2021 Spring Graduate Academic Calendar

Academic Session Dates

  • Session 1: 01/25/2021 through 05/15/2021 (Regular Academic Session)
  • Session 2: 01/25/2021 through 03/13/2021
  • Session 3: 03/15/2021 through 05/15/2021 
  • Session 4: 01/04/2021 through 05/15/2021 for Graduate Dental students
  • Session EXS: 01/23/2021 through 05/15/2021 for EMBA/Kohler students
  • Session N01: 01/25/2021 through 06/19/2021 — this session is only to be used for practicums, internships and field experience when the dates are out of MU's control. Not for GSM students.
  • Session J: 12/14/2020 through 01/23/2021 — only Provost pre-approved courses may be offered in this session.

 

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Academic censure appeal deadlines

Last day at noon to submit appeal for dismissed fall 2020 students who wish to enroll in spring 2021

Session 1 Session 2 Session 3 Session 4 Session EXS Session N01 Session J

TBD

 Last day at noon to submit appeal for dismissed spring 2021 students who wish to enroll in summer 2021

Session 1 Session 2 Session 3 Session 4 Session EXS Session N01 Session J

TBD

 Last day at noon to submit appeal for dismissed spring 2021 students who wish to enroll in fall 2021

Session 1 Session 2 Session 3 Session 4 Session EXS Session N01 Session J

TBD

Academic censure decisions released 

For fall 2020 students who appealed dismissal and wish to enroll in spring 2021

Session 1 Session 2 Session 3 Session 4 Session EXS Session N01 Session J

TBD

 For spring 2021 students who appealed dismissal and wish to enroll in summer 2021

Session 1 Session 2 Session 3 Session 4 Session EXS Session N01 Session J

TBD

 For spring 2021 students who appealed dismissal and wish to enroll in fall 2021

Session 1 Session 2 Session 3 Session 4 Session EXS Session N01 Session J

TBD

Academic Integrity tutorial deadline 

Last day for all new and readmitted students to complete

Session 1 Session 2 Session 3 Session 4 Session EXS Session N01 Session J

03/01/2021 for all sessions

Add, swap, drop or register deadline

11:59 p.m. last day to make changes to class schedule  

Session 1 Session 2 Session 3 Session 4    Session EXS Session N01 Session J

02/02/2021

02/02/2021

03/23/2021

01/12/2021

02/02/2021 

02/02/2021 

12/16/2020

Announcement of Public Defense of Dissertation forms deadline

Last day to submit form

Session 1 Session 2 Session 3 Session 4 Session EXS Session N01 Session J

03/08/2021 for all sessions

Audit deadline

 Last day to change from credit to audit or audit to credit

Session 1 Session 2 Session 3 Session 4 Session EXS Session N01 Session J

02/02/2021

02/02/2021

03/23/2021

01/12/2021

02/02/2021

02/02/2021

12/16/2020

Baccalaureate

Session 1 Session 2 Session 3 Session 4 Session EXS Session N01 Session J

05/22/2021 for all sessions

Census/Freeze date

Session 1 Session 2 Session 3 Session 4 Session EXS Session N01 Session J

02/16/2021 for all sessions

Classes begin

 
 Session 1  Session 2  Session 3 Session 4 Session EXS  Session N01 Session J

  01/25/2021

01/25/2021

 03/15/2021

01/04/2021

01/23/2021

 01/25/2021

12/14/2020

Classes end

Session 1 Session 2 Session 3 Session 4 Session EXS Session N01 Session J

05/08/2021

03/13/2021

05/15/2021

05/15/2021

05/08/2021

06/19/2021

01/23/2021

 

College/Schools Incomplete grade deadline

 Last day to submit fall 2021 incomplete grade changes to the Office of the Registrar

Session 1 Session 2 Session 3 Session 4 Session EXS Session N01 Session J

                                                     03/05/2021 for all sessions

 Last day to submit spring 2021 incomplete grade changes to the Office of the Registrar

Session 1 Session 2 Session 3 Session 4 Session EXS Session N01 Session J

                                                       10/22/2021 for all sessions

Commencement

Session 1 Session 2 Session 3 Session 4 Session EXS Session N01 Session J

05/23/2021 for all sessions

Comprehensive Exams results due in the Graduate School of Management

Registration for and the taking of the comprehensive exams and submission of the results, are arranged between the student and program or department

Session 1 Session 2 Session 3 Session 4 Session EXS Session N01 Session J

04/21/2021 for all sessions

Credit change deadline

Last day to adjust credits in a variable credit class

Session 1 Session 2 Session 3 Session 4 Session EXS Session N01 Session J

02/02/2021

02/02/2021

03/23/2021

01/12/2021

02/02/2021

02/02/2021

12/16/2020

Diplomas available to graduates

J Session, January 31, 2020 through April 30, 2020 graduates can pick up diplomas at Marquette Central or arrange for shipment via FedEx from the Office of the Registrar

Session 1 Session 2 Session 3 Session 4 Session EXS Session N01 Session J

4-6 weeks after diploma date for all sessions

 End of spring term 2021 graduates can pick up diplomas at Marquette Central or arrange for shipment via FedEx from the Office of the Registrar

Session 1 Session 2 Session 3 Session 4 Session EXS Session N01 Session J

05/26/2021 for all sessions

Dissertation

Last day for public defense of dissertation

Session 1 Session 2 Session 3 Session 4 Session EXS Session N01 Session J

04/07/2021 for all sessions

Dissertation deadline

Last day to submit dissertation to the Graduate School with results and signatures

Session 1 Session 2 Session 3 Session 4 Session EXS Session N01 Session J

04/28/2021 for all sessions

Enrollment/registration

Spring term 2021 registration by appointment 

Session 1 Session 2 Session 3 Session 4 Session EXS Session N01 Session J

11/09/2020 for all sessions

 Spring term 2021 registration no appointment required 

Session 1 Session 2 Session 3 Session 4 Session EXS Session N01 Session J

11/23/2020 for all sessions

 Summer term 2021 registration no appointment required

Session 1 Session 2 Session 3 Session 4 Session EXS Session N01 Session J

02/16/2021 for all sessions

 Fall term 2021 registration by appointment 

Session 1 Session 2 Session 3 Session 4 Session EXS Session N01 Session J

04/19/2021 for all sessions

 Fall term 2021 registration no appointment needed

Session 1 Session 2 Session 3 Session 4 Session EXS Session N01 Session J

05/03/2021 for all sessions

Exams

Final exams

Session 1 Session 2 Session 3 Session 4 Session EXS Session N01 Session J

05/10/2021
   through
05/15/2021

Last class date for Sessions 2 to 4

05/10/2021
through
05/15/2021

N/A

Last class date

Faculty Incomplete grading deadlines

Last day to submit fall 2020 incomplete grade changes to the Graduate School and Graduate School of Management

Session 1 Session 2 Session 3 Session 4 Session EXS Session N01 Session J

02/19/2021 for all sessions

 Last day to submit spring 2021 incomplete grade changes to the Graduate School and Graduate School of Management

Session 1 Session 2 Session 3 Session 4 Session EXS Session N01 Session J

10/13/2021 for all sessions

Final Grades deadline at noon

Session 1 Session 3 Session 3 Session 4 Session EXS Session N01 Session J

05/18/2021

03/16/2021

05/18/2021

05/18/2021

05/18/2021

06/22/2021

01/26/2021

Faculty textbook submission deadline

Provide summer 2021 textbook information to Book Marq

Session 1 Session 2 Session 3 Session 4 Session EXS Session N01 Session J

03/01/2021 for all sessions

 Provide fall 2021 textbook information to Book Marq

Session 1 Session 2 Session 3 Session 4 Session EXS Session N01 Session J

03/04/2021 for all sessions

Financial Aid Applications

Last day for Graduate School and Graduate School of Management students to submit applications (merit based aid) for Academic Year 2020-2021

Session 1 Session 2 Session 3 Session 4 Session EXS Session N01 Session J

02/15/2021 for all sessions

 Last day for Graduate School and Graduate School of Management students to submit applications (merit based aid) for summer term 2021

Session 1 Session 2 Session 3 Session 4 Session EXS Session N01 Session J

04/15/2021 for all sessions

Grade appeal deadline

Last day for Graduate School of Management students to appeal a final grade assigned in all fall 2020 sessions; Graduate School students should view grade appeal policy in the Graduate School bulletin

Session 1 Session 2 Session 3 Session 4 Session EXS Session N01 Session J

02/19/2021 for all sessions

Graduation application deadline

Last day to apply to graduate in spring 2021; Ph.D. students see the Commencement section in the Graduate School bulletin for additional requirements

Session 1 Session 2 Session 3 Session 4 Session EXS Session N01 Session J

02/01/2021 for all sessions

 Last day to apply to graduate in summer or fall 2021 if participating in Spring 2021 Commencement; Ph.D. students see the Commencement section in the Graduate School bulletin for additional requirements.

Session 1 Session 2 Session 3 Session 4 Session EXS Session N01 Session J

02/01/2021 for all sessions

Incomplete coursework/exam deadline

Last day to submit completed coursework/exams to faculty for final incomplete grades assigned in all fall 2020 sessions

Session 1 Session 2 Session 3 Session 4 Session EXS Session N01 Session J

02/12/2021 for all sessions

Last day to submit completed coursework/exams to faculty for final incomplete grades assigned in all spring 2021 sessions

Session 1 Session 2 Session 3 Session 4 Session EXS Session N01 Session J

10/08/2021 for all sessions

Independent Study deadline

Last day to submit request to the school office

Session 1 Session 2 Session 3 Session 4 Session EXS Session N01 Session J

01/28/2021 for all sessions

M.S.A.E professional project outline

Due to the Graduate School of Management

Session 1 Session 2 Session 3 Session 4 Session EXS Session N01 Session J

TBD

Official transcript deadline - graduation

External transcripts must arrive in the Office of the Registrar for transfer credits to affect J Session and January 31 through April 30 graduation

Session 1 Session 2 Session 3 Session 4 Session EXS Session N01 Session J

One week prior to diploma date for all sessions

 

External transcripts must arrive in the Office of the Registrar for transfer credits to affect end of spring graduation

Session 1 Session 2 Session 3 Session 4 Session EXS Session N01 Session J

05/14/2021 for all sessions

Outlines

Thesis, professional project, essay, dissertation outlines due to the Graduate School; excludes GSM project outline

Session 1 Session 2 Session 3 Session 4 Session EXS Session N01 Session J

TBD

 GSM project outline for August graduates

Session 1 Session 2 Session 3 Session 4 Session EXS Session N01 Session J

TBD

 

Spring/ EasterBreak Classes Excused

 

Session 1 Session 2 Session 3 Session 4 Session EXS Session N01 Session J

03/27/2021 through 04/04/2021 for all sessions

 

Thesis, professional project or essay deadline

Last day to submit to the Graduate School and Graduate School of Management with results and signatures

                                                        04/14/2021 

Transcripts available

Final spring term 2021 degree information included

Session 1 Session 2 Session 3 Session 4 Session EXS Session N01 Session J

06/18/2021 for all sessions

Trustees' List deadlines

Submit Trustees' List to the Office of the Registrar for J Session and January 31, 2021 through April 30, 2021 graduates

Session 1 Session 2 Session 3 Session 4 Session EXS Session N01 Session J

At noon the last business day of the month for all sessions.
Diploma date is last business day of the month

Submit Trustees' List to the Office of the Registrar for end of spring term 2021 graduates

Session 1 Session 2 Session 3 Session 4 Session EXS Session N01 Session J

At noon on 05/21/2020 for all sessions

 

 Waitlist deadline

 

At 11:59 p.m.

Session 1 Session 2 Session 3 Session 4 Session EXS Session N01 Session J

01/28/2021

01/28/2021

03/18/2021

01/07/2021

01/28/2021

01/28/2021

12/17/2021

Withdrawal from classes begins

W grade assigned

Session 1 Session 2 Session 3 Session 4 Session EXS Session N01 Session J

02/03/2021

02/03/2021

03/24/2021

01/13/2021

02/03/2021

02/03/2021

12/17/2020

Withdrawal deadline

 Last day to withdraw from classes or the university with a grade of W

Session 1 Session 2 Session 3 Session 4 Session EXS Session N01 Session J

04/23/2021

03/05/2021

04/30/2021

04/02/2021

04/23/2021

05/14/2021

01/04/2021

University closed

Classes excused

  • Martin Luther King Jr. Day: 01/20/2020; MBA classes at the Kohler site will meet

 To see Fall and Summer terms, select the corresponding link:

University Holiday Schedule: Offices closed

Faculty: The dates of the 2020-2021 academic year for new and returning faculty are August 17, 2020 through May 23, 2021.