Dates and Deadlines

     
     
Important Dates for Fall Semester 2020
August 12 Classes Begin (8 a.m.)
September 7 Labor Day - Classes in Session
August 26
  • Census Date
  • Last Day to Add or Drop Graduate Classes
  • Last Day to Change to Audit
  • Last Day to Apply for Fall Graduation and Certificate Completion
   
TBA Registration for Spring and Summer semesters begin.
November 9
Last day to withdraw from one or more (but not all) classes with a grade of "W"
November 16
  • Last day to withdraw from the University (all classes) with a grade of "W"
  • Thesis/Dissertation draft copy is due to the Graduate College Editor.  Electronically submitted for review through the McConnell Library Repository.
November 16
  • Last Day of Classes
  • Students Planning to Graduate Fall 2020. All information pertaining to your academic record must be completed by this date. This includes incomplete grade changes, program changes, Comprehensive Exam report and Thesis/Dissertation defense report.
   
   
November 17 - 20

Final Examinations

November 20
Thesis/Dissertation final copy is due to the Graduate College Editor.  Electronically submitted for review through the McConnell Library Repository.

November 21

November 22

Hooding Ceremony

RUC Hooding Ceremony

November 21
Commencement
Important Dates for Wintermester  
December 15 Classes Begin
December 18
  • Last Day to Add or Drop Graduate Classes 
 
  • Last day to Change P/F or Audit Options
  • Census Date
December 18
Last day to withdraw with a grade of "W"
January 15 Last day of Classes/Exams
Important Dates for Spring Semester 2021
January 18 Martin Luther King Day - No Classes
January 19 Classes Begin (8 a.m.)
February 2
  • Census Date
  • Last Day to Add or Drop Graduate Classes
  • Last Day to Change to Audit
  • Last Day to Apply for Spring Graduation and Certificate Completion
March 6-14 Spring Break
March 15 Classes Resume (8 a.m.)
April 2

Last day to withdraw from one or more (but not all) classes with a grade of "W"

April 16 Last day to withdraw from the University (all classes) with a grade of "W"
April 30
Thesis/Dissertation draft copy is due to the Graduate College Editor.  Electronically submitted for review through the McConnell Library Repository.
April 30
  • Last Day of Classes
  • Students Planning to Graduate Spring 2020: All information pertaining to your academic record must be completed by this date. This includes incomplete grade changes, program changes, Comprehensive Exam report and Thesis/Dissertation defense report
May 3 - 7 Final Examinations
May 8 Hooding Ceremony
May 8 Commencement
May 21 Thesis/Dissertation final copy is due to the Graduate College Editor. Electronically submitted through the McConnell Library Repository.
Important Dates for Maymester 2020
May 17 Classes Begin
May 19
  • Census Date
  • Last day to withdraw with a tuition refund
  • Last day to Add/Drop 
  • Last day to change P/F or Audit options
July 2
Last day for GR students to apply for Summer Graduation
May 31 Memorial Day - No Classes
May 28 Last day to withdraw from classes with a grade of "W"
June 4 Classes End
June 5 Final Exams
August 2 Degrees Conferred
Important Dates for Summer I Semester 2021
May 17 Classes Begin (8 a.m.)
July 2
Last day for GR students to apply for Summer Graduation
May 21
  • Census Date
  • Last Day to Add or Drop Graduate Classes
  • Last Day to Change to Audit
May 31 Memorial Day - No Classes
June 4 Last day to withdraw with a grade of "W"
June 17 Last Day of Classes
June 18-19 Final Examinations
August 2 Degrees Conferred
Important Dates for Summer II 2021
June 28 Classes Begin
July 5 Independence Day - No classes
July 2
  • Census Date
  • Last day to withdraw with a tuition refund
  • Last day to Add/Drop for GR students
  • Last day to change P/F or Audit options
July 2 Thesis/Dissertation draft copy is due to Graduate College Editor.  Electronically submitted for review through the McConnell Library Repository.
July 16 Last day to withdraw from classes with a grade of "W"
July 23 Thesis/Dissertation final copy is due to the Graduate College Editor.  Electronically submitted for review through the McConnell Library Repository.
July 29 Classes end
July 30-31 Final Exams
Important Dates for Summer III Semester 2020
May 17 Classes Begin (8 a.m.)
July 2
Last day for GR students to apply for Summer Graduation
May 31 Memorial Day - No Classes
May 28
  • Census Date
  • Last Day to Add or Drop Graduate Classes
  • Last Day to Change to Audit
June 30
Last day to withdraw with a grade of "W"
July 5 Independence Day - No Classes
July 2 Thesis/Dissertation draft copy is due to Graduate College Editor.  Electronically submitted for review through the McConnell Library Repository.
July 23 Thesis/Dissertation final copy is due to the Graduate College Editor.  Electronically submitted for review through the McConnell Library Repository.
July 29 Last Day of Classes
July 30-31 Final Examinations
August 2 Degrees Conferred