Graduate Degree Calendar

December 2021

Names are purged from the Degree System after each degree cycle. A student who misses the degree deadlines must sign up again for the following degree cycle.

Action Date
Sign up begins August 30
Begin accepting dissertations September 13
Last day to defend for tuition waiver* October 8
Last day to deposit for tuition waiver* November 8
Sign up ends November 15
Late sign up period (late fee applies) November 16 - 22
Last day to defend November 22
Last day to deposit December 6
Degree conferral date December 22

*Tuition waiver policies vary by school.

May 2022

Names are purged from the Degree System after each degree cycle. A student who misses the degree deadlines must sign up again for the following degree cycle. Students who apply for May degree after March 16 will not be listed in the Commencement program.

Action Date
Sign up begins January 5
Begin accepting dissertations January 12
Last day to defend for tuition waiver* February 18

Applications received after this date
will not have their name included in the
Commencement program

March 15
Last day to deposit for tuition waiver* March 21
Sign up ends April 18
Late sign up period (late fee applies) April 19 - 25
Last day to defend April 25
Last day to deposit May 2
Degree conferral date May 16

*Tuition waiver policies vary by school.

August 2022

Names are purged from the Degree System after each degree cycle. A student who misses the degree deadlines must sign up again for the following degree cycle.

Action Date
Sign up begins May 16 
Begin accepting dissertations June 2
Sign up ends July 4
Late sign up (late fee applies) July 5 - 11
Last day to defend July 18
Last day to deposit August 1
Degree conferral date August 5