Graduate School

The University of Mississippi

Important Dates and Deadlines

Note: This list is meant to be used as a guideline, and there may be additional deadlines for other Graduate School related events.

The University’s Academic Calendar provides other important dates.

Summer 2020

  • Last day to submit applications for August graduation- June 15, 2020
  • Deadline for submission of a thesis or dissertation for August graduation- August 7, 2020

Fall 2020

  • Deadline for Fall Graduate Assistantship Appointments- June 30, 2020
  • Graduate School Orientation- August 20, 2020
  • Last day to receive pro-rated Tuition scholarships with Assistantship – September 4, 2020
  • Last day for Graduate Assistants to waive participation in the Health Insurance Program- September 18, 2020
  • Last day to submit applications for December graduation- October 5, 2020
  • Nominations for Spring Dissertation Fellowships due- November 2, 2020
  • Deadline for submission of a thesis or dissertation for December graduation- December 4, 2020

Spring 2021

  • Deadline for Spring Graduate Assistantship Appointments- November 30, 2020
  • Last day to receive pro-rated Tuition scholarships with Assistantship – February 2, 2021
  • Last day for Graduate Assistants to waive participation in the Health Insurance Program- February 19, 2021
  • Last day to submit applications for May graduation (May & August grads who wish to walk) – February 19, 2021
  • Nominations for Teaching/Mentoring Award- March 1, 2021
  • Nominations for the Donald R. Cole Excellence in Promoting Inclusiveness in Graduate Education Award- March 1, 2021
  • Nominations for Fall Dissertation Fellowships due- April 1, 2021
  • Nominations for Summer  Research Assistantships due- April 1, 2021
  • Deadline for enrollment in Summer Thesis and Dissertation Hour Scholarship Program- April 30, 2021
  • Deadline for SREB Nominations – April 30, 2021
  • Deadline for submission of Hooding Ceremony Participation Form by hooding faculty- April 19, 2021
  • Deadline for submission of a thesis or dissertation for May graduation- May 7, 2021
  • Hooding Ceremony- TBD
  • Commencement – TBD
  • Deadline for Fall Graduate Assistantship Appointments- June 30, 2021