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Academic Year 2014-2015

**See Registrar's web site for more detailed calendars as they become available: http://www.memphis.edu/registrar/calendars/semester.htm

Color coding for dates:
Red = GA Contract deadlines
Blue = Graduation deadlines
Green = Graduate Curriculum deadlines

Deadline/Due Date Event/Task Responsible Person*
8/01/14 GA contracts due JK
8/08/14 Deadline to remove Spring 2014 Incomplete grades  
8/18/14 Graduate Student Orientation, University Center Ballroom  
8/20/14 Teaching Effectiveness Workshop for Graduate Teaching Assistants, University Center Room 304A  
8/22/14 Last Day to Register--full, first, and Regents sessions  
8/27/14 College Directors Meeting (12:00 p.m., AD 191) MK send reminder
8/28/14 Last Day to Add, full session  
9/05/14 University Council of Graduate Studies meeting (2:00 p.m., UC 363) MK send reminder and Agenda
9/7/14 Last Day to Drop - Full Session/First Session/RODP After this date, college director or JD approve
9/11/14 Announcement & applications for fellowship awards http://www.memphis.edu/gradschool/gainfo.php LH
9/11/2014  Apply to Graduate (Fall 2014) form due  MS 
 9/11/2014 Candidacy forms due to College Directors of Graduate Studies   MS
9/15/14 Last Day to Withdraw - First Session After this date, college director or JD approve
9/24/14 College Directors meeting (12:00 p.m., AD 191) MK sends reminder
10/01/14 Announce Faculty Research Grants, Distinguished Research, Creative Achievement, & Engaged Scholarship Awards DC
10/03/14 University Council of Graduate Studies meeting (2:00 p.m., UC 363) MK sends reminder and Agenda
10/18/14 Deadline for departmental application for Provost's Predoctoral Diversity Awards LH
10/17/14 Last Day to Withdraw - Full Session/RODP After this date, college director or JD approve
10/17/14

CURRICULAR REVISIONS FOR 2015-2016 CATALOG DUE--AD 215

MK
10/28/14 Last Day to Drop - Second Session After this date, college director or JD approve
10/29/14 College Directors meeting (12:00 p.m., AD 191) MK send reminder
11/07/14 University Council of Graduate Studies meeting (2:00 p.m., UC 261) MK send reminder and Agenda
11/08/14 Last Day to Withdraw - Second Session After this date, college director or JD approve
11/10/14 Spring 2015 regular registration begins  
11/10/14 Deadline to remove Summer 2014 Incomplete grades  
11/10/14-11/11/14 Curricular revision triage group meeting (place & time TBA) JK, MK, JD, and college directors
11/14/14 Submit defended and corrected thesis or dissertation "paper" copy for review--AD 215 MS
TBA Provost Diversity awardees announced LH
11/26/14 12:00 noon deadline for thesis or dissertation to be submitted to ETD system MS
11/25/14 Distribute curricular revision material to Council MK
11/30/14  Spring-only GA contracts due to Grad School JK
12/1/14

Comprehensive exam results due--AD 215 

 MS
12/12/14

University Council of Graduate Studies meeting to approve curricular revisions
(2:00 p.m., UC 261)

MK sends reminder and Agenda
12/14/14 Commencement, Fall 2014, 1:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m.--FedEx Forum MS
12/15/14 Begin loading Curricular Inventory MK
12/16/14 Deadline for Graduate Faculty Applications JD
1/01/15 Spring-only GA contracts must reach HR by today for January paycheck  
TBA** Last day to register/add, full session  
TBA** Last day to drop/withdraw--1st session and full session After this date, college director or JD approve
1/23/15

Faculty Research Grant Applications due to College Deans (please see FRG Guidelines for specifics)

DC
1/28/15 College Directors meeting (12:00 p.m., AD 191) MK sends reminder
1/30/15 Faculty Awards (Distinguished Research & Creative Achievement, Engaged Scholarship) nominees due--AD 308 DC
2/05/15 Apply to Graduate for Spring 2015 due   MS
2/05/15 Candidacy forms due to College Directors of Graduate Studies  MS 
2/06/15 University Council of Graduate Studies meeting (2:00 p.m., UC 261) MK sends reminder and Agenda
2/06/15 VanVleet candidate files due--AD 215 LH
2/20/15 Graduate Performance Award nominees due--AD 215 LH
2/25/15 College Directors meeting (12:00 p.m., AD 191) MK sends reminder
March 2015 Colleges elect representatives to University Council for Graduate Studies this month MK send reminder
3/06/15 University Council of Graduate Studies meeting (2:00 p.m., UC 261) MK send reminder and Agenda
3/02/15 - 3/06/15 TENTATIVE Graduate Education Week in Tennessee  
3/04/15 TENTATIVE Graduate Education Week celebration at Legislative Plaza  
3/13/15 VanVleet winners announced LH
3/13/15 U of M Society Doctoral Fellowship Applications due--AD 215 LH
3/13/15 Morton Thesis/Dissertation nominations due--AD 215 LH
3/13/15 Graduate Assistant Meritorious Teaching Award applications due--AD 215 LH
3/16/15 Deadline to remove Fall 2014 Incomplete grades  
3/18/15 First Generation PhD Fellowship applications for AY 2015-2016 due--AD 215 LH
3/25/15 College Directors meeting (12:00 p.m., AD 191) MK sends reminder
3/25/15 Colleges notify Grad School of election results for University Council of Graduate Studies MK
3/27/15 Graduate Performance Award Recipients announced LH
3/31/15 Graduate Assistant Meritorious Teaching Award recipients announced LH
3/30/15 Student Research Forum  
4/03/15 University Council of Graduate Studies meeting (2:00 p.m., UC 261) MK sends reminder and Agenda
4/07/15 U of M Society Doctoral Fellowship recipients announced LH
4/10/15 Recipients of Morton Awards announced LH
4/10/15 Submit defended and corrected thesis or dissertation "paper" copy for review--AD 215 MS
TBA** Last day to drop/withdraw--2nd session After this date, college director or JD approve
4/22/15 First Generation PhD Fellowship recipients for AY 2015-16 announced LH
4/21/15 College Directors meeting (12:00 p.m., AD 191) MK send reminder
4/21/15 12:00 noon deadline for thesis or dissertation to be submitted to the ETD system MS
4/24/15 Comprehensive exam results due--AD 215 MS
5/01/15 GA contracts due JK
5/01/15 University Council of Graduate Studies meeting; new members introduced (2:00 p.m., UC 261) MK sends reminder and Agenda
5/09/15 Commencement, Spring 2015, 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m.--FedEx Forum  
5/13/15 Part-Time Masters Fellowship applications from colleges due to Grad School--AD 215 LH
6/10/15 Apply to Graduate due for Summer 2014 MS
6/10/15 Candidacy Forms due to College Directors of Graduate Studies  MS
6/16/15 Part-Time Masters Award recipients announced LH
7/10/15 Submit defended and corrected thesis or dissertation "paper" copy for review--AD 215 MS
7/21/15 12:00 noon deadline for thesis or dissertation to be submitted to the ETD system MS
7/2415 Comprehensive exam results (Summer 2014) due (pass or fail)--AD 215 MS
8/01/15 Academic year 2015-2016 GA Contracts due to Grad School--AD 215 JK
8/09/15 Commencement, Summer 2015, 3:00 p.m.-- FedEx Forum  

*Responsible Persons:

DC: Debra Cummings, AD 308, x2590, dcummngs@memphis.edu
LH: Lakesha Herring, AD 215, x4212, lsherrng@memphis.edu
JK: James Kierulff, AD 215, x4370, jkerulff@memphis.edu
JD: Jasbir Dhaliwal, AD 215, x4212, jdhaliwl@memphis.edu
MS: Michelle Stout, AD 215, x3560, mstout@memphis.edu
MK: Mary Kyle, AD 217D, x4817, marykyle@memphis.edu

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