Events & News

Monday, August 17, 2015 - 7:30am

Fall semester begins on August 17, 2105.

For Fall semester deadlines and general academic calendar see:

Monday, August 17, 2015 - 5:00pm
202 Whitehurst

If you are employed in a 50%FTE assistantship for fall 2015, you must submit an electronic contract by close of business on Monday, August 17, 2015.

The required form is here:

Thursday, September 3, 2015 - 1:00pm
126 ITLE

NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP) 2015 Application Workshop

This competitive program provides $138,000 in Federal support for your graduate education.

Dr. Sheryl Tucker, Associate Provost for Graduate Education and Dean of the Graduate College, Former NSF GRFP Program Director and Fellow will hold a workshop on how to submit an application to the GRFP on Thursday, September 3 from 1:00 - 2:30 p.m. in 126 ITLE. Dr. Tucker’s presentation will include a panel discussion of current and former OSU NSF GRFP Fellows.

Are you in Tulsa and want to see the presentation? The workshop will be simulcast to OSU-Tulsa Main Hall (MCB) 2205 and OSU-Center for Health Sciences D201.

Who should attend?  Undergraduates who are United States citizens, nationals or permanent residents nearing graduation; and, first-year and first-semester, second- year graduate students interested in or currently pursuing a graduate degree in one of the NSF-supported fields:  Chemistry; Computer & Information Sciences;  Engineering; Geosciences; Life Sciences; Materials Research;  Mathematical Sciences; Physics & Astronomy;  Social, Behavioral & Economic Sciences;  Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Education & Learning Research.

The National Science Foundation's Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP) supports outstanding graduate students in NSF-supported science, technology, engineering, and mathematics disciplines who are pursuing research-based master's and doctoral degrees at accredited US institutions.

Please click here to Register for the workshop today:

Student Travel Award for Submission of a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Program Proposal

Enrolled OSU graduate students who are eligible to apply to the National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP; October 2015 deadlines) will qualify for up to $300 in travel expense reimbursements from the OSU Graduate College for single-event travel expenses related to professional development, such as attendance at a professional conference/meeting or collection of research data.

Apply for a Student Travel Award:


Monday, September 21, 2015 - 12:00pm
The Three Minutes Thesis (3MT®)  has been used with great success to train OSU research master’s and doctoral students in this skill, and now with the inauguration of the new Three Minute Presentation (3MP) competition for non-thesis master’s, specialist and graduate certificate students, the same communication skills development will be available to these students.
Registration on the Graduate College website will open Monday August 17, 2015 and close Monday September 21, 2015 at 11:59 a.m.. Registrants will provide their name, CWID, graduate program, advisor, presentation title, and select a preliminary round that their schedule permits them to participate in. If their registration is accepted, they will select a time slot in the preliminary round for making their presentation.
Friday, December 11, 2015 - 7:00pm
Gallagher-Iba Arena


Fall 2015

Graduate Commencement Ceremony

Location & Time:

  • Friday, December 11, 2015
  • Gallagher-Iba Arena
  • Students & Faculty (including doctoral advisors) assemble at 6:15 p.m.
  • Candidate Processional begins at 6:35 p.m. 
  • Ceremony begins at 7:00 p.m.


For more information and details, see the full Graduate Commencement page