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School of Graduate Studies and Research

Graduation Procedures and Deadlines

Please follow these timelines rather than the deadlines posted by the registrar for undergraduate students.


Fall  2015

Winter 2016

Spring 2016

Summer 2016

Final Folder Check
(This is your application for graduation) On line Form

Sept. 29, 2015Jan. 11, 2016Apr. 4, 2016June 24, 2016

Permit to Schedule Orals/Portfolio review/Final exam

Nov. 13, 2015Feb. 12, 2016May 6, 2016July 29, 2016

Thesis Option Students
Download Guidelines

- Final "Turn It In" version will be due  and all fees paid by these dates

Nov. 30, 2015Mar. 4, 2016May 27, 2016Aug 5, 2016

ALL degree requirements completed

Dec. 10, 2015Mar. 11, 2016June 3, 2016Aug. 12, 2016


  • Final Folder Check Requests - must be done on line - click Here for the web form.

  • Fees: $15 degree fee must be paid 

  • Projects are submitted directly to your department. Thesis are submitted through Canvas. You must have access to Canvas (indicated on your final folder request).

  • All degree candidates must complete the Exit Survey.

  • ALL degree requirements including clearance of "incompletes" must be cleared by the degree application deadline.  If degree requirements are completed between the deadline and the last day of the quarter, your degree will be granted at the end of the next quarter and further registration is not required.

  • Commencement information can be found here.  Master's degree recipients wear hoods as part of their regalia, you can find what color hood you need here.