Graduation Deadlines

Graduation Deadlines

2017-2018 through 2018-2019
These calendars show the deadlines to earn a degree.
Scroll to the bottom of the page for commencement information and dates.

August 2018 Graduation

There is no commencement ceremony in August. Students may walk in the December graduation ceremony

All August Graduates (Early and Standard checkout) must meet these deadlines:

  • Before March 1, 2018: Committee form (Thesis based students)
  • March 1, 2018: Degree Audit form (All graduate students)
  • March 1, 2018: Admission to Candidacy form (PhDs only)
  • April 15, 2018:  Apply to graduate in Trailhead  (All graduate students)
    • You may only apply after you have submitted all the forms

Early Checkout
Student must be registered for spring 2018
Summer registration not required

  • May 14, 2018: Submit signed submittal page to OGS by 5:00 pm (Thesis based students)
    • Submittal page should only be signed after the student has defended, passed the defense and all revisions have been approved.
  • May 14, 2018: Upload thesis in ProQuest (Thesis based students)
    • After you upload, OGS will begin the formatting review
  • May 18, 2018: Check-out (All Graduate Students)
    • Thesis formatting must be approved by 1:00pm
    • Completed check-out form must be submitted to OGS by 5:00pm

Standard Checkout
Student must be registered for summer 2018 credits
Student does not need to register for fall 2018 credits

  • July 25, 2018: Submit signed submittal page to OGS by 5:00 pm (Thesis based students)
    • Submittal page should only be signed after the student has defended, passed the defense and all revisions have been approved.
  • July 25, 2018: Upload thesis in ProQuest by midnight (Thesis based students)
    • After you upload, OGS will begin the formatting review
  • August 1, 2018: Check-out (All graduate students)
    • Thesis formatting must be approved by 1:00pm
    • Completed check-out form must be submitted to OGS by 5:00pm

For more information and specific dates and when check-out forms will be sent, go to Steps to Graduation 
For specific details about degree requirements, click on Early Checkout or the degree type.


Degrees are awarded August 17-30, 2018

December 2018 Graduation

December 2018 Commencement: Friday, December 14, 2018

Prior to May 1, 2018: Master’s thesis and PhDs must submit Committee form  
May 1, 2018: All graduate students must submit Degree Audit form   by 5:00 p.m.
August 20, 2018: PhDs must submit Admission to Candidacy form by 5:00 p.m.

Early Checkout
Student must have been registered for summer 2018 credits
Student does not need to register for fall 2018 credits

  • August 28, 2018: Apply to graduate in Trailhead
  • August 28, 2018: Submit signed submittal page to OGS by  5:00 p.m.
  • August 28, 2018: Upload thesis in ProQuest 11:59 p.m.
  • September 4, 2018: Checkout

Degree will be awarded December 18, 2018 – January 7, 2018
Student may walk in December graduation ceremony

Standard checkout checklist and deadlines

Student must be registered for fall 2018 credits
Standard checkout deadlines are degree specific, so make sure you select the correct degree.

  • September 4, 2018: All students in all degree programs must apply to graduate in Trailhead

Master’s Non-Thesis Standard Checkout

  • November 9, 2018 : Checkout
    • Submit completed check-out form to OGS by 5:00 p.m.

Master’s Thesis Standard Checkout

  • November 19, 2018: Submit signed submittal page to OGS by 5:00 p.m.
    • Submittal page should only be signed after the student has passed the defense and all content revisions have been approved.
  • November 19, 2018: Upload thesis in ProQuest by 11:59 p.m.
    • After you upload, OGS will begin the formatting review
  • November 30, 2018: Checkout
    • Thesis formatting must be approved by 1:00pm
    • Completed check-out form must be submitted to OGS by 5:00 p.m.

PHD Standard Checkout

  • November 12, 2018: Submit signed submittal page to OGS by  5:00 p.m.
    • Submittal page should only be signed after the student has passed the defense and all content revisions have been approved.
  • November 12, 2018: Upload thesis in ProQuest by 11:59 p.m.
    • After you upload, OGS will begin the formatting review
  • November 16, 2018: Checkout by 5:00 p.m.
    • Thesis formatting must be approved by 1:00pm
    • Completed check-out form must be submitted to OGS by 5:00 p.m.

Degrees awarded December 17, 2018–January 7, 2019

May 2019 Graduation

Spring 2019 Commencement: Thursday, May 9, 2019

Early Checkout
Student must have been registered for fall 2018 credits
Student does not need to register for spring 2019 credits

  • Before November 1, 2018: Committee form (Thesis based students)
  • November 1, 2018: Degree Audit form (All students)
  • January 8, 2019: Admission to Candidacy form (PhDs only)
  • January 16, 2019: Apply to graduate in Trailhead (All students)
    • You may only apply after you have submitted all the forms
  • January 16, 2019: Submit signed submittal page to OGS by 5:00pm (Thesis based students)
    • submittal page should only be signed after the student has defended, passed the defense and all revisions have been approved.
  • January 16, 2019: Upload content approved thesis in ProQuest by midnight (Thesis based students)
    • After you upload, OGS will begin the formatting review
  • January 23, 2019: Checkout (All students)
    • Thesis formatting must be approved by 1:00pm
    • Completed check-out form must be submitted to OGS by 5:00pm

Degree will be awarded May 13-24, 2019
Student may walk in May commencement ceremony

Standard Checkout Checklist and Deadlines

Student must be registered for spring 2019 credits

Standard checkout deadlines are degree specific, so make sure you select the correct degree.

  • January 23, 2019: All students in all degree programs must apply to graduate in Trailhead
    • After students apply to graduate in Trailhead, OGS will email the check-out form.

For more information and specific dates when check-out forms will be sent, go to Steps to Graduation 

For specific details about degree requirements, click on the degree type.

Non-Thesis Master’s

  • April 5, 2019: Checkout
    • Completed check-out form must be submitted to OGS by 5:00pm

Thesis Master’s 

  • April 15, 2019: Submit signed submittal page to OGS by 5:00pm
    • submittal page should only be signed after the student has defended, passed the defense and all revisions have been approved.
  • April 15, 2019: Upload thesis in ProQuest by midnight
    • After you upload, OGS will begin the formatting review
  • April 19, 2019: Checkout
    • Thesis formatting must be approved by 1:00pm
    • Completed check-out form must be submitted to OGS by 5:00pm

PhDs

  • April 8, 2019: and submit signed submittal page to OGS by 5:00pm
    • submittal page should only be signed after the student has defended, passed the defense and all revisions have been approved.
  • April 8, 2019: Upload thesis in ProQuest by midnight

    • After you upload, OGS will begin the formatting review
  • April 12, 2019: Checkout
    • Thesis formatting must be approved by 1:00pm
    • Completed check-out form must be submitted to OGS by 5:00pm

Degrees awarded May 13-24, 2019