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FALL 2020   

Dates on this calendar are established to the best of our ability. They may change if circumstances indicate the need. Please check to make sure you have the most current version as indicated by the date in the footer of this document. (* - indicates tentative date)   

 

August 10 (M)   

Mandatory New GTA Orientation: All parts must be completed in Blackboard. Part 1 available August 10–23; Part 2a August 17–23; Part 2b August 17–September 18; Part 3 September 14–October 19., information found at cte.ku.edu

August 19 (W)   

Musicology Diagnostic Examination, 8:00 – 2:00 PM, Online via Blackboard   

August 19 (W)   

Piano Diagnostic Examination, Online via Blackboard  (New Piano majors only), 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM   

August 20 (Th)   

Music Theory Diagnostic Examination, 8:00 AM-1:00 PM, Online via Blackboard

August 20 (Th)   

Graduate Student Fall Meeting, Swarthout Recital Hall, 3:00 PM-4:30 PM, ALL Graduate Students expected to attend but mandatory for new graduate students. (ONLINE) 

August 21 (F) 

School of Music (SOM) New Student Welcome, Swarthout Recital Hall, 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM, All new students welcome, primarily geared towards undergraduate students.  (ONLINE)  

August 24 (M)   

FIRST DAY OF CLASSES, Late Enrollment Begins, $150 Fee   

August 28 (F)   

LAST DAY to enroll online; Last day for 100% refund   

September 2 (M)   

LABOR DAY, Classes in session  

September 8 (T)   

Last day to meet all requirements for Fall 2020 graduation to avoid enrolling in Fall 2020 classes. You must have been enrolled in Spring 2020 or Summer 2020.    

*October 2-5    

Music Theory Written Qualifying Exam. Via Blackboard. Begins 9:00 AM, Oct. 2 submit no later than 9:00 AM on Monday, October 5. 

*October 16 (F)   

Musicology Written Qualifying Examination, Music Library Seminar room, 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM with a lunch break. Information in School of Music Doctoral Handbook.   

Nov 25 – Nov 29   

THANKSGIVING BREAK (November 24 - Last Day of In-Person Classes)   

Nov 30 – Dec 4

Reading/Study Week ( no classes occur)

December 7-11   

Final Examinations (online) 

 

December 18 (F)   

Last day for December 2020 Master’s and Doctoral candidates to meet all degree requirements. This includes submission of ALL paperwork to School of Music graduate office, 450 Murphy. No extensions will be granted.   

December 18   

Last day to file Application for Graduation on Enroll & Pay for December 2020 graduation.   

December 31   

December 2020 degrees awarded (formally conferred at May 2021 commencement)   

January 15, 2021  

December 2020 degrees posted to transcripts  

February 8, 2021          Fall 2020 diplomas available  

 

SPRING 2021 

 

January 14 (T)  

Mandatory New GTA Orientation for GTAs beginning in the Spring - Complete on Blackboard, information found at cte.ku.edu

January 28 (Th)  

Music Theory Diagnostic Examination, online via Blackboard, 8:00 AM – 1:00 PM  

January 29 (F)  

History Diagnostic Exam, online via Blackboard, 8:00 AM – 2:00 PM  

February 1 (M)  

FIRST DAY OF CLASSES, $150 Late Enrollment fee begins  

February 15 (T)  

Last day to meet all requirements for May 2021 graduation to avoid enrolling in Spring 2021 classes. You must have been enrolled in the Fall 2020 semester.   

March 1 (Mon)  

Last day to submit online Application for Graduation to be listed in commencement program and Doctoral  

Hooding program   

*February 26 (F)

Music Theory Written Qualifying Exam via Blackboard. Opens 9:00 AM, must be submitted no later than 9:00 AM on Monday, March 2nd. Email musicgrad@ku.edu to be added to the course.   

*March 26 (F)

Musicology Written Qualifying Examination, Music Library Seminar room, 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM with a lunch break. Email Dr. Laird at plaird@ku.edu to enroll   

*April  (Fri. TBD)

Music Theory Written Qualifying Exam (Re-take only), Music Library Seminar room, 9:00 AM –4:00

PM with lunch break 12:00-1:00 PM   

May 6 (Th)  

Last Day of Classes  

May 10-14  

Final examinations (may be online)

May 14 (F)  

Last day for May 2021 Master’s and Doctoral candidates to meet all degree requirements. This includes submission of ALL paperwork to School of Music graduate office, 450 Murphy. No extensions will be granted. Applicants will not be listed in the commencement program.   

May 14 (F)  

Graduate Application for Graduation deadline – apply for graduation on Enroll & Pay  

May 15*  

School of Music Graduation Convocation, 10:30 AM, Crafton-Preyer Theater, Murphy Hall  

Dates on this calendar are established to the best of our ability. They may change if circumstances indicate the need. Please check to make sure you have the most current version as indicated by the date in the footer of this document. (* - indicates tentative date)  

May 15*                       KU Doctoral Hooding Ceremony – Only for those graduating May, 2020  

 

May 16*                     

Commencement, Degrees awarded   

June 22                       

Degrees post to transcripts   

July 8                          Spring 2021 Diplomas available   

  

  

SUMMER 2021  

  

Dates on this calendar are established to the best of our ability. They may change if circumstances indicate the need. Please check to make sure you have the most current version as indicated by the date in the footer of this document. (* - indicates tentative date)   

  

June 8 (T)                  

      First day of summer classes, Late Enrollment begins   

June 15 (T)                

      Last day to meet all requirements for August 2021 graduation to avoid enrolling for Summer 2021 classes. You must have been enrolled in the Spring 2021 semester.   

July 2 (F)                   

      INDEPENDENCE DAY – No Classes   

July 30 (F)                 

      Last day to file Application for Graduation on Enroll & Pay for August 2021 graduation   

July 30 (F)                 

      Last day for August 2021 Master’s and Doctoral candidates to meet all degree requirements. This includes submission of ALL paperwork to School of Music graduate office, 450 Murphy. No extensions will be granted.   

July 30 (F)                 

      Last day of classes   

August 1                    

      Degrees awarded (formally conferred at May 2022 commencement)   

August 23                  

      Degrees post to transcript  (tentative)

September 7               Summer degree diplomas available (tentative)

 

  


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