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Important Dates & Deadlines for Students

JULY 2020

July 10 Banner-based Application to Graduate open to students who expect to complete in October (Registrar's requirement)
July 1 Summer term bill due date

AUGUST 2020

August 1 Fall term bill due date 
June 25, July 30 & August 20 Graduate Student of Color Orientation
August 25-27 
International Graduate Student Orientation
August 31 - September 2 All-Student Orientation

SEPTEMBER 2020

September 9 Classes begin
September 4
Fulbright Fellowship initial application deadline (internal) at 4:30 pm
September 11 Deadline for October graduates to submit the Application to Graduate via Banner
September 16* Graduate Community Fellows application deadline
September 22 Last day to add a course without a fee

September 14-25 Fulbright campus interviews

OCTOBER 2020

October 6 Last day to add a course (includes late fee), change from audit to credit, or change a grade option declaration (5 pm deadline)
October 12 Indigenous Peoples' Day
October 13 Brown final submission deadline (internal) for Fulbright Fellowship at 4:30 pm
October 13 Banner-based Application to Graduate open to students who expect to complete in February (Registrar's requirement)

October 15 Brown-Tougaloo Partnership Faculty Fellows Program application deadline (to teach during the spring semester)
October 16 Last day to change from credit to audit in a course (5 pm deadline)
October 26 DAAD applications due to Associate Dean Thomas Lewis at 4 pm (internal deadline)

NOVEMBER 2020

November 1 Deadline for students on leave to notify the Graduate School of a desire to return in the spring and to submit materials for readmission
November 3 United States Presidential Election Date. No University exercises.
November 13 Application deadline for Brown Executive Scholars Training (BEST) Program
November 15* Spring term bills generated (see Bursar website)
November 16 Registration for Spring classes
November 25-29 Thanksgiving recess
November 30 Classes resume. Beginning of Remote Reading Period (optional and at the discretion of the instructor) 

DECEMBER 2020

December 4 Last day to drop a course (5 pm deadline) or to request an incomplete from an instructor
December 7-11 Final exams

JANUARY 2021

January 1 Spring term bill due date
January 15 Deadline for February graduates to submit the Application to Graduate via Banner
January 15 Thesis and dissertation submission deadline for February graduates
January 15 Effective Performance application deadline
January 18
 Deadline for program to issue written evaluations to 5th-year students, clearly indicating whether or not program will support 6th-year funding
January 20 Banner-based Application to Graduate open to students who expect to complete in May (Registrar's requirement)
January 20 Classses begin
January 29 Brown/Wheaton Faculty Fellowship application deadline
January 29 Deadline for program nominations and for student applications for Deans’ Faculty Fellowship
January 29 Interdisciplinary Opportunity program application deadline 

FEBRUARY 2021

February 1 Nominations due for Faculty Mentoring and Advising Award
February 2 
Last day to add a course without a fee
February 12
 Open Graduate Education application deadline
February 15 Brown-Tougaloo Partnership Faculty Fellows Program application deadline (to teach during the fall semester)
February 13-16 Long weekend
February 17 Last day to add a course (includes late fee), change from audit to credit, or change a grade option declaration (5 pm deadline)
February 26
 Deadline for rising sixth-year students to submit DCPs to their programs

MARCH 2021

March 1 Application deadline for Joukowsky Summer Research Award
March 5 Last day to change from credit to audit in a course (5 pm deadline)
March 8 Deadline for DCP applications (submit through UFunds
March 8 Deadline for DEP applications (submit through UFundsfor students who will be beyond the sixth year (can also be submitted after this date to be reviewed on a rolling basis)

APRIL 2021

April 1 Thesis and dissertation submission deadline for May graduates
April 1 Deadline for May graduates to submit the Application to Graduate via Banner
April 1 Deadline for October, February and May graduates to confirm participation in Commencement activities
April 1
 Deadline for students who are on medical leave to notify the Graduate School and their program about returning for the summer and to submit materials for readmission
April TBA Nominations for Graduate Student Contribution to Community Life Award
April 9 University Holiday
April 12 Classes Resume. Beginning of Remote Reading Period (optional and at the discretion of instructor)
April 16 Last day to drop a course (5 pm deadline) or to request an incomplete from an instructor
April 19-23 Final exams

MAY 2021

May 1 Deadline for students on leave to notify the Graduate School of a desire to return in the fall and to submit materials for readmission
May 2 Commencement
May 12 Classes for the Summer term begin
May 16* (approximate) Bills for summer-start programs, such as UEP and MAT are generated (aid entered before this date will be reflected)
May 25 Last day to add a course without a fee (5 pm deadline). Banner web will be taken down for approximately one hour. Once relaunched, all course adds require an override from an instructor and will be charged a late fee of $15/course
May 29-31 Memorial Day Weekend. No University exercies.
May TBA Global Mobility Research Fellowships

JUNE 2021

June 1* Summer term bills generated (see Bursar website)
June 9 Last day to add a course (includes late fee), change from audit to credit, or change a grade option declaration (5 pm deadline)
June 20*
Fall term bills generated
June 25 Last day to change from credit to audit in a course (5 pm deadline) 

JULY 2021

July 1 Summer term bill due date
July 3-6 Independence Day weekend holiday 

AUGUST-SEPTEMBER 2021

August 1 Fall term bill due date
August 2 Beginning of Remote Reading Period (optional and at the discretion of the instructor)
August 9-13 Final Exams
*August 25-27 International Orientation
*August 29-30 Student of Color Orientation
*August 31 All Student Orientation

*Tentative date