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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.

Spring 2017 Graduation and Commencement Deadlines

Event Date
Graduation application available online for Columbia campus students who wish to graduate in Spring 2017 Dec. 13, Tuesday - Feb. 15, Wednesday
Graduation application deadline for Columbia campus students who wish to graduate in Spring 2017; online application available in Self Service Carolina under Apply to Graduate Feb. 15, Wednesday
Number of guest tickets each student will be allotted announced March 10, Friday

Early Walk request deadline for Columbia campus students; complete the Request to Participate in Commencement Early/Late Form

Note: Students graduating in Summer may apply to walk early in Spring. Students graduating in Fall must walk in the Fall ceremony.

March 10, Friday
Degree candidacy approval deadline for Columbia campus colleges March 15, Wednesday
Guest tickets available online to students approved for degree candidacy March 17,  Friday - March 31, Friday
Commencement Program Sent to Printer - degree candidates who submit their graduation application after this date will not have their name included in the program Apr. 4, Tuesday
Seat assignments emailed to students approved for degree candidacy No later than Apr. 28, Friday
Colleges have approved or disapproved all Spring 2017 degree candidates June 15, Thursday

 

Summer 2017 Graduation Deadlines

Event Date
Graduation application available online for Columbia campus students who wish to graduate in Summer 2017 May 8, Monday - July 15, Saturday
Graduation application deadline for Columbia campus students who wish to graduate in Summer 2017; online application available in Self Service Carolina under Apply to Graduate July 15, Saturday
Degree candidacy approval deadline for Columbia campus colleges Aug. 4, Friday
There is no Summer Commencement ceremony. If you would like to participate in a Commencement ceremony, please complete the Request to Participate in Commencement Early/Late Form  
Colleges have approved or disapproved all Summer 2017 degree candidates To be announced

 

Fall 2017 Graduation and Commencement Deadlines

Event Date
Graduation application available online for Columbia campus students who wish to graduate in Fall 2017 Aug. 16, Wednesday - Sept. 30, Saturday
Graduation application deadline for Columbia campus students who wish to graduate in Fall 2017; online application available in Self Service Carolina under Apply to Graduate Sept. 30, Saturday

Late Walk request deadline for Columbia campus students; complete the Request to Participate in Commencement Early/Late Form

Note: Students graduating in Summer may apply to walk late in Fall. Students graduating in Fall must walk in the Fall ceremony.

Sept. 30, Saturday
Degree candidacy approval deadline for Columbia campus colleges Oct. 30, Monday
Number of guest tickets each student will be allotted announced To be announced
Guest tickets available online to students approved for degree candidacy To be announced
Seat assignments emailed to students approved for degree candidacy No later than Dec. 11, Monday
Colleges have approved or disapproved all Fall 2017 degree candidates To be announced