PhD Graduates

Dissertation Defenses must occur no later than April 20, 2018, and graduates must have their dissertations submitted to ProQuest by April 20, 2018 in order to be hooded in the May 2, 2018 commencement ceremony. August 2017 graduates will be invited to participate in the May 2018 ceremony. August 2018 graduates will be invited to participate in the May 2019 ceremony.

Master’s Graduates

December 2017, May 2018, and August 2018 graduates should plan to participate in the May 3, 2018 ceremony.

Graduate School Commencement Deadlines

December 2017 Graduates
Friday, December 8, 2017 – Last day to have theses or dissertations submitted electronically via ProQuest in order to be cleared to graduate in December 2017.
Monday, December 18, 2017 – Last day to have all outstanding degree requirements fulfilled in order to be cleared to graduate in December 2017.
Saturday, December 16, 2017 – December graduation date (no ceremony). Diplomas will be dated December 16, 2017.

May 2018 Graduates
Friday, April 20, 2018 – Last day to have thesis/dissertation submitted electronically via ProQuest in order to be cleared to graduate in May 2018.
Monday, April 30, 2018 – Last day to have all outstanding degree requirements fulfilled in order to be cleared to graduate in May 2018.
Wednesday, May 2, 2018 – PhD Hooding and Graduation Ceremony and Reception for August 2017, January 2018, and May 2018 PhD graduates.
Thursday, May 3, 2018 – Master’s Graduation date and ceremony.

August 2018 Graduates
Monday, August 13, 2018 – Last day to have theses or dissertations submitted electronically via ProQuest in order to be cleared to graduate in August 2018.
Saturday, August 25, 2018 – Last day to have all outstanding degree requirements fulfilled in order to be cleared to graduate in August 2018.
Thursday, August 30, 2018 – August 2018 Graduation date (no ceremony). Diplomas will be dated August 30, 2018.

NOTE: Students submitting a thesis or dissertation to ProQuest between Friday, April 20, 2018 and Monday, August 13, 2018 must register for Continuation in the Summer 2018 semester.