Graduate College Calendar

New Graduation Application Deadlines

If you will complete your degree in fall or winter, your application is due in the Graduate College on May 1st.  December 1st is the application deadline for spring and summer graduations.  Click here for more information about graduation.

Summer 2016

  
Dec 1Applications for Spring and Summer Graduation Due in Graduate College*
May 1Applications for Fall and Winter Graduation Due in Graduate College*

May 16

Twelve-week Summer Session Classes Begin

May 30

Memorial Day Holiday

June 6

Ten-week and First Five-week Summer Sessions Classes Begin

July 4Independence Day Holiday

July 5

First Five-Week Summer Session Classes End

July 11

Second Five-Week Summer Session Classes Begin

July 26

Last Day to Submit Electronic Theses and Dissertations (ETD) for Format Check: Email attachment only

August 7

Final Approved Copies of Theses and Dissertations Due

August 9

Classes End

*Graduation application must include all signatures and attachments to be considered complete.
**Dissertation Defenses are not held during the Summer Term.  Please contact ETD@nau.edu with any questions. 

Fall Term 2016

  
May 1Applications for December Graduation Due in the Graduate College*

Aug 22

Academic Year Graduate Assistant Appointment Start Date

Aug 22Orientation for International Students (mandatory)

Aug 23

Orientation for New Graduate Students and Graduate Assistants (duBois Center at 8:30 am)

Aug 24Graduate Orientation Session for International Students (mandatory)
Aug 25 & 26  Graduate Coordinator Training Sessions

Aug 29

Classes Begin

Sept 5

Labor Day Holiday

Sept 9

Deadline to Submit AZ Residency Petition for Fall 2016

Sept 23

Applications for Doctoral Candidacy Due for December Graduation

Oct 7Deadline to Appeal AZ Residency Reclassification Denials for Fall 2016

Nov 11

Veteran’s Day Holiday

Nov 18

Last Date to Submit Dissertation Defense Scheduling Form for December Graduation

Nov 23

Last Day to Submit Electronic Theses and Dissertations for Format Check: Email attachment only. 

Nov 24-25

Thanksgiving Holiday

Dec 1Applications for May and Summer Graduation Due in the Graduate College*
Dec 2Last Day to Hold Dissertation Defense for Fall Semester
Dec 5-9End of Term Week (Reading Week)

Dec 12-16

Finals

Dec 14Final Approved Electronic Copies of Theses and Dissertations Due

Dec 16

Fall-only Graduate Assistant Appointment End Date

Dec 16

Commencement

Dec 19

Winter Classes Begin

*Graduation application must include all signatures and attachments to be considered complete.

Spring Term 2017

 

 

Dec 1Applications for May and Summer Graduation Due in Graduate College*

Jan 9

Graduate Assistant Appointment Start Date

Jan 13Open House for New Graduate Students and Graduate Assistants
Jan 16Martin Luther King Holiday

Jan 17   

Classes Begin

Jan 27

Deadline to Submit AZ Residency Petition for Spring 2016

Feb 13

Applications for Doctoral Candidacy Due for May Graduation

Feb 24

Deadline to File Residency Reclassification Appeal for Spring 2016

Mar 13-17

Spring Break

Apr 14

Last Date to Submit Dissertation Defense Scheduling Form for May Graduation

Apr 21

Last Day to Submit Electronic Theses and Dissertations for Format Check: Email attachment only. 

Apr 24     Graduate Student Awards Reception
Apr 28Classes End
Apr 28Last Day to Hold Dissertation Defense for Spring Semester
May 1Applications for Fall and Winter Graduation Due in the Graduate College*
May 1-5End of Term Week

May 8-11

Finals

May 12

Final Approved Electronic Thesis and Dissertation (ETD) Submission Due

May 12

Graduate Assistant Appointment End Date

May 12-13

Commencement

*Graduation application must include all signatures and attachments to be considered complete.