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2009-2010 Graduate Calendar
For detailed dates and times regarding payment and adjustment of tuition and fees, registration for courses, and making course adjustments, refer to e-campus.

Fall Semester 2009
Spring Semester 2010
Graduate 2010 Summer Sessions


Fall Semester 2009
August 24, Monday

     Classes meet as scheduled.

September 10, Thursday
     Graduate Council meeting

September 11, Friday
     Last day to withdraw from the university with cancellation of tuition charges and
     refund.

September 14, Monday
     Thesis/Dissertation Committee Approval form due to The Graduate School.

September 18, Friday
     Graduate Student Picnic, Festival Grand Ballroom

September 29, Tuesday
     JMU Graduate and Law School Information Fair

October 2, Friday
     Last day to submit an application for a master's, Ed.S. or doctoral degree if
     graduation requirements are to be met in December 2009.

October 8, Thursday
     Graduate Council meeting

October 9, Friday
     First block courses end.

October 12, Monday
     Second block courses begin.

October 20, Tuesday
     First block course grades due in the Office of the Registrar.

October 26, Monday
     Registration begins for 2010 spring semester.

October 27, Tuesday
     Last day for doctoral students to submit their titles to TGS for inclusion in the
     Commencement program.

October 31, Saturday
     Homecoming

November 12, Thursday

     Graduate Council meeting

November 20, Friday
     Comprehensive assessment results due to The Graduate School.
     Thesis/Research Project/Dissertation due to The Graduate School.
     Dining Services closes 7:30 p.m.

November 21, Saturday
     Thanksgiving vacation begins and residence halls close 10 a.m.

November 28, Saturday
     Residence halls open 4:00 p.m.
     Dining Services opens 4:30 p.m.

November 30, Monday
     Classes resume.
     Last day for students to submit work to faculty for 2009 spring semester and
     2009 summer session "incomplete" grades.

December 4, Friday
     Last day of classes.
     Last day for faculty to turn in removal of "incomplete" grades for 2009 spring
     semester and 2009 summer session to the Office of the Registrar.

December 7–11, Monday–Friday
     Final examinations.

December 10, Thursday
     Graduate Council meeting

December 11, Friday
     Residence halls close 5 p.m.
     Dining Services closes and fall meal plans end 2 p.m.
     Deadline for completion of course work for December graduates.

December 12, Saturday
     Graduation.
     Commencement exercises 10 a.m., Convocation Center.


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Spring Semester 2010
January 10, Sunday
     Residence halls open 9 a.m.
     Spring meal plans begin and Dining Services opens at 5 p.m.

January 11, Monday

     Classes meet as scheduled.

January 14, Thursday
     Graduate Council meeting

January 18, Monday
     Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. Classes do not meet.

January 22, Friday
     Last day to submit an application for a master's, Ed.S. or doctoral degree if
     graduation requirements are to be met in May 2009.

January 29, Friday
     Last day to withdraw from the university with cancellation of tuition charges and
     refund.

February 2, Monday
     Thesis Committee Approval form due to The Graduate School.

February 11, Thursday
     Graduate Council meeting

February 16, Tuesday
     Student Assessment/Faculty Assistance (no classes 8 a.m.-4 p.m.).
     Evening classes (those beginning 4 p.m. or later) meet as scheduled.

March 2, Tuesday
     Third block courses end.

March 8–12, Monday–Friday
     Spring Break. Classes do not meet.

March 14, Sunday
     Residence halls open noon.
     Dining Services opens 5 p.m.

March 15, Monday
     Classes resume.
     Fourth block courses begin.

March 17, Wednesday
     James Madison Day

March 22, Monday
     Advance registration for 2010 summer session begins.

April 6, Tuesday
     Registration begins for 2010 fall semester.

April 8, Thursday
     Graduate Council meeting

April 16, Friday
     Last day for students to submit work to faculty for 2009 fall semester
     "incomplete" grades.

April 21, Wednesday
     Comprehensive assessment results due to The Graduate School.
     Thesis/Dissertation due to The Graduate School.

April 30, Friday
     Last day of classes.
     Last day for faculty to turn in removal of "incomplete" grades for 2009 fall
     semester to the Office of the Registrar.

May 3–7, Monday–Friday
     Final examinations

May 7, Friday
     Dining Services closes 7 p.m. and spring meal plans end.
     Deadline for completion of course work for May graduates.

May 7, Friday
     Graduation
     Commencement exercises, Convocation Center.

May 21, Friday
     Graduate Council retreat

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Graduate 2010 Summer Sessions
Important Dates for All 2010 Summer Sessions

June 4, Friday
     Last day to submit an application for a master's, Ed.S. or doctoral degree if
     graduation requirements are to be met by the end of 2010 summer session.

July 8, Thursday
     Comprehensive assessment results due to The Graduate School.
     Thesis/Dissertation due to The Graduate School.

August 7, Friday
     Deadline for completion of course work for summer graduates.

Twelve-Week Graduate Term
May 17, Monday
     Classes meet as scheduled.

May 31, Monday
     Holiday. Classes do not meet.

July 5, Friday
     Holiday. Classes do not meet.

August 6, Friday
     Final examinations for twelve-week graduate term.

Eight-Week Graduate Term
June 7, Monday
     Classes meet as scheduled.

July 5, Friday
     Holiday. Classes do not meet.

July 30, Friday
     Final examinations for eight-week graduate term.

First Six-Week Graduate Term
May 17, Monday
     Classes meet as scheduled.

May 31, Monday
     Holiday. Classes do not meet.

June 25, Friday
     Final examinations for first six-week graduate term.

Second Six-Week Graduate Term
June 28, Monday
     Classes meet as scheduled.

July 5, Friday
     Holiday. Classes do not meet.

August 6, Friday
     Final examinations for second six-week graduate term.

Four-Week Graduate Term
May 17, Monday
     Classes meet as scheduled.

May 31, Monday
     Holiday. Classes do not meet.

June 11, Friday
     Final examinations for first four-week graduate term.

Second Four-Week Graduate Term
June 14, Monday
     Course changes and registration. Classes meet as scheduled.

July 5, Friday
     Holiday. Classes do not meet.

July 9, Friday
     Final examinations for second four-week graduate term.

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