Graduate Students Graduation

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Find the latest commencement ceremony information

Plans are being developed for the May 2021 Commencement and students who are graduating should plan to attend Commencement on the weekend of May 7-8, 2021.  We will update this website with more information as plans are finalized.

Applications and Deadlines

For Master’s and Doctoral Degree Candidates
Submit your application for graduation the semester before you intend to graduate. Notify your advisor of the graduation date

There are additional deadlines, however, for thesis programs. Thesis deadlines and forms for residential graduate students are listed on the Office of Graduate Programs website.

For Students Pursuing Only a Certificate
If you are not pursuing a Master’s or Doctoral degree along with your certificate, please submit this application for Graduate Certificate Awarding in the semester you intend to complete the certificate requirements.

December Graduation

Complete application by November 1st.

May Graduation

Complete application by April 2nd.