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Bryn Mawr College
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Academic Calendar and Deadlines

This calendar provides a schedule for students and faculty to meet important deadlines specified in the Faculty Rules governing the M.A. and Ph.D. degrees.

2014-2015 Academic Calendar
The Graduate School of Arts and Sciences

FALL 2014

Aug. 25-29

Orientation for international students (required) 

Aug. 27 President's reception for new graduate students and faculty, Carpenter Atrium, 5pm
Aug. 27
Orientation for all new students and first-time TAs (required)
Aug. 27-Sept. 10 Online Registration through BIONIC for new GSAS students for Semester I
Sept. 2 First day of classes
Sept. 2 Last date to waive or accept Bryn Mawr Health Insurance
Sept. 4 GSAS Welcome Back Picnic
Sept. 10 Last date to drop or add a course in Semester I

Sept. 12

Application for M.A. candidacy for the Dec. 15 degree is due
Sept. 15 Deadline for graduate student applications for reimbursement of travel and research expenses from summer 2014

Oct. 1

Deadline to change incomplete grades to S or U from the
2013-14 academic year

Oct. 13



Deadline for submitting Ph.D. dissertations for the Dec. 15 degree from students in ARCH, Classics, HART, and Russian.  Dissertations must be deposited in GSAS Office by 4 pm or Carpenter Library by closing time

Oct. 10-19

Fall Break

Oct. 20

Deadline for faculty to submit language examinations to the GSAS office for third party evaluation
Oct. 31 Deadline for graduate student applications for reimbursement of travel and research expenses for academic year 2014-15

Nov. 3

Deadline for submitting Ph.D. dissertations for the Dec. 15 degree for students in Chemistry, Mathematics, Physics, and Clinical Developmental Psychology. Dissertations must be deposited inGSAS Office by 4 pm or Carpenter Library by closing time

Nov. 3-14

Registration for Spring, 2015:
9AM Nov.3 – 5PM Nov.14

Nov. 17 Deadline for applications for GSAS financial support from all continuing students for academic year 2014-2015

Nov. 21

Last date for Ph.D. preliminary examinations this semester

Nov. 21

Last date for Ph.D. final oral examinations (defense of dissertation) for the Dec. 15 degree
Nov. 26-30
Thanksgiving Break
Dec. 2 Application for Ph.D. candidacy due for students planning to take Preliminary Examinations in Semester II

Dec. 2

Deadline for submission of reimbursement for travel and research expenses.

Dec. 4

Last date for final oral and/or written M.A. examinations for the Dec. 15 degree

Dec. 5

Deadline for deposit of final revised version of all dissertations for the December 15 degree and for completion of all GSAS graduation checklist items
Dec. 5
Last date for reporting grades of M.A. candidates for the Dec. 15 degree. Grades are due in the Registrar's office by 12 noon
Dec. 11
Last day of classes in Semester I
Dec. 15

M.A. and Ph.D. degrees conferred

Dec. 19 Deadline for submitting supplemental materials for competitive fellowships for the acadmeic year 2015-2016
Dec. 24-Jan. 2 GSAS Office Closed

SPRING 2015

Jan. 2 Deadline for applications for admission
Jan. 2 Deadline for letter grades for work completed in Semester I
Jan. 19 Martin Luther King Jr. holiday.  Visit these links for College-sponsored activities:  Intercultural Affairs Office and Civic Engagement Office
Jan. 20 Deadline for evaluations of student work completed in Semester I. Evaluations are due in the GSAS office by 4 pm
Jan. 20
First day of classes
Jan. 26 Application for M.A. candidacy for the May degree is due
Jan. 28 Last date to drop or add a course in Semester II

Mar. 6-15

Spring Break (Begins after last class)
Mar. 17 Deadline for submitting Ph.D. dissertations for the May degree from students in Arch, Classics, HArt, and Russian.  Dissertations must be deposited in GSAS Office by 4 pm or Carpenter Library by closing time
Mar. 23 Deadline for faculty to submit language examinations to the GSAS office for third party evaluation

Apr. 7


Deadline for submitting Ph.D. dissertations for the May degree for students in Chemistry, Mathematics, Physics, and Clinical Developmental Psychology. Dissertations must be deposited in GSAS Office by 4 pm or Carpenter Library by closing time
April 6-17 Registration for Fall 2015:
9AM Apr. 6- 5PM April 17
April 10 Deadline for summer stipend advance request

Apr. 17

Last date for Ph.D. preliminary examinations in 2013-2014
Apr. 17 Deadline for submission of reimbursement for travel and research expenses.
TBA Student Awards Ceremony
May 1 Application for Ph.D. candidacy due for students planning to take Preliminary Examinations in Semester I
May 1 Last day of classes in Semester II

May 4

Last date for final Ph.D. oral examinations (defense of dissertation) for the May degree
May 4 GSAS Picnic
May 7 Last date for final oral and/or written M.A. examinations for the May degree
May 8 Last date for reporting grades of M.A. candidates for the May degree. Grades are due in the Registrar's office by noon
May 11 Deadline for summer stipend request
May 12

Deadline for deposit of final revised version of all dissertations for the May degree and for completion of all GSAS graduation checklist items
May 15 Rehearsal for M.A. and Ph.D. degree recipients. Convocation
May 16 Commencement
May 22 Deadline for letter grades for work completed in Semester II
May 26 Deadline for evaluations of student work completed in Semester II. Evaluations are due in the GSAS office by 4 pm