Important Dates for Graduate Students

Summer 2019 – Spring 2020
This list contains key dates for Department of Economics Graduate Students Note: many important dates are listed on the University Academic Calendar, available here. Other important dates are listed on the Graduation Calendar.
June 2019
-Microeconomics Qualifier Exam, June 3, 2019
-Macroeconomics Qualifier Exam, June 7, 2019
Contact Rick Tobin,, for registration details etc.
-Second Year Field Papers due June 3, 2019, at 9AM
-Third Year Papers due June 10, 2019 at 9AM
July 2019
-Microeconomics Qualifier Exam Re-take, July 15, 2019
-Macroeconomics Qualifier Exam Re-take, July 19, 2019
-Revised Field Papers due July 15, at 9AM
-Math Camp (July 29-August 17):
     -First Three Days of Math Camp (July 29, 30 and 31): Arps Hall Room 012. Map:
     -Remaining Days of Math Camp: (August 1-17): Ramseyer Hall Room 009. Map:
-Mandatory Immigration Check-In for Incoming International students begins July 29:
August 2019
-Enrollment Fees due August 13, 2019, complete registration by this date, see PDF icon here for class list
-Mandatory UCAT training for incoming 2nd year students, August 13-15
-Incoming International Students must complete ESL OPA and ESL Composition Test by Aug 19
-Students assigned as TAs must report to campus by August 16, 2019
-Annual Cohort Meetings  August 19, All Grad Students Expected to attend. Contact Rick Tobin for exact times/locations.
-Dept. of Economics Welcome Reception, August 19, 2019, 4:00-6:00pm
-Autumn Semester begins August 20, 2019 
September 2019
-All students entering job market should submit CVs and job market paper abstracts for review by Tuesday, September 3
October 2019
-First-Session Classes (8711, 8721) end by October 9
-Second Session Classes begin October 14
-Job Openings for Economist begins publishing major updates; job market students should check frequently:
November 2019
-Deadline to apply to Economics PhD program with consideration for funding is November 30
December 2019
-Final Exams for second Session and Full-Semester Classes December 6-12
-TAs to remain on campus through December 16, unless given prior permission in writing from instructor.
January 2020
-ASSA/AEA meetings held January 3-5, 2020 in San Diego, California. All job market students should attend.
-Spring 2020 semester begins January 6
-Application to graduate in Spring due via GRADFORMS by January 24, 2020
February 2020
-Final Exams for First Session Classes February 24-25
-Second Session Classes Begin February 27
March 2020
-Open House for Prospective Graduate Students to be held sometime this month. Details TBA.
April 2020
-Oral defenses for Graduating Students must be completed by April 10
-April 15 National Council of Graduate Schools Deadline for Accepting Funded Offers. Funded offers to prospective students expire after 5PM on this date.
-All Candidacy Exams/Required Presentations for 3rd and 4th year students to be completed by April 20
-Final Exams April 22-28
May 2020
-Field Meetings for current First Year students to be held each week in May
-Deadline to submit Summer 2020 Application to Graduate via GRADFORMS is May 22, 2020
Contact Rick Tobin, with questions.