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Academic Dates & Deadlines

 

General Academic Dates

2020 - 2021 Academic Dates Fall 2020 Winter 2021 Spring 2021

Registration Available

  • Temporary Registration Freeze

May 11

Sep. 15-18

Nov. 11

Dec. 15-18

Feb. 1

March 15-18

Quarter Begins

  • Doctoral Candidacy for NRST waiver due to Graduate Studies
  • Financial Aid funds available through Direct Deposit.
Sept. 28

Jan. 4 

Mar. 25

  • Candidacy Deadline
    extended to Apr. 9

Instruction Begins

Sept. 30 Jan. 4 Mar. 29

10th day of instruction

Oct. 15 Jan. 15 Apr. 9

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. 15 Jan. 20 Apr. 13
Graduate Fee Payment Deadline Nov. 19 Feb. 25 May 27

Last Day of Instruction

Dec. 11 Mar. 12 Jun. 4
Graduate Studies Travel Award Applications Due to Graduate Program Oct. 23 Mar. 15  

Quarter Ends

  • Final day to pass Master's Plan II Comprehensive Exam 
  • Degree Awarded Date
Dec. 18 Mar. 19 Jun. 10
Commencement      

Thesis/Dissertation Filing Deadlines

Students completing a thesis or dissertation have two options for filing dates.  Filing by the first date, in bold on the calendar, 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 the 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.

Use the table below to determine on which degree list you will be listed based on the day you file.  For more information on formatting and filing the thesis/dissertation and required paperwork, please review the Preparing and Filing Your Thesis or Dissertation page.

Thesis/Dissertation Filing Deadlines
Degree List
Degree Awarded Date
Final Quarter Enrolled or Filing Fee
August 28, 2020 Summer 2020 September 11, 2020 Spring 2020
September 25, 2020 Fall 2020 December 18, 2020 Spring 2020
November 20, 2020 Fall 2020 December 18, 2020 Fall 2020
December 18, 2020 Winter 2021 March 19, 2021 Fall 2020
February 26, 2021 Winter 2021 March 19, 2021 Winter 2021
March 19, 2021  Spring 2021 June 10, 2021 Winter 2021
May 21, 2021  Spring 2021 June 10, 2021 Spring 2021
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, 2021 Winter 2022 March 18, 2022 Winter 2022
March 18. 2022 Spring 2022 June 9, 2022 Winter 2022
May 20, 2021 Spring 2022 June 9, 2022 Spring 2022
June 9, 2022 Summer 2022 September 9, 2022 Spring 2022
August 19, 2021 Summer 2022 September 9, 2022 Spring 2022
September 9, 2022 Fall 2022 December 9, 2022 Spring 2022

University Holidays & Academic Breaks

2020 - 2021  Fall 2020 Winter 2021 Spring 2021
Veterans Day Nov. 11    
Thanksgiving Holiday

Nov.

26-27

   
Winter Holiday

Dec. 24-25, 31
& Jan. 1

   
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day   Jan. 18  
Presidents' Day   Feb. 15  
Spring Break     Mar. 22-25
Cesar Chavez Day     Mar. 26
Memorial Day     May 31