Commencement Caps

Important Dates and Deadlines

Thesis/Dissertation Deadlines

Graduation
Thesis/Dissertation Submission Deadline to Graduate
Thesis/Dissertation Submission Deadline to avoid registration and tuition for Continuation in subsequent term
December
2016 - December 9
2017 - January 6 (for May 2017 graduation)
May
2017 - April 21
2017 - May 5 (for August 2017 graduation)
August
2017 - August 18
2017 - September 2 (for December 2017 graduation)
December2017 - December 82018 - January 5 (for May 2018 graduation)
May2018 - April 202018 - May 4 (for August 2018 graduation)
August2018 - August 172018 - August 31 (for December 2018 graduation)

Commencement Ceremony Participation

PhD Graduates
Graduates must have their dissertations submitted by April 21, 2017 in order to be hooded and receive their diplomas at the Thursday, May 4, 2017 PhD Hooding and Commencement Ceremony.

August 2016, December 2016, and those who submit their dissertations by April 21, 2017 will be invited to participate in the Thursday, May 4, 2017 PhD Hooding and Commencement Ceremony .

Graduation Date
PhD Hooding and Ceremony Date
August 2016
December 2016
May 2017
2017 - May 4
August 2017
December 2017
May 2018
2018 - May 3


Masters Graduates
December 2016, May 2017 and August 2017 graduates should plan to participate in the May 5, 2017 Masters Commencement Ceremony.

Graduation Date
Masters Ceremony Date
December 2016
May 2017
August 2017
2017 - May 5
December 2017
May 2018
August 2018
2018 - May 4