Graduate School Calendar

January 10 New Graduate Student Orientation, Hargis Hall: 7:30-9:30 AM
GTA Orientation, Student Center, Room 2222/2223: 12:00-4:30 PM
January 11 Classes begin
January 16 Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday
January 19-February 1 Drop Course Penalty Days

– Dropping a course during these days will result in a $100 Drop Fee per course dropped.

January 25-February 17 Abstracts are being accepted for the “This is Research: Student Symposium 2017”. Abstract submission will close on February 17 at 11:59 p.m.
January 29 Last day to clear incomplete grades from Summer 2016
February 1 15th class day (last day to register for Spring 2017)
February 3 Merriwether Fellowship submissions deadline
Outstanding Graduate Student Awards submissions deadline
March 2 Mid-semester and last day to drop classes
March 6 Last day to submit Dissertation First Submission Approval Form with University Reader info and dissertation in PDF form for format check to doctoral@auburn.edu
March 13-17 Spring Break
March 20-24 Submission of master’s thesis PDF form for format check to thesis@auburn.edu
(OPTIONAL)
March 24 Last day to submit work for Auburn Author Awards
April 13 This is Research: Student Symposium 2017
April 17 Last day for doctoral final defense and submission for Form Z; last day for Non-Thesis Masters’ (Form 8) final oral examinations.
April 17 Last day for Master’s/Thesis students to submit Form 9 (Thesis Master’s Final Examination Form), ETD Final Approval Form, and electronic thesis to AUETD
April 20 Auburn Author Awards, RBD Library, 3:30 p.m
April 24 Last day for PhD/Doctoral student submission of ETD Final Approval Form, electronic dissertation to AUETD, and Survey of Earned Doctorates (SED)
April 28 Classes end for semester
April 29-30 Study/reading days
May 1-5 Final examinations for Semester
May 6-7 Graduation and last day for students to request graduation applications and submit approved Plan of Study for Summer 2017 graduation
May 18 Classes begin (full semester and Mini-Semester 1)
May 22-24 Drop Course Penalty Days for full semester and Mini-Semester 1

– Dropping a course during these days will result in a $100 Drop Fee per course dropped

May 24 5th class day (last day to register for Summer 2017)
May 29 Memorial Day Holiday
June 2 Last day to clear incomplete grades from Fall 2016
June 5 Mid-Semester for Mini-Semester 1
June 21 Mid-Semester and last day to drop classes for the full summer term
June 21 Classes end for Mini-Semester 1
June 23 Last day to submit Dissertation First Submission Approval Form with University Reader info and dissertation in PDF form for format check to doctoral@auburn.edu
June 23-24 Final Exam Period for Mini-Semester 1
June 26 Classes begin for Mini-Semester 2
June 26-30 Submission of master’s thesis PDF form for format check to thesis@auburn.edu  (OPTIONAL)
June 28-30 Drop Course Penalty Days for Mini-Semester 2

– Dropping a course during these days will result in a $100 Drop Fee per course dropped

June 30 5th class day for Mini-Semester 2
July 4 Independence Day Holiday
July 12 Mid-Semester for Mini-Semester 2
July 17 Last day for doctoral final defense and submission for Form Z; last day for Non-Thesis Masters’ (Form 8) final oral examinations
July 21 Last day for Master’s/Thesis students to submit Form 9 (Thesis Master’s Final Examination Form), ETD Final Approval Form, and electronic thesis to AUETD
July 24 Last day for PhD/Doctoral student submission of ETD Final Approval Form, electronic dissertation to AUETD, and Survey of Earned Doctorates (SED)
July 28 Classes end for full summer semester and Mini-Semester 2
July 31-August 1 Study/reading day for full summer semester and Mini-Semester 2
August 2-4 Final examinations for full summer semester and Mini-Semester 2
August 5 Graduation and last day for students to request graduation applications and submit approved Plan of Study for Fall 2017 graduation
August 18 Classes begin
August 28- September 8 Drop Course Penalty Days

– Dropping a course during these days will result in a $100 Drop Fee per course dropped.

September 4 Labor Day Holiday
September 8 15th class day (last day to register for Fall 2017)
October 9 Mid-semester and last day to drop classes
October 12-13 Fall Break (no classes)
October 16 Last day to submit Dissertation First Submission Approval Form with University Reader info and dissertation in PDF form for format check to doctoral@auburn.edu
October 16-20 Submission of master’s thesis PDF form for format check to thesis@auburn.edu  (OPTIONAL)
November 6 Last day to clear incomplete grades from Spring 2017
November 15 Last day for Master’s/Thesis students to submit Form 9 (Thesis Master’s Final Examination Form), ETD Final Approval Form, and electronic thesis to AUETD
November 17 Last day for doctoral final defense and submission for Form Z; last day for Non-Thesis Masters’ (Form 8) final oral examinations
November 20-24 Thanksgiving Holidays
November 30 Last day for PhD/Doctoral student submission of ETD Final Approval Form, electronic dissertation to AUETD, and Survey of Earned Doctorates (SED)
December 8 Classes end for semester
December 9-10 Study/reading days
December 11-15 Final examinations for semester
December 16 Graduation and last day for students to request graduation applications and submit approved Plan of Study for Spring 2018 graduation
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