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After a successful pilot phase, The Graduate School is pleased to announce that we are launching a full-fledged paid medical leave of absence (MLOA) program for funded TGS PhD and MFA students beginning in the Fall 2020 Quarter.
August 7, All Day
Dissertation, PhD Final Exam, and change of grade forms due to TGS for Summer PhD candidates
August 15, All Day
Eight-week session ends
August 21, All Day
Master's completion form due for TGS Summer master's candidates
"Due to the COVID-19 global pandemic and the fact that many courses will be taught remotely this fall, The Graduate School will not charge a Fall Quarter activity fee for full-time students and will not activate any U-Passes for the Fall Quarter unless you choose to opt in." Read the full message from TGS Associate Director, Student Life, Lauren-Ashley Buchanan, PhD.
"We look forward to welcoming you in the fall, whether you are enrolled in remote or in-person classes. Faculty, advisers, and staff are busy preparing for the new term, and as we do so, we are prioritizing your health and that of the rest of our community while also keeping in mind the importance of your ability to make progress toward your Northwestern degree." Read the full message from Interim Dean Mayo.