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 2019

August 14 - Orientation - Quad Cities campus

August 16 - Orientation - Macomb campus

August 19 - Classes begin

August 19 - Special Graduate Council meeting ( NOTE:  All Graduate Council meetings have deadlines for document submission. For more information go to wiu.edu/grad/gcmeetings

September 2 - Labor Day (University closed)

September 3 - Classes resume

September 9 - Graduate Council meeting

October 7 - Graduate Council meeting

October 8 - WIU Graduate Program Expo (University Union)

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

October 11 - Fall break (No classes)

October 14 - Classes resume

October 30 - Graduate School seminar - Why Graduate School? Plus the admission process, application tips, financial aid, and more

November 4 - Graduate Council meeting

November 6 - Graduate School seminar - Graduate School Resumes, Personal Goals Statements, and Recommendation Letters

November 13 - Graduate School seminar - Considering & Surviving Graduate School (Q&A with current graduate students)

November 25-26 - Thanksgiving break (No classes)

November 27-29 - Holiday (University closed)

December 2 - Classes resume

December 2 - Graduate Council meeting

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

December 9-13 - Final exam week

December 14 - Graduate and Undergraduate Commencement

January 7 - Fall 2019 degrees conferred

Spring 2020

January 8 - Orientation - Quad Cities campus

January 10 - Orientation - Macomb campus

January 13 - Classes begin

January 13 - Special Graduate Council meeting ( NOTE:  All Graduate Council meetings have deadlines for document submission. For more information go to wiu.edu/grad/gcmeetings

January 20 - Dr. Martin Luther King Day (University closed)

January 21 - Classes resume

February 3 - Graduate Council meeting

February 12 - Lincoln's Birthday (University closed)

February 13 - Classes resume

February 28 - Graduate Research Conference (University Union)

March 2 - Graduate Council meeting

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

March 9-13 - Spring break (No classes)

March 16 - Classes resume

March 30 - Graduate Council meeting

April 1 - Graduate School seminar - Why Graduate School? Plus the admission process, application tips, financial aid, and more

April 8 - Graduate School seminar - Graduate School Resumes, Personal Goals Statements, and Recommendation Letters

April 15 - Graduate School seminar - Considering & Surviving Graduate School (Q&A with current graduate students)

April 20 - Graduate Council meeting

May 2 (Friday before finals week) - Deadline for submission of theses and dissertations

May 4-8 - Final exam week

May 8 - Macomb Graduate Commencement

May 9 - Macomb Undergraduate Commencement

May 10 - WIU-Quad Cities Graduate and Undergraduate Commencement

May 27 - Spring 2020 degrees conferred

Summer 2020

May 11 - Pre-Session Begins

May 25 - Memorial Day (No Classes/University Closed)

May 26 - Classes Resume

May 29 - Pre-Session Ends

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

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

June 26 - 1st 4-Week Session Ends

June 29 - 2nd 4-Week Session Begins

July 3 - Independence Day Observed (University Closed/No Classes)

July 10 - 6-Week Session Ends

July 17 (Friday before final week of summer term) - Deadline for submission of theses and dissertations

July 24 - All Sessions End

August 11 - Summer 2020 degrees conferred