Key Dates

See below for key dates relevant to the University of Kentucky Graduate School.  For additional key dates from the University of Kentucky Registrar, visit the Academic Calendar at https://www.uky.edu/registrar/content/academic-calendar.  

    2021 Summer Session Calendar

    April 2021

    • April 1 - Thursday -- Last day for filing an application for a May 2021 or August 2021 undergraduate or graduate degree online in myUK
    • April 16 - Friday -- Deadline for applying for admission to the Graduate School for the 2021 Summer Session

    May 2021

    • May 17 - Monday -- First day of classes
    • May 31 - Monday -- Memorial Day -- Academic Holiday

    June 2021

    • June 2 - Wednesday -- Last day for doctoral candidates for the August 2021 degree to submit a Notification of Intent to schedule a final exam in the Graduate School
    • June 18 - Friday -- Juneteenth -- Academic Holiday
    • June 29 - Tuesday -- Midterm of 2021 Summer Session

    July 2021

    • July 5 - Monday -- Independence Day -- Academic Holiday
    • July 14 - Wednesday -- Last day candidates for an August 2021 graduate degree can schedule a final examination in the Graduate School
    • July 23 - Friday -- Deadline for applying for admission to the Graduate School for the 2021 Fall Semester
    • July 28 - Wednesday -- Last day for candidates for an August 2021 graduate degree to sit for the final examination in the Graduate School

    August 2021

    • August 4 - Wednesday -- Last day for candidates for an August degree to submit thesis/dissertation for formal review to the Graduate School
    • August 11 - Wednesday -- Last day for candidates for an August 2021 degree to submit final revised thesis/dissertation (EDT) for acceptance by the Graduate School for those students who first submitted August 4
    • August 11 - Wednesday -- End of 2021 Summer Session

     

    2021 Fall Session Calendar

    April 2021

    • April 1 - Thursday  - Deadline for international applications to be submitted to The Graduate School for the 2021 Fall Semester
    • April 26-June 17 - Monday through Thursday - Registration for new program graduate students for Fall 2021

    May 2021

    • May 3-June 17 - Monday through Thursday - Registration for new post-baccalaureate students for Fall 2021

    July 2021

    • July 23 - Friday - Deadline for applying for admission to the Graduate School for the 2021 Fall Semester

    August 2021

    • August 23 - Monday - First day of classes

    September 2021

    • September 20 - Monday - Last day for doctoral candidates for a December degree to submit a Notification of Intent to schedule a final examination in The Graduate School

    October 2021

    • October 25 - Monday - Midterm of 2021 Fall Semester - end of ninth week of classes
    • October 25-26 - Monday and Tuesday - Fall Break - Academic Holiday

    November 2021

    • November 1 - Monday - Last day for filing an application for a December 2021 undergraduate or graduate degree online in myUK
    • November 11 - Thursday - Last day candidates for a December 2021 graduate degree can schedule a final examination in the Graduate School
    • November 24 - Wednesday - Last day candidates for a December 2021 graduate degree can sit for a final examination
    • November 24-27 - Wednesday through Saturday - Thanksgiving - Academic Holidays
    • November 29, 2021-January 9, 2022 - Monday through Sunday - Registration for new program graduate students for Spring 2022

    December 2021

    • December 6 - Monday - Deadline for applying for admission to the Graduate School for the 2022 Spring Semester
    • December 6, 2021-January 9, 2022 - Monday through Sunday - Registration for new post-baccalaureate students for Spring 2022
    • December 6-8 - Monday through Wednesday - Dead Days - Classes DO meet
    • December 8 - Wednesday - Last day of classes
    • December 10 - Friday - Last day candidates for December 2021 degree to submit thesis/dissertation (ETD) for format review to the Graduate School via UKnowledge
    • December 13-16 - Monday through Thursday - Final Examinations
    • December 17 - Friday - End of 2021 Fall Semester
    • December 17 - Friday - Last day for candidates for a December 2021 degree to submit final revised thesis/dissertation (EDT) for acceptance by the Graduate School for those students who first submitted December 10
    • December 17-18 - Friday and Saturday - December Commencement