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Graduate School

Progress to Degree

To keep on track for graduation, you'll need to plan to meet major Graduate School milestones and academic requirements for your degree program.

Summer 2021 Deadlines & Commencement

July 10: Format Check Deadline for Thesis/Dissertation
July 15: Defense Deadline
July 19: Graduation Application Deadline
July 25: Final Submission Deadline for Thesis/Dissertation
August 15: Summer Graduation (no ceremony)

Fall 2021 Deadlines & Commencement

October 11: Format Check Deadline
September 20: Graduation Application Deadline
November 1:
Defense Deadline
November 15:
Final Submission Deadline for Thesis/Dissertation
December 13:
Commencement Exercises, 2:30 p.m., Colonial Life Arena 
December 13: Doctoral Hooding Ceremony, 9:30 a.m., Koger Center 

Spring 2022 Deadlines & Commencement

March 1: Format Check Deadline
March 4: Graduation Application Deadline
March 21: 
Defense Deadline
April 4: 
Final Submission Deadline for Thesis/Dissertation
May 7:
 Commencement Exercises (Tentative, Details TBA)
May 7: Doctoral Hooding Ceremony (TentativeDetails TBA )

Steps Toward Graduation

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