Important Dates for MFA Students


Sept. 1

Deadline for December 2020 Graduates to submit or reactive Graduation Application form to GAPE.

Sept. 11

Deadline for December 2020 graduates to submit MFA or MA Thesis completed draft to Thesis Director

Sept. 11

Deadline for December 2019 graduates to file or reactivate application for graduation with GAPE.

Sept. 17

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

Oct. 1

Deadline for May 2019 graduates to file Departmental Request for Candidacy form.

Oct. 2

Deadline for December 2020 graduates to submit MFA and MA theses to second and third readers.

Oct. 9

MFA Comprehensive Exam distributed (9 AM).

Oct. 12

MFA Comprehensive Exam due (5 PM).

Nov. 2

Deadline for May Graduates to submit signed thesis proposals to the Department Graduate Committee to be given permission to take ENGL 299 or 298D Thesis in Spring 2021.

Nov. 9 – 13

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

Nov. 9

Deadline for December 2020 graduates to submit thesis for review by Graduate Studies College. And to submit for 298D theses to the English Department.

Dec. 18

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

Jan. 11, 2021

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

Feb. 1, 2021

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


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