Find important dates and deadlines for Graduate School graduation applications, Commencement, and final research/project submissions below.

Graduation Applications

To receive your degree from the Graduate School, you must apply to graduate even if you don’t plan to attend the University's Commencement ceremony.

Graduation applications must be received by 5 p.m (Eastern time) on the applicable date below.

2021

  • Spring 2021 — February 8, 2021
  • Summer 2021 — June 1, 2021
  • Fall 2021 — September 22, 2021

2022

  • Spring 2022 — February 9, 2022
  • Summer 2022 — May 25, 2022

Commencement

Commencement ceremonies will be held on the following dates. Learn more about Commencement.

2021

  • Spring 2021 — May 8, 2021
  • Summer 2021 — July 24, 2021
  • Fall 2021 — December 18, 2021

2022

  • Spring 2022 — May 7, 2022
  • Summer 2022 — July 23, 2022

Research and Project Submissions

for RES 697, CRPR 698, THES 698, and DISS 799

Deadlines for RES 697 Research Paper, CRPR 698 Creative Project, THES 698 Thesis, and DISS 799 Doctor’s Dissertation submissions are on the following dates.

2021

  • Spring 2021 — April 7, 2021
  • Summer 2021 — June 23, 2021
  • Fall 2021 — November 17, 2021

2022

  • Spring 2022 — April 6, 2022
  • Summer 2022 — June 22, 2022