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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
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)
December
2018 - December 7
2019 - January 4 (for May 2019 graduation)
May
2019 - April 19
2019 - May 3 (for August 2019 graduation)
August2019 - August 162019 - August 30 (for December 2019 graduation)

Commencement Ceremony Participation

         NOTECertificate Graduates are not eligible to participate in commencement ceremonies.

PhD Graduates
Graduates must have their dissertations submitted by April 20, 2018 in order to be hooded and receive their diplomas at the Wednesday, May 2, 2018 (new date) PhD Hooding and Commencement Ceremony.

August 2017, December 2017, and those who submit their dissertations by April 20, 2018 will be invited to participate in the Wednesday, May 2, 2018 (new date) PhD Hooding and Commencement Ceremony .

Graduation Date
PhD Hooding and Ceremony Date
August 2017
December 2017
May 2018
2018 - May 2 (new date)
August 2018
December 2018
May 2019
2019 - TBD


College of Social Sciences and Humanities – Masters Graduates
December 2017, May 2018 and August 2018 graduates should plan to participate in the May 4, 2018 College of Social Sciences and Humanities Masters Commencement Ceremony.

Graduation Date
CSSH Masters Ceremony Date
December 2017
May 2018
August 2018
2018 - May 4
December 2018
May 2019
August 2019
2019 - May 3