2018-19 Academic and Events Calendar for the School of Meteorology

August
20 August – Classes begin
20 August-28 September – Automatic grade of W for Dropped Courses for Graduate Students
20 August-October 26 – Automatic Grade of W for Dropped Courses for Undergraduates
21-31 August – 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
31 August – Final day to apply for a general exam

September
3 September – Labor day holiday
11 September – Ben Schenkel Colloquium 4pm, room 1313
15 September – Final day for graduate students to submit graduation application
28 September to 16 October – Early Progress Grading

October

9 October – Andrea Lang Colloquium 4pm, room 1313
16 October – Geoff Manikin Colloquium 4pm, room 1313
29 October to 7 December – Petition to College Dean to drop courses (Instructor signature and grade of W or F required)

November
6 November – Geoff Manikin Colloquium 4pm, room 1313
13 November – Russ Schneider Colloquium 4pm, room 1313
21 November – Final day to require authority for dissertation defense
21-25 November – Vacation, Thanksgiving holiday
30 November – Final day to require authority for thesis defense

December
4 December – Liz Satterfield Colloquium 4pm, room 1313
7 December — Final day of fall classes
7 December – Final day to complete Doctoral General Exam, Oral Defense of Dissertation and Thesis Defense
7 December – Winter session of fall classes begin
10-14 December – Final exams
14 December — Final day to complete work required for graduation and to deposit thesis and dissertation in the library
17 December – Final day of Winter Session part of Fall term classes
18 December – Final grades due including for graduate student research hours

January
14 January – Classes begin for Spring Semester
14 to 28 January – No record of grade on dropped classes
14 January to 19 March – Automatic W for dropped courses for undergraduates
18 January – Final day to register and add a class
21 January – Vacation, Martin Luther King Day
25 January – Final day to apply for General Exam

February
15 February – Final day for Graduate Students to Submit Graduation Application
25 February to 29 March – Grade of W or F for dropped courses for Graduate Students

March
16 to 24 March – Spring Vacation

April
2 April — Advisors note, advanced registration begins for the upcoming semesters
1 April to 3 May – Petition to College Dean for Drop Course(s) (Instructor’s signature and Grade of F or W required)26 April —- Final day to request Authority for Thesis Defense
30 April – PTT and PTR materials completed by Committee A
29  April to 5 May – Final exam preparation period — know and obey the restrictions

May

3 May — Final day of classes
3 May — Final day to complete Doctoral General Exam, Oral Defense of Dissertation and Thesis Defense

6 – 10 May – Final exams

10 May – Final day to complete work for graduation and to deposit thesis and dissertation in the library

13 May — Spring session part of spring term classes begin (end on 7 June)
14 May – Grades are due
24 May – Final day to submit work needed for graduation (e.g., transfer work) to admissions and records