Wilkes University

Education Calendars and Schedules

SUMMER SEMESTER – 2022  

Summer Semester I -Master's Level         (7 weeks)

April 25 - June 12

Summer Semester I - Doctoral Level       (6 weeks) May 9 - June 19
Doctoral Qualifying Examination (DQE) May 7 (Saturday) 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Summer Semester - Master's & Doctoral Levels                                                     (12 weeks) May 9 - July 31
Summer Semester II - Master's Level         (7 weeks) June 13 - July 31
Summer Semester II - Doctoral Level       (6 weeks) July 5 - August 14
Dissertation Proposal Defense Deadline July 29 (to make September IRB meeting)

 

Dissertation Defense Deadline July 29 (to defend for September   graduation) 

ED 615 – Professional Seminar in Educational Leadership (Residency – Fall Course)

August 9 – 12 (Tuesday – Friday)

ED 629 – Strategic Thinking and Planning (Residency 2 – Summer Course)

August 9 – 12 (Tuesday – Friday)
ED 697 – Dissertation Proposal Seminar (Residency 3 - Summer Course) August 9 – 12 (Tuesday – Friday)
Doctoral Qualifying Examination (DQE) August 20 (Saturday) 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Summer Commencement Sunday, September 11th - 1:00pm
   
FALL SEMESTER – 2022  
Fall Semester I - Master's Level               (7 weeks) September 6 - October 23
Fall Semester - Master's & Doctoral Levels                                                     (12 weeks) September 12 – December 4
Fall Recess October 13 – October 16 (Thursday-Sunday)
Fall Semester II - Master's Level              (7 weeks) October 24 – December 11
Thanksgiving Recess – No classes

November 23 – November 27
(Wednesday-Sunday)

Dissertation Proposal Defense Deadline December 2 (Friday)
Dissertation Defense Deadline December 2 (Friday)
Doctoral Qualifying   Examination (DQE) Dec 10 (Saturday) 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
   
SPRING SEMESTER – 2023  

Spring Semester I - Master's Level              (7 weeks)        

January 9 – February 26
Spring Semester - Master's & Doctoral Levels                                                      (13 weeks) January 23 – April 16
Spring Break – No classes March 4 - March 12

Spring Semester II - Master's Level             (7 weeks)         

February 27  – April 16
Dissertation Defense Deadline April 14 (Friday)  
Dissertation Proposal Defense Deadline April 14 (Friday) 
Doctoral Qualifying Examination (DQE) May 6 (Saturday) 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Spring Commencement May 20 (Saturday)   TBA

Defense Scheduling:Defenses are scheduled from the beginning of each semester through the deadlines noted above. Defenses are not scheduled  between semesters or during breaks. Appropriate scheduling forms and the complete, final defensible document must be received with the form to defend at least two weeks prior to the requested defense dates.

IRB Meetings:Occur monthly: January-May & September-December.
Calendar Changes: The Dept. reserves the right to change this calendar without notice. Refer to the final semester schedule for actual course dates.      Grade Information:Grades are due from instructors within 72 hours of the class's completion date. When grades are "rolled" or processed, they become available for viewing on the Student Services tab of the MyWilkes portal.


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