduate Studies meeting (2:00 p.m.)

MK

September 23, 2020

College Directors meeting (12:00 p.m.)

MK

October 2, 2020

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

MK

October 15, 2020

Deadline for Graduate Faculty Status (GFS) Updates and Edits. New GFS applications may be filed as needed. Please see new process as of Fall 2020 going forward

BM

October 28, 2020

College Directors meeting (12:00 p.m.)

MK

October 29-30, 2020

Virtual Graduate and Professional School Information Fair

MK

November 2, 2020

Upload defended and corrected thesis to ETD or dissertation for ProQuest for review

JB

November 6, 2020

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

MK

November 13, 2020

Last day for all academic departments to submit comprehensive exam results for fall 2020 (pass or fail) - FIT 201J

JB

November 17, 2020

Tennessee Conference of Graduate Schools Masters Thesis Award nominations due to the Graduate School  MK

November 24, 2020

Spring 2021 GA contracts due to the Graduate School

JK

December 4, 2020

Deadline for thesis students to upload corrected thesis to ETD and doctoral students to upload corrected dissertation to ProQuest

JB

December 11, 2020

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

MK

December 13, 2020

Commencement, Fall 2020

JB

January 22, 2021

University Council of Graduate Studies special meeting to approve curricular revisions and additions (2:00 p.m.)

MK

January 27, 2021

College Directors meeting (12:00 p.m.)

MK

February 4, 2021

Apply to Graduate for Spring 2021 due

JB 

February 4, 2021

Candidacy forms due to College Directors of Graduate Studies

JB

February 5, 2021

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

MK

February 11, 2021

VanVleet candidate files due - FIT 201C

LH

February 15, 2021

Graduate Performance Award nominees due - FIT 201C

LH

February 24, 2021

College Directors meeting (12:00 p.m.)

MK

March 5, 2021

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

MK

March 11, 2021

U of M Society Doctoral Fellowship Applications due - FIT 201C

LH

 March 11, 2021 VanVleet winners announced LH

March 11, 2021

Morton Thesis/Dissertation nominations due - FIT 201C

LH

March 11, 2021

Graduate Assistant Meritorious Teaching Award applications due - FIT 201C

LH

March 18, 2021

First Generation PhD Fellowship applications for AY 2021-22 due - FIT 201C

LH

March 24, 2021

College Directors meeting (12:00 p.m.)

MK

March 26, 2021

Graduate Performance Award Recipients announced

LH

March 29, 2021

Student Research Forum 

LH

April 2, 2021

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

MK

April 2, 2021

Upload defended and corrected thesis to ETD or dissertation to ProQuest for review

JB

April 8, 2021

Last day for all academic departments to submit comprehensive exam results for spring 2021 (pass or fail) - FIT 201J

JB

April 13, 2021

Summer 2021 GA contracts due to the Graduate School

JK

April 15, 2021 Graduate Assistant Meritorious Teaching Award recipients announced LH
April 15, 2021 UofM Society Doctoral Fellowship recipients announced LH

April 15, 2021

Recipients of Morton Awards announced

LH

April 28, 2021

College Directors meeting (12:00 p.m.)

MK

April 30, 2021

Deadline for thesis students to upload corrected thesis to ETD and doctoral students to upload corrected dissertation to ProQuest

JB

May 5, 2021

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

MK

May 8, 2021

Commencement, Spring 2021

 

May 14, 2021

Part-Time Masters Fellowship applications from colleges due to Graduate School - FIT 201C

LH

June 4, 2021

Apply to Graduate due for Summer 2021

JB

June 4, 2021

Candidacy Forms due to Graduation Analyst

JB

June 13, 2021

Part-Time Masters Award recipients announced

LH

June 30, 2021

First Generation PhD Fellowship recipients for AY 2021-22 announced

LH

July 7, 2021

Upload defended and corrected thesis to ETD or dissertation to ProQuest for review

JB

July 7, 2021

Last day for all academic departments to submit comprehensive exam results for summer 2021 (pass or fail) - FIT 201J

JB

July 17, 2021

Academic year 2021-22 and Fall only GA Contracts due to the Graduate School 

JK

August 4, 2021

Deadline for thesis students to upload final, corrected thesis to ETD and doctoral students to upload final, corrected dissertation to ProQuest

JB

August 7, 2021

Commencement, Summer 2021

 JB

*Responsible Persons:

BM: Brian Meredith, 201H, x1404, bmeredth@memphis.edu
JB: Jennifer Beech, FIT 201J, x3560, jgbrooks@memphis.edu
JK: James Kierulff, FIT 201F, x4370, jkerulff@memphis.edu
LH: Lakesha Herring, FIT 201C, x4212, lsherrng@memphis.edu
MK: Mary Kyle, FIT 201G, x4817, marykyle@memphis.edu
RP: Robin Poston, FIT 201D, x4212, rposton@memphis.edu