Graduate Calendar 2022-2023


An asterisk (*) indicates the dates and times are tentative and we will update once those dates once finalized. Thank you!




Summer 2022

  • June 7 (T)

    First day of summer classes, Late Enrollment begins

  • June 14 (T)

    Early Summer Graduation Deadline, Last day to meet all requirements for summer graduation to avoid enrolling for summer classes. You must have been enrolled in the spring semester to be eligible.

  • July 3 (F)

    INDEPENDENCE DAY – No Classes

  • July 29 (F)

    Last day to file Application for Graduation in Enroll & Pay for summer graduation Summer Graduation Deadline, Last day for summer master’s and doctoral candidates to meet all degree requirements. This includes submission of ALL paperwork to the School of Music graduate coordinator at musicgrad@ku.edu. No extensions will be granted. Applicants will not be listed in the commencement program. Last day of classes

  • August 1

    Degrees awarded (formally conferred at May 2023 commencement)

  • August 24

    Degrees post to transcript. Transcripts can be ordered online at: https://registrar.ku.edu/transcripts.

  • September 8

    Summer diplomas are made available through the Registrar’s Office (more info at: https://registrar.ku.edu/diplomas)




Fall 2022

  • August 15 (M)

    Mandatory New GTA Conference, Online via Zoom, 8:30 AM – 2:30 PM (all day)

  • *August 16 (T)

    Piano Diagnostic Examination, 402 Murphy Hall (New Piano majors only), 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM

  • *August 17 (W)

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

  • August 18 (Th)

    The Music Theory Diagnostic Examinations, 8:00 – 1:00 PM, Online via Blackboard. More information at: https://music.ku.edu/grad-music-theory-diagnotic-exam-practice. If you wish to take the exams this semester and do not currently have access, please email musicgrad@ku.edu If you have questions about the exams, please contact Dr. Ingrid Stölzel (istolzel@ku.edu).

  • August 21 (Su)

    School of Music (SOM) New Student Welcome Orientation, Swarthout Recital Hall, 3:00 PM-4:30 PM. All new students are welcome, primarily geared towards undergraduate students.

  • August 18 (Th)

    Graduate Student Fall Meeting & Orientation, Swarthout Recital Hall, 3:00 PM-4:30 PM, ALL Graduate Students are welcome to attend but new graduate students are strongly encouraged.

  • August 22 (M)

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

  • August 26 (F)

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

  • September 5 (M)

    LABOR DAY, no classes

  • September 6 (T)

    Early Fall Graduation Deadline, Last day to meet all requirements for Fall graduation to avoid enrolling in Fall classes. You must have been enrolled in Spring or Summer to be eligible.

  • *September 23-26

    Music Theory Doctoral Qualifying Examination. Pick up test at 9:00 AM, due back no later than 9:00 AM on Monday, September 26th (administered via Blackboard). If you have questions about the exam, please contact Dr. Murphy (smurphy@ku.edu). Contact musicgrad@ku.edu if you plan to complete this exam by September 20th.

  • October 8-11

    FALL BREAK (classes resume on Wednesday, Oct. 12)

  • October 21 (F)

    Music History Doctoral Qualifying Examination, Music Library Seminar room, 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM with a lunch break. Information in School of Music Doctoral Handbook. If you plan to take the Qualifying Exam in Music History, please email Dr. Laird (plaird@ku.edu) to notify him of this. It is essential that we have an accurate count of how many students intend to take the exam so we can provide accommodations with social distancing.

  • November 16

    Last day to withdraw from a class or the University

  • Nov 23-27

    THANKSGIVING BREAK (classes resume Monday, Nov. 28)

  • December 8 (Th)

    Last Day of Classes

  • December 9 (F)

    STOP DAY – No classes

  • December 12-16

    Final Examinations

  • December 16 (F)

    Fall Graduation Deadline, Last day to complete all degree requirements for fall graduation. This includes submission of ALL paperwork to the School of Music graduate coordinator at musicgrad@ku.edu. No extensions will be granted.

  • December 16

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

  • December 31

    Fall degrees awarded (formally conferred at May commencement)

  • January 24, 2023

    Fall degrees post to transcripts. Transcripts can be ordered online at: https://registrar.ku.edu/transcripts.

  • March 1, 2023

    Fall diplomas are made available through the Registrar’s Office (more info at: https://registrar.ku.edu/diplomas)




Spring 2023

  • *January 10 (T)

    Mandatory New GTA Conference, Budig Hall, 9:00 AM – 3:30 PM for GTAs beginning in the Spring

  • January 12 (Th)

    The Music Theory Doctoral Diagnostic Examinations, 8:00 – 1:00 PM, Online via Canvas More information at: https://music.ku.edu/grad-music-theory-diagnotic-exam-practice. If you wish to take the exams this semester and do not currently have access, please email musicgrad@ku.edu If you have questions about the exams, please contact Dr. Ingrid Stölzel (istolzel@ku.edu).

  • *January 13 (F)

    Music History Diagnostic Examinations, online via Canvas, 8:00 AM – 2:00 PM

  • January 16 (M)

    MARTIN LUTHER KING DAY – No Classes

  • January 17 (T)

    FIRST DAY OF CLASSES, $150 Late Enrollment fee begins

  • January 31 (T)

    Early Spring Graduation Deadline, Last day to meet all requirements for May graduation to avoid enrolling in Spring classes. You must have been enrolled in the Fall semester.

  • January 31(T)

    Last day to submit an online Application for Graduation to be listed in the Commencement and Doctoral Hooding Ceremony programs

  • *February 17-20

    Music Theory Doctoral Qualifying Examination, Pick up 9:00 AM on Feb. 17th, due back no later than 9:00 AM on Monday, Feb. 20th (administered via Canvas). If you have questions about the exam, please contact Dr. Murphy (smurphy@ku.edu). Contact musicgrad@ku.edu by Feb. 13th if you plan to complete this exam.

  • March 13-19

    SPRING BREAK (classes resume on Monday, March 20)

  • March 24 (F)

    Music History Doctoral Qualifying Examination, Music Library Seminar room, 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM with a lunch break. If you plan to take the Qualifying Exam in Music History, please email Dr. Laird (plaird@ku.edu) to notify him of this. It is essential that we have an accurate count of how many students intend to take the exam so we can provide accommodations with social distancing.

  • April 17

    Last day to withdraw from a class or the University

  • May 4 (Th)

    Last Day of Classes

  • May 5 (F)

    STOP DAY – No classes

  • May 8-12

    Final examinations

  • May 12 (F)

    Spring Graduation Deadline, Last day for spring graduates to meet all degree requirements. This includes submission of ALL paperwork to the School of Music graduate coordinator at musicgrad@ku.edu. No extensions will be granted. Applicants will not be listed in the commencement program if they apply between April 15-May 13. Application for Graduation deadline – apply for graduation on Enroll & Pay

  • May 13*

    School of Music Graduation Convocation, 10:30 AM, Crafton-Preyer Theater, Murphy Hall KU Doctoral Hooding Ceremony – Only for those graduating in the Class of 2023 (summer 2022, fall 2022, and spring 2023)

  • May 14*

    University of Kansas Commencement Ceremony

  • June 19

    Degrees post to transcripts. Transcripts can be ordered online at: https://registrar.ku.edu/transcripts.

  • August 1

    Spring diplomas are made available through the Registrar’s Office (more info at: https://registrar.ku.edu/diplomas)




Summer 2023

  • June 6 (T)

    First day of summer classes, Late Enrollment begins

  • June 13 (T)

    Early Summer Graduation Deadline, Last day to meet all requirements for summer graduation to avoid enrolling for summer classes. You must have been enrolled in the spring semester to be eligible.

  • July 4 (F)

    INDEPENDENCE DAY – No Classes

  • July 28 (F)

    Last day to file Application for Graduation in Enroll & Pay for summer graduation Summer Graduation Deadline, Last day for summer master’s and doctoral candidates to meet all degree requirements. This includes submission of ALL paperwork to the School of Music graduate coordinator at musicgrad@ku.edu. No extensions will be granted. Applicants will not be listed in the commencement program. Last day of classes

  • August 1

    Degrees awarded (formally conferred at May 2023 commencement)

  • *August 24

    Degrees post to transcript. Transcripts can be ordered online at: https://registrar.ku.edu/transcripts.

  • *September 8

    Summer diplomas are made available through the Registrar’s Office (more info at: https://registrar.ku.edu/diplomas)