Graduation

Steps to graduation

Early in your final year, follow these steps to complete your degree, graduate, and participate in Commencement.

Step one: Fulfill your degree requirements

Consult your advisor to determine if you have fulfilled your degree requirements and are on track for graduation.

Talk to your advisor

Graduate students

As a student within the University Graduate School, you must apply for graduation through the University Graduate School Recorder’s Office.

Apply for graduation as a graduate student

Spring ceremony for undergraduates

The Undergraduate Spring Commencement ceremony will be held on Saturday, May 4, 2019, at 10 a.m. in Memorial Stadium.

Undergraduate students who complete degree requirements between January 1 and August 31 participate in May Commencement. There is no summer ceremony.

Learn more about Undergraduate Spring Commencement

Spring ceremony for graduates

The Graduate Commencement ceremony will be held on Friday, May 3, 2019, at 3 p.m. in Simon Skjodt Assembly Hall.

Graduate students who complete degree requirements between January 1 and August 31 participate in May Commencement. There is no summer ceremony.

Learn more about Graduate Spring Commencement

Winter Commencement

Winter Commencement, also called December Commencement, will be held on Saturday, December 21, 2019, at 10 a.m. in Simon Skjodt Assembly Hall.

All degree candidates (both graduate and undergraduate students) who complete degree requirements between September 1 and December 31 participate in Winter Commencement.

Learn more about Winter Commencement