Important Deadlines and Dates

Summer 2018
Date Event Name
May 22 First day of classes
July 6 Apply for August Graduation Deadline
July 13 PhD Dissertation Format Check
July 20 MA/MS Thesis Format Check
July 27 PhD Dissertation Upload to OhioLINK
August 3 MA/MS Thesis Upload to OhioLINK
August 17 PhD Hooding Ceremony
Fall 2018
Date Event Name
August 17 International Graduate Student Orientation
August 20
  • New Graduate Student Orientation
  • Fall 2018 Graduate Assistantship contracts start
August 27 First day of classes
September 1 Registration for Graduate Research Forum opens
September 3 Labor Day, University Closed
September 7 Donuts with the Dean
September 26 Deadline to submit abstracts for Graduate Research Forum
October 4 Donuts with the Dean
November 1
  • Thesis/Dissertation Funding Request due
  • Graduate Students' Achievement Fund Application due
November 2 Apply for December Graduation Deadline 
November 9
November 10 PhD Dissertation Format Check
November 13 Donuts with the Dean
November 17 MA/MS Thesis Format Check
November 22-25 Thanksgiving Holiday, University Closed
November 24 PhD Dissertation Upload to OhioLINK
December 1 MA/MS Thesis Upload to OhioLINK
December 10 Donuts with the Dean
December 14 Fall Commencement Ceremony
Winter 2018
Date Event Name
December 14 Apply for January Graduation Deadline (No graduation ceremony)
December 21 PhD and MA/MS Format Check
January 2 J-Term classes start
January 11 PhD and MA/MS Upload to OhioLINK
January 21 Martin Luther King Jr Day, University Closed
Spring 2019
Date Event Name
January 28 First day of classes
February 15 Graduate School Scholar Assistantship nominations due
March 1
March 25-31 Spring Break
April 1
April 2 Graduate Students' Achievement Fund Application due
April 5 PhD Dissertation Format Check
April 19 MA/MS Thesis Format Check
April 22 GAs receiving Summer Scholarships must be registered for summer classes
April 26 PhD Dissertation upload to OhioLINK
May 3 MA/MS Thesis upload to OhioLINK
May 18 Spring Commencement Ceremony