ACADEMIC CALENDAR

Important Dates and Deadlines for Graduate Students

** NOTE: Application deadline for particular graduate programs may be earlier. Check individual programs for their deadlines. 

 Spring 2017
 OCT 1 Spring 2017 priority application submission date to College of Graduate Studies
NOV 7-18 Priority Registration begins for Spring 2017
NOV 15 Completed packets for spring 2017 graduate assistantship contract due in College of Graduate Studies
NOV 18 Last day for undergraduate students to file Intent to Graduate forms for summer 2017 graduation
Nov 21 New Professional Studies/Liberal Studies majors can register after online orientation Transients and special undergraduates eligible to register
DEC 2

Parking permits for students, if needed, may be obtained after fees paid

DEC 13 New student orientation (CUSTOMS)
DEC 14 New freshmen and transfers who do not attend CUSTOMS and have been advised can register
DEC 23-31 University closed
JAN 2 University closed
JAN 4 Undergraduate academic appeal forms are due by 4:00 p.m. in MT One Stop (SSAC)
JAN 6 Undergraduate academic appeal committee meets at 9:00 a.m
JAN 7 Undergraduate academic appeal decisions available on RaiderNet by noon.
JAN 10-13 Diploma pickup for fall 2016 graduates in SSAC 150
JAN 13 Last day of spring 2017 University Placement Testing
JAN 16 University closed
JAN 17 Classes begin
FEB 1 Last day for graduate students to file Intent to Graduate forms for spring graduation
FEB 22-MAR 4 Mid-term grading reported
MAR 1 Summer 2017 priority application submission date to College of Graduate Studies
MAR 6-11 Spring Break: no classes
MAR 11 Written doctoral exams begin
MAR 24 Last day for filing theses and dissertations for spring graduation. Those submitted after this date will not be eligible for spring 2017 graduation without an extension which must be requested.
MAR 25 Written master’s and specialist’s comprehensive exams begin
APR 3 -14 Priority registration for summer and fall 2017
APR 7 Last date to submit late Theses/Dissertations for spring 2017 graduation with approved extension. Students submitting after this date or without an extension must continue to register until completion
APR 15

Completed summer 2017 and continuing fall 2017 graduate assistantships/contracts due in College of Graduate Studies

Last day for undergraduate students to file Intent to Graduate forms for fall 2017 graduation

APR 24 Comprehensive exam results due in College of Graduate Studies
APR 26

Last day of classes

Last day to withdraw from the University (all classes) and receive a W or F as determined by the instructor

APR 27 Study Day: no classes
APR 28 Last day to remove I grades for graduate students graduating in spring
APR 28-MAY 4 Final examinations
MAY 5 Spring 2017 Commencement for the College of Graduate Studies. For details, see http://mtsu.edu/ graduate/Graduation/index.php 
MAY 6 Spring 2017 Commencement for all undergraduate students. See http://mtsu.edu/gradesand-transcripts/graduation.php for details.
MAY 8 Deadline for spring final grades, 9:00 a.m
MAY 15 Summer classes begin
MAY 15 Undergraduate academic appeal forms are due by 4:00 p.m. in MT One Stop (SSAC)
MAY 17 Undergraduate academic appeal committee meets at 9:00 a.m.
MAY 18 Undergraduate academic appeal decisions available on RaiderNet by noon.
MAY 23-26 Diploma pickup for spring 2017 graduates in SSAC 150
AUG 28 Fall classes begin.
 
Summer 2016 Full Term (May 9 - August 5)
APR 4-15 Priority Registration begins for Summer 2016
APR 15 Completed Summer 2015 Graduate Assistantship contracts due in College of Graduate Studies
MAY 9 Classes begin
MAY 30 Memorial Day Holiday - NO CLASSES
JUN 4 Last day for graduate students to file intent-to-graduate forms for August 2016 graduation
JUN 18 Written Doctoral Qualifying Examinations begin
JUN 24

Last day for filing theses and dissertations for August 2016 graduation. Those submitted after this date will not be eligible for August 2016 graduation without an extension. Extensions will be granted only through a graduate advisor request.  Requests made by students will not be approved.

JUN 25 Written Master's and Specialist's Comprehensive Examinations begin
JUL 4 Independence Day Holiday - NO CLASSES
JUL 22 Last day to submit late summer Theses/Dissertations with Graduate Studies permission. 
Students with an approved extension who submit by this date will not be allowed to graduate in August 2016 but will be eligible for December 2016 graduation.  Students who submit by this date will not be required to register for a thesis/dissertation hour in Fall 2016.  Students submitting after this date must continue to register until completion.
AUG 2 Comprehensive Examination results due in College of Graduate Studies
AUG 4 Last day to remove "I" grades for August graduation
AUG 6 Commencement
AUG 8 Deadline for Submission of Final Grades, 9 a.m.
   
Summer S1 -  May Term (May 9-27)
For additional important dates see Summer 2016 Full Term
MAY 9 Classes begin
MAY 30 Memorial Day Holiday - NO CLASSES
MAY 27 Final examinations
MAY 31 Deadline for final grades, 9 a.m.
AUG 6 Commencement
Summer S5 -May/June Term (May 9 - July 1)
For additional important dates see Summer 2016 Full Term
MAY 9 Classes begin
MAY 30 Memorial Day Holiday - NO CLASSES
JUL 1 Final examinations
JUL 5 Deadline for submission of final grades, 9 a.m.
AUG 6 Commencement
Summer S2 - June Term (May 31-July 1)
For additional important dates see Summer 2016 Full Term
May 31 Classes begin
JUN 30 Final examinations for classes meeting Monday - Thursday
JUL 1 Final examinations for classes meeting Monday - Friday
JUL 5 Deadline for submission of final grades, 9 a.m.
AUG 6 Commencement
Summer S3 - July Term (July 5-August 5)
For additional important dates see Summer 2016 Full Term
JUL 5 Classes begin
AUG 4 Final examinations for classes meeting Monday - Thursday
AUG 5 Final examinations for classes meeting Monday - Friday
AUG 8 Deadline for submission of final grades, 9 a.m.
Summer S4 - June/July Term (May 31-August 5)
For additional important dates see Summer 2016 Full Term
MAY 31 Classes begin
JUL 4 Independence Day, NO CLASSES
AUG 4 Final examinations for classes meeting Monday - Thursday
AUG 5 Final examinations for classes meeting Monday - Friday
AUG 8 Deadline for submission of final grades, 9 a.m.

Summer R - ROCC or additional important dates see Summer 2016 Full Term

MAY 31 Classes begin
JUL 4 Independence Day Holiday, NO CLASSES
AUG 1-5 Final examinations
AUG 9 Deadline for submission of final grades, 6 p.m.
 
Fall 2016
APR 4-14 Priority registration for Fall 2016 classes
APR 15 Completed packets for continuing 2016 fall Graduate Assistants due in Graduate Studies
JUN 1 Fall priority application submission date to Graduate Studies**
JUL 1 Completed Fall 2015 Graduate Assistantship contracts due in College of Graduate Studies
AUG 15-19

College of Graduate Studies and departmental graduate assistantship orientations.

AUG 22 Classes begin
SEP 5 Labor Day Holiday - NO CLASSES
SEP 6 Last day to file Intent-to-graduate form for December 2016 graduation
OCT 1

College of Graduate Studies priority application submission dates for spring 2017 admission 

OCT 8 Written Doctoral Qualifying examinations begin
OCT 8-11

Fall Break - NO CLASSES

Midterm exams should be scheduled either before students leave for break or soon after their return 

OCT 15 Written Master's and Specialist's Comprehensive Examinations begin
OCT 28 Last day to file theses and dissertations for December graduation. Those submitted after this date will not be eligible for December 2016 graduation without an extension. Extensions will be granted only through a graduate advisor request.  Requests made by students will not be approved.
NOV 7-18 Priority Registration for Spring 2017 semester
NOV 15 Completed Spring 2017 Graduate Assistantship contracts due in College of Graduate Studies
NOV 18

Last date to submit late fall Theses/Dissertations with Graduate Studies permission. Students with an approved extension who submit by this date are not allowed to graduate in December 2016 but will be eligible for May 2017 graduation.  Students who submit by this date will not be required to register for a thesis/dissertation hour in Spring 2017.  Students submitting after this date must continue to register until completion. 

NOV 18 Comprehensive Examination results due in College of Graduate Studies
NOV 23-26 Thanksgiving Holiday - NO CLASSES
NOV 30 Last day of classes
DEC 1 Study day - NO CLASSES
DEC 2 Last day to remove "I" grades for December graduation
DEC 2-8 Final Examinations
DEC 9 Fall Commencement
DEC 14 Deadline for submission of final grades, 9 a.m.