2016-17 Undergraduate and Graduate Catalogs

Graduate School Calendar Dates

DATES ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE
Students are responsible for checking the Graduate School website for deadline changes.

Fall 2016 - 1710

Description Full 16 Weeks First 8 Weeks Second 8 Weeks
Mandatory International F-1 Regulations Workshop from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. For questions, contact International Programs at 701-858-4155Mon., Aug. 22Mon., Aug. 22Mon., Aug. 22
Classes begin after 4 p.m.Mon., Aug. 22Mon., Aug. 22
Classes beginTues., Aug. 23Mo.n, Aug. 22Mon., Oct. 17
Last day to addWed., Aug. 31Thurs., Aug. 25Thur.s, Oct. 20
Last day to drop a class or withdraw from all classes and receive a 100% refundWed., Aug. 31Thurs., Aug. 25Thurs., Oct. 20
Labor Day, University closedMon., Sept. 5Mon., Sept. 5Mon., Sept. 5
Last day to withdraw from all classes and receive a 75% refundFri., Sept. 30Thurs., Sept. 8Thurs., Nov. 3
Midterm GradesMon., Oct. 17
Spring registration for currently enrolled studentsOct. 25-27Oct. 25-27Oct. 25-27
Last day to withdraw from all classes and receive a 50% refundSun., Oct. 30Wed., Sept. 21Wed., Nov. 16
*Graduation application due to Program Director for December conferralNovember 1 each yearNovember 1 each yearNovember 1 each year
Last day to dropFri., Nov. 10Fr.i, Sept. 30Fri., Nov. 25
Veterans Day, University closedFri., Nov. 11Fri., Nov. 11Fri., Nov. 11
Last day for Thesis/Project Defense for December conferralWed., Nov 16Wed., Nov. 16Wed., Nov. 16
Last day to submit thesis to Graduate School for final review for December conferralWed., Nov. 16Wed., Nov. 16Wed., Nov. 16
Thanksgiving vacation (University closed Thursday)Nov. 24-25Nov. 24-25Nov. 24-25
Final exams Dec. 12-16Oct. 12-13Dec. 7-8
Last day to email a final PDF version of thesis to Graduate School - graduate@minotstateu.edu - for December conferralWed., Dec. 14Wed., Dec. 14Wed., Dec. 14
Course Completion Agreement due in the Graduate School no later than the Wednesday prior to the Monday grades are enteredEach termEach termEach term
Grades due from faculty to the Registrar's Office at NOON CSTMon., Dec.19Tues., Oct. 18Tues, Dec.13
*Last day for Graduate School Program Directors to submit graduation application and recommendation for awarding degree forms to Graduate School for December conferral audits.January 15 each yearJanuary 15 each yearJanuary 15 each year
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 "EACH YEAR" date listings:  if the date falls on a Saturday and/or holiday, due date will be the prior business day.  If the date is a Sunday and/or holiday, due date will be the next business day.

Each program schedules its own Written and Oral Comprehensive Exams; students are reminded that permission to take Written Comprehensive Exams are due two weeks prior to the scheduled exam.  Permission to take Oral Comprehensive Exams are due one week prior to the scheduled exam.

Spring 2017 - 1730

Description Full 16 Weeks First 8 Weeks Second 8 Weeks
Mandatory International F-1 Regulations Workshop from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. For questions, contact International Programs at 701-858-4155Mon., Jan. 9Mon., Jan. 9Mon., Jan. 9
Classes begin after 4 p.m.Mon., Jan. 9Mon., Jan. 9
Classes beginTues., Jan. 10Mon., Jan. 9Mon., Mar. 6
*Graduate students may begin registration for May Hooding & Commencement Ceremonies. http://www.minotstateu.edu/commencement/pages/graduate-participation-form.shtml. If you do not plan to participate, submit a participation form by selecting "do not plan to participate." Submit regalia orders to Herff Jones.January 15 each yearJanuary 15 each yearJanuary 15 each year
Martin Luther King Day, University ClosedMon., Jan. 16Mon., Jan. 16Mon., Jan. 16
Last Day to AddThurs., Jan. 19Thurs., Jan 12Fri., Mar. 10
Last day to drop a class or withdraw from all classes and receive a 100% refundThurs., Jan. 19Thurs., Jan. 12Fri., Mar. 10
President's Day, University ClosedMon., Feb. 20Mon., Feb. 20Mon., Feb. 20
Last day to withdraw from all classes and receive a 75% refundMon., Feb. 20Thurs., Jan. 26Sat., Mar. 25
*Graduation application due to Program Director for May conferralMarch 1 each yearMarch 1 each yearMarch 1 each year
MidtermMarch 6
Spring BreakMarch 13-17March 13-17March 13-17
*Last day to submit reservation for May hooding & commencement ceremonies. http://www.minotstateu.edu/commencement/pages/graduate-participation-form.shtmlMarch 15 each yearMarch 15 each yearMarch 15 each year
*Last day to submit order for graduation regalia for May hooding and commencement ceremonies. http://www.minotstateu.edu/commencement/purchase.shtmlMarch 15 each yearMarch 15 each yearMarch 15 each year
Summer and Fall registration for currently enrolled studentsMarch 21-23March 21-23March 21-23
Last day to withdraw from all classes and receive a 50% refundThurs., Mar. 23Wed., Feb. 8Wed., Apr. 9
Easter Break (University closed Friday only)April 14-17April 14-17April 14-17
Last day to dropFri., Apr. 7Fri., Feb. 17Fri., Apr. 21
Last day for Thesis/Project Defense for May conferralTues., April 11Tues., April 11Tues., April 11
Last day to submit thesis to Graduate School for final review for May ConferralTues., April 11Tues., April 11Tues., April 11
Final ExamsMay 8-12Mar. 1-2May 3-4
Last day to email a final PDF version of thesis to Graduate School - graduate@minotstateu.edu - for May conferralWed., May 10Wed., May 10Wed., May 10
Graduate School Hooding Ceremony - Ann Nicole Nelson Hall 8:00 a.m. with a line up no later than 7:15 a.m.Friday, May 12Friday, May 12Friday, May 12
Commencement MSU Dome at 10:00 a.m. with a line up after hooding no later than 9:15 a.m.Fri, May 12Fri, May 12Fri, May 12
Course Completion Agreement due in the Graduate School no later than the Wednesday prior to the Monday grades are to be enteredEach termEach termEach term
Grades due from faculty to the Registrar's Office at NOON CSTMon, May 15Tues, Mar. 7Tues, May 9
*Last day for Graduate School Program Directors to submit graduation application and recommendation for awarding degree forms to Graduate School for May conferral audits.June 1 each yearJune 1 each yearJune 1 each year
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"EACH YEAR" date listings:  if the date falls on a Saturday and/or holiday, due date will be the prior business day.  If the date is a Sunday and/or holiday, due date will be the next business day. 

Each program schedules its own Written and Oral Comprehensive Exams; students are reminded that permission to take Written Comprehensive Exams are due two weeks prior to the scheduled exam.  Permission to take Oral Comprehensive Exams are due one week prior to the scheduled exam.

Summer 2017 - 1740

Description Date
Standard 8 Week Term Classes beginTues., May 30
*Graduation application due to Program Director for August conferralJune 1 of each year
Last day to drop a class or withdraw from all classes and receive a 100% refundSat., June 3
Last day to addSat., June 3
Last day for Thesis/Project Defense for August conferralFriday, June 30
Last day to withdraw from all classes and receive a 75% refund Sun., June 18
Last day to withdraw from all classes and receive a 50% refundMon., July 3
Federal holiday, University closedTues., July 4
Last day to dropTues., July 4
Last day to submit thesis to Graduate School for final review for August Conferral.Friday, July 14
Last day of classesTues., July 25
Final examsJuly 26-27
Last day to email a final PDF version of thesis to Graduate School - graduate@minotstateu.edu - for August Conferral.Monday, July 31
Course Completion Agreement due in the Graduate School no later than the Wednesday prior to the Monday grades are to be enteredEach term
Grades due from faculty to the Registrar's Office at NOON CSTMon., Aug. 7
*Last day for Graduate School Program Directors to submit graduation application and recommendation for awarding degree forms to Graduate School for August conferral audits.August 15 each year
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 "EACH YEAR" date listings:  if the date falls on a Saturday and/or holiday, due date will be the prior business day.  If the date is a Sunday and/or holiday, due date will be the next business day.

Each program schedules its own Written and Oral Comprehensive Exams; students are reminded that permission to take Written Comprehensive Exams are due two weeks prior to the scheduled exam.  Permission to take Oral Comprehensive Exams are due one week prior to the scheduled exam.