Graduate Degree Calendar

May 2022 Calendar

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 February 25 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

February 25
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 Calendar

During Summer 2022, the University is continuing to transition to the new Pennant systems. A general system outage from June 17-20 will occur. Students will still be able to apply to graduate during this time and deposit their dissertations and theses, but Penn Graduate Forms will be unavailable. Visit the NGSS system outage page to learn more. 

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
Last day to initiate Penn Graduate Forms before outage June 13
Complete all pending Penn Graduate Forms June 16
Penn Graduate Forms/Pennant Outage June 17-20
Penn Graduate Forms reopens June 21
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

 

Preliminary December 2022 Calendar

The December 2022 graduation calendar is still being developed; check back soon for more information. 

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 TBD
Begin accepting dissertations September 12
Last day to defend for tuition waiver* October 7
Last day to deposit for tuition waiver* November 7
Last day to sign up for Degree Application and Deposit Appointments  TBD
Late sign up period (late fee applies) TBD
Last day to defend November 21
Peak deposit window *special rules apply November 21-December 5
Last day to deposit December 5
Degree conferral date December 22

*Tuition waiver policies vary by school.