Important Dates for MFA Students
Fall 2015 Semester
Sept. 11: Deadline for 2015 graduates to submit MFA or MA Thesis to Thesis Director.
Sept. 11: Deadline for December 2015 graduates to file or reactivate application for graduation with GAPE.
Sept. 25: MFA Comprehensive Exam distributed (9 a.m.).
Sept. 28: MFA Comprehensive Exam due (5 p.m.).
Sept. 30: Deadline for December graduates to submit MFA and MA theses to second and third readers.
Oct. 1: Deadline for May 2015 graduates to file Departmental Request for Candidacy form.
Oct. 26: Deadline to submit thesis proposals for Spring 2016 299 credits to Grad Committee.
Nov. 6: Deadline for December 2015 graduates to submit thesis for review by GS&R.
Jan. 16, 2016: Thesis publication or request publishing embargo deadline.
Spring 2016 Semester
Feb. 5: Deadline for August 2016 graduates to file their “Department Request for Candidacy” forms (requires MA or MFA Advisor’s signature).
Feb. 12: Deadline for May 2015 graduates to submit application for award of Master’s Degree to the Graduate Studies Office.
Feb. 19: MFA Comprehensive Exam Distributed (9:00 A.M.)
Feb. 19: Deadline for MFA theses to be submitted to thesis directors.
Feb. 22: MFA Comprehensive Exam Due (5:00 P.M).
Mar. 18: TA and GA applications and thesis proposals for Fall 2015 299 credit due.
April 1: Applications for 2015-2016 TA and GAships due to the Graduate Coordinator. GA & TA interviews are planned for the first two weeks of April.
April 1: Deadline for thesis proposals to be submitted to the graduate committee to sign up for Fall 2015 299 units.
April 1: Candidacy form deadline for students planning a Dec. 2015 graduation.
April 8: Deadline for May 2015 graduates to submit signed theses to the Graduate Studies Office.
April 21: LEGACY OF POETRY DAY (date and times tentative).
May 11: Last day for sign-ups for the Fall 2015 MFA Exam
June 1: Deadline for August 2015 graduates to submit approved theses to Graduate Studies.
June 3: Last date for August 2015 graduates to reactivate or file application for graduation.
Center for Literary Arts Events
Sept. 30 & Oct. 1: Chang-rae Lee reading and book signing.
Oct. 28: Mark Slouka reading and book signing.
Nov. 17: The Steinbeck Fellows reading and discussion.
Dec. 2: Claudia Rankine CLA reading and book signing.