Graduate Blog

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July 22, 2019

Monday, August 5 - Friday, August 9, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m., Wohlers Hall, rooms 130 & 166

Apply by Friday, July 26

The Writers Workshop Graduate Retreat provides a place and time for advanced graduate students to make efficient progress on thesis or dissertation writing in a supportive atmosphere. The retreat consists of morning writing time and optional afternoon workshops on topics like committing to a regular writing routine, revision strategies, and work-life balance.

July 22, 2019

Wednesday, July 31, 12:30 - 5 p.m., Levis Faculty Center

This Wednesday (July 24) is the deadline to register for the Faculty Job Search Retreat. Come learn from faculty and other experts how to get ready for the upcoming faculty job search. If you're graduating in the next year, start thinking about your next steps now! Get more information and register online at

July 15, 2019

PhD Final Defense – Seunggu Kang
Development of Mechanistic Rolling Resistance Model for Pavement Life Cycle Assessment
Adviser: Professor Imad L. Al-Qadi
Date: Thursday July 25th, 3:00 pm
Location: Newmark, Quade Lounge


July 15, 2019

Students planning to deposit a thesis for August 2019 graduation are reminded that the submission deadline is July 19. Because all corrections and all required deposit materials must be received by the Graduate College no later than 5 p.m. on the day of the deposit deadline, the Thesis Office strongly encourages students to submit the thesis for review several days before the deadline. For further information about the deposit process and links to downloadable deposit checklists, visit the Thesis Office web page.

July 15, 2019

Last day to drop a S1 Independent Study (12 week), SF (12 week) or S2 (8 week) course without a grade of "W" recorded · Last day to elect credit/no credit option for a S1 Independent Study (12 week), SF (12 week), or S2 (8 week) course or to change from credit/no-credit option to a regular grade · Last day to withdraw from SF (12 week) or S2 (8 week) without a grade of "W" recorded

Credit/No Credit: Adviser approval is required. Please consult with your program if you are considering this grading option for any course because course and department restrictions may apply.

It is important to remember that there are many different summer deadlines because students may attend different sessions of the summer term. If you are considering making changes to your summer registration, please check the registration deadlines for the parts of term in which you are registered. For academic and registration deadlines for Summer 2019, visit the Summer 2019 Academic Calendar.