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    James Madison University
   
 
  Sep 23, 2017
 
2017-18 Graduate Catalog 
  
2017-18 Graduate Catalog

University Calendar


 

Fall Semester 2017

August 25, Friday
Opening Faculty Meeting
Residence halls open for transfer and international students.

August 26, Saturday
Residence halls open for returning students.

August 28, Monday
Classes meet as scheduled.

September 15, Friday
Last day to withdraw from the university with cancellation of tuition charges and refund.

September 22, Friday
Last day to submit an application for a master's, Ed.S. or doctoral degree if graduation requirements are to be met in December 2017.

September 22-24, Friday-Sunday
Family Weekend

October 13, Friday
Last day to submit an application for a baccalaureate degree if graduation requirements are to be met in May or August 2018.

October 13, Friday
First Block courses end.

October 16, Monday
Second Block courses begin.

October 19, Thursday
Mid-semester grades due in the Office of the Registrar.

October 24, Tuesday
First Block course grades due in the Office of the Registrar.

October 27-29, Friday-Sunday
Homecoming

November 6, Monday
Registration begins for 2018 spring semester.

November 10, Friday
Last day to submit an application for a master's, Ed.S. or doctoral degree if graduation requirements are to be met in May 2018.

November 17, Friday
Dining Services closes at 7:30 p.m.
Comprehensive assessment results and Thesis/Research Project/Dissertation due to The Graduate School.

November 18, Saturday
Thanksgiving holiday begins and residence halls close.

November 25, Saturday
Residence halls open. Dining Services open at 4:30 p.m.

November 27, Monday
Classes resume.

November 27, Monday
Last day for students to submit work to faculty for 2017 spring semester and 2017 summer session for removal of "incomplete" grades.

December 8, Friday
Last day of classes.
Last day for faculty to turn in removal of "incomplete" grades for 2017 spring semester and 2017 summer session to the Office of the Registrar.

December 9-15, Saturday-Friday
Final examinations

December 15, Friday
Residence halls close. Dining Services close and fall meal plans end at 2 p.m.
Deadline for completion of course work for December graduates.

December 16, Saturday
Commencement begins at 10 a.m. in the Convocation Center.

December 18, Monday
Regular semester and Second Block course grades due in the Office of the Registrar by 3 p.m.

Spring Semester 2018

January 7, Sunday
Residence halls open.
Spring meal plans begin and Dining Services open at 5 p.m.

January 8, Monday  
Classes meet as scheduled.

January 15, Monday
Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday.  Classes do not meet.

January 26, Friday
Last day to withdraw from the university with cancellation of tuition charges and refund.

February 6, Tuesday
Student Assessment/Faculty Assistance (no classes 8 a.m.- 4 p.m.)
Evening classes (those beginning 4 p.m. or later) meet as scheduled.

February 27, Tuesday
Third Block courses end.

March 2, Friday
Mid-semester grades due in the Office of the Registrar.
Dining Services close at 2 p.m. Residence halls close.

March 5-9, Monday-Friday
Spring Break. Classes do not meet.

March 11, Sunday
Residence halls open. Dining Services open at 5 p.m.

March 12, Monday
Classes resume. Fourth Block courses begin.

March 13, Tuesday
Third Block course grades due in the Office of the Registrar.

March 16, Friday
James Madison Day

March 19, Monday
Advance registration for 2018 summer session begins.

April 2, Wednesday
Registration begins for 2018 fall semester.

April 12, Thursday
Last day for students to submit work to faculty for 2017 fall semester for removal of "incomplete" grades.

April 13, Friday
Last day to submit a graduation application if graduation requirements are to be met in Dec. 2018.

April 18, Wednesday
Comprehensive assessment results and Thesis/Research Project/Dissertation due to The Graduate School.

April 26, Thursday
Last day of classes.
Last day for faculty to turn in removal of "incomplete" grades for 2017 fall semester to the Office of the Registrar.

April 27 - May 3, Friday-Thursday
Final examinations.  University housing checkout process.

May 3, Thursday
Residence halls close for undergraduate students.
Spring meal plans end and Dining Services close at 7 p.m.
Deadline for completion of course work for May graduates.

May 3-5, Thursday-Saturday
Commencement Ceremonies

May 8, Tuesday
Regular Semester and Fourth Block course grades due in the Office of the Registrar by 3 p.m.

Graduate 2018 Summer Sessions

Twelve-Week Term

May 7, Monday
Registration and fee payment.
Classes meet as scheduled.

May 18, Friday
Last day to submit an application for a master's, Ed.S. or doctoral degree if graduation requirements are to be met in summer 2017.

May 28, Monday
Memorial Day Holiday. Classes do not meet.

June 29, Friday
Comprehensive assessment results and Thesis/Research Project/Dissertation due to The Graduate School.

July 4, Wednesday
Fourth of July Holiday. Classes do not meet.

July 27, Friday
Final Examinations.
Deadline for completion of course work for summer graduates.

Eight-Week Term

May 18, Friday
Last day to submit an application for a master's, Ed.S. or doctoral degree if graduation requirements are to be met in summer 2017.

June 4, Monday
Registration and fee payment.
Classes meet as scheduled.

June 29, Friday
Comprehensive assessment results and Thesis/Research Project/Dissertation due to The Graduate School.

July 4, Tuesday
Fourth of July Holiday. Classes do not meet.

July 27, Friday
Final Examinations.
Deadline for completion of course work for summer graduates.

1st Six-Week Term

May 7, Monday
Registration and fee payment.
Classes meet as scheduled.

May 18, Friday
Last day to submit an application for a master's, Ed.S. or doctoral degree if graduation requirements are to be met in summer 2017.

May 28, Monday
Memorial Day Holiday. Classes do not meet.

June 15, Friday
Final Examinations.

June 29, Friday
Comprehensive assessment results and Thesis/Research Project/Dissertation due to The Graduate School.

August 4, Friday
Deadline for completion of course work for summer graduates.

2nd Six-Week Term

May 18, Friday
Last day to submit an application for a master's, Ed.S. or doctoral degree if graduation requirements are to be met in summer 2018.

June 18, Monday
Registration and fee payment.
Classes meet as scheduled.

June 29, Friday
Comprehensive assessment results and Thesis/Research Project/Dissertation due to The Graduate School.

July 4, Wednesday
Fourth of July Holiday. Classes do not meet.

July 27, Friday
Final Examinations.
Deadline for completion of course work for summer graduates.

1st Four-Week Term

May 7, Monday
Registration and fee payment.
Classes meet as scheduled.

May 18, Friday
Last day to submit an application for a master's, Ed.S. or doctoral degree if graduation requirements are to be met in summer 2018.

May 28, Monday
Memorial Day Holiday. Classes do not meet.

June 1, Friday
Final Examinations.

June 29, Friday
Comprehensive assessment results and Thesis/Research Project/Dissertation due to The Graduate School.

July 4, Wednesday
Fourth of July Holiday. Classes do not meet.

July 27, Friday
Deadline for completion of course work for summer graduates.

2nd Four-Week Term

May 18, Friday
Last day to submit an application for a master's, Ed.S. or doctoral degree if graduation requirements are to be met in summer 2018.

June 4, Monday
Registration and fee payment.
Classes meet as scheduled.

June 29, Friday
Comprehensive assessment results and Thesis/Research Project/Dissertation due to The Graduate School.
Final Examinations.

July 4, Wednesday
Fourth of July Holiday. Classes do not meet.

July 27, Friday
Deadline for completion of course work for summer graduates.