Graduate Academic Deadlines

Graduate College Academic Calendar (Academic deadlines specifically for graduate students)

Campus Academic Calendar (Office of the Registrar, official academic calendar for all students)


School of Music Graduation Deadlines

August 2020 Graduation Deadlines

  • Friday, July 3 – last day to add name to August degree list via Student Self-Service
  • Friday, July 3 - last day to take final exam for August graduation
  • Friday, July 10 – last day to submit Dissertation/Thesis/Scholarly Essay to Jenny Phillips, jhorn@illinois.edu, for departmental format review check
  • Friday, July 17 – last day to complete Dissertation deposit in the Graduate College or Thesis/Scholarly Essay deposit with Jenny Phillips, Academic Affairs (MUS 599 = Graduate College; MUS 576 = Academic Affairs)
  • Friday, July 17 - last day to submit master's theses to Jenny Phillips for departmental format review check (musicology and music ed students only)
  • Friday, July 24 - last day to complete master’s theses deposit in the Graduate College (musicology and music ed students only)
  • Monday, August 10 - degree conferral (no ceremony) 

December 2020 Graduation 

  • Sunday, October 25  – last day to add name to December degree list via Student Self-Service
  • Friday, November 13 - last day to take final exam for December doctoral degree
  • Monday, November 30 – last day to submit Dissertation/Thesis/Scholarly Essay to Jenny Phillips, jhorn@illinois.edu, for departmental format review check. 
  • Friday, December 4 – last day to complete Dissertation deposit in the Graduate College or Thesis/Scholarly Essay deposit with Jenny Phillips, Academic Affairs (MUS 599 = Graduate College; MUS 576 = Academic Affairs)
  • Friday, December 4 - last day to submit master's theses to Jenny Phillips for departmental format review check (musicology and music ed students only)
  • Friday, December 11 –  last day to complete master’s theses deposit in the Graduate College (musicology and music ed students only)
  • Monday, December 21 - December degree conferral (no commencement) 

May 2021 Graduation Deadlines

  • Friday, April 2 – last day to add name to May degree list via Student Self-Service
  • Friday, April 9 - last day to take final exam for May graduation
  • Friday, April 16 – last day to submit Dissertation/Thesis/Scholarly Essay to Jenny Phillips, jhorn@illinois.edu, for departmental format review check
  • Friday, April 23– last day to complete Dissertation deposit in the Graduate College or Thesis/Scholarly Essay deposit with Jenny Phillips, Academic Affairs (MUS 599 = Graduate College; MUS 576 = Academic Affairs)
  • Friday, April 23 - last day to submit master's theses to Jenny Phillips for departmental format review check (musicology and music ed students only)
  • Friday, April 30 - last day to complete master’s theses deposit in the Graduate College (musicology and music ed students only)
  • Saturday, May 15 - May degree conferral and campus-wide Commencement. 
  • Sunday, May 16 - School of Music Convocation 

August 2021 Graduation Deadlines

  • Friday, July 2 – last day to add name to August degree list via Student Self-Service
  • Friday, July 2 - last day to take final exam for August graduation
  • Friday, July 9 – last day to submit Dissertation/Thesis/Scholarly Essay to Jenny Phillips, jhorn@illinois.edu, for departmental format review check
  • Friday, July 16 – last day to complete Dissertation deposit in the Graduate College or Thesis/Scholarly Essay deposit with Jenny Phillips, Academic Affairs (MUS 599 = Graduate College; MUS 576 = Academic Affairs)
  • Friday, July 16 - last day to submit master's theses to Jenny Phillips for departmental format review check (musicology and music ed students only)
  • Friday, July 22 - last day to complete master’s theses deposit in the Graduate College (musicology and music ed students only)
  • Monday, August 9 - degree conferral (no ceremony)