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 2015

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

May 11

Twelve-week Summer Session Classes Begin

May 25

Memorial Day Holiday

June 1

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

June 1

First Five-Week Summer Session Classes End

July 3

Independence Day Holiday

July 6

Second Five-Week Summer Session Classes Begin

July 19

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

August 1

Final Approved Copies of Theses and Dissertations Due

August 4

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 2015

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

Aug 24

Academic Year Graduate Assistant Appointment Start Date

Aug 24Orientation for International Students (mandatory)

Aug 25

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

Aug 27 & 28  Graduate Coordinator Training Sessions

Aug 31

Classes Begin

Sept 7

Labor Day Holiday

Sept 11

Deadline to Submit AZ Residency Petition for Fall 2015

Sept 18

Applications for Doctoral Candidacy Due for December Graduation

Nov 11

Veteran’s Day Holiday

Nov 20

Last Date to Submit Dissertation Defense Scheduling Form for December Graduation

Nov 25

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

Nov 26-27

Thanksgiving Holiday

Dec 1Applications for May and Summer Graduation Due in the Graduate College*
Dec 4Last Day to Hold Dissertation Defense for Fall Semester
Dec 6-11End of Term Week (Reading Week)

Dec 14-17

Finals

Dec 16Final Approved Electronic Copies of Theses and Dissertations Due

Dec 18

Fall-only Graduate Assistant Appointment End Date

Dec 18

Commencement

Dec 21

Winter Classes Begin

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

Spring Term 2016

 

 

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

Jan 11

Graduate Assistant Appointment Start Date

Jan 15Open House for New Graduate Students and Graduate Assistants

Jan 18   

Classes Begin

Jan 18

Martin Luther King Holiday

Jan 29

Deadline to Submit AZ Residency Petition for Spring 2016

Feb 12

Applications for Doctoral Candidacy Due for May Graduation

Feb 26

Deadline to File Residency Reclassification Appeal for Spring 2016

Mar 14-18

Spring Break

Apr 15

Last Date to Submit Dissertation Defense Scheduling Form for May Graduation

Apr 22

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

Apr 25     Graduate Student Awards Reception
Apr 29Last Day to Hold Dissertation Defense for Spring Semester
May 1Applications for Fall and Winter Graduation Due in the Graduate College*

May 1

Classes End

May 9-12

Finals

May 11

Final Approved Electronic Thesis and Dissertation (ETD) Submission Due

May 13

Graduate Assistant Appointment End Date

May 13-14

Commencement

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