The following is a list of important dates for the current academic year for the Graduate Division of Religion.  Please review and mark these dates on your calendar.  For further information or concerns, please contact Wendy Parrinello, Administrative Assistant, Graduate Division of Religion at: wparrinello@drew.edu or 973-408-3410.

General Dates

  • Matriculation: September 2, 2014 | January 26, 2015
  • Reading Week: October 13 – 17, 2014
  • Spring Break: March 6 – 13, 2015
  • Holy Week: March 30 – April 3, 2015

GDR Colloquia

There will be no GDR Colloquia in Fall 2013.  The future of the Colloquium is under review.

Comprehensive Exams

Contact Wendy Parrinello, regarding scheduling of comprehensive exams (wparrinello@drew.edu).

  • October 13 – 16October 20 – November 6, 2014
  • January 5 – 22, 2015
  • March 2 – 19, 2015
  • August 3 – 13, August 17 – 20, 2015

GDR Colloquia

  • September 8, 1:30 – 3:30 pm
  • September 22, 1:30 – 3:30 pm
  • October 6, 1:30 – 3:30 pm
  • October 20, 1:30 – 3:30 pm
  • November 3, 1:30 – 3:30 pm
  • November 17, 1:30 – 3:30 pm

TA Workshops

  • September 15, 9:30 am – 12:00 pm: Workshop I
  • September 22, 9:30 am – 12:00 pm: Workshop II
  • September 29, 9:30 am – 12:00 am: Workshop III
  • October 6, 9:30 am – 12:00 pm: Workshop IV

Academic Standing Committee

Petitions are due to the GDR Administrative Office (Seminary Hall, Room 102) by 5:00 PM on the Friday before each date below, in order to be reviewed by the committee during each monthly meting.  Please note that your petitions can only be submitted to the Academic Standing Committee following approval by advisor and area convener.

Area Meetings:

  • September 5, 2014
  • October 10, 2014
  • October 31, 2014
  • December 5, 2014
  • February 6, 2015
  • March 6, 2015
  • April 3, 2015
  • May 1, 2015

Academic Standing Committee

  • September 24, 2014
  • October 22, 2014
  • November 19, 2014
  • February 18, 2015
  • March 25, 2015
  • April 29, 2015

Prospectus (New Process)

For academic year 2014-2015, review and final approval of dissertation prospectuses will be the sole responsibility of dissertation committees.  The student and the dissertation committee will continue to use the Dissertation Prospectus Form (which is available on the GDR website).  The completed form, together with a copy of the approved prospectus, should be submitted to wparrinello@drew.edu

Language Examination Information

Language examinations and  their grading (for GDR students)  will be coordinated by the GDR  Administrative Office. You may schedule an exam by contacting wparrinello@drew.edu

The Fall 2014 through Spring 2015 examination dates are as follows:

  • Friday, October 17, 2014 (note: last date to schedule exam is September 26, last day to cancel without a fee is October 3, 2014.)
  • Friday, January 16, 2014 (note: last date to schedule exam is December 19 2014, last day to cancel without a fee is January 2, 2015.)
  • Friday, March 20, 2015 (note: last date to schedule exam is February 20, last day to cancel without a fee is March 6, 2015.)
  • Friday, August 14, 2015 (note: last date to schedule exam is July 17, last day to cancel without a fee is July 31, 2015.)
    If you take a course at the Princeton University Graduate School Summer Language Program or the CUNY Graduate Center Language Reading Program and pass with a grade of B or higher, you do not need to take an additional test at Drew for the language in question; certification of successful completion of the course should be sent by the school directly to the GDR Office.Visit the Language Resources page for a brief overview of language exams. For more detailed information about language requirements, examination procedures, and completion of language exams, please refer to the GDR Regulations Section XIV, or the GDR Student Handbook topics on language exams: I. BasicsX. Language Requirements.