Graduation Deadlines

Graduation Deadlines

2018-2019 through 2020-2021
Please select the appropriate degree type below. Anything highlighted in gray on the calendars is subject to change.

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 Check-Out Checklist and Deadlines

Student must have been registered for summer 2018 credits
Student does not need to register for fall 2018 credits
August 24, 2018: All students must apply to graduate in Trailhead
-Students may only apply after all the forms above have been processed by OGS.
-After students apply to graduate in Trailhead, OGS will enroll the student in a CANVAS Graduation Check-Out Course
      -Enrollment dates can be found at:  Steps to Graduation 

Non-Thesis Students:
September 4, 2018: Complete Graduation Check-Out Course in CANVAS

Thesis Students 
August 28, 2018: Complete Graduation Check-Out Course in CANVAS by 5:00 p.m.
August 28, 2018: Submit signed Thesis Defense Form to OGS by  5:00 p.m.
-Thesis Defense Form is available only at the end of the 1st quiz  in the Graduation Check-Out Course
-Thesis Defense Form should only be signed after the student has passed the defense & all content revisions have been approved.
August 28, 2018: Upload thesis in ProQuest 11:59 p.m.
-Only after you have completed all the steps above, will OGS will begin the formatting review
September 4, 2018: Thesis Formatting Approval by 1:00 p.m.

Early Check-Out degrees will be awarded December 18, 2018- January 7, 2019
Students checking out early to graduate in December may walk in December commencement ceremony

Standard Check-Out Checklist and Deadlines

Student must be registered for fall 2018 credits
September 4, 2018: All students in all degree programs must apply to graduate in Trailhead
-Students may only apply after all the forms above have been processed by OGS.
-After students apply to graduate in Trailhead, OGS will enroll the student in a CANVAS Graduation Check-Out Course
     -Enrollment dates can be found at:  Steps to Graduation 

Master’s Non-Thesis Standard Checkout
November 9, 2018 : Graduation Check-Out Course Completion in CANVAS by 5:00 p.m.

Master’s Thesis Standard Checkout
November 19, 2018: Complete Graduation Check-Out Course in CANVAS by 5:00 p.m.
November 19, 2018: Submit signed Thesis Defense Form to OGS by 5:00 p.m.
-Thesis Defense Form is available only at the end of the 1st quiz in the Graduation Check-Out Course
-Thesis Defense Form should only be signed after the student has defended, passed the defense and all revisions have been approved.
November 19, 2018: Upload thesis in ProQuest by 11:59 p.m.
-Only after you have completed all the steps above, will OGS will begin the formatting review
November 30, 2018: Thesis Formatting Approval by 1:00 p.m.

PHD Standard Checkout
November 19, 2018: Complete Graduation Check-Out Course in CANVAS by 5:00 p.m.
November 19, 2018: Submit signed Thesis Defense Form to OGS by 5:00 p.m.
-Thesis Defense Form is available only at the end of the 1st quiz in the Graduation Check-Out Course
-Thesis Defense Form should only be signed after the student has defended, passed the defense and all revisions have been approved.
November 19, 2018:Upload thesis in ProQuest by 11:59 p.m.
-Only after you have completed all the steps above, will OGS will begin the formatting review
November 30, 2018: Thesis Formatting Approval by 1:00 p.m.


Standard Check-Out degrees will be awarded December 18, 2018- January 7, 2019
Students may walk in December commencement ceremony

May 2019 Graduation

Spring 2019 Commencement: Thursday, May 9, 2019

Students graduating in May are allowed to walk in the May commencement ceremony
Degrees will be awarded May 13-24, 2019

Prior to November 1, 2018: Master’s thesis and PhDs must submit Committee form  
November 1, 2018: All graduate students must submit Degree Audit form   by 5:00 p.m.
January 8, 2019: PhDs must submit Admission to Candidacy form by 5:00 p.m.

Early Check-Out Checklist and Deadlines

Student must have been registered for fall 2018 credits
Student does not need to register for spring 2019 credits
January 11, 2019: All students must apply to graduate in Trailhead
Students may only apply after all the forms above have been processed by OGS.
-After students apply to graduate in Trailhead, OGS will enroll the student in a CANVAS Graduation Check-Out Course
-Enrollment dates can be found at:  Steps to Graduation 

Non-Thesis Students
January 23, 2019:  Non-thesis students must complete the Graduation Check-Out Course by 5:00 p.m

Thesis Students
January 16, 2019: Complete Graduation Check-Out Course in CANVAS by 5:00 p.m
January 16, 2019: Submit signed Thesis Defense Form to OGS by  5:00 p.m.
-Thesis Defense Form is available only at the end of the 1st quiz  in the Graduation Check-Out Course
-Thesis Defense Form 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 11:59 p.m. (thesis students only)
Only after you have completed all the steps above, will OGS will begin the formatting review
January 23, 2019: Thesis Formatting Approval by 1:00 p.m.

Standard Check-Out Checklist and Deadlines

Student must be registered for fall 2018 credits
January 23, 2019: All students in all degree programs must apply to graduate in Trailhead
-Students may only apply after all the forms above have been processed by OGS.
-After students apply to graduate in Trailhead, OGS will enroll the student in a CANVAS Graduation Check-Out Course
-Enrollment dates can be found at:  Steps to Graduation 

Non-Thesis Master’s
April 5, 2019: Graduation Checkout Course Completion by 5:00 p.m.

Thesis Master’s 
April 15, 2019: Complete Graduation Check-Out Course in CANVAS by 5:00 p.m
April 15, 2019: Submit signed Thesis Defense Form to OGS by 5:00pm
-Thesis Defense Form is available only at the end of the 1st quiz  in the Graduation Check-Out Course
-Thesis Defense Form should only be signed after the student has defended, passed the defense and all revisions have been approved.
April 15, 2019: Upload content approved thesis in ProQuest by 11:59 p.m.
-Only after you have completed all the steps above, will OGS will begin the formatting review
April 19, 2019: Thesis Formatting Approval by 1:00pm

PhDs
April 8, 2019: Complete Graduation Check-Out Course in CANVAS by 5:00 p.m
April 8, 2019: Submit signed Thesis Defense Form to OGS by 5:00pm
-Thesis Defense Form is available only at the end of the 1st quiz  in the Graduation Check-Out Course
-Thesis Defense Form should only be signed after the student has defended, passed the defense and all revisions have been approved.
April 8, 2019: Upload content approved thesis in ProQuest by 11:59 p.m.
-Only after you have completed all the steps above, will OGS will begin the formatting review
April 12, 2019: Thesis Formatting Approval by 1:00pm


August 2019 Graduation

There is no commencement ceremony in August.
Students may walk in the December commencement ceremony.
Degrees are awarded August 16-29, 2019

All August Graduates (Early and Standard check-Out) must meet these deadlines:
Before March 1, 2019: Committee form (Thesis based students)
March 1, 2019: Degree Audit form (All graduate students)
March 1, 2019: Admission to Candidacy form (PhDs only)
April 15, 2019:  Apply to graduate in Trailhead  (All graduate students)
Students may only apply after all the forms above have been processed by OGS.
-After students apply to graduate in Trailhead, OGS will enroll the student in a CANVAS Graduation Check-Out Course
-Enrollment dates can be found at:  Steps to Graduation 

Early Check-Out Checklist and Deadlines

Student must be registered for spring 2018
Summer registration not required

Non-Thesis Students
May 17, 2019: Complete the Graduation Check-Out Course by 5:00 p.m.

Thesis Students
May 13, 2019: Complete Graduation Check-Out Course in CANVAS by 5:00 p.m
May 13, 2019: Submit signed Thesis Defense Form to OGS by  5:00 p.m.
Thesis Defense Form is available only at the end of the 1st quiz  in the Graduation Check-Out Course
-Thesis Defense Form should only be signed after the student has defended, passed the defense and all revisions have been approved.
May 13, 2019: Upload content approved thesis in ProQuest by 11:59 p.m. (thesis students only)
-Only after you have completed all the steps above, will OGS will begin the formatting review
May 17, 2019: Thesis Formatting Approval by 1:00 p.m.

Standard Check-Out Checklist and Deadlines

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

Non-Thesis Students
August 1, 2019: Non-thesis students must complete the Graduation Check-Out Course by 5:00 p.m.n-Thesis Students

Thesis Students
July 25, 2019: Complete Graduation Check-Out Course in CANVAS by 5:00 p.m
July 25, 2019: Submit signed Thesis Defense Form to OGS by  5:00 p.m.
Thesis Defense Form is available only at the end of the 1st quiz  in the Graduation Check-Out Course
-Thesis Defense Form should only be signed after the student has defended, passed the defense and all revisions have been approved.
July 25, 2019: Upload content approved thesis in ProQuest by 11:59 p.m. (thesis students only)
Only after you have completed all the steps above, will OGS will begin the formatting review
August 1, 2019: Thesis Formatting Approval by 1:00 p.m.