2019 Graduation Information for Master's and PhD Students

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Commencement Ceremony Participation

PhD Graduates
August 2019, December 2019, and those who submit their dissertations by April 17, 2020 will be invited to participate in the April 29, 2020 PhD Hooding and Commencement Ceremony. Graduates must have their dissertations submitted by April 17, 2020 in order to be hooded and receive their diplomas at the 2020 ceremony. A reception will immediately follow the ceremony and all are welcome.

Graduation Date
PhD Hooding and Ceremony Date
August 30, 2019 (degree conferral)
December 14, 2019 (degree conferral)
May 1, 2020 (degree conferral)
Wednesday, April 29, 2020 (ceremony)
Masters Graduates – CSSH
December 2019, May 2020 and August 2020 graduates should plan to participate in the April 27, 2020 College of Social Sciences and Humanities Masters Commencement Ceremony held in Cabot Center. Graduating Masters students are eligible to receive up to 5 guest tickets. A reception in the Cabot Center will immediately follow the ceremony and all are welcome.
Graduation Date
CSSH Masters Ceremony Date
December 14, 2019 (degree conferral)
May 1, 2020 (degree conferral)
August 27, 2020 (degree conferral)
Monday, April 27, 2020 (ceremony)

Certificate Graduates are not eligible to participate in commencement ceremonies.

Important dates, deadlines, and protocol