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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 2022 Deadlines

July 6: Format Check Deadline for Thesis/Dissertation
July 14: Defense Deadline
July 18:
Graduation Application Deadline
July 24: 
Final Submission Deadline 
August 15: Summer Graduation (No Commencement Ceremony)

Fall 2022 Deadlines & Commencement

October 10: Format Check Deadline for Thesis/Dissertation
September 20: Graduation Application Deadline
November 1: 
Defense Deadline
November 15: 
Final Submission Deadline 
December 12: Commencement, 2:30 p.m., Colonial Life Arena 
December 12:
 Doctoral Commencement, 9:30 a.m., Koger Center 

Spring 2023 Deadlines & Commencement

March 1: Format Check Deadline for Thesis/Dissertation
March 21: Defense Deadline
April 4:
Final Submission Deadline 
May 5:
Commencement, 3 p.m., Colonial Life Arena 
May 6: Doctoral Commencement, 1 p.m., Koger Center 
May 6:
 Commencement, 3 p.m., Colonial Life Arena 

Steps Toward Graduation


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