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Graduate School

Progress to Degree

To keep on track for graduation, you'll need to plan to meet major Graduate School milestones and academic requirements for your degree program.

Spring 2021 Deadlines & Commencement

February 15: Graduation Application Deadline
April 3: Format Check Deadline
April 8: 
Defense Deadline
April 18: 
Final Submission Deadline for Thesis/Dissertation
May 7:
 Commencement Exercises, 6 p.m., (Details)
May 8: Commencement Exercises, 9:30 a.m., (Details)
May 8: 
Doctoral Hooding Ceremony, 2:30 p.m., (Details )
May 15: In-Person Recognition Ceremony for 2020 Graduates, 9:30 a.m., (Details)

Summer 2021 Deadlines & Commencement

July 10: Format Check Deadline for Thesis/Dissertation
July 15: Defense Deadline
July 19: Graduation Application Deadline
July 25: Final Submission Deadline for Thesis/Dissertation
August 15: Summer Graduation (no ceremony)

Fall 2021 Deadlines & Commencement

November 8: Format Check Deadline
November 13:
Defense Deadline
November 23:
Final Submission Deadline for Thesis/Dissertation
December 13:
Commencement Exercises, (Tentative, Details TBA)
December 13: Doctoral Hooding Ceremony, (Tentative, Details TBA)

Steps Toward Graduation

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