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Find the latest commencement ceremony information

We will celebrate our May 2022 Commencement ceremonies outdoors in Wildcat Stadium. The ceremony for graduate students will take place on Friday, May 6, and the undergraduate ceremonies will be held on Saturday, May 7.  Please use the “Learn More” button to see the schedule and important details regarding the ceremony which will be updated as these decisions 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 Nov. 1.

May Graduation

Complete application by April 2.