2017-18 Academic and Events Calendar for the School of Meteorology

August
21 August – Classes begin
21 August to 4 September – No record of grades for drop courses
24 August – Last day to register
24 August – First faculty meeting, vote on Committee A replacement, update on APR, late evaluations/reviews and dates of future faculty meetings
28 August – 1 September – 38th Conference on Radar Meteorology in Chicago, IL

September
1 September – Final day to apply for a general exam

12 September – Colloquium Dr. Cameron Homeyer, NWC 1350
15 September – Final day for graduate students to submit graduation application
4 September – Labor day holiday
5 – 29 September – Automatic grade of W for Dropped Courses for Graduate Students
8 September – Deadline for call for sessions and short courses for EGU
8 September – BUL Seminar Dr. Cedrick Ansorge
7 September – Special faculty meeting led by the Dean on replacing the Director and his future position
5 September to 27 October – Automatic Grade of W for Dropped Courses for Undergraduates
11 September – Research Fair for Undergraduates and new graduate students – faculty and/or graduate students please participate
15 September – Academic Performance Review to Provost’s Office
16 – 21 September – Annual meeting of the National Weather Association, Garden Grove, CA
21 September – Faculty meeting on revision to undergraduate curriculum

22 September – Convective Meteorology(Mesoscale Dynamics)Seminar, 3pm, Rachel Miller
23 September -SoTC retreat (start @ 930am-5pm & 5pm-7pm reception) @ NCED
24 September – Goal of late evaluations and reviews to the Provost’s Office

26 September- Colloquium-Dr. Julie Lundquist
26 September – Defense – Katie Wilson, 12pm, NWC 1120
29 September to 17 October – Early Progress Grading

October
1-6 October — Cyclone Workshop in Sainte Adele, Quebec, Canada
2 October (1st Monday) – Final day to file as a candidate for an MS degree (spring)
2-4 October — ISEC in Kyoto

5-6 October — Workshop on Airborne Activities in the Arctic: Science and Prospects in Leipzig, Germany
10 October — AGU Heads & Chairs workshop in New Orleans, LA
10 October – Colloquium Katie Wilson
10-11 October — UCAR Annual Members Mtg in Boulder, CO
13 October – Vacation, Student Fall Holiday (Beat Texas)
16 October – Abstract deadline, AMS 33rd Conference on Hurricanes and Tropical Meteorology

17 October – Colloquium  Dr. Gary Larkmann
17 October – Defense – Petar Bukovcic, 8am, NWC 1120

19 October – Faculty meeting final discussion on undergraduate curriculum and begin focus on updating the tenure and promotion guidelines
20 October – Convective Meteorology(Mesoscale Dynamics)Seminar, 3pm, Rong Kong
23 October to 17 November — Advisors note advanced registration for Spring Semester
23-26 October — NOAA Climate Diagnostic & Predictions Workshop in Norman
27 October- A&GS Board meeting
28 October-Homecoming/AGS Board event
30 October to 8 December – Petition to College Dean to drop courses (Instructor signature and grade of W or F required)

November
1 November- Curriculum Program changes due for Fall 2018
3 November – Convective Meteorology(Mesoscale Dynamics)Seminar, 3pm, Burkely Gallo

7 November- Colloquium Dr. Cliff Mass

9 November – Faculty meeting includes discussion on upcoming Academic Performance Review
12 – 14 November – External review team for the Academic Performance Review Arrives

14 November – Colloquium Dr. Jason Furtado
17 November – Convective Meteorology(Mesoscale Dynamics)Seminar, 3pm, Jeff Milne
18 November to 15 January — Registration continues and drop/add for fall semester
22 November – Final day to require authority for dissertation defense
22-26 November – Vacation, Thanksgiving holiday
28 November — WMO & World Bank Global Weather Enterprise Meeting in Washington, DC
30 November – Outstanding Junior/Senior dinner & presentation (4-6pm)

December
1 December — Final day to require authority for thesis defense
1 December – Applications for support to travel to EGU due
1 December – Convective Meteorology(Mesoscale Dynamics)Seminar, 3pm, Nick Gasperoni

5 December – Colloquium Dr. Jonathan Gourley
7 December – Faculty meeting – includes vote on new tenure and promotion guidelines
10 December – Final exam Preparation Period (see the Faculty Handbook on restrictions)
8 December — Final day of fall classes
8 December – Final day to complete Doctoral General Exam, Oral Defense of Dissertation and Thesis Defense
8 December -Convective Meteorology(Mesoscale Dynamics)Seminar, 3pm, Manda Chasteen
11 – 15 December – Fall Meeting of the AGU, New Orleans
11 – 15 December – Final exams
15 December -AGS Fall Convocation
15 December — Final day to complete work required for graduation and to deposit thesis and dissertation in the library
15 December – Abstract deadline, AMS 10th International Conference on Urban Climate and 14th Symposium on the Urban Environment, to be held, in NY/NY in August 2018
18 December – Winter session of fall classes begin
19 December – Final grades due including for graduate student research hours

January
2 January — Course Syllabus due to Debbie and Ben
7-11 January — AMS Annual Meeting in Austin, TX
20 January – Abstract submission due date for EGU, caution can vary by session
12 January – Final day of Winter Session part of Fall term classes
15 January – Vacation, Martin Luther King Day
16 January – Classes begin for Spring Semester
16 to 29 January – No record of grade on dropped classes
19 January – Final day to register and add a class
24 January – Last day for faculty mini-vitae and supplementary materials due to Committee A
25 January – Faculty meeting, tentative, discussion of candidates for new Director’s hire
26 January – Final day to apply for General Exam
30 January to 30 March – Automatic W for dropped courses for undergraduates

February
15 February – Final day for Graduate Students to Submit Graduation Application
15 February — Faculty meeting, agenda to include GAC report on graduate applicants
21 February – Last day for 360 peer review scores to be completed
23 February to 13 March – Early Progress Grading
26 February to 30 March – Grade of W or F for dropped courses for Graduate Students

March
8 March — Faculty meeting
17 to 25 March – Spring Vacation
19 March – Evaluations completed by Committee A and distributed to faculty
23 March – Signed evaluations due back to Committee A and onto the Dean
30 March – Progress Toward Tenure (PTT) and Post-tenure Review (PTR) due to Committee A

April
2 April — Advisors note, advanced registration begins for the upcoming semesters
2 April to 4 May – Petition to College Dean for Drop Course(s) (Instructor’s signature and Grade of F or W required)
5 April – Faculty meeting
8 to 13 April — EGU in Vienna, Austria
16 to 20 April — AMS 33rd Conf. on Hurricanes and Tropical Meteorology, Ponte Vedra, FL
19 April — Proposals due for session proposal to the next fall AGU
20 April —- Final day to request Authority for Thesis Defense
27 April – Final Day to request Authority for Dissertation Defense
30 April – PTT and PTR materials completed by Committee A
30 April to 6 May – Final exam preparation period — know and obey the restrictions

May
1 May – Deadline for AMS awards and Fellow Nominations (1 June for Honorary Members)
3 May – Final faculty meeting of the year and for the Director
4 May — Final day of classes
4 May — Final day to complete Doctoral General Exam, Oral Defense of Dissertation and Thesis Defense
7 – 11 May – Final exams
8 May — Signed PTT and PTR materials due back to Committee, requests for meetings, etc
11 May – Final day to complete work for graduation and to deposit thesis and dissertation in the library
11 – 12 May – Commencement weekend
14 May — Spring session part of spring term classes begin (end on 8 June)
15 May – Grades are due
25 May – Final day to submit work needed for graduation (e.g., transfer work) to admissions and records