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Related resources: Academic Calendar, Civil Engineering  PhD Student and  MS Student document outlines.


Fall Semester 2020

First Day of Classes August  24
Deadline to Advance to PhD Candidacy (G5 Level) ( PhD Dissertation Guidance Committee Form already approved by Graduate Director) August  24
Last Day for No Tuition  Liability  for Dropping Courses (not for course changes) August 30
Last Day to Add/Swap/Drop Classes on SOLAR w/o Petition (otherwise get W record) September 4
Last Day to Request Approval to Course Withdrawal (otherwise get a letter grade) October 23
Last Day to Submit to CIV Dept. the Graduate School's  PhD Defense Committee List 
(5 wks before the defense)
Octoer 26
Last Day to Submit to CIV Dept.  PhD Doctoral Announcement
(5 wks before the defense)
October 26
Last Day to Apply for Graduation on SOLAR November 11
Last Day to Submit to MS Committee CIV Thesis Defense Form (1 wk before MS defense)* November 26
Last Day to Defend Ph.D. Dissertation or MS Thesis (2 wks before the Semester End) December 3
Last Day of Classes December 7
Last Day for PhD students to submit to CIV Dept.  Original Signature Page and completed Record of Dissertation Defense Form (1 wk before the Semester End)  December 10
Last Day to Submit Approved Dissertation/Thesis to Graduate School (by 4PM) through ProQuest December 17
Semester End December 17
Last Day to submit Program Plan (for first semester MS and second semester PhD students) December 31

  *Please note: November 26, 2020 is Thanksgiving and students planning to submit on that date should submit by Friday, November 20, 2020 or discuss with their MS Committee.

 

Spring Semester 2021

First Day of Classes February 1
Deadline to Advance to PhD Candidacy (G5 Level) ( PhD Dissertation Guidance Committee Form already approved by Graduate Director) February 1
Last Day to Add/Swap/Drop Classes on SOLAR w/o Petition (otherwise get W record) February 5
Last Day for No Tuition  Liability  for Dropping Courses (not for course changes) February 7
Last Day to Submit to CIV Dept. the Graduate School's  PhD Defense Committee List 
(5 wks before the defense)
March 29
Last Day to Submit to CIV Dept.  PhD Doctoral Announcement  (5 wks before the defense) March 29
Last Day to Request Approval to Course Withdrawal (otherwise get a letter grade) April 2
Last Day to Apply for Graduation on SOLAR April 14
Last Day to Submit to MS Committee   CIV Thesis Defense Form (1 wk before MS defense) April 28
Last Day to Defend Ph.D. Dissertation or MS Thesis (2 wks before the Semester End) May 5
Last Day of Classes May 8
Last Day for PhD students to submit to CIV Dept.  Original Signature Page and completed   Record of Dissertation Defense Form (1 wk before the Semester End)  May 12
Last Day to Submit Approved   Dissertation/Thesis  to Graduate School (by 4PM) through ProQuest May 19
Semester End May 19
Last Day to submit   Program Plan  (for first semester MS and second semester PhD students) May 31
Last day to submit PhD annual reviews to the Graduate Director June 15