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Deadline Dates

Review the deadlines below to ensure you are on track with your graduation application and informed about your commencement ceremony.

Graduation and Commencement Deadlines

Spring 2018 Date
Graduation application available online for Columbia campus students who wish to graduate in Spring 2018 Dec. 19, Tuesday - Feb. 18, Sunday
Graduation application deadline for Columbia campus students who wish to graduate in Spring 2018; online application available in Self Service Carolina under Apply to Graduate Feb. 18, Sunday
Early Walk request deadline for Columbia campus students; complete the Request to Participate in Commencement Early/Late Form March 9, Friday
Degree candidacy approval deadline for Columbia campus colleges March 14, Wednesday
Guest tickets available online to students approved for degree candidacy March 19, Monday - April 1, Sunday
Name Pronunciation for Commencement 
Let us know how you would like your name announced at commencement. 
March 26, Monday - April 6, Friday
Additional guest tickets available online to students approved for degree candidacy (if available) April 9, Monday - April 15, Sunday
Commencement Program Sent to Printer - degree candidates who submit their graduation application after this date will not have their name included in the program April 9, Monday
Seat assignments emailed to students approved for degree candidacy On or before May 7, Monday
Colleges have approved or disapproved all Spring 2018 degree candidates On or before June 15, Friday