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Important Dates & Deadlines for Students


August 23-24 International Graduate Student Orientation
August 26-27 Graduate Student of Color Orientation
August 28 All New Student Orientation


September 4 Opening Convocation
September 5 Classes begin
September 12
Fulbright Fellowship initial application deadline (internal) at 4:30 pm
September 20-22 Fulbright campus interviews
September 20 Last day to add a course without a fee
September 23 Graduate Community Fellows application deadline
September 29 Brown final submission deadline (internal) for Fulbright Fellowship at 4:30 pm
September 30 Programs enter student evaluations and appointment projections via GSIM


October 2 Last day to add a course (includes late fee)
October 8 Indigenous Peoples' Day
October 10
Effective Performance applications due
October 15 Brown-Tougaloo Partnership Faculty Fellows Program application deadline (to teach during the spring semester)
October 26 DAAD applications due to Associate Dean Thomas Lewis at 4 pm (internal deadline)


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 6-13 Registration for Spring classes
November 12 Application deadline for Brown Executive Scholars Training (BEST) Program
November 12 Horace Mann Medal nominations due
November 13* Spring term bills generated
November 21-25 Thanksgiving recess


December 3 Global Mobility Research Fellowships for Summer 2019 applications due.
December 8-12 Reading period
December 12 Last day of classes
December 13-21 Final exams


January 2 Wintersession begins
January 18 Wintersession ends


January 1 Spring term bill due date
January 9 Banner-based Application to Graduate open to students who expect to complete in May (Registrar's requirement)
January 15 Deadline for program to issue written evaluations to 5th-year students, clearly indicating whether or not program will support 6th-year funding
January 23 Effective Performance application deadline
January 23 Classses begin
January 30 Brown/Wheaton Faculty Fellowship application deadline
January 30 Deadline for program nominations and for student applications for Deans’ Faculty Fellowship
January 30 
Interdisciplinary Opportunity program application deadline 


February 5 Last day to add a course without a fee
February 8
 Open Graduate Education application deadline
February 15 Brown-Tougaloo Partnership Faculty Fellows Program application deadline (to teach during the fall semester)
February 16-19 Long weekend
February 19 Deadline for announcing Deans' Faculty Fellowships and Interdisciplinary Opportunity selections
February 20 Last day to add a course (includes late fee)
February 25
 Deadline for rising sixth-year students to submit DCPs to their programs
February 28 Application deadline for Joukowsky Summer Research Award

MARCH 2019

March 8 Deadline for DEP applications for students who will be beyond the sixth year
March 8 
Program notifies Graduate School of sixth-year funding match option commitment and submits complete DCPs to the Graduate School 
March 16 GradCON
March 19 Graduate School to notify students of sixth-year funding
March 23-31 Spring recess

APRIL 2019

April 1 Nominations due for Faculty Mentoring and Advising Award
April TBD Nominations for Graduate Student Contribution to Community Life Award
April 26 - May 7 Reading period

MAY 2019

May 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
May 1 Thesis and dissertation submission deadline
May 1 Deadline for student to submit Application to Graduate via Banner and confirm participation in Commencement
May 1 Global Mobility Research Fellowships for Fall 2019 or Spring 2020 applications due.
May 7 Last day of classes
May 8-17 Final exams
May 16 Bills for summer-start programs, such as UEP and MAT are generated (aid entered before this date will be reflected)
May 25 Graduate School Commencement rehearsal and reception
May 26 Commencement

JUNE 2019

June 15* Fall term bills generated


August 22-23 International Graduate Student Orientation
August 25-26 Graduate Student of Color Orientation
August 27 All New Student Orientation

*Tentative date