Information for Graduating GDR Students.


Information for Graduating GDR Students

Hooding Ceremony for December 2016, May 2017 and August 2017 Graduates.

A GDR hooding ceremony has been scheduled for 10:00 am on Friday, May 12, 2017, in the Dorothy Young Center for the Arts, The Concert Hall. This will be followed by a graduation luncheon in the Atrium of Seminary Hall.  Please RSVP by Friday April 21, 2017 if you wish to attend – 973-408-3410;

Important Dates

Note: Commencement exercises are no longer held in October. All August and December graduates may, at their election, participate in the Spring commencement exercises which are held in May.

  December 2016 May 2017 August 2017
Last day to turn in defense copies of the dissertation. Oral defenses are generally scheduled two weeks after the defense copy is received in the GDR office, in order to allow readers time to properly consider the dissertation. Defense copies may be submitted, and defenses scheduled, prior to the listed deadline; however, the GDR office will not accept copies of the dissertation after this date. Friday, October 7, 2016 Friday, March 3, 2017 Friday, June 2, 2017
Last day to defend the dissertation. Friday, October 28, 2016 Friday, March 17, 2017 Friday, July 7, 2017
Final Dissertation submission (defended and edited) due, along with all other forms, fees, and documents listed on the graduation checklist. Friday, November 25, 2017 Friday, April 14, 2017 Friday, July 21, 2017
Office of the Registrar confers degrees(commencement exercises held in May only) Friday December 9, 2016 Friday, May 12, 2017 Friday, August 4, 2017

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