Important Dates for MFA Students


Jan. 14, 2019:  Thesis publication or request publishing embargo deadline.

Feb. 8, 2019:  Deadline for May 2019 graduates to file or reactivate application for graduation with GAPE.

March 1:  Candidacy forms due for August 2019 graduates.

April 1: Deadline for applications for 2019–20 TAships and GAships to the Graduate Coordinator.

April 1: Thesis proposals for Fall 2019 299 credit due; to be submitted to the graduate committee to take 299 units in Fall 2019.

April 2: Candidacy forms due for December 2019 graduates to GAPE.

April 2: Thesis submission deadline for May 2019 graduates (signed theses) to the Graduate Studies office.

April 2:  Deadline for December 2019 to submit their petitions for Candidacy to GAPE.

April 17:  Legacy of Poetry Festival: “Fire and Water” reading with Forrest Gander and Arthur Sze, MLK Library 225/229, 7:00 p.m. Free admission.

May 17: Last day for sign-ups for the Fall 2018 MFA Exam.

June 10:  Last day for May 2019 graduates to submit approved MA and MFA theses for electronic publication. (Remember to select the “embargo” option.)

July 1: Deadline for August 2019 graduates to submit approved theses to Graduate Studies.



Center for Literary Arts Events 


Sept. 21: 7 p.m. – Reed 151 Launch Party featuring T.C. Boyle at the Hammer Theatre Centre.

Oct. 17: 7 p.m. – Gary Kamiya Reading and Conversation with Michael Johns at the Hammer Theatre Centre, 4.

Nov. 7: 7 p.m. – Mighty Mike McGee Reading and Conversation with Tshaka Campbell at  Café Stritch, 374 S 1st St, San Jose.

Feb. 28: 7 p.m. – Lurie Author-in-Residence Nayomi Munaweera Reading in MLK 255.

Mar. 7: 7 p.m. – Steinbeck Fellows Reading:  Kirstin Chen, R.O. Kwon, and Vanessa Hua in the Center for Steinbeck Studies, MLK 590.

Mar. 19: 7 p.m. – Paul Beatty Reading and Conversation with William Armaline at the Hammer Theatre Centre