Graduate Studies

Graduate School and Academic Calendar

The academic calendar is located at wiu.edu/academiccalendar/. Information specific to the Graduate School is listed below.

Summer 2015

June 10 - Deadline for submission of graduation application

June 19 - Open House (1-4 p.m., Capitol Room, University Union)

July 24 (Friday before the final week of the summer term) - Deadline for submission of thesis/dissertation

August 18 - Summer 2015 degrees conferred


Fall 2015

August 21 - Orientation

August 24 - Classes begin

August 24 - Special Graduate Council meeting ( NOTE:  All Graduate Council meetings have deadlines for document submission. For more information go to wiu.edu/graduate_studies/faculty_and_staff_resources/gcmeetings.php

September 7 - Labor Day (University closed)

September 8 - Classes resume

September 14 - Graduate Council meeting

September 15 - Deadline for submission of Graduate Student Research and Professional Development Fund application to the department

October 1 - Deadline for submission of Graduate Student Research and Professional Development Fund application to the the Graduate School

October 10 - Deadline for submission of Application for Graduation for fall

October 12 - Graduate Council meeting

October 16 - Fall break (No classes)

October 19 - Classes resume

November 9 - Graduate Council meeting

November 23-25 - Thanksgiving break (No classes)

November 26-27 - Holiday (University closed)

November 30 - Classes resume

December 7 - Graduate Council meeting

December 11 - Deadline for submission of theses and dissertations

December 14-18 - Final exam week

December 19 - Graduate and Undergraduate Commencement

January 8 - Fall 2015 degrees conferred


Spring 2016

January 18 - Dr. Martin Luther King Day (University closed)

January 19 - Classes begin

January 25 - Special Graduate Council meeting

February 8 - Graduate Council meeting

February 12 - Lincoln's Birthday (University closed)

February 15 - Classes resume

March 7 - Graduate Council meeting

March 10 - Deadline for submission of Application for Graduation for spring

March 14-18 - Spring break (No classes)

March 21 - Classes resume

April 4 - Graduate Council meeting

April 25 - Graduate Council meeting

May 6 (Friday before finals week) - Deadline for submission of theses and dissertations

May 9-13 - Final exam week

May 13 - Macomb Graduate Commencement

May 14 - Macomb Undergraduate Commencement

May 15 - WIU-Quad Cities Graduate and Undergraduate Commencement

June 1 - Spring 2016 degrees conferred


Summer 2016

May 16 - Pre-Session Begins

May 30 - Memorial Day (No Classes/University Closed)

May 31 - Classes Resume

June 3 - Pre-Session Ends

June 6 - Classes Begin (8-Week, 6-Week, and 1st 4-Week)

June 10 - Deadline for submission of Application for Graduation for summer

July 1 - 1st 4-Week Session Ends

July 4 - Independence Day Observed (University Closed/No Classes)

July 5 - 2nd 4-Week Session Begins

July 15 - 6-Week Session Ends

July (Friday before final week of summer term) Deadline for submission of theses and dissertations

July 29 - All Sessions End