Important Dates and Deadlines

Spring 2017


23 January                 Spring classes begin.


3 February              Last day to add/drop classes (including Engl 689T, 697, & 699 T/P).


17 February            Last day to apply for a master’s degree expected in
  May 2017.


10 March                 Approx. deadline for preliminary edits/format review for thesis/project (contact Carson Medley,, 898.5392, Office of Graduate Studies for more info).


13-17 March             Spring Break.


25 March                  Recommended deadline for defense copy of M.A. thesis/project to be distributed to all members of student’s Graduate Advisory committee.


7 April                      Recommended deadline for completion of M.A. thesis/project oral defenses.


10-14 April               Mandatory Advising.


14 April                    Submit preliminary T.A. Application to English Main Office, ARTS 269, by 5.00 p.m. (firm deadline).[1]


17 April                    Fall 2017 registration opens.

21 April                    Last day to submit approved thesis/project to the Graduate School for spring graduation.


5 May                       Submit full T.A. Application to English Main Office, ARTS 269, by 5.00 p.m. (firm deadline).


15-19 May                 Final Exam Week.

18 May                     Commencement.


[1] All students, including those who have taught in previous semesters, are encouraged to read the Department “Hiring Guidelines for Teaching Associates,” available online: