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GRADUATE CALENDAR 2019-2020

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Graduate Calendar 2019-2020

Fall 2019

Aug 21
  • Mandatory SAAH Graduate Orientation: 9:30 am – 11:30 am Room 240 ABW
    AH grads have additional days (see Grad Program Coordinator for schedule)
  • Graduate College’s New Graduate Student Welcome and Orientation: beginning at 1:30 pm. (The event will begin in the John Papajohn Business Building (W10) for doctoral students, and in Pomerantz Center (C20) for Masters students. Then everyone will transition to the Main Ballroom of the Iowa Memorial Union at 3:30 pm. NOTE: Reservation needed: https://www.grad.uiowa.edu/orientation
Aug 22 Mandatory for all new TA’s: Office of Teaching, Learning and Technology New TA Orientation, 9:00 am – 4:30 pm, The Graduate Hotel, 210 S Dubuque St. (Downtown Iowa City)
NOTE: Registration is required: https://teach.its.uiowa.edu/events/new-ta-orientation
Aug 23 Studio Art Student VAB Orientation: See Friday schedule sent by e-mail.
Art History Students: See Friday schedule sent by e-mail.
Aug - Oct 18 New TA’s must complete Sexual Harassment Prevention training by October 18th to keep assistantship.
Aug 26 Opening of Classes: Add, drop or change existing registration on MyUI through September 2nd.
Sep 2 University Holiday: No classes, all offices closed.
Sep 3 Change of Registration forms for semester-length courses must be processed at the Registrar’s Service Center beginning today.
2nd year MA and 3rd year MFA sign up for Review begins (May/August 2020 graduates) - (See Graduate Program Coordinator for paperwork and instructions).
December 2019 graduates see Graduate Program Coordinator for graduation paperwork.
Sep 9 Last day to add or change Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory grading option, 4:30 pm.
Last day for graduate students to late register or add courses, 4:30 pm.
Last day to drop individual courses in order to reduce tuition and fee assessment.
Sep 10 $100 late registration charge in effect.
Sep 13 May/July graduates MA/MFA Review paperwork and MA images due to the Graduate Program Coordinator, 4:30 pm.
Oct Gallery Bookings for spring – WAIT for Sara Pettit’s e-mail for instructions.
Oct 4 Degree applications for December graduates by 11:59 pm (apply on MyUI).
December graduates Plan of Study to Graduate Program Coordinator.
December Grads: Defense draft of finished thesis/dissertation/artist's statement to all Committee Members. (Note Art History Grads please confer with your Chair as to this deadline to the rest of your Committee.)
Oct 12 - Nov 10 Graduate Program Coordinator out of office.
Sept 30 New TA’s must complete Sexual Harassment Prevention training by today to keep assistantship.
Nov 11 - 15 December MA/MFA/PhD graduate Degree Committee Meetings (Thesis/Dissertation submission December 9th).
Nov 11 - 22 Early Registration for winter and spring through November 22nd.
Nov 12 Last day to drop individual semester-length course without the Dean’s approval.
Last day to withdraw entire registration.
Nov 15 May/August 2020 Grads: Abstract of thesis/dissertation/artists statement to Committee Members.
Nov 24 - Dec 1 Thanksgiving Recess
Nov 28 - 29 University Holiday: No classes, all offices closed.
Dec 2 Classes resume
Dec 9 December graduates: Thesis submission due to the Graduate College by 5:00 pm Central Time.
Dec 13 Close of Classes
Dec 14 M.A. Division Wide Review for Spring and Summer 2020 graduation.
Dec 16 - 20 Final Exam week
Dec 19 - 22 Commencement ceremonies begin.  See: https://commencement.uiowa.edu/ for commencement ceremony information.
Dec 24 - 25 University Holiday: No classes, all offices closed.
Graduate Calendar 2019-2020

Spring 2020

Jan 1 University Holiday: No classes, all offices closed.
Jan 20 University Holiday: No classes, all offices closed.
Jan 21 Opening of Classes: Add, drop or change existing registration on MyUI through January 27th.
Jan 27 Last day to add, drop or change existing registration on MyUI.
Jan 28

Change of Registration forms for semester-length courses must be processed at the Registrar’s Service Center beginning today.
2nd year MA and 3rd year MFA sign up for Review begins (December 2020 graduates) - (See Graduate Program Coordinator for paperwork and instructions).
May/July 2020 graduates see Graduate Program Coordinator for graduation paperwork.

Feb 3 Last day to add or change Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory grading option, 4:30 pm.
Last day for graduate students to late register or add courses, 4:30 pm.
Last day to drop individual courses in order to reduce tuition and fee assessment.
Feb 4 $100 late registration charge in effect.
Feb 12 - 15 College Art Association Conference in Chicago.
Feb 21 Plan of Study to Graduate Program Coordinator.
December 2020 MA/MFA Review paperwork and MA images due to the Graduate Program Coordinator, 4:30 pm
Feb 28 Degree applications for May graduates due by 11:59 pm (apply on MyUI).
Feb 29 Late degree application fee in effect.
Mar 9 Early Registration for summer through March 13th
May Grads: Defense draft of finished thesis/dissertation/artists statement to all Committee Members. (NOTE: Art History grads please confer with your Chair as to this deadline to the rest of your committee.)
Mar 15 - 22 Spring Break
Mar 23 Classes resume
Apr Gallery Bookings for summer and fall – WAIT for Sara Pettit’s e-mail for instructions.
Apr 13 - 17 May graduate Degree Committee Meetings (Thesis Submission April 28th).
Apr 13 - 24 Early Registration for fall.
Apr 14 Last day to drop individual semester-length course without the Dean’s permission.
Last day to withdraw entire registration.
Apr 15 December 2020 Grads: Abstract of thesis/dissertation/artists statement to Committee Members.
Apr 28 May graduates: Thesis submission due to the Graduate College by 5:00 pm Central Time.
May 8 Close of Classes
May 9 M.A. Division Wide Review for December 2020 graduation.
May 11 - 15 Final Exam week
May 14 - 17 Commencement ceremonies begin.  See: https://commencement.uiowa.edu/ for commencement ceremony information.
Graduate Calendar 2019-2020

Fall 2020

Aug 19 Mandatory SAAH Graduate Orientation
Aug 20 Mandatory for all new TA’s: Office of Teaching, Learning and Technology New TA Orientation
Aug 21 SAAH Orientations
Aug 24 Opening of Classes