ESP Doctoral students who found common interests and love

Congratulations to Gostel Morgan and Manuela Dal-Forno, two ESP graduate students who were recently married in Arlington, VA, near the end of November. We wish them every success in their academic and domestic lives.

They are not the first husband and wife team in the ESP department.  The Bhattarais both graduated with PhDs in 2011. Sameer and Smriti Bhattarai earned their bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees together.

Read the feature article from the Mason News Desk on 12/16/2014…



Important Dates for Students

SPRING 2020 Semester (modified due to COVID-19)

MLK Day (university closed): Jan 20

First day of classes: Jan 21

Spring Break (extended): Mar 9-20

Dissertation/Thesis Deadline: May 8

Last day of classes: May 11

Reading Day(s): May 12

Final Exam Period: May 13-20

University Commencement: May 22 (tentative)

COVID-19 DATE CHANGES – For the complete modified spring calendar, see and for latest COVID-19 updates, see: