The date of graduation for each term shall be the last day of final examination in the fall, the date of commencement in the spring, and the last day of classes in the summer. To entitle a student to graduate as of that date, all work required for the degree (this includes the depositing the thesis/dissertation in the library and payment of tuition and fees) must be completed prior to the first day of classes of the next semester or summer session. If the student has not completed all the requirements, the student will become a graduate the following semester. It is the student's responsibility to make sure all degree requirements have been met.
The following deadlines apply:
- Current Semester Graduate: All documents (including dissertation final copy) must be submitted to the Graduate College office by 5 PM on the last working day prior to the beginning of the upcoming semester.
- Upcoming Semester Graduate Without Enrollment: All documents (including dissertation final copy) must be submitted to the Graduate College office by 5 PM on the last working day to enroll for the upcoming semester.
- Upcoming Semester With Required Enrollment: Monday after the final day to add a class, the student must become a graduate of the upcoming semester and must enroll in 2 hours of 6980.