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Academic Dates and Deadlines

Date and Deadline Categories


General Academic Dates

2021 - 2022 Academic Dates Fall 2021 Winter 2022 Spring 2022

Registration Available

  • Temporary Registration Freeze

May 10

Sep. 15-18

Nov. 1

Dec. 15-18

Jan. 31

March 15-18

Quarter Begins

  • Doctoral Candidacy for NRST waiver due to Graduate Studies
  • Financial Aid funds available through Direct Deposit.
Sept. 20

Jan. 3 

Mar. 24

Instruction Begins

Sept. 22 Jan. 3 Mar. 28

10th day of instruction

  • Last day to apply for In Absentia. 
  • Last day to submit a Readmission Application
  • Last day to submit part–time status petitions to the Registrar's Office.
  • Last day to submit a Permission to Drop (PTD) form (without required documentation supporting a late request).
Oct. 5 Jan. 14 Apr. 8

12th day of instruction

  • Last day to add courses without a PTA
  • Last day for non-registered students to enroll on their own
    • Non-registered students must submit a late-enrollment request after the 12th day of instruction
Oct. 7 Jan. 19 Apr. 12

25th day of instruction

  • Last day to submit a Grade Mode Change Petition (without required documentation supporting a late request).
Oct. 26 Feb. 7 Apr. 29
Graduate Fee Payment Deadline Nov. 12 Feb. 24 May 19

Last Day of Instruction

Dec. 3 Mar. 11 Jun. 2
Graduate Studies Travel Award Applications Due to Graduate Program Oct. 15 Mar. 15  

Quarter Ends

  • Final day to pass Master's Plan II Comprehensive Exam or receive approval for the Master's Plan II/MFA Project
  • Degree Awarded Date
Dec. 10 Mar. 18 Jun. 9
Commencement      

Thesis/Dissertation Filing Deadlines

Students completing a thesis or dissertation have two options for filing dates each quarter.  Filing by the first date (7th week of the quarter) places the student on the current quarter degree list.  The second date (Last day of the quarter) allows students to not continue registering for the following quarter, but places the student on the following quarter degree list.  

For example, a student who files by the third week of November in Fall quarter will be on the Fall (December) degree list and graduate on the last day of Fall quarter.  If a student needs more time, they may file in the third week of December so as to not register for Winter quarter, but that student would be placed on the Winter (March) degree list and graduate on the last day of Winter quarter.

Use the table below to determine your degree list and degree awarded date based on the day you file.  For more information on the filing process, formatting, and paperwork, review the Filing Your Thesis or Dissertation page.

Students have until 11:59 PM on the day of the deadline to complete the three filing steps.  Formatting edits (only) may be made after the deadline as long as the original upload and all paperwork were received on time.

Thesis/Dissertation Filing Deadline
Degree List
Degree Awarded Date
Final Quarter Enrolled or on Filing Fee
August 20, 2021 Summer 2021 September 10, 2021 Spring 2021
September 10, 2021  Fall 2021 December 10, 2021 Spring 2021
November 19, 2021 Fall 2021 December 10, 2021 Fall 2021
December 10, 2021 Winter 2022 March 18, 2022 Fall 2021
February 25, 2022 Winter 2022 March 18, 2022 Winter 2022
March 18. 2022 Spring 2022 June 9, 2022 Winter 2022
May 20, 2022 Spring 2022 June 9, 2022 Spring 2022
June 9, 2022 Summer 2022 September 9, 2022 Spring 2022
August 19, 2022 Summer 2022 September 9, 2022 Spring 2022
September 9, 2022 Fall 2022 December 9, 2022 Spring 2022

Master's Plan II & MFA Report Deadlines

To be included on the current quarter degree list, Master's Plan II or MFA students must complete their final requirement(s) by the last day of the quarter.  Graduate programs must submit signed Master's Plan II Reports or MFA Reports within five business days of the end of the quarter.  Students who would like to receive a Graduate Studies degree conferral letter verifying completion, must also submit the Exit Information Form to their Graduate Coordinator for signature and forwarding to Graduate Studies SAA's.  

Quarter/Degree List Complete Final Requirements by: Reports due to GS by:  
Summer 2021 September 10, 2021 September 17, 2021  
Fall 2021 December 10, 2021 December 17, 2021  
Winter 2022 March 18, 2022 March 25, 2022  
Spring 2022 June 9, 2022 June 16, 2022  
Summer 2022 September 9, 2022 September 16, 2022  

University Holidays & Academic Breaks

2021 - 2022  Fall 2021 Winter 2022 Spring 2022
Veterans Day Nov. 11    
Thanksgiving Holiday

Nov. 25-26

   
Winter Holiday

Dec. 24, 27, 30-31

   
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day   Jan. 17  
Presidents' Day   Feb. 21  
Spring Break     Mar. 21-25
Cesar Chavez Day     Mar. 25
Memorial Day     May 30