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Academic News and Key Reminders for Graduate Students Spring Quarter 2021

March 29, 2021

Academic News & Key Reminders for Graduate Students

Welcome new graduate students and welcome back to our returning students!

As we begin the spring quarter, the Graduate College would like to remind you of a few important academic policies, dates, deadlines and resources to help you navigate your academic program. We recommend you bookmark this information for future reference.

Graduate College Operations Due to COVID-19

The Graduate College will continue to operate remotely and by appointment only. Please contact us via email at to schedule an appointment. We are accepting and processing all forms digitally and will continue to offer our regular co-curricular and professional development programming virtually. Please visit the Graduate College website for more information about our policies, programs and resources.

For the latest information on health and safety protocols, testing, and contact information, please visit Drexel’s Response to Coronavirus website.

Academic Dates & Deadlines

Please refer to the Academic Calendars on the Provost’s website. You should also consult with your individual college or school officials and graduate academic advisor(s) for additional dates, deadlines and requirements.

Spring Quarter Dates & Deadlines:

Monday, March 29 – Spring Quarter Classes Begin
Friday, April 2 by 12 p.m. EDT – Deadline to Submit a Graduate Program Completion Form for Winter Quarter Graduates (Required for PhD/doctoral and some Master’s thesis programs)
Friday, April 2 – Deadline to Confirm Your Enrollment in your DrexelOne
Friday, April 2 by 12 p.m. EDT – Deadline to Add/Drop a Course with Academic Advisor Assistance*
Sunday, April 4 by 11:59 p.m. EDT – Deadline to Add/Drop a Course in your DrexelOne*
Monday, April 5 by 11:59 p.m. EDT – Deadline to Submit to Present at the Drexel Emerging Graduate Scholars Conference 2021 (April 26 & 27)
Friday, April 23 – Deadline to Submit an Application for Degree in your DrexelOne (Also required to have your name read aloud and included in the official 2021 Commencement program booklet, including for walkthroughs, please refer to the Graduation communication from 3/8/21)
Friday, April 23 – Deadline to Submit an “Application to Participate in Commencement Activities” with your Academic Advisor (See Walkthrough policy)
Monday, April 26 & Tuesday, April 27 – Drexel Emerging Graduate Scholars Conference 2021
Week of May 3 – Summer Quarter Registration Begins (Review Your Time Ticket Information)
Friday, May 14 – Deadline to Withdraw from a Course with Academic Advisor Assistance*
Monday, May 31 – Memorial Day (University Holiday)
Saturday, June 5– Last Day of Classes*
Monday, June 7 – Term Examinations Begin*
Monday, June 7 – Thursday, June 10 – College and School Commencement Ceremonies
Friday, June 11 11 a.m. - 12 p.m. EDT – Doctoral Student Celebration
Friday, June 11 7:30 p.m. EDT – University-wide Commencement
Saturday, June 12 – Term Examinations End*
Saturday, June 12 – Spring Quarter Degree Conferral Date (Date that appears on diploma)
Friday, June 18 – Winter Quarter Academic Standing Notices Go Out (See Graduate Academic Standing Policy)

*For part of term and semester dates and deadlines, please refer to Drexel’s Academic Calendars.

Academic Policies & Procedures

Please refer to the academic policies and procedures listed on both the Provost’s and Graduate College websites. Additional policies are outlined in the Student Code of Conduct, including the Academic Integrity policy and conduct process. All students should be aware of and knowledgeable of these policies and procedures. Please review frequently for updates.

International students (F-1 and J-1) should refer to the latest updates, policies and information on the International Students & Scholars Services (ISSS) website.

Please review the following policies:

Save the Date for the Drexel Emerging Graduate Scholars Conference – April 26 & 27

The Graduate Student Association, in partnership with the Graduate College and Office of Research and Innovation, will host the fifth annual Drexel Emerging Graduate Scholars (DEGS) Conference, a free, student-run, University-wide conference highlighting Drexel's graduate student research enterprise April 26 & 27, 2021! This year's conference will be held virtually.

We are now accepting submissions for research posters, oral research presentations and Drexel University's official Three Minute Thesis (3MT®) Competition! Please visit the submission page of the DEGS website for more information, including a sample abstract, and the link to submit. Submissions are due by Monday, April 5, 2021. A copy of the tentative conference schedule and more information can be found on the DEGS website.

Additional Resources & Opportunities for Graduate Students

Don’t hesitate to reach out to the Graduate College if you have any questions or concerns. We are here to support you throughout your graduate education at Drexel.

Best wishes for a successful term!