Faculty and Staff Resources


New Graduate Student Orientation

Monday, August 17, 2015 from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m.
Goodwin Forum

Summer 2015 Graduation Deadline

Wednesday, July 15, 2015 deadline for required format review.

Monday, July 27, 2015 deadline to submit final version of thesis or project and approval form with original signatures (July 25, 2015 falls on a weekend, so the deadline is extended to the following Monday)


Graduate Council

The purpose of the council is to discuss and approve such things as graduate program policy, program review, and the strategic plan for graduate education.


The Graduate Council consists of the Vice Provost, Academic Programs (Chair) and a faculty member (graduate coordinator) from each master’s program. One student from each college may attend as a representative for all students within the college.


Meetings are held during the academic year on the first Monday of the Month from 3:00 to 4:30 pm in NHE 106
Fall 2015 Meeting Schedule
September 14, 2015
October 5, 2015
November 2, 2015
December 7, 2015

Reference Materials

Making Expectations Explicit (pdf version)  (Word version)
To be considered for a tuition waiver, graduate students must file a FAFSA before the deadline of March 2 every year.

Deadlines for Format Review

Spring graduation: April 15th
Summer graduation: July 15th
Fall graduation: November 15th

Deadlines* for Master's Program Culminating Experience:

Spring graduation: May 10th
Summer graduation: July 25th
Fall graduation: December 10th
*NOTE: Forms documenting satisfactory completion of theses, projects, and comprehensive examinations are due in the Academic Programs/Graduate Studies office by 5 p.m. on the relevant deadline, as are archive-ready digital copies of master's theses and projects.
If the deadline falls on a weekend it will be extended to 5 p.m. the following Monday.