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Graduate School Calendar

Academic Year 2019-2020

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, 2019

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

JB

July 20, 2019

Last day for all academic departments to submit comprehensive exam results for summer 2019 (pass or fail) - FIT 201J

JB

July 24, 2019

Fall 2019 GA contracts due to the Graduate School 

JK

August 2, 2019

Deadline to remove Spring 2019 Incomplete grades

JK

August 9, 2019

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

JB

August 11, 2019

Commencement, Summer 2018, 10:00 a.m. - FedEx Forum

JB

August 19, 2019

Graduate Student Orientation, University Center Ballroom (9:00 a.m. -1:30 p.m.)

LH

August 23, 2019

Teaching Effectiveness Workshop for Graduate Teaching Assistants, FedEx Institute of Technology Building (The Zone) (8:00 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.) 

LH

August 28, 2019

College Directors Meeting (12:00 p.m., FIT 313)

MK 

August 30, 2019

Last Day to Add, Full Session - Fall 2019

 

September 6, 2019

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

MK

September 8, 2019

Last Day to Drop - Full Session/First Session, TN eCampus - Fall 2019

After this date, college director or RP approve

September 10, 2019

Apply to Graduate (Fall 2019) Form due

JB

September 10, 2019

Candidacy forms due to Graduation Analyst

JB 

September 25, 2019

College Directors meeting (12:00 p.m., FIT 313)

MK

September 26, 2019

Graduate School Information Fair, University Center Third Floor, 3:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.

MK

October 1, 2019

Announce Distinguished Research, Creative Achievement, & Engaged Scholarship Awards

DC

October 4, 2019

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

MK

October 23, 2019

College Directors meeting (12:00 p.m., FIT 313)

MK

October 29, 2019

Last Day to Drop - Second Session - Fall 2019

After this date, college director or RP approve

November 1, 2019

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

MK

November 8, 2019

Deadline to remove Summer 2019 Incomplete grades

 

November 8, 2019

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

JB

November 13, 2019

Last day for all academic departments to submit comprehensive exam results for fall 2019 (pass or fail) - FIT 201J

JB

November 26, 2019

Spring-only GA contracts due to Grad School

JK

November 29, 2019

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

JB

December 3, 2019

Deadline for Graduate Faculty Applications

LH

December 13, 2019

University Council of Graduate Studies meeting to approve curricular revisions  (2:30 p.m., UC 261)

MK

December 15, 2019

Commencement, Fall 2018, 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m.  - FedEx Forum

JB

December 16, 2019

Begin loading Fall 2020 Curricular Inventory

MK

January 10, 2020

Last day to Drop - 1st session, full and TN eCampus sessions - Spring 2020

After this date, college director or RP approve

January 29, 2020

College Directors meeting (12:00 p.m., FIT 313)

MK

January 31, 2020

Faculty Awards (Distinguished Research & Creative Achievement, Engaged Scholarship) nominees due - FIT 303

DC

February 4, 2020

Apply to Graduate for Spring 2020 due

JB 

February 4, 2020

Candidacy forms due to College Directors of Graduate Studies

JB

February 7, 2020

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

MK

February 14, 2020

VanVleet candidate files due - FIT 201C

LH

February 15, 2020

Graduate Performance Award nominees due - FIT 201C

LH

February 26, 2020

College Directors meeting (12:00 p.m., FIT 313)

MK

March 6, 2020

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

MK

March 13, 2020

Morton Thesis/Dissertation nominations due - FIT 201C

LH

March 13, 2020

Graduate Assistant Meritorious Teaching Award applications due - FIT 201C

LH

March 13, 2020

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

LH

March 13, 2020

VanVleet winners announced

LH

March 17, 2020

Deadline to remove Fall 2019 Incomplete grades

 

March 18, 2020

First Generation PhD Fellowship applications for AY 2020-21 due - FIT 201C

LH

March 23, 2020

Spring 2020 - Last day to Drop - 2nd session

After this date, college director or RP approve

March 25, 2020

College Directors meeting (12:00 p.m., FIT 313)

MK

March 27, 2020

Graduate Performance Award Recipients announced

LH

March 27, 2020

Graduate Assistant Meritorious Teaching Award recipients announced

LH

April 3, 2020

U of M Society Doctoral Fellowship recipients announced

LH

April 3, 2020

Recipients of Morton Awards announced

LH

April 3, 2020

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

MK

April 8, 2020

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

JB

April 13, 2020

Student Research Forum - University Center ballroom

 

April 13, 2020

Summer 2020 GA contracts due

JK

April 15, 2020

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

JB

April 22, 2020

College Directors meeting (12:00 p.m., FIT 313)

MK

April 30, 2020

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

JB

May 1, 2020

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

MK

May 9, 2020

Commencement, Spring 2020, 9:00 a.m., 1:00 p.m and 5:00 p.m. - FedEx Forum

 

May 14, 2020

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

LH

May 29, 2020

First Generation PhD Fellowship recipients for AY 2020-21 announced

LH

June 5, 2020

Apply to Graduate due for Summer 2020

JB

June 5, 2020

Candidacy Forms due to Graduation Analyst

JB

June 13, 2020

Part-Time Masters Award recipients announced

LH

July 9, 2020

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

JB

July 10, 2020

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

JB

July 17, 2020

Academic year 2020-21 and Fall only GA Contracts due to Grad School - FIT 201F

JK

August 4, 2020

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

JB

August 8, 2020

Commencement, Summer 2020, 10:00 a.m. - FedEx Forum

 

*Responsible Persons:

DC: Debra Cummings, FIT 303, x1596, dcummngs@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