Info for Current Students

Important Dates for summer 2018


  • June 20 -- Tuesday - Last day to apply for an August 2018 degree.

Note: If you submitted a degree application for a previous semester, but did not graduate you must complete a new degree application for the current term. If you have any issues completing the degree application online, please send an email to Danielle Johnson

  • June 20 - Tuesday - Last day for doctoral candidates for an August 2018 degree to submit a Notification of Intent (NOTIF) to schedule a final examination to The Graduate School.

Note: In order to provide sufficient time for the Graduate School to identify an outside examiner, you must submit the NOTIF a minimum of eight weeks prior to the anticipated defense date.


  • July 5 -- Thursday - Last day for candidates for a August 2018 degree to submit the request for final exam form to The Graduate School.

Please note that the request for final exam form must be received by the Graduate School a minimum of two weeks prior to the intended exam date, so be sure to submit it as far in advance as possible.

  • July 19 -- Thursday - Last day for candidates for an August 2018 degree to sit for a final examination.
  • July 26 -- Friday - Last day for candidates for an August degree to submit your electronic thesis/dissertation (ETD) for format review to The Graduate School. This only applies to Doctoral students and Master’s Plan A students.
  • July 26 is the last day to submit/upload your written ETD to UKnowledge for format check. Within 3-4 days of your submission, the Graduate School will review your ETD and check the format to ensure that it meets all requirements. Once reviewed, you will receive an email with notice that your ETD submission requires revisions before it can be accepted OR that your ETD has been accepted with no revisions required. If you receive notice that your ETD requires revisions, please revise your ETD and refer to the instructions included in your notice on how to submit the revised version of your ETD to UKnowledge. Please submit your revisions as soon as possible as your ETD must receive final approval by August 2  in order for you to be eligible for a August 2018 degree.

Note: Please review the instructions thoroughly before submitting your ETD. This will save you from making excessive revisions later.


  • August 2 - Last day for candidates for an August 2018 degree to have final version (including all revisions) of ETD “accepted” by The Graduate School.

Checklist for NEW Biology Graduate Students - 2018

Orientation Schedule for NEW Biology Graduate Students - 2018

August 9-10 (Thursday and Friday) International TA Orientation and Language Screenings. Language screenings for new International TAs will be held on Friday, August 10.

August 13 – 14 (Monday and Tuesday) New TA Orientation - Attendance at the entire University Orientation is part of your contract and required of all new domestic and international TAs. The Graduate School will send you information regarding the University orientation during the summer.

August 15th (Wednesday) 10:30 am - noon Room 109 THM Biology Department Orientation with Graduate Program Manager, Jacqueline Burke. At this orientation session we will go over things like parking passes, payroll procedures, tuition/fees and course registration.  Lunch will be provided.

August 15th (Wednesday) noon – 4:30 pm Room 109 THM Biology TA Orientation with Biology Department Chair, Vincent Cassone, Associate Chair, Dr. Ann Morris and Director of Undergraduate Studies, Dr. Jennifer Osterhage.

August 16 (Thursday) 9:30 am 116 THM Biology Lab Safety Training with the UK Environmental Health and Safety Division. (Mandatory for all new Biology Graduate Students and new Biology TAs.)

August 17 (Friday) Departmental Picnic 5pm-10pm Hartland Clubhouse – more information to follow on picnic.

August 20 (Monday) 9:30am – 10:30am Biology Graduate Program Orientation and Advising with Dr. Westneat

August 20-21 (Monday and Tuesday) TA Course Orientations. You will receive your TA assignment from Dr. Morris and an email from The Lab Coordinator in late July.

August 22 (Wednesday) First Day of classes


Note: This is not intended as an exhaustive list of all grad school dates and requirements. It is simply a reminder of important dates/deadlines for students anticipating a summer 2018 degree. More information regarding dates and degree requirements can be found on the grad school website.


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