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Academic Dates and Deadlines

Date and Deadline Categories

General Academic Dates

2022 - 2023 Academic Dates Fall 2022 Winter 2023 Spring 2023

Registration Available

  • Temporary Registration Freeze

May 9 (Continuing) or July 11 (New)

Sept. 15-20 @6am

Oct. 31

Dec. 15-20 @6am

Feb. 6

Mar. 15-18 @10am

Quarter Begins

Sept. 19

Jan. 6

The submission due date for Doctoral Candidacies for Winter 23 international student NRST waivers is extended until Jan 23 (10th day of Winter 23 instruction).

Mar. 30

First Day of Quarter Instruction

Sept. 21 Jan. 9 Apr. 3

10th day of instruction

Oct. 4

Deadline to apply for Fall 2022 In Absentia extended to Oct. 25

Jan. 23

Doctoral Candidacy forms due to Grad Studies for international student NRST waiver to start in Winter 23.

Apr. 14

12th day of instruction

  • Last day to add courses without a PTA
  • Last day for non-registered students to enroll on their own
Oct. 6 Jan. 25 Apr. 18

25th day of instruction

Oct. 25 Feb. 13 May 5
Graduate Fee Payment Deadline Nov. 10 Mar. 2 May 25
Graduate Studies Travel Award Applications Due to Graduate Program Oct. 17 Mar. 15  

Last Day of Instruction

Dec. 2 Mar. 17 Jun. 8

Quarter Ends

Dec. 9 Mar. 24 Jun. 15
Graduate Commencement     Jun. 8

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 second week of December (up until the last day of the quarter) 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.

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.

Filing Deadline
Degree Awarded Date
Last Qtr Enrolled or on Filing Fee:
August 19, 2022 Sept. 9, 2022 (Summer) Spring 2022
September 9, 2022 Dec. 9, 2022 (Fall) Spring 2022
November 18, 2022 Dec. 9, 2022 (Fall) Fall 2022
December 9, 2022 March 17, 2023 (Winter) Fall 2022
February 24, 2023 March 17, 2023 (Winter) Winter 2023
March 24 2023 June 8, 2023 (Spring) Winter 2023

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:  
Winter 2022 March 18, 2022 March 25, 2022  
Spring 2022 June 9, 2022 June 16, 2022  
Summer 2022 September 9, 2022 September 16, 2022  
Fall 2022 December 9, 2022 December 16, 2022  

University Holidays & Academic Breaks

2022-23 Fall 2022 Winter 2023 Spring 2023
Veterans Day Nov. 11    
Thanksgiving Holiday

Nov. 24-25

Winter Holiday

Dec. 23, 26, 30, Jan. 2

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day   Jan. 16  
Presidents' Day   Feb. 20  
Spring Break     Mar. 27-31
Cesar Chavez Day     Mar. 31
Memorial Day     May 29