2017-18 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 2017 - 1810

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. 21Mon., Aug. 21Mon., Aug. 21
Classes begin after 4 p.m.Mon., Aug. 21Mon., Aug. 21
Classes beginTues., Aug. 22Mon, Aug. 21Mon., Oct. 16
Last day to addWed., Aug. 30Thurs., Aug. 24Thurs., Oct. 19
Last day to drop a class or withdraw from all classes and receive a 100% refundWed., Aug. 30Thurs., Aug. 24Thurs., Oct. 19
Labor Day, University closedMon., Sept. 4Mon., Sept. 4Mon., Sept. 4
Last day to withdraw from all classes and receive a 75% refundFri., Sept. 29Thurs., Sept. 7Thurs., Nov. 2
Midterm GradesMon., Oct. 16
Last day to withdraw from all classes and receive a 50% refundSun., Oct. 29Wed., Sept. 20Wed., Nov. 15
*Graduation application due to Program Director for December conferralNovember 1 each yearNovember 1 each yearNovember 1 each year
Last day to dropFri., Nov. 9Fri., Sept. 29Fri., Nov. 24
Last day for Thesis/Project Defense for December conferralThurs., Nov. 9Thurs., Nov. 9Thurs., Nov. 9
Last day to submit thesis to Graduate School for final review for December conferralThurs., Nov. 9Thurs., Nov. 9Thurs., Nov. 9
Veterans Day, University closedFri., Nov. 10Fri., Nov. 10Fri., Nov. 10
Thanksgiving vacation (University closed Thursday)Nov. 23-24Nov. 23-24Nov. 23-24
Final exams Dec. 11-15Oct. 11-12Dec. 6-7
Last day to submit approved thesis to MSU's Graduate School ProQuest website for December conferralWed., Dec. 13Wed., Dec. 13Wed., Dec. 13
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.18Tues., Oct. 17Tues, Dec.12
*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 2018 - 1830

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. 8Mon., Jan. 8Mon., Jan. 8
Classes begin after 4 p.m.Mon., Jan. 9Mon., Jan. 9
Classes beginTues., Jan. 9Mon., Jan. 8Mon., Mar. 5
*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. 15Mon., Jan. 15Mon., Jan. 15
Last Day to AddThurs., Jan. 18Thurs., Jan 11Fri., Mar. 9
Last day to drop a class or withdraw from all classes and receive a 100% refundThurs., Jan. 18Thurs., Jan. 11Fri., Mar. 9
President's Day, University ClosedMon., Feb. 19Mon., Feb. 19Mon., Feb. 19
Last day to withdraw from all classes and receive a 75% refundMon., Feb. 19Thurs., Jan. 25Sat., Mar. 24
*Graduation application due to Program Director for May conferralMarch 1 each yearMarch 1 each yearMarch 1 each year
MidtermMarch 5
Spring BreakMarch 12-16March 12-16March 12-16
*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 20-22March 20-22March 20-22
Last day to withdraw from all classes and receive a 50% refundThurs., Mar. 22Wed., Feb. 7Wed., Apr. 8
Easter Break (University closed Friday only)March 30 - April 2March 30 - April 2March 30 - April 2
Last day to dropFri., Apr. 6Fri., Feb. 16Fri., Apr. 20
Last day for Thesis/Project Defense for May conferralMon., April 9Mon., April 9Mon., April 9
Last day to submit thesis to Graduate School for final review for May ConferralMon., April 9Mon., April 9Mon., April 9
Final ExamsMay 7-11Feb. 28 - March 1May 2-3
Last day to submit approved thesis to MSU's Graduate School ProQuest website for May conferralTues., May 8Tues., May 8Tues., May 8
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 11Friday, May 11Friday, May 11
Commencement MSU Dome at 10:00 a.m. with a line up after hooding no later than 9:15 a.m.Fri., May 11Fri., May 11Fri., May 11
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 14Tues, Mar. 6Tues, May 8
*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 2018 - 1840

Description Date
Standard 8 Week Term Classes beginTues., May 29
*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 2
Last day to addSat., June 2
Last day for Thesis/Project Defense for August conferralFriday, June 29
Last day to withdraw from all classes and receive a 75% refund Sun., June 17
Last day to withdraw from all classes and receive a 50% refundMon., July 2
Federal holiday, University closedTues., July 4
Last day to dropTues., July 3
Last day to submit thesis to Graduate School for final review for August Conferral.Friday, July 13
Last day of classesTues., July 24
Final examsJuly 25-26
Last day to submit approved thesis to MSU's Graduate School ProQuest website for August Conferral.Friday, July 27
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. 6
*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.