Graduation and Commencement Deadlines
Current and Future Semesters
|Graduation application available online for Columbia campus students who wish to graduate in Summer 2023||May 8, Monday|
Graduation application deadline for Columbia campus undergraduate students who wish to graduate in Summer 2023; online application available in Self Service Carolina under Apply to Graduate.
|July 17, Monday|
|Degree candidacy approval deadline for Columbia campus colleges (optional)||Aug. 4, Friday|
|Window for awarding Summer degrees||Aug. 4, Friday - Sept. 8, Friday|
|Campuses and colleges have approved or disapproved all Summer 2023 degree candidates||Sept. 8, Friday|
|Semester honors and Final Latin honors will run (only grades entered before this date will be reflected)||Sept. 13, Wednesday|
|Diplomas Mailed||On or before Nov. 10, Friday|
|Graduation application available online for Columbia campus students who wish to graduate in Spring 2023||Dec. 13, Tuesday|
|Graduation application deadline for students who wish to graduate in Spring 2023 and participate in the Bachelor’s, Master’s and Professional Commencement Ceremony held on the Columbia campus and be listed in the commencement program; online application available in Self Service Carolina under Apply to Graduate.||March 10, Friday|
|Degree candidacy approval* deadline for Columbia campus colleges *this step is optional||March 13, Monday|
|Name Pronunciation for Commencement Available
Let us know how you would like your name announced at commencement.
|March 14, Tuesday – April 4, Tuesday|
Guest Ticketing - Students who are approved to participate in the Spring 2023 Bachelor's, Master's and Professional Commencement Ceremony will be invited to claim up to 5 guest tickets.
|March 20, Monday – April 10, Monday|
Possible Honors Distributed to Colleges
|March 23, Thursday|
Degree Candidate Names Finalized for Commencement Program - degree candidates who submit their graduation application after this date will not have their name included in the program
|March 23, Thursday|
Additional Guest Tickets - If tickets are still available, students may be able to request 2 to 3 additional guest tickets.
|April 17, Monday – April 24, Monday|
|Commencement Ceremonies in Columbia||May 5, Friday and May 6, Saturday|
|Transient transcripts and CLEP scores posted to student record||Varies by College (allow five business days for processing)|
|Campuses and colleges have approved or disapproved all Spring 2023 degree candidates||On or before June 9, Friday|
|Semester honors and Final Latin honors will run (only grades entered before this date will be reflected)||June 14, Wednesday|
|Diplomas Mailed||On or before Aug. 7, Monday|