Graduate Commencement

The graduate school holds one commencement ceremony annually on the first Sunday of June. Whether in-person, virtual, or hybrid, the 2023 ceremony will take place on Sunday, June 4, 2023. 

Students who have completed all of their degree requirements, or will complete all requirements by the end of the summer semester, are eligible to participate in the commencement ceremony. Students must complete an application for degree program candidacy and file it with the graduate registrar's office before the application deadline:

  • December Degree
    Candidates must apply by the first day of their final fall term.
  • May Degree
    Candidates must apply by the first day of their final spring term.
  • July or August Degree
    Candidates must apply by the first day of their final summer term.