Footnotes: The English Department Newsletter

Volume 61| October 17, 2016| Number 8

FROM THE GRADUATE STUDIES OFFICE

Placement Service: The hunt is on…

Dossier letters are coming in!!! If you haven’t opened your dossier for this year, please contact me. Once your dossier is complete I will email. Good luck to all!

Interfolio requests: Please put a note in the comment portion as to whose letter is to be upload.

Please wait to send me requests until I send you; your dossier is complete. Please feel free to check the status of your dossier, but no requests until it’s complete.

CONGRATULATIONS!

Samantha Plasencia successfully passed her Special Field on African American Literature and Culture, Political Subjectivity, and Print Culture before 1900 (Freeburg chr; Jenkins, Murison, Spires) on 10/11/16.

Evin Groundwater successfully passed his Special Field on Writing Studies (Kelly chr; Enoch, Mortensen, Pritchard) on 10/13/16.

Fall 2016 – Dates to Remember

  • October 17: Second half-session courses begin
  • October 30: Last day for Grads to add themselves to December degree list via Student-Services
  • October 31: Registration for spring begins. Start times vary. See you time ticket for your exact enrollment time at UI Integrate Self-Service
  • November 4: Last day to add a second half-session course
  • November 11: Last day to withdraw from the current term without a grade of W
  • November 11: Last day to elect credit/no-credit option for a semester course or to change from credit/no-credit option to a regular grade
  • November 11: Last day for student to drop a semester course without a grade of W (without approval)
  • November 11: Last day to take final exam for December doctoral degree
  • November 11: Last day for students to add themselves to Dec degree list via web UI Integrate Self- Service and for departments to add students who do not have access to UI Integrate Self-Service
  • Nov 19 - 27: Fall vacation for students
  • November 25: Thanksgiving Break (all campus holiday)
  • November 28: Instruction resumes
  • December 2: Last day to complete deposit of December doctoral dissertations
  • December 2: Last day to elect credit/no-credit option for a second half-session course or to change from credit/no-credit option to a regular grade
  • December 2: Last day to drop a second half-session course, without a grade of W (without approval)
  • December 2: Last day to complete deposit of December doctoral dissertation
  • December 7: Instruction ends
  • December 8: Reading Day
  • December 8: Last day to add or drop a second half-session course with approval (a W is recorded)
  • December 8: Last day to add or drop a semester course with approval (a W is recorded)
  • December 8:Last day to change a grade of DFR (in a non-thesis course) or I, awarded last spring or summer to prevent F by rule
  • Dec 9 – 15: Final examination period
  • December 16:Last date for receipt of completed petitions in the Graduate College for graduating students
  • December 19:December degree conferral (no commencement)

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