Graduate Calendar for 2012-2013

Fall Semester 2012

August 27, Monday
Classes meet as scheduled.

September 10, Monday
Thesis/Dissertation Committee Approval form due to The Graduate School.

September 13, Thursday
Graduate Council meeting.

September 14, Friday
Graduate Student Dinner, Festival Grand Ballroom.

September 14, Friday
Last day to withdraw from the university with cancellation of tuition charges and refund.

September 21, Friday
Last day to submit an application for a Masters, Ed.S. or Doctoral degree if graduation requirements are to be met in December 2012.

September 27, Tuesday
JMU Graduate and Professional School Fair.

October 5-7, Friday-Sunday
Family Weekend

October 11, Thursday
Graduate Council meeting.

October 12, Friday
First Block courses end.

October 15, Monday
Second Block courses begin.

October 23, Tuesday
First Block course grades due in the Office of the Registrar.

October 26-28, Friday-Sunday
Homecoming

October 31, Wednesday
Last day for doctoral students to submit their dissertation titles to The Graduate School for inclusion in the December commencement program.

November 8, Thursday
Graduate Council meeting.

November 16, Friday
Dining Services closes at 7:30 p.m.
Comprehensive assessment results and Thesis/Research Project/Dissertation due to The Graduate School.

November 18, Sunday – Date updated as of 11/9/2012
Thanksgiving vacation begins.

November 24, Saturday
Dining Services opens at 4:30 p.m.

November 26, Monday
Classes resume.
Last day for students to submit work to faculty for 2012 spring semester and 2012 summer session for removal of "incomplete" grades.

December 7, Friday
Last day of classes.
Last day for faculty to turn in removal of "incomplete" grades for 2012 spring semester and
2012 summer session to the Office of the Registrar.

December 10-14, Monday-Friday
Final examinations.

December 14, Friday
Residence halls close. Dining Services close and fall meal plans end at 2 p.m.
Deadline for completion of course work for December graduates.

December 15, Saturday
Commencement begins at 10 a.m. in the Convocation Center.

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Spring Semester 2013

January 6, Sunday
Spring meal plans begin and Dining Services open at 5 p.m.

January 7, Monday
Classes meet as scheduled.

January 10, Thursday
Graduate Council meeting.

January 18, Friday
Last day to submit an application for a Masters, Ed.S. or Doctoral degree if graduation requirements are to be met in May 2013.

January 21, Monday
Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday. Classes do not meet.

January 25, Friday
Last day to withdraw from the university with cancellation of tuition charges and refund.

January 30, Wednesday
Thesis/Dissertation Committee Approval form due to The Graduate School.

February 12, 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.

February 14, Thursday
Graduate Council meeting.

February 26, Tuesday
Third Block courses end.

March 1, Friday
Mid-semester grades due in the Office of the Registrar.
Dining Services closes at 2 p.m.

March 4-8, Monday-Friday
Spring Break. Classes do not meet.

March 10, Sunday
Dining Services open at 5 p.m.

March 11, Monday
Classes resume. Fourth Block courses begin.

March 14, Thursday
Graduate Council meeting.

March 15, Friday
James Madison Day.

March 18, Monday
Advance registration for 2013 summer session begins.

March 29, Friday
Last day for doctoral students to submit their dissertation titles to TGS for inclusion in the May commencement program.

April 2, Tuesday
Registration begins for 2013 fall semester.

April 11, Thursday
Graduate Council meeting.

April 12, Friday
Last day for students to submit work to faculty for 2012 fall semester for removal of "incomplete" grades.

April 17, Wednesday
Comprehensive assessment results and Thesis/Research Project/Dissertation due to The Graduate School.

April 26, Friday
Last day of classes.
Last day for faculty to turn in removal of "incomplete" grades for 2012 fall semester to the
Office of the Registrar.

April 29 - May 3, Monday-Friday
Final examinations.

May 3, Friday
Dining Services close at 7 p.m. and spring meal plans end.
Deadline for completion of course work for May graduates.
Graduate Commencement Ceremony, Convocation Center.

May 17, Friday
Graduate Council retreat.

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Graduate 2013 Summer Sessions

May 13, Monday
Registration and fee payment for twelve-week term, first four-week term and first six-week term.
Classes meet as scheduled.

May 27, Monday
Holiday – Memorial Day. Classes do not meet.

May 31, Friday
Last day to submit an application for a Masters, Ed.S. or Doctoral degree if graduation requirements are to be met in summer 2013.

June 7, Friday
Final examinations for first four-week term.

June 10, Monday
Registration and fee payment for eight-week term and second four-week term.
Classes meet as scheduled.

June 21, Friday
Final examinations for first six-week term.

June 24, Monday
Registration and fee payment for second six-week term.
Classes meet as scheduled.

July 4, Thursday
Holiday – Fourth of July. Classes do not meet.

July 5, Friday
Comprehensive assessment results and Thesis/Research Project/Dissertation due to The Graduate School.
Final examinations for second four-week term.

August 2, Friday
Final examinations for twelve-week term, eight-week term and second six-week term.
Deadline for completion of course work for summer graduates.

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