Important Dates for MFA Students

Fall 2021 (Dates subject to change)

Sept. 1

Deadline for December 2021 Graduates to submit or reactive Graduation Application form to GAPE.

Sept. 1

Deadline to file or reactivate graduation application and graduation date change petition forms.

Sept. 10

Deadline for December 2021 graduates to submit MFA or MA Thesis completed draft to Thesis Director for graduation with GAPE.

Sept. 13

Last day for August 2021 graduates to submit approved MA and MFA theses for electronic publication. (Remember to select the “embargo” option.)

Sept. 16

Reed Magazine 150th Anniversary Issue Launch. 7:00 p.m.

Oct 1.

Deadline for May 2022 graduates to file Departmental Request for Candidacy form.

Oct. 1

Deadline for December 2021 graduates to submit MFA and MA theses to second and third readers.

Oct. 8

MFA Comprehensive Exam distributed (9 AM).

Oct. 11

MFA Comprehensive Exam due (5 PM).

Oct. 29

Deadline to submit thesis proposals for Spring 2022 credits to Grad Committee.

Nov. 2

Deadline for May Graduates to submit signed thesis proposals to the Department Graduate Committee.

Nov. 9 – 13

Creative Writing Week—online MFA workshops open to perspective MFAs to observe.

Nov. 9

Deadline for December 2021 graduates to submit thesis for review by Graduate Studies College. 

Dec. 17

Last day to sign up for the Spring 2021 MFA Comprehensive Exam.

Jan. 11, 2022

Graduate Studies thesis publication and request for publishing embargo deadline. Or deadline for submitting Departmental Thesis for hardcopy publication.

Jan. 11, 2022

Publication deadline for submitting University Theses to ProQuest and Scholar Works. And for submitting Departmental Theses for binding.

Feb. 1, 2021

Deadline for May 2021 graduates to file or reactivate graduation applications with GAPE.


CLA SJSU

Center for Literary Arts Reading Series (2020-2021)

Sept. 17 Naomi Shihab Nye
Oct. 22 Carmen Maria Machado
Nov. 12 Ling Ma
Feb. 4 Kiese Laymon
Feb. 25 Susan Choi
March 18 Laila Lalami
April 8 Lillian-Yvonne Bertram
May 6 Ottessa Moshfegh