Graduate Student Graduation Checklists & Deadlines

Graduation Calendars  2016-17 through  2018-19

Master's non-thesis graduation deadlines PDF versionText only version

Master's thesis graduation deadlinesPDF versionText only version

PhD graduation deadlinesPDF versionText only version



May 2017 Graduation

Degrees will be awarded by Friday, May 26, 2017


August 2017 Graduation - Graduation Date: August 18, 2017

Thesis based students must submit committee form prior to March 1, 2017
All graduate students must submit Degree Audit form by March 1, 2017
All graduate students must apply to graduate in Trailhead by April 15, 2017

Early Checkout IPDF versionText only version

  • Student must have been registered for spring 2017 credits
  • Student does not need to register for summer or fall 2017 credits
  • Submit Admission to Candidacy (PhDs only) form by March 1, 2017
  • (MS Thesis and PhDs only) Upload thesis in ProQuest and submit signed submittal page to OGS by May 15, 2017
  • Check-out by May 19, 2017

Early Checkout IIPDF versionText only version

  • Student must be registered for summer 2017  credits
  • Student does not need to register for fall 2017 credits
  • Apply to graduate in Trailhead by April 15, 2017
  • (MS Thesis and Phds only) Upload thesis in ProQuest and submit signed submittal page to OGS by July 24, 2017
  • Checkout by August 1, 2017

Degree Awarded August 21, 2017 - September 1, 2017

There is no commencement ceremony in August

Students may walk in the December graduation ceremony


December 2017 Graduation

Graduate Student Commencement Ceremony

Thursday, December 14 at 7:00 PM, Student Recreation Center - Lockridge Arena


Early CheckoutPDF versionText only version

Master's thesis and PhDs must submit Committee form prior to May 1, 2017
All graduate students must submit Degree Audit form by May 1, 2017
PhDs must submit Admission to Candidacy form by August 21, 2017

  • Student must have been registered for summer 2017 credits
  • Student does not need to register for fall 2017 credits
  • Apply to graduate in Trailhead by August 29, 2017
  • Upload thesis in ProQuest and submit signed submittal page to OGS by August 29, 2017
  • Checkout by September 5, 2017

Degree will be awarded December 18, 2017 - January 2, 2018
Student may walk in December graduation ceremony

Standard Checkout checklist & deadlines

Standard checkout deadlines ARE degree specific, so make sure you select the correct degree.

  • Student must be registered for fall 2017 credits
  • All students in all degree programs must apply to graduate in Trailhead by September 5, 2017

Non-Thesis Master'sPDF versionText only version

  • Checkout by November 10, 2017

Thesis Master's PDF versionText only version

  • Upload thesis in ProQuest and submit signed submittal page to OGS by November 20, 2017
  • Checkout by December 8, 2017

PhDsPDF versionText only version

  • Upload thesis in ProQuest and submit signed submittal page to OGS by November 13, 2017
  • Checkout by November 17, 2017

Degrees awarded December 18, 2017-January 8, 2018