Program Schedule


Date Description
June 19 Application Opens
September 10 Research Compliance Drop-in Session* (optional)

*Pending confirmation of date. Final date will be posted soon.
September 14 Application Deadline
October 12 Virtual Orientation for College Station, Galveston, and Dental Hygiene Students (required)
October 15 Orientation Test Deadline for Qatar Students (required)
October 14-21 Start-of-Semester Fall Small Group Virtual Meetings between Students and Assigned Thesis Reviewer (1 hr. session, dates vary, multiple sessions will be offered but only one required)
October 22-25 Attend at least one resource session (many will be virtual) listed below (required):
  • October 23*: Research Compliance Session
  • October 26: Research and Data Management Session
  • November 6*: POWER Writing Productivity Session
  • November 10*: Citation Software Session 
  • OR an equivalent resource session as a makeup assignment (university-excused absence and LAUNCH-office approval required)
*Pending confirmation of dates. Final dates will be posted soon.
November 18-30
End-of-Semester Small Group Virtual Meetings between Students and Assigned Thesis Reviewer (1 hr. session, dates vary, multiple sessions will be offered but only one required)
November 30 Fall Progress Report Deadline (required)
January 4-19
January 4: First day of spring 2021 (DH)
January 10: First day of spring 2021 (QT)
January 19: First day of spring 2021 (CS, GV)
January 11-21 Attend one Virtual Thesis Formatting Workshop listed below:
  • January 11: Virtual Thesis Formatting Workshop 
  • January 14: Virtual Thesis Formatting Workshop
  • January 20: Virtual Thesis Formatting Workshop
  • January 21: Virtual Thesis Formatting Workshop
January 22 Thesis Help Drop-in Session (optional)
January 22 Writing Abstracts Workshop (optional)
January 25 Installment 1 and Spring Progress Report 1 Deadline (required)
January 27 URS Symposium Registration Deadline (optional)
February 16 Presentation Skills Workshop (optional)
February 23 Presentation Practice Session (optional)
February 24 URS Symposium (optional)
February 26 Thesis Help Drop-in Session (optional)
March 1 Installment 2 and Spring Progress Report 2 Deadline (required)
February 28-March 4 SPRING BREAK for Qatar Students
March 15-19 SPRING BREAK for College Station, Galveston, and Dental Hygiene Students
April 8 Thesis Help Drop-in Session (optional)
April 9 Thesis Help Drop-in Session (optional)
April 12 Final Thesis Deadline (required)
April 12 Public Presentation Report Deadline for College Station, Qatar, and Dental Hygiene Students (required)
April 23 Presentation Report Deadline for Galveston Students (required)

Note: All spring semester events/meetings may be virtual, depending on COVID-19 developments.