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Fall Semester 2014

August 25, Monday

Classes meet as scheduled.

September 8, Monday

Thesis/Dissertation Committee Approval form due to The Graduate School.

September 11, Thursday

Graduate Council meeting.

September 12, Friday

Last day to withdraw from the university with cancellation of tuition charges and refund.

September 19, Friday

Graduate Student Dinner, Festival Grand Ballroom.

September 23, Tuesday

JMU Graduate and Professional School Fair.

September 26, Friday

Last day to submit an application for a Masters, Ed.S. or Doctoral degree if graduation requirements are to be met in December 2014.

October 9, Thursday

Graduate Council meeting.

October 10-12, Friday-Sunday

Family Weekend

October 10, Friday

First Block courses end.

October 13, Monday

Second Block courses begin.

October 21, Tuesday

First Block course grades due in the Office of the Registrar.

October 27, Monday

Registration begins for 2015 spring semester.

October 29, Wednesday

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

October 31-November 2, Friday-Sunday

Homecoming

November 6, Thursday

Graduate Council meeting.

November 21, Friday

Dining Services closes at 7:30 p.m.

Comprehensive assessment results and Thesis/Research Project/Dissertation due to The Graduate School.

November 22, Saturday

Thanksgiving vacation begins.

November 29, Saturday

Dining Services opens at 4:30 p.m.

December 1, Monday

Classes resume.

Last day for students to submit work to faculty for 2014 spring semester and 2014 summer session for removal of "incomplete" grades.

December 5, Friday

Last day of classes.

Last day for faculty to turn in removal of "incomplete" grades for 2014 spring semester and 2014 summer session to the Office of the Registrar.

December 8-12, Monday-Friday

Final examinations.

December 13, 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 14, Saturday

Commencement begins at 10 a.m. in the Convocation Center.

Spring Semester 2015

January 11, Sunday

Spring meal plans begin and Dining Services open at 5 p.m.

January 12, Monday

Classes meet as scheduled.

January 15, Thursday

Graduate Council meeting.

January 16, Friday

Last day to submit an application for a Masters, Ed.S. or Doctoral degree if graduation requirements are to be met in May 2015.

January 19, Monday

Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday. Classes do not meet.

January 29, Thursday

Thesis/Dissertation Committee Approval form due to The Graduate School.

January 30, Friday

Last day to withdraw from the university with cancellation of tuition charges and refund.

February 10, 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 12, Thursday

Graduate Council meeting.

March 3, Tuesday

Third Block courses end.

March 6, Friday

Mid-semester grades due in the Office of the Registrar.

Dining Services closes at 2 p.m.

March 9-13, Monday-Friday

Spring Break. Classes do not meet.

March 15, Sunday

Dining Services open at 5 p.m.

March 16, Monday

Classes resume. Fourth Block courses begin.

March 20, Friday

James Madison Day.

March 23, Monday

Advance registration for 2015 summer session begins.

March 27, Friday

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

April 2, Thursday

Graduate Council meeting.

April 7, Tuesday

Registration begins for 2015 fall semester.

April 17, Friday

Last day for students to submit work to faculty for 2014 fall semester for removal of "incomplete" grades.

April 22, Wednesday

Comprehensive assessment results and Thesis/Research Project/Dissertation due to The Graduate School.

April 30, Thursday

Last day of classes.

Last day for faculty to turn in removal of "incomplete" grades for 2014 fall semester to the Office of the Registrar.

May 1-7, Friday-Thursday

Final examinations.

May 7, Thursday

Dining Services close at 7 p.m. and spring meal plans end.

Deadline for completion of course work for May graduates.

Graduate Commencement Ceremony at 7p.m. Convocation Center

May 8, Friday

University Ceremony at 3:00pm.

May 15, Friday

Graduate Council retreat.

Graduate 2015 Summer Sessions

May 18 Monday

Registration and fee payment for twelve-week term, first four-week term and first six-week term.

Classes meet as scheduled.

May 25, Monday

Holiday – Memorial Day. Classes do not meet.

May 29, Friday

Last day to submit an application for a Masters, Ed.S. or Doctoral degree if graduation requirements are to be met in summer 2015.

June 11, Friday

Final examinations for first four-week term.

June 15, Monday

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

June 26, Friday

Final examinations for first six-week term.

June 29, Monday

Registration and fee payment for second six-week term.

Classes meet as scheduled.

July 4, Saturday

Holiday – Fourth of July. Classes do not meet.

July 10, Friday

Comprehensive assessment results and Thesis/Research Project/Dissertation due to The Graduate School.

Final examinations for second four-week term.

August 7, Friday

Final examinations for twelve-week term, eight-week term and second six-week term.

Deadline for completion of course work for summer graduates.