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Academic Calendar

2019-2020 Academic Calendar

First-Year Predoctoral Researchers
Aug. 12-27, 2019 Orientation and pre-course(s)
Aug. 26 – Dec. 13, 2019 Critical Analysis of the Scientific Literature
Aug. 28 – Sept. 13, 2019 Module I Cell Biology
Sept. 5-6, 2019 Young Investigator Science Retreat
Sept. 16-27, 2019 Module II Genetics
Sept. 30 – Oct. 11, 2019 Module III Transcription and Chromatin
Oct. 14-25, 2019 Module IV Genomic and Computational Approaches to Understanding Gene Expression
Oct. 28 – Nov. 8, 2019 Module V Neuroscience
Nov. 11-22, 2019 Module VI Cell Dynamics, Stem Cells and Developmental Biology
Nov. 25-29, 2019 Thanksgiving holiday
Dec. 2-13, 2019 Module VII Evolution and Model Systems
Dec. 16, 2019 – Jan. 1, 2020 Winter break
Jan. 2 – February 28, 2020 Laboratory Rotation I
March 2 – Apr. 24, 2020 Laboratory Rotation II
Apr. 27 – June 19, 2020 Laboratory Rotation III
June 22, 2020 Thesis Laboratory research begins
Second and Subsequent Year Predoctoral Researchers
Thesis Laboratory research continues
Aug. 19 – Dec. 31, 2019 Fall Term
Jan. 2 – June 19, 2020 Spring Term
June 22 – Aug. 14, 2020 Summer Term

Graduation Ceremony: Monday, May 4, 2020

Holidays
Predoctoral researchers observe the following Stowers Institute holidays:
Sept. 2, 2019 Labor Day
Nov. 28-29, 2019 Thanksgiving
Dec. 24-26, 2019 Christmas
Jan. 1, 2020 New Year’s Day
Jan. 20, 2020 Martin Luther King, Jr.Day
Feb. 17, 2020 Presidents Day
May 25, 2020 Memorial Day
July 3, 2020 Independence Day