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Graduate Calendar

Fall Semester 2015

August 31, Monday

Classes meet as scheduled.

September 14, Monday

Thesis/Dissertation Committee Approval form due to the Graduate School

September 10, Thursday

Graduate Council Meeting

September 18, Friday

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

Graduate Student Dinner, Festival Grand Ballroom

September 22, Tuesday

JMU Graduate and Professional School Fair

September 25, 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 2015.

October 2-4, Friday-Sunday

Family Weekend.

October 8, Thursday

Graduate Council Meeting.

October 16, Friday

First Block Courses end.

October 19, Monday

Second Block courses begin.

October 23-25, Friday-Sunday

Homecoming.

October 27, Tuesday

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

November 4, Wednesday

Advance Registration begins for 2016 spring semester.

November 12, Thursday

Graduate Council Meeting

November 16, Monday

Last day to submit an application for master’s, Ed.S. or doctoral degree if graduate requirements are to be met in May 2016 session.

November 20, Friday

Dining Services closes at 7:30 p.m.

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

November 21, Saturday

Thanksgiving holiday begins.

November 28, Saturday

Dining Services open at 4:30 p.m.

November 30, Monday

Classes resume.

Last day for students to submit work to faculty for 2015 spring semester and 2015 summer session for removal of “incomplete” grades.

December 11, Friday

Last day of classes.

Last day for faculty to turn in removal of “incomplete” grades for 2015 spring semester and 2015 summer session to the Office of the Registrar.

December 14-18, Monday-Friday

Final examinations.

December 18, Friday

Dining Services close and fall meal plans end at 2 p.m.

Deadline for completion of course work for December graduates.

December 19, Saturday

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

December 21, Monday

Regular semester and Second Block course grades due in the Office of the Registrar by 3 p.m.

Spring Semester 2016

January 10, Sunday

Residence halls open.

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

January 11, Monday

Classes meet as scheduled.

January 14, Thursday

Graduate Council Meeting

January 18, Monday

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

January 28, Thursday

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

January 29, Friday

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

February 9, 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 11, Thursday

Graduate Council Meeting

March 1, Tuesday

Third Block courses end.

March 4, Friday

Mid-semester grades due in the Office of the Registrar. Dining Services close at 2 p.m. Residence halls close.

March 7-11, Monday-Friday

Spring Break. Classes do not meet.

March 13, Sunday

Residence halls open. Dining Services open at 5 p.m.

March 14, Monday

Classes resume. Fourth Block courses begin.

March 15, Tuesday

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

March 18, Friday

James Madison Day.

March 21, Monday

Advance registration for 2016 summer session begins.

March 25, Friday

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

March 31, Thursday

Graduate Council Meeting.

April 6, Wednesday

Advance Registration begins for 2016 fall semester.

April 14, Thursday

Last day for students to submit work to faculty for 2015 fall semester for removal of “incomplete” grades.

April 20, Wednesday

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

April 28, Thursday

Last day of classes.

Last day for faculty to turn in removal of “incomplete” grades for 2015 fall semester to the Office of the Registrar.

April 29 –May 5, Friday-Thursday

Final examinations. 

May 5, Thursday

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

Deadline for completion of course work for May graduates.

Graduate Commencement Ceremony at 7 p.m. Convocation Center.

May 6-7, Friday-Saturday

University Ceremonies.

May 10, Tuesday

Regular Semester and Fourth Block course grades due in the Office of the Registrar by 3 p.m.

May 13, Friday

Graduate Council retreat.

Graduate 2016 Summer Sessions

Twelve-Week Term

May 16, Monday

Registration and fee payment.

Classes meet as scheduled.

May 27, Friday

Last day to submit an application for a master’s, Ed.S. or doctoral degree if graduation requirements are to be met in Summer 2016.

May 30, Monday

Memorial Day Holiday. Classes do not meet.

July 4, Monday

Fourth of July Holiday. Classes do not meet.

July 8, Friday

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

August 5, Friday

Final Examinations.

Deadline for completion of course work for summer graduates.

Eight-Week Term

May 27, Friday

Last day to submit an application for a master’s, Ed.S. or doctoral degree if graduation requirements are to be met in Summer 2016.

May 30, Monday

Memorial Day Holiday. Classes do not meet.

June 13, Monday

Registration and fee payment.

Classes meet as scheduled.

July 4, Monday

Fourth of July Holiday. Classes do not meet.

July 8, Friday

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

August 5, Friday

Final Examinations.

Deadline for completion of course work for summer graduates.

1st Six-Week Term

May 16, Monday

Registration and fee payment.

Classes meet as scheduled.

May 27, Friday

Last day to submit an application for a master’s, Ed.S. or doctoral degree if graduation requirements are to be met in Summer 2016.

May 30, Monday

Memorial Day Holiday. Classes do not meet.

June 24, Friday

Final Examinations.

July 4, Monday

Fourth of July Holiday. Classes do not meet.

July 8, Friday

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

August 5, Friday

Deadline for completion of course work for summer graduates.

2nd Six-Week Term

May 27, Friday

Last day to submit an application for a master’s, Ed.S. or doctoral degree if graduation requirements are to be met in Summer 2016.

May 30, Monday

Memorial Day Holiday. Classes do not meet.

June 27, Monday

Registration and fee payment.

Classes meet as scheduled.

July 4, Monday

Fourth of July Holiday. Classes do not meet.

July 8, Friday

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

August 5, Friday

Final Examinations.

Deadline for completion of course work for summer graduates.

1st Four-Week Term

May 16, Monday

Registration and fee payment.

Classes meet as scheduled.

May 27, Friday

Last day to submit an application for a master’s, Ed.S. or doctoral degree if graduation requirements are to be met in Summer 2016.

May 30, Monday

Memorial Day Holiday. Classes do not meet.

June 10, Friday

Final Examinations.

July 4, Monday

Fourth of July Holiday. Classes do not meet.

July 8, Friday

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

August 5, Friday

Deadline for completion of course work for summer graduates.

2nd Four-Week Term

May 27, Friday

Last day to submit an application for a master’s, Ed.S. or doctoral degree if graduation requirements are to be met in Summer 2016.

May 30, Monday

Memorial Day Holiday. Classes do not meet.

June 13, Monday

Registration and fee payment.

Classes meet as scheduled.

July 4, Monday

Fourth of July Holiday. Classes do not meet.

July 8, Friday

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

Final Examinations.

August 5, Friday

Deadline for completion of course work for summer graduates.

Tentative 2016 Fall and 2017 Spring Semesters

August 23, Tuesday

Dining Services opens.

August 29, Monday

Classes meet as scheduled.

September 23, 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 2016.

December 16, Friday

Fall semester ends.

December 17, Saturday

Commencement

January 9, Monday

Spring semester begins.

March 6-10, Monday – Friday

Spring Break.

May 4, Thursday

Spring semester ends.

May 4-6, Thursday-Saturday

Commencement Ceremonies.

Tentative 2017 Summer Semester

May 15, Monday

Classes meet as scheduled.

August 4, Friday

Last day of classes.