Information for Graduate Students (AY 2016-2017)

Schedule of talks

Forms and Guidelines


**The dates indicated below are still subject to change. Dates will become final on 24 August 2016.**

PhD students

PhD Physics (AY2016-2017)
 1st Semester
2nd Semester
 Midyear Term
 Qualifying examination
 8-9, 12-13 Dec, Thu-Tue
 18-19, 22-23 May, Thu-Tue
 None
 Deadline for submission of request for a dissertation committee (adviser & reader) - req’d for Phys 400Friday before the 3rd Monday of Jul 2016
 Friday before the 3rd Monday of Nov 2016
 Friday before the 3rd Monday of March 2017
Deadline for submission of  written proposal to dissertation committee
One week prior to oral defense of proposal
One week prior to oral defense of proposalOne week prior to oral defense of proposal
Oral defense of dissertation proposal
Should be scheduled before the 3rd Monday of the month for approval during the monthly Grad Comm meeting
Should be scheduled before the 3rd Monday of the month for approval during the monthly Grad Comm meetingShould be scheduled before the 3rd Monday of the month for approval during the monthly Grad Comm meeting
Deadline for submission of manuscript to dissertation committee (latest date)
30 days before 3rd Monday of October 2016
30 days before the 3rd Monday of April 2017
30 days before the 3rd Monday of June 2017
ColloquiumEvery 3rd Monday of the month
Every 3rd Monday of the monthEvery 3rd Monday of the month
Deadline for submission of committee-endorsed manuscript to NIP
14 Oct, Fri
14 Apr, Fri
16 Jun, Fri
Deadline for mounting of posters Two weeks before defense
 Two weeks before defense Two weeks before defense
Dissertation defense* (schedule must be submitted to the College of Science 15 working days prior to the defense) -- (latest dates indicated)
(2nd week of December)
 (3rd-4th week of May)
(3rd-4th week of July)
Deadline for submission of bound copiesDeadline for submission of gradesDeadline for submission of gradesDeadline for submission of grades
*Dissertation defenses may be scheduled on a Monday or Saturday throughout the semester subject to pertinent posting periods/deadlines.


MS students

 MS Physics (AY2016-2017)
 1st Semester
2nd Semester
 Midyear Term
 Deadline for submission of request for a thesis committee (adviser & reader) - req’d for Phys 300Friday before the 3rd Monday of Jul 2016 Friday before the 3rd Monday of Nov 2016 Friday before the 3rd Monday of March 2017
Deadline for submission of committee-endorsed thesis proposalFriday before 3rd Monday of August 2016 
Friday before 3rd Monday of Feb 2017 Friday before 3rd Monday of April 2017
Deadline for submission of manuscript to thesis committee30 days before 3rd Monday of October 201630 days before the 3rd Monday of April 201730 days before the 3rd Monday of June 2017
Deadline for submission of committee-endorsed manuscript to NIP
14 Oct, Fri14 Apr, Fri16 Jun, Fri
Deadline for mounting of posters Two weeks before defense Two weeks before defense Two weeks before defense
Thesis defense (tentative, schedule must be submitted to the College of Science 15 working days prior to the defense)6 Dec, Tue
9 Dec, Fri
16 May, Tue
22 May, Mon
 13 Jul, Thu
18 Jul, Tue
Deadline for submission of bound copies 22 Dec, Thu
1 Jun, Thu25 Jul, Tue


MA students

MA Physics (AY2016-2017)
 1st Semester
2nd Semester
 Midyear Term
 Comprehensive examination
 8-9, 12-13 Dec, Thu-Tue  18-19, 22-23 May, Thu-Tue None