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Academic Year 2016-2017

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

A concise list of graduation deadlines for degree candidates can be found on the following webpage: www.memphis.edu/gradschool/current_students/graduation_information/graduation_deadlines.php

Deadline

Event/Task

Responsible Person*

July 8, 2016

Email defended and corrected thesis or dissertation copy to gsgraduateanalyst@memphis.edu for review

MS

July 21, 2016

Submit final PDF version of thesis or dissertation to ETD system by 12:00 noon

MS

July 22, 2016

Last day for all academic departments to submit comprehensive exam results

MS

August 3, 2016

Fall 2016 GA contracts due to the Graduate School 

JK

August 4, 2016

Last day for doctoral students to submit the final approved PDF version of dissertation on CD, receipt for graduation fees and required documents to Graduate School

MS

August 5, 2016

Deadline to remove Spring 2016 Incomplete grades

JK

August 6, 2016


Commencement, Summer 2016, 10:00 a.m. - FedEx Forum

MS

August 16, 2016

Graduate Student Orientation, University Center Ballroom

LH

August 19, 2016

Teaching Effectiveness Workshop for Graduate Teaching Assistants, FedEx Institute of Technology Building (The Zone)

LH

August 21, 2016

Last Day to Register - full, first and TN eCampus sessions - Fall 2016

 

August 24, 2016

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

MK 

August 25, 2016

Last Day to Add, full session - Fall 2016

 

September 2, 2016

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

MK

September 4, 2016

Last Day to Drop - Full Session/First Session, TN eCampus - Fall 2016

After this date, college director or JD approve

September 8, 2016

Apply to Graduate (Fall 2016) Form due

MS

September 8, 2016

Candidacy forms due to College Directors of Graduate Studies

MS 

September 11, 2016

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LH

September 14, 2016

Last Day to Withdraw - First Session - Fall 2016

After this date, college director or JD approve

September 22, 2016

Graduate School Recruitment and Information Fair, University Center Ballroom, 3:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.

MK

September 29, 2016

College Directors meeting (12:00 p.m., FIT 203)

MK

October 1, 2016

Announce Distinguished Research, Creative Achievement, & Engaged Scholarship Awards

DC

October 7, 2016

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

MK

October 14, 2016

Last Day to Withdraw - Full Session, TN eCampus - Fall 2016

After this date, college director or JD approve

October 17, 2016

CURRICULAR REVISIONS FOR 2017-2018 CATALOG DUE - must submit hard copies and electronic copies of all materials to Mary Kyle, 201G FIT

MK

October 25, 2016

Last Day to Drop - Second Session - Fall 2016

After this date, college director or JD approve

October 27, 2016

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

MK

November 4, 2016

University Council of Graduate Studies meeting (2:00 p.m., FIT Methodist Theater)

MK

November 4, 2016


Deadline to remove Summer 2016 Incomplete grades

 

November 5, 2016

Last Day to Withdraw - Second Session - Fall 2016

After this date, college director or JD approve

November 7, 2016

Spring 2017 regular registration begins

 

November 7-8, 2016

Curricular revision triage group meeting (place & time TBA)

JK, MK, JD, and college directors

November 11, 2016

Email defended and corrected thesis or dissertation electronic copy to gsgraduateanalyst@memphis.edu for review 

MS

November 21, 2016

Distribute curricular revision material to Council

MK

November 23, 2016

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

MS

November 28, 2016 

Spring-only GA contracts due to Grad School

JK

November 28, 2016

Comprehensive exam results due - FIT 201D

MS

December 1, 2016


Deadline for Graduate Faculty Applications

LH

December 2, 2016

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

MK

December 5, 2016

Begin loading Fall 2017 Curricular Inventory

MK

December 8, 2016

Deadline for doctoral students to submit dissertation on CD, receipt for graduation fees, and required documents

MS

December 11, 2016

Commencement, Fall 2016, 11:00 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. - FedEx Forum

MS

January 13, 2017

Last day to register/add, full session - Spring 2017

 

TBA**

Last day to drop/withdraw - 1st session, full and TN eCampus sessions - Spring 2017

After this date, college director or JD approve

January 25, 2017

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

MK

January 25, 2017

Apply to Graduate for Spring 2017 due

 

January 25, 2017

Candidacy forms due to College Directors of Graduate Studies

MS

January 27, 2017

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

DC

February 3, 2017

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

MK

February 6 - 10, 2017

Graduate Education Week in Tennessee

MK

February 6, 2017

VanVleet candidate files due - FIT 201C

LH

February 17, 2017

Graduate Performance Award nominees due - FIT 201C

LH

February 22, 2017

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

MK

March 2017

Colleges elect representatives to University Council for Graduate Studies this month

 

March 3, 2017

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

MK

March 13, 2017

Deadline to remove Fall 2016 Incomplete grades

 

March 14, 2017

Morton Thesis/Dissertation nominations due - FIT 201C

LH

March 14, 2017

Graduate Assistant Meritorious Teaching Award applications due - FIT 201C

LH

March 15, 2017

VanVleet winners announced

LH

March 16, 2017

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

LH

March 18, 2017

First Generation PhD Fellowship applications for AY 2017-2018 due - FIT 201C

LH

March 27, 2017

Student Research Forum

LH

March 28, 2017

Graduate Performance Award Recipients announced

LH

March 29, 2017

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

MK

March 31, 2017

Graduate Assistant Meritorious Teaching Award recipients announced

LH

April 6 - 8, 2017

National Conference on Undergraduate Research

 

April 6-7, 2017

Graduate School Recruitment and Information Fair, University Center

MK

April 7, 2017

U of M Society Doctoral Fellowship recipients announced

LH

April 7, 2017

Email defended and corrected thesis or dissertation electronic copy to gsgraduateanalyst@memphis.edu for review

MS

April 11, 2017

Recipients of Morton Awards announced

LH

April 14, 2017


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

MK

TBA**

Spring 2017 - Last day to drop/withdraw - 2nd session

After this date, college director or JD approve

April 19, 2017

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

MS

April 21, 2017

Comprehensive exam results due - 201D FIT

MS

April 21, 2017

Summer 2017 GA contracts due

JK

April 25, 2017

First Generation PhD Fellowship recipients for AY 2017-18 announced

LH

April 26, 2017

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

MK

May 4, 2017

Deadline for doctoral students to submit dissertation on CD, receipt for graduation fees, and required documents

MS

May 5, 2017

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

MK

May 6, 2017

Commencement, Spring 2017, 10:00 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. - FedEx Forum

 

May 12, 2017

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

LH

June 7, 2017

Apply to Graduate due for Summer 2017

MS

June 7, 2017

Candidacy Forms due to College Directors of Graduate Studies

MS

June 16, 2017

Part-Time Masters Award recipients announced

LH

July 7, 2017

Email defended and corrected thesis or dissertation electronic copy to gsgraduateanalyst@memphis.edu for review

MS

July 19, 2017

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

MS

July 21, 2017

Comprehensive exam results (Summer 2017) due (pass or fail) - FIT 201D

MS

August 1, 2017

Academic year 2017-2018 and Fall only GA Contracts due to Grad School - FIT 201F

JK

August 3, 2017

Deadline for doctoral students to submit dissertation on CD, receipt for graduation fees, and required documents

MS

August 6, 2017

Commencement, Summer 2017, 10:00 a.m. -  FedEx Forum

 

August 22, 2017

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

LH

*Responsible Persons:

DC: Debra Cummings, AD 308, x2590, dcummngs@memphis.edu
LH: Lakesha Herring, FIT 201C, x4212, lsherrng@memphis.edu
JK: James Kierulff, FIT 201F, x4370, jkerulff@memphis.edu
JD: Jasbir Dhaliwal, FIT 303, x4212, jdhaliwl@memphis.edu
MS: Michelle Stout, FIT 201D, x3560, mstout@memphis.edu
MK: Mary Kyle, FIT 201G, x4817, marykyle@memphis.edu