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.

Fall 2016

August 10 - Orientation - Quad Cities campus

August 19 - Orientation - Macomb campus

August 22 - Classes begin

August 22 - 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 5 - Labor Day (University closed)

September 6 - Classes resume

September 12 - Graduate Council meeting

October 4 - WIU Graduate Program Expo (University Union)

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

October 10 - Graduate Council meeting

October 14 - Fall break (No classes)

October 17 - Classes resume

November 2 - Graduate School seminar - Why Graduate School? Plus the admission process, application tips, financial aid, and more

November 7 - Graduate Council meeting

November 9 - Graduate School seminar - Considering & Surviving Graduate School (Q&A with current graduate students)

November 16 - Graduate School seminar - Graduate School Resumes, Personal Goals Statements, and Recommendation Letters

November 21-23 - Thanksgiving break (No classes)

November 24-25 - Holiday (University closed)

November 28 - Classes resume

December 5 - Graduate Council meeting

December 9 (Friday before finals week) - Deadline for submission of theses and dissertations

December 12-16 - Final exam week

December 17 - Graduate and Undergraduate Commencement

January 10 - Fall 2016 degrees conferred

Spring 2017

January 16 - Dr. Martin Luther King Day (University closed)

January 17 - Classes begin

January 23 - 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

February 6 - Graduate Council meeting

February 12 - Lincoln's Birthday

February 13 - Lincoln's Birthday Observed (University closed)

February 14 - Classes resume

March 3 - Graduate Research Conference (University Union)

March 6 - Graduate Council meeting

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

March 13-17 - Spring break (No classes)

March 20 - Classes resume

March 29 - Graduate School seminar - Why Graduate School? Plus the admission process, application tips, financial aid, and more

April 3 - Graduate Council meeting

April 5 - Graduate School seminar - Considering & Surviving Graduate School (Q&A with current graduate students)

April 12 - Graduate School seminar - Graduate School Resumes, Personal Goals Statements, and Recommendation Letters

April 24 - Graduate Council meeting

May 5 (Friday before finals week) - Deadline for submission of theses and dissertations

May 8-12 - Final exam week

May 12 - Macomb Graduate Commencement

May 13 - Macomb Undergraduate Commencement

May 14 - WIU-Quad Cities Graduate and Undergraduate Commencement

May 31 - Spring 2017 degrees conferred

Summer 2017

May 15 - Pre-Session Begins

May 29 - Memorial Day (No Classes/University Closed)

May 30 - Classes Resume

June 2 - Pre-Session Ends

June 5 - Classes Begin (8-Week, 6-Week, and 1st 4-Week)

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

June 30 - 1st 4-Week Session Ends

July 3 - 2nd 4-Week Session Begins

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

July 14 - 6-Week Session Ends

July 21 (Friday before final week of summer term) - Deadline for submission of theses and dissertations

July 28 - All Sessions End

August 15 - Summer 2017 degrees conferred