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Summer 2017

June 6 Classes begin
June 13 If a student was enrolled during Spring 2017 and meets all degree requirements for August 2017 graduation by this date, the student is not required to enroll for Summer 2017. (Last day to 100% withdrawal see - Register Office) All of the requirements listed below under July 28th must be completed by June 13th.

July 12

Or two weeks prior to defense

Last day for doctoral candidates to notify the School by email (pharmacy@ku.edu) of your defense date. (Must include your name, title, time, date, location of defense, as well as your outside member name, campus address, and their email address). This is not a requirement for a master’s.  The school must be notified at least two weeks before your defense date.

July 26

Last day to defend thesis or dissertation

July 28

Last day for Summer 2017 master’s and doctoral candidates to submit the online application for degree form. This is found under ‘graduation’ on Enroll & Pay. (MDCM & PHCH Doctoral tract students must complete the online application for degree form for the Master’s upon completion of your “comprehensive oral for doctorate”. P&TX doctoral tract students do not fill out the Master’s degree form.)

Last day for Summer 2017 master’s and doctoral candidates to electronically submit thesis or dissertation online.

  • The thesis and dissertation submission instructions can be found at graduate.ku.edu/submitting  
  • Formatting instructions can be found at graduate.ku.edu under “Formatting Instructions and Title and Acceptance Page.

Last day to deliver signed Acceptance Page, signed Title Page, and copy of the email confirmation of completion of the Doctoral Completion Survey (doctoral candidates only) to the School of Pharmacy.  These materials may be submitted in person to Patti Steffan at the Dean’s Office, 2010 Becker Drive, Suite 2050, or via email at psteffan@ku.edu.

March 16, 2018

Last day to RSVP for the 2018 Doctoral Hooding Ceremony at graduate.ku.edu/doctoral-hooding-ceremony..

August 1

August degrees awarded (formally conferred at May 2018 Commencement)

University degree requirements include:

a) Electronic filing of thesis or dissertation; b) submission of paperwork to the Graduate Division office of the school; and c) submission of the Application for Graduation in Enroll & Pay. Consult with your department for additional degree requirements.

Fall 2017

August 21 Classes begin
September 5 If a student was enrolled during Spring 2017 and meets all degree requirements for August 2017 graduation by this date, the student is not required to enroll for Summer 2017. (Last day to 100% withdrawal see - Register Office) All of the requirements listed below under December 15th must be completed by September 5th.

December 1

Or two weeks prior to defense

Last day for doctoral candidates to notify the School by email (pharmacy@ku.edu) of your defense date. (Must include your name, title, time, date, location of defense, as well as your outside member name, campus address, and their email address). This is not a requirement for a master’s.  The school must be notified at least two weeks before your defense date.

December 13

Last day to defend thesis or dissertation

December 15

Last day for December 2017 master’s and doctoral candidates to submit the online application for degree form. This is found under ‘graduation’ on Enroll & Pay. (MDCM & PHCH Doctoral tract students must complete the online application for degree form for the Master’s upon completion of your “comprehensive oral for doctorate”. P&TX doctoral tract students do not fill out the Master’s degree form.)

Last day for December 2017 master’s and doctoral candidates to electronically submit thesis or dissertation online.

  • The thesis and dissertation submission instructions can be found at graduate.ku.edu/submitting  
  • Formatting instructions can be found at graduate.ku.edu under “Formatting Instructions and Title and Acceptance Page.

Last day to deliver signed Acceptance Page, signed Title Page, and copy of the email confirmation of completion of the Doctoral Completion Survey (doctoral candidates only) to the School of Pharmacy.  These materials may be submitted in person to Patti Steffan at the Dean’s Office, 2010 Becker Drive, Suite 2050, or via email at psteffan@ku.edu.

March 16, 2018

Last day to RSVP for the 2018 Doctoral Hooding Ceremony at graduate.ku.edu/doctoral-hooding-ceremony..

December 31

December degrees awarded (formally conferred at May 2018 Commencement)

Spring 2018

January 16 Classes begin
January 30

If student was enrolled during Fall 2017 and meets all degree requirements¹ for Spring 2018 graduation by this date, the student will not be required to enroll for Spring 2018. (Last day to 100% withdrawal see - Register Office) All of the requirements listed below under May 11th must be completed by January 30th

February 27

Last date to submit the online application for degree form to assure inclusion in the Commencement program. This is found under 'graduation' on Enroll & Pay.

(Doctoral tract students must complete the online application for degree form for the Master's upon completion of your "comprehensive oral for doctorate". This is a requirement set forth by the University Registrar's office.)

March 16

Last day to RSVP for the 2018 Doctoral Hooding Ceremony at Graduate Studies

April 25

Or two weeks prior to defense

Last day for doctoral candidates to notify the School by email (pharmacy@ku.edu) of your defense date. (Must include your name, title, time, date, location of defense, as well as your outside member name, campus address, and their email address). This is not a requirement for a master’s.  The school must be notified at least two weeks before your defense date.

May 9

Last day to defend thesis or dissertation

May 11

Last day for May 2018 master’s and doctoral candidates to submit the online application for degree form. This is found under ‘graduation’ on Enroll & Pay. (MDCM & PHCH Doctoral tract students must complete the online application for degree form for the Master’s upon completion of your “comprehensive oral for doctorate”. P&TX doctoral tract students do not fill out the Master’s degree form.)

Last day for May 2018 master’s and doctoral candidates to electronically submit thesis or dissertation online.

  • The thesis and dissertation submission instructions can be found at graduate.ku.edu/submitting  
  • Formatting instructions can be found at graduate.ku.edu under “Formatting Instructions and Title and Acceptance Page.

Last day to deliver signed Acceptance Page, signed Title Page, and copy of the email confirmation of completion of the Doctoral Completion Survey (doctoral candidates only) to the School of Pharmacy.  These materials may be submitted in person to Patti Steffan at the Dean’s Office, 2010 Becker Drive, Suite 2050, or via email at psteffan@ku.edu.

May 12

Doctoral hooding ceremony

May 13 Commencement

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