Faculty Calendar

Major institutional dates to keep in mind:


  • Graduate orientation, Wed/Th/Fr prior to beginning of classes
  • Departmental picnic, Friday prior to first week of classes
  • Friday prior to first week of classes: PTR dossiers due to Patti (the basic form has to be completed even for first year tenure-track faculty)


  • September 4, Faculty Meeting
  • Friday, September 6, Spring schedule due (classroom requests must also be
  • submitted)
  • Monday September 16, Last day to submit Incomplete or Absence grades
  • September 20, Open House
  • September 27, Deadline ACLS Collaborative Research Application
  • September 27, Deadline ACLS Fellowship Application


  • October 1, Study Abroad Applications due
  • October 2, Faculty Meeting
  • October 11, Fulbright application deadline
  • October 10, major fair Rome Ballroom 4:00-6:00
  • 21 October Undergraduate Registration opens for Spring semester
  • October 26th, Open House
  • Book Orders (end of third week of October, typically the Friday before registration opens)


  • November 6, Deadline ACLS Chinese Studies Program (9:00 pm)
  • November 6, Faculty Meeting
  • November 13, LCL Colloquia Series: Liansu Meng
  • November 20, Deadline ACLS African Humanities Program (9:00 pm)
  • November 24-30, Thanksgiving Break
  • Friday prior to Thanksgiving: Dean convey results of TPR cases reviewed by Dean’s Advisory Council


  • December 1, Graduate applications due to be eligible for fellowship consideration (NEW DEADLINE)
  • December 4, Faculty Meeting
  • December 4, NEH Collaborative Research Grant deadline (notification due late August each year)
  • Friday December 6, final day of fall classes
  • Review of graduate applications
  • Wednesday December 18, final grades due


  • January 10, NEH digital humanities and media project grant request deadline
  • Mid January to Mid February. Section/departmental nomination letters due for UConn-sponsored graduate fellowships: Vice Provost for Graduate Education, Giolas-Harriott Fellowship Program; Vice Provost for Graduate Education Crandall-Cordero Fellowship Program; Outstanding Scholars Program.
  • January 22, Last day for submitting courses to CLAS CC so that they appear on 2020-2021 Course Catalogue (some exclusions apply)
  • January 25, Deadline ACLS Digital Humanities Extension Application (9:00 pm)


  • February 1, Deadline for Merit-Based Graduate Fellowship Nominations to the Graduate School
  • February 1, Deadline for UCHI fellowship applications 
  • February 5, Faculty Meeting
  • February 13, LCL Colloquia Series:
  • February 21, Fall schedule officially submitted (classroom requests must also be submitted at this time)
  • February 20, Summer Study Abroad applications must be completed
  • February 28, All External Exchange Programs, Fall 2020 and Academic Year 2020-2021


  • March 4, Faculty Meeting
  • March 13, UConn-Affiliated Study Abroad Applications due
  • March 15-21, Spring Break
  • Book Orders (end of third week of March, typically the Friday before registration opens)
  • March 23, Undergraduate Registration opens for Fall semester
  • March 27, LANGSA conference


  • Order gowns for commencement ceremonies
  • April 1, Faculty Meeting
  • April 10: LCL Colloquia Series:
  • April 10, Deadline NEH Individual Fellowship Application
  • April 15 national graduate student acceptance deadline
  • Merit report due, third week in April
  • Board of Trustees and approve T&P officially
  • April 23, Graduate Award Ceremony and departmental party
  • April 26: Last day to defend a master’s thesis or a doctoral dissertation for conferral of Spring 2016 degree
  • May 3, Undergraduate Ceremony


  • May 1, Undergraduate Ceremony
  • May 6, Faculty Meeting
  • End of first week of May — — Commencement weekend
  • Second Week in May– – Provost’s Report due
  • Deadline for Diversity and Equity Training online
  • May 12, deadline for submitting final grades