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Semester Deadlines

Spring 2017

Event Deadline
Time Frame to Complete ETD Workshop (for Summer 2017 graduates) Jan 9 - Apr 26
First Day of Classes January 9
MLK Holiday (USF closed) January 16
Graduation Application Deadline* February 3
PhD Exam Application Deadline February 3
Deadline to Submit Thesis Draft to Director for Circulation* February 10
Deadline to Submit Dissertation Draft to Director for Circulation* February 23
Deadline to Submit 5th Year Funding Application to Director February 27
USF Spring Break March 13-18
PhD Qualifying Exam Dates (Rhet/Comp) March 20, 21
PhD Qualifying Exam Dates (Literature) March 20, 22, 24
Deadline to Submit Portfolio to Committee Chair for Circulation* March 22
Last day to Drop Class(es) without Academic Penalty (no refund) March 25
Registration for Summer and Fall 2017 Classes Begin March 27
Thesis Final Submission Deadline*
Includes ETD Registration.
March 24
Dissertation Defense Deadline*
Request form must be submitted at least 3 weeks prior to defense.
March 30
PhD Exam Defense Deadline (Literature) March 30
Final Dissertation Submission Deadline*
Includes ETD Registration.
April 7
MA Portfolio Defense Deadline*
Request form must be submitted at least three weeks prior to defense.
April 12
Doctoral Candidacy Request Deadline for Spring 2017 Candidacy April 26
Last day of Classes April 26
Final Exam Week April 29-May 4
Commencement May 6

* Required for students graduating in Spring 2017.