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 2018

August 8 - Orientation - Quad Cities campus

August 17 - Orientation - Macomb campus

August 20 - Classes begin

August 20 - 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 3 - Labor Day (University closed)

September 4 - Classes resume

September 10 - Graduate Council meeting

October 2 - WIU Graduate Program Expo (University Union)

October 8 - Graduate Council meeting

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

October 12 - Fall break (No classes)

October 15 - Classes resume

October 31 - Graduate School seminar - Why Graduate School? Plus the admission process, application tips, financial aid, and more

November 5 - Graduate Council meeting

November 7 - Graduate School seminar - Considering & Surviving Graduate School (Q&A with current graduate students)

November 14 - Graduate School seminar - Graduate School Resumes, Personal Goals Statements, and Recommendation Letters

November 19-21 - Thanksgiving break (No classes)

November 22-25 - Holiday (University closed)

November 26 - Classes resume

December 3 - Graduate Council meeting

December 7 (Friday before finals week) - Deadline for submission of theses and dissertations

December 10-14 - Final exam week

December 15 - Graduate and Undergraduate Commencement

January 8 - Fall 2018 degrees conferred

Spring 2019

January 9 - Orientation - Quad Cities campus

January 11 - Orientation - Macomb campus

January 14 - Classes begin

January 14 - 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

January 21 - Dr. Martin Luther King Day (University closed)

February 4 - Graduate Council meeting

February 12 - Lincoln's Birthday (University closed)

February 13 - Classes resume

March 4 - Graduate Council meeting

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

March 11-15 - Spring break (No classes)

March 18 - Classes resume

March 22 - Graduate Research Conference (University Union)

March 27 - Graduate School seminar - Why Graduate School? Plus the admission process, application tips, financial aid, and more

April 1 - Graduate Council meeting

April 3 - Graduate School seminar - Considering & Surviving Graduate School (Q&A with current graduate students)

April 10 - Graduate School seminar - Graduate School Resumes, Personal Goals Statements, and Recommendation Letters

April 22 - Graduate Council meeting

May 3 (Friday before finals week) - Deadline for submission of theses and dissertations

May 6-10 - Final exam week

May 10 - Macomb Graduate Commencement

May 11 - Macomb Undergraduate Commencement

May 12 - WIU-Quad Cities Graduate and Undergraduate Commencement

May 29 - Spring 2019 degrees conferred

Summer 2019

May 13 - Pre-Session Begins

May 27 - Memorial Day (No Classes/University Closed)

May 28 - Classes Resume

May 31 - Pre-Session Ends

June 3 - Classes Begin (8-Week, 6-Week, and 1st 4-Week)

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

June 28 - 1st 4-Week Session Ends

July 1 - 2nd 4-Week Session Begins

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

July 12 - 6-Week Session Ends

July 19 (Friday before final week of summer term) - Deadline for submission of theses and dissertations

July 26 - All Sessions End

August 13 - Summer 2019 degrees conferred