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Spring 2014 Academic Calendar & Graduation Deadlines

We’ve compiled information from Texas Tech University’s Official Academic Calendar and the Graduate School’s Graduation Deadlines to help you plan and stay on track during Spring 2014. Graduation Deadlines are in boldface, and you can find links to the necessary forms here.

January 8

  • Registrations after this date require immediate payment or enrollment in a payment plan

January 12

  • Residence halls open for occupancy

January 14

  • Last day to register or withdraw without penalty

January 15

  • Classes begin

January 20

  • Martin Luther King Jr. Day – University holiday

January 21

  • Last day to add a course

January 31

  • Last day for graduate degree candidates and graduate certificate completers to file a statement of intention to graduate with the Graduate School
  • Last day for student-initiated drop on MyTech without academic penalty

February 12

  • Last day to withdraw from the university and receive partial credit

February 26

  • Last day for doctoral students to submit Doctoral Defense Notification Form
  • Last day for master’s thesis students to email thesis coordinator with a defense date and time

March 12

  • Last day for graduate degree candidates to order invitations and academic regalia at the bookstore
  • Mid-semester grades due via Raiderlink by 5 p.m.

March 15-23

  • Spring break

March 26

  • Last day for student-initiated drop on MyTech with academic penalty
  • Last day to declare pass/fail intentions

March 28

  • Last day for graduate degree candidates to defend theses/dissertations (bring Oral-Defense and Thesis-Dissertation Approval Form to defense)
  • Last day for graduate degree candidates to pay thesis-dissertation fee posted on Banner accound
  • Last day for master’s non-thesis comprehensive examinations

April 3-22

  • Advance summer/fall registration for currently enrolled students begins at 3 p.m.

April 4

  • Last day for graduate degree candidates to submit final PDF of thesis/dissertation to the Graduate School for review
  • Last day for graduate degree candidates to submit the signed Oral Defense and Thesis-Dissertation Approval Form
  • Last day for music performance students to submit MM-DMA recording and recital programs in PDF format to the ETD website

April 21

  • No classes

April 23

  • Official reports on results of master’s final comprehensive exams due to Graduate School
  • Official reports on Interdisciplinary Portfolio for non-thesis master’s degree students due to the Graduate School
  • Open registration begins

May 1-7

  • No exams except makeup or scheduled lab exams

May 2

  • Last day to inform the Graduate School of plans to graduate in absentia
  • Last day to remove grades of I, PR, or CR in the Graduate School (except PR/CR received on previous thesis or dissertation enrollment)
  • Last day to withdraw from the university with all tuition and fees due and no refunds

May 5

  • Raiderlink available for grading

May 6

  • Last day of classes

May 7

  • Individual study day

May 8-13

  • Final examinations

May 13

  • Spring semester ends

May 14

  • Residence halls close at 10 a.m. (with few exceptions)
  • Grades for degree candidates due via Raiderlink at noon

May 16

  • University Graduate Commencement

May 16-17

  • Commencement ceremonies

May 19

  • Final grades due via Raiderlink at noon

 

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