Graduate Studies

Graduate School and Academic Calendar

The academic calendar is located at wiu.edu/academiccalendar/. Information specific to the Graduate School is listed below.

Fall 2021

August 4 - WIU Graduate Program Virtual Information Session for Prospective Students (Register Here)

August 19 - Orientation - Virtual Q&A session

August 23 - Classes begin

August 23 - Special Graduate Council meeting ( NOTE:  All Graduate Council meetings have deadlines for document submission. For more information go to wiu.edu/grad/gcmeetings

September 6 - Labor Day (University closed)

September 7 - Classes resume

September 13 - Graduate Council meeting

September 21 - WIU Graduate Program Virtual Information Session for Prospective Students (Register Here)

October 4 - Graduate Council meeting

October 13 - WIU Graduate Program Virtual Information Session

October 10 - Deadline for submission of Application for Graduation for fall

October 27 - WIU Graduate Program Virtual Information Session for Prospective Students (Register Here)

November 1 - Graduate Council meeting

November 16 - WIU Graduate Program Virtual Information Session for Prospective Students (Register Here)

November 22-24 - Thanksgiving break (No classes)

November 25-26 - Holiday (University closed)

November 29 - Classes resume

December 6 - Graduate Council meeting

December 10 (Friday before finals week) - Deadline for submission of theses and dissertations

December 13-17 - Final exam week

January 11 - Fall 2021 degrees conferred

Spring 2022

January 13 - Orientation - Virtual Q&A session

January 17 - Dr. Martin Luther King Day (University closed)

January 18 - Classes begin

January 24 - Special Graduate Council meeting ( NOTE:  All Graduate Council meetings have deadlines for document submission. For more information go to wiu.edu/grad/gcmeetings

February 7 - Graduate Council meeting

February 11 - Lincoln's Birthday observed (University closed)

February 14 - Classes resume

March 7 - Graduate Council meeting

March 10 - Deadline for submission of Application for Graduation for spring

April 4 - Graduate Council meeting

April 25 - Graduate Council meeting

May 6 (Friday before finals week) - Deadline for submission of theses and dissertations

May 9-13 - Final exam week

May 13 - Graduate Commencement

June 1 - Spring 2022 degrees conferred

Summer 2022

May 16 - Pre-Session Begins

May 30 - Memorial Day (No Classes/University Closed)

May 31 - Classes Resume

June 3 - Pre-Session Ends

June 6 - Classes Begin (8-Week, 6-Week, and 1st 4-Week)

June 10 - Deadline for submission of Application for Graduation for summer

July 1 - 1st 4-Week Session Ends

July 4 - Independence Day (University Closed/No Classes)

July 5 - 2nd 4-Week Session Begins

July 15 - 6-Week Session Ends

July 22 (Friday before final week of summer term) - Deadline for submission of theses and dissertations

July 29 - All Sessions End

August 16 - Summer 2022 degrees conferred