Description Date Link
Last date for a spring graduate to upload a draft of the doctoral dissertation or master’s thesis to the eTD website for format review
February 11 https://submit-etda.libraries.psu.edu/author
Last date for a spring graduate to pass the final doctoral defense
March 1  
Spring Break (No Classes)
March 3 - 9  
Deadline for submission of your 5-page research proposal to EME Grad Office March 13 @ Noon  
Last date for a spring graduate to upload final thesis or dissertation to eTD website April 1 https://submit-etda.libraries.psu.edu/author
Late Drop Deadline April 5  
Classes End April 26  
 Finals Week April 29 - May 3    
Commencement May 5 6:30 p.m. @ Bryce Jordan Center https://www.commencement.psu.edu/

Summer 2019

Description Date Link
Activate Intent to Graduate 
May 6 - June 14  
Classes Begin May 13  
Regular Drop Deadline May 17 @ 11:59 p.m.  
Regular Add Deadline May 18 @ 11:59 p.m.  
Late Drop Begins May 18  
Late Registration Begins May 19  
Memorial Day Holiday (no classes) May 27  
Last date for a summer graduate to upload a draft of the doctoral dissertation or master's thesis to the eTD website for format review May 31 https://submit-etda.libraries.psu.edu/author
Last date for a spring graduate to pass the final doctoral defense June 14  
Independence Holiday (no classes) July 4  
Last date for a summer graduate to upload final thesis or disseratation to eTD website July 9 https://submit-etda.libraries.psu.edu/author
Late Drop Deadline July 20 @ 11:59 p.m.  
Classes End August 7  
Finals August 9  
Commencement August 10 @ 2:30 p.m. Bryce Jordan Center https://www.commencement.psu.edu/
     

Fall 2019

Description Date Link
Activate Intent to Graduate
August 12 - Septmeber 10  
Classes Begin August 26  
Regular Drop Deadline August 31 @ 11:59 p.m.  
Regular Add Deadline September 1 @ 11:59 p.m.  
Late Drop Begins September 1  
Late Registration Begins Septmeber 2  
Labor Day Holiday (no classes) September 2  
Last date for a fall graduate to upload a draft of the doctoral dissertation or master's thesis to the eTD website for format review September 30 https://submit-etda.libraries.psu.edu/author
Last date for a fall graduate to pass the final doctoral defense October 7  
Last date for a fall graduate to upload final thesis or dissertation to eTD website November 15 https://submit-etda.libraries.psu.edu/author
Late Drop Deadline November 15 @ 11:59 p.m.  
Thanksgiving Holiday (no classes) November 24 - November 30  
Classes End December 13  
Finals Week December 16 - 20  
Commencement December 21 @ 4:30 p.m. Bryce Jordan Center https://www.commencement.psu.edu/
     

This form was last updated 2/13/2019. If you have additional questions, please see our Graduate Program Coordinator, Sue Hyde.