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 2019

  • Last day to submit applications for August graduation- June 14, 2019
  • Deadline for submission of a thesis or dissertation for August graduation- July 26, 2019

Fall 2019

  • Deadline for Fall Graduate Assistantship Appointments- June 30, 2019
  • Graduate School Orientation- August 22, 2019
  • Last day for Graduate Assistants to waive participation in the Health Insurance Program- September 20, 2019
  • Last day to submit applications for December graduation- October 7, 2019
  • Last day to receive pro-rated Tuition scholarships with Assistantship – October 2, 2019
  • Nominations for Spring Dissertation Fellowships due- November 1, 2019
  • Deadline for submission of a thesis or dissertation for December graduation- December 6, 2019

Spring 2020

  • Deadline for Spring Graduate Assistantship Appointments- November 29, 2019
  • Last day to receive pro-rated Tuition scholarships with Assistantship – February 3, 2020
  • Last day for Graduate Assistants to waive participation in the Health Insurance Program- February 20, 2020
  • Last day to submit applications for May graduation (May & August grads who wish to walk) – February 20, 2020
  • Nominations for Teaching/Mentoring Award- March 13, 2020
  • Nominations for the Donald R. Cole Excellence in Promoting Inclusiveness in Graduate Education Award- March 13, 2020
  • Nominations for Fall Dissertation Fellowships due- April 1, 2020
  • Nominations for Summer  Research Assistantships due- April 1, 2020
  • Deadline for enrollment in Summer Thesis and Dissertation Hour Scholarship Program- April 30, 2020
  • Deadline for submission of Hooding Ceremony Participation Form by hooding faculty- April 17, 2020
  • Deadline for submission of a thesis or dissertation for May graduation- May 1, 2020
  • Hooding Ceremony- May 8, 2020
  • Commencement – May 9, 2020
  • Deadline for Fall Graduate Assistantship Appointments- June 30, 2020