Graduate School News and Events

News and Events


Dates to Remember  
July 22 Classes end, 10:00 p.m.
July 24-25 Final Examinations
July 30 Final grades due (degree candidate)
July 31 Final grades due (non-degree candidate)
August 2 Summer Commencement
August 12 Second Summer Online Module: Final date for dropping courses or resigning from the University, 4:30 pm deadline
August 15-16 International Student Orientation
August 20 Second Summer Online Module: Final exam results due
August 21 New Graduate Student Orientation
August 26

Second Summer Online Module: Classes end

First Fall Online Module: Payments Due; No-Pay Purge

August 27 Second Summer Online Module: Grades due (degree candidate & non-degree candidate) 9:00 a.m. deadline
August 30 First Fall Online Module: Final date for 100% refund, 4:30 pm deadline
August 31 First Fall Online Module: No-Pay Purge
New Graduate Student Orientation
All new graduate students admitted for the spring, summer or fall 2019 academic terms are invited to join us for the New Graduate Student Orientation being held on August 21, 2019 at noon in the Cox Communications Center for Student Athletes.


Graduate Student Volunteers needed for Welcome Week: The Office of the Dean of Students, Campus Life, and the Office of Diversity are sponsoring Welcome Week programming on Tuesday, August 20th from 1:30pm-4:30pm. Our theme for the day is Engage. Lead. Geaux, with the programming focusing on leadership and diversity. We are optimistically planning for 3,000 students and would like to reach out to GAs for additional support on the day. The goal/purpose is to provide opportunities for our new students to experience Leadership & Diversity at LSU. We are recruiting Graduate Assistants to participate in various ways to help make this a successful conference for our new students. To volunteer, go to

Upcoming Workshops

Faculty Tech Center

Creating Accessible Word Documents

Date: July 24
Time: 1 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Location: 133 Himes Hall

Visit to register.

Faculty Tech Center

Creating Accessible Power Point Presentations

Date: July 24
Time: 9 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
Location: 133 Himes Hall

Visit to register.

Available Graduate Assistantships

Submissions should relate to academic news and events only and be of broad general interest to faculty, staff, and graduate students. Open assistantship postings should be submitted as a remediated PDF. 
Publication of submissions is at the discretion of the editors and the Graduate School Dean. Please send graduate-level events of interest to by the preceding Thursday at 4 p.m.