In order to participate in the Commencement Ceremony on May 18, 2013, you must:
- successfully defend your thesis or present your publishable paper by May 8
- submit thesis corrections to Gloria Carter by June 30
- submit the completed Check-Out List to the graduate office by June 30
Deadlines are non-negotiable! Graduate students and graduate advisory committees should be in close communication during the thesis and publishable paper preparation and defense period. Good planning early in the term will alleviate last minute difficulties by allowing the committee members to review the thesis or publishable paper draft and to plan the defense, paper presentation or examination to suit the student and committee’s schedule. It is important to arrange for the defense or presentation in a timely manner to avoid the risk of committee members being unavailable due to finals and other obligations.
|Spring 2013||Fall 2012|
|Draft thesis due to committee chair||March 18||October 19|
|Draft thesis due to committee members||March 25||October 29|
|Final thesis due to committee members||April 15||November 26|
|Schedule defense||by April 29||by December 14|
|Absolute last day to defend||May 8||December 14|
|Final Check-Out List to Grad School||by June 30||by January 30|
If the January 30 or June 30 Enrollment Services Office deadline is not met, the student will be required to enroll for 1 credit and their degree will be posted on their transcript for the appropriate semester of completion.