Commencement Deadlines

Ph.D. Graduates

Dissertation Defenses must occur no later than April 18, 2014.  Graduates must have their dissertations submitted to ProQuest by April 25, 2014 in order to be hooded in the May 1, 2014 ceremony and have their degrees conferred at the May 2, 2014 commencement ceremony. August 2014 graduates will be invited to participate in the May 2015 ceremony.

Master’s Graduates

January 2014, May 2014, and August 2014 graduates should plan to participate in the May 2, 2014 ceremony.

Graduate School Commencement Deadlines

January 2014 Graduates
Friday, December 13, 2013 – Last day to have theses or dissertations submitted electronically via Proquest in order to be cleared to graduate in January 2014.
Friday, January 3, 2014 – Last day to have theses or dissertations submitted electronically via Proquest without having to register for Continuation in Spring 2014 (for May 2014 graduation date).
Friday, January 24, 2014 – January 2014 graduation date (no ceremony). Diplomas will be dated January 24, 2014.

May 2014 Graduates
Friday, April 25, 2014 – Last day to have theses or dissertations submitted electronically via ProQuest in order to be cleared to graduate in May 2014.
Thursday, May 1, 2014 – Ph.D. Hooding Ceremony and Reception for August 2013, January 2014, and May 2014 Ph.D. graduates.
Friday, May 2, 2014 – May 2014 Graduation date and ceremony.
Friday, May 9, 2014 – Last day to have theses or dissertations submitted electronically via ProQuest without having to register for Continuation in Summer 2014 (for August 2014 graduation date).

August 2014 Graduates
Friday, August 8, 2014 – Last day to have theses or dissertations submitted electronically via ProQuest in order to be cleared to graduate in August 2014.
Thursday, August 28, 2014 – August 2013 Graduation date (no ceremony). Diplomas will be dated August 28, 2014.
Friday, September 5, 2014 – Last day to have theses or dissertations submitted electronically via ProQuest without having to register for Continuation in Fall 2014 (for January 2015 graduation date).

NOTE: Students submitting a thesis or dissertation between Monday, May 12, 2014 and Friday, September 5, 2014 must register for Continuation in the Summer 2014 semester.