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Important Dates and Deadlines

Fall 2021 Dates and Deadlines
Date Event
Aug 9 University Fall Convocation (for Faculty and Staff)
COSM Fall Convocation, 1:30 pm Nurs./Chem. Bldg. Room 1207
Aug 11 Classes Begin
Aug 14-16 Drop/Add
Sept 11 Deadline for COSM Fall Newsletter submissions
Sept 4 Labor Day Holiday – Administrative Offices closed – No Classes
Sept 11 COSM Research Grant Proposal Deadline
Sept 15 Deadline for Dean to notify faculty due for pre and post tenure review
Sept TBA COUR Travel Grant Applications Due by 5 pm
Oct 11 Promotion and tenure recommendations due to COSM Dean’s Office
Deadline for faculty notification of unit-level recommendation for promotion and tenure
Oct 18 Appeals of unit-level promotion and tenure recommendations due to COSM Dean’s Office
Oct 22 COSM Promotion and Tenure Committee meets and is instructed by the Dean
Promotion and Tenure materials to be made available to COSM Promotion and Tenure Committee
Nov 3-5 Fall Family Weekend
Nov 12 COSM Promotion and Tenure Committee recommendations, to include results of appeals of unit-level recommendations due to Dean
Nov 22-26 Thanksgiving Holidays for students, Residence Hall open – Administrative Offices open Nov 20-22, closed Nov 23-24 for Thanksgiving Holidays
Nov 24 Deadline for faculty notification of college-level promotion and tenure recommendation
Dec 3 Appeals of college-level Promotion and Tenure recommendations due to COSM Dean’s Office
Dec 3 Promotion and Tenure recommendations due to Provost’s Office
Nov 30 Last day of classes
Dec 4-7 Final exams
Dec 10-11 Commencement- TBD
Dec 3 Winter break for students begins
Dec 25-Jan 1 Winter Break – Administrative offices closed

*NOTE: In the event the established deadline falls on a weekend or academic holiday, the date will be extended to the Monday immediately following that date.

Spring 2021 Dates and Deadlines
Date Event
Jan 1 New Year’s Day Holiday – Administrative Offices Closed – No classes
Jan 11 Spring Classes Begin
Jan 11-14 Drop/Add
Jan 15 Post-Tenure Candidates Provide Portfolio to Chairs or Directors/Chairs or Directors then submit Portfolio to Post-Tenure Review Committee
Jan 18 Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday – Administrative Offices Closed – No Classes
Jan 29 Post-Tenure Review Committee Recommendation to Chairs/Directors/Directors to Candidate Post-Tenure Candidate Response Due Within 7 Days
Feb 1 Pre-Tenure Candidates Provide Portfolio to Chairs/Directors
Feb 1 Deadline for Undergraduate Research Grant Applications (Info under the “Funding” tab)
Feb 14 Chairs/Directors Post-Tenure Review Recommendations Due to Dean
Week of Feb 18 COSM Post-Tenure Committee Meets and is Instructed by the Dean/Post-Tenure Material to be Made Available to COSM Post-Tenure Committee
March 1 COSM Post-Tenure Committee Recommendations Due to Dean/ Chairs or Directors Pre-Tenure Recommendations Due to Dean
March 8 Dean’s Recommendations for Post-Tenure Review Due to Candidate/Candidate Response and/or Appeal Due within 7 Days to Provost
March 15 Post-Tenure Recommendations Due to Provost’s Office; Candidate Response Due Within 7 days
March 15-19 Spring Break
March 26 Deadline for COSM Awards of Excellence & Staff Award of Excellence Nominations
March 31 Deadline for Chair’s Faculty Annual Reviews
Apr 15 Dean’s Pre-Tenure Report Due to Provost/Chairs or Directors Notification to Candidate; Candidate Response Due Within 7 days
Apr 30 Last Day of Classes
May 1 – May 6 Final Exams
May 7 Deadline for COSM Awards of Excellence Application Materials & Staff Award of Excellence Endorsement Forms
May 7 Graduate Commencement- TBD
May 7 Undergraduate Commencement- TBD

*NOTE: In the event the established deadline falls on a weekend or academic holiday, the date will be extended to the Monday immediately following that date.

Last updated: 2/5/2021