Academic Dates and Deadlines

For complete registration and drop/add deadlines, see the University Registrar's calendar

For graduation semester deadlines, see the Graduate School's Graduation Deadlines page.


Fall 2022

For Prospective Students

  • GLS Zoom Information Sessions - Friday mornings at 10am Eastern U.S. time starting in August

Courses & Registration

  • Graduate Student Orientation - Tuesday, August 23
  • Graduate Student Convocation - Wednesday, August 24, 4pm
  • First day of class - Monday, August 29
  • Drop/Add ends - Friday, September 9
  • Founder's Weekend - Thursday - Sunday, September 29 - October 2
  • Fall Break - Saturday, October 8 - 11 
  • Spring 2023 Shopping Cart opens - Monday, October 24
  • Spring 2023 Registration - Wednesday, November 2 - Monday, November 14
  • Thanksgiving - Wednesday, November 23 - Sunday November 27
  • Graduate classes end - Friday, December 2
  • Graduate reading period - Saturday - Tuesday, December 3 - 13 

Master’s Projects

  • MP Seminars (LS 850) -- Every other Thursday starting September 1, 6-8pm via Zoom
  • Apply to graduate deadline for December graduation -  Saturday, October 15
  • MP Planning Session (required during course five) - Sunday, September 25, 2pm-4:30pm via Zoom
  • Proposal meeting deadline (for Spring projects; contact GLS early in the semester with supervisor availability) - Friday, October 14
  • Proposal Workshop (optional) - Monday, October 17, 12:00-1:30pm
  • Proposal submission deadline (for Spring projects) - Friday, October 28
  • Last day master’s exams can be held for December graduation - Friday, December 9
  • Exemplary MP nomination deadline - Mid-April TBA

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