In addition to satisfying all degree requirements, a candidate for a degree must file an Application for Graduation at the beginning of the semester in which the degree is expected to be conferred. The last date for the filing of the application is contained in the calendar and the Important Deadline Dates link. A graduate student shall be enrolled during the term in which the degree is awarded unless all requirements have been completed by the last day to register.
If a student applies for graduation but fails to satisfy graduation requirements, the student must reapply; this must be done by the date appearing in the Important Deadline Dates. The candidate is expected to be present at the Commencement Exercise for the conferral of the degree unless a request to graduate in absentia is sent to the Graduate School.
ATTENTION SUMMER GRADUATES - There is not a commencement ceremony for those graduating in August. Students who wish to participate will be allowed to return to the University for the December commencement ceremony.
Application for Graduation(online form)