Virginia Commonwealth University

Ph.D. Program

2012-13 Ph.D. calendar

Fall 2012

August

Date

Time

Event

Location

Who is involved

Friday,
Aug. 17

8:30 a.m. 
to 1:30 p.m.

DPC Retreat

Cabell Library, 4th floor, Room 448

DPC faculty and DSA student officers

Friday,
Aug. 17

9 a.m.
to noon

University Graduate School Orientation

Singleton Center for the Performing Arts

Incoming students not familiar with VCU

Monday,
Aug. 20

6 to 8 p.m.

Mentor Monday

Raleigh Building, Room 001

DSA student officers; incoming students; student mentors

Tuesday,
Aug. 21

8:30 to
10 a.m.

VCU Convocation

Siegel Center

All students, faculty and staff

Tuesday,
Aug. 21

10:15 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Ph.D. Orientation

Shafer Court, Compass Room

Incoming students; faculty teaching in the program (lunch); students at different program levels

Wednesday, Aug. 22

8:30 a.m.
to 2 p.m.

Orientation Framing Workshop

Robertson Alumni House, Conference Room

Incoming students; faculty (MKO), and student (Nathan Perkins) facilitators

Thursday,
Aug. 23

First day of fall GRA assignments

Saturday,
Aug. 25

5 p.m.

VCU School of Social Work Welcome Dinner

Home of  Dean  James Hinterlong

VCU faculty, staff, doctoral students and partners/spouses; other invited guests

Monday,
Aug. 27

10 a.m.
to noon

GRA Orientation for Students and Faculty

Raleigh Building, Room 001

All doctoral students who have GRAs and all faculty who are assigned GRAs

Tuesday,
Aug. 28

First day of fall semester doctoral classes

 

September

Date

Time

Event

Location

Who is involved

Friday,
Sept. 7

Last day for fall degree candidates to submit graduation applications to their advisers for December degrees

Wednesday,
Sept. 5 through Friday, Sept. 7

9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Written Comprehensive Exams

Sanger Hall, Room B1

Qualified students

Monday,
Sept. 10

10:30 a.m. to noon

DPC Program Meeting

Raleigh Building, Room 331

DPC faculty and DSA student officers

Monday,
Sept. 10

1:30 to 3 p.m.

2nd Year Cohort Meeting

Raleigh Building, Room 331

2nd year students

Wednesday,
Sept. 26 and Friday, Sept. 28

 

Oral Portion of Comprehensive Exams

Raleigh Building, Room 331

Relevant faculty and qualified students

TBA

 

DSA General Meeting

Raleigh Building, Room 331

All doctoral students

 

October

Date

Time

Event

Location

Who is involved

TBA

 

Newly Designated Ph.D. Cohort Meeting

 

 

Monday,
Oct. 1

10:30 a.m. to noon

DPC Program Meeting

Raleigh Building, Room 331

DPC faculty and DSA student officers

Wednesday, Oct. 3

11:30 a.m. to 12:45 p.m.

DSA Brown Bag

Raleigh Building, Room 001

Open to all

Wednesday, Oct. 24

Noon to 12:45 p.m.

DSA General Meeting

Raleigh Building, Room 331

All doctoral students

 

November

Date

Time

Event

Location

Who is involved

Friday,
Nov. 2

Last day to withdraw from a course with a mark of “W”

Monday,
Nov. 5

10:30 a.m. to noon

DPC Program Meeting

RAL 331

DPC faculty and DSA

Wednesday, Nov. 7

11:30 to 12:45 p.m.

DSA Brown Bag

Raleigh 001

Open to all

TBA

 

DSA General Meeting

 

 

Monday, Nov. 5

Spring semester advance registration begins

Wednesday, Nov. 21 through Sunday, Nov. 25

University closed - classes beginning at 12 p.m. or later do not meet on Nov. 21

 

December

Date

Time

Event

Location

Who is involved

Date

Time

Event

Location

Who’s Involved

TBA

 

1ST year cohort meeting

 

 

Monday, Dec. 3

10:30 a.m. to noon

DPC Program Meeting

RAL 331

DPC faculty and DSA

Wednesday, Dec. 5

11:30 a.m. to 12:45 p.m.

DSA Brown Bag

Raleigh 001

Open to all

Saturday, Dec. 8

Last day of classes for fall semester

Tuesday,
Dec. 18

Last day of fall GRA assignments