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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
December 20192019 - December 62020 - January 3 (for May 2020 graduation)
May 20202020 - April 172020 - May 1 (for August 20 graduation)
August 20202020 - August 212020 - August 28 (for December 2020 graduation)

Commencement Ceremony Participation

PhD Graduates

Graduates must have their dissertations submitted by April 19, 2019 in order to be hooded and receive their diplomas at the Wednesday, May 1, 2019 PhD Hooding and Commencement Ceremony. A reception will immediately follow the ceremony and all are welcome.

August 2018, December 2018, and those who submit their dissertations by April 19, 2019 will be invited to participate in the Wednesday, May 1, 2019 PhD Hooding and Commencement Ceremony. A reception will immediately follow the ceremony and all are welcome.

Graduation Date
PhD Hooding and Ceremony Date
August 2018
December 2018
May 2019
2019 - May 1
August 2019
December 2019
May 2020
2020 - TBD

Masters Graduates – College of Social Science and Humanities

December 2018, May 2019 and August 2019 graduates should plan to participate in the April 29, 2019 (new date) 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 2018
May 2019
August 2019
2019 - April 29 (new date)
December 2019
May 2020
August 2020
2020 - May 1 (tenative)

Certificate Graduates are not eligible to participate in commencement ceremonies.