Deadlines & Dates

Graduation Dates for the 2021-2022 Academic Year

Graduation Dates Fall 2021 Spring 2022 July 2022 August 2022 Fall 2022
Official Graduation Date
The date that will appear on your diploma and transcript.
December 11, 2021 April 30, 2022 July 8, 2022 August 12, 2022 December 10, 2022

Due Dates

Graduate Studies Deadlines Fall 2021 Spring 2022 July 2022 August 2022 Fall 2022
Submit Application for Graduation.
Pay diploma fee in Bursar’s office or online.
September 10, 2021 January 28, 2022 June 10, 2022 July 15, 2022 September 9, 2022
Comprehensive Exam
Submit Comprehensive Assessment Evaluation Form.
Date determined by academic program.
Thesis/Dissertation Defense Dates and specific steps determined by Thesis/Dissertation Committee:

  1. Submit draft of thesis/dissertation to your theis/dissertation committee chair for review and comment.
  2. Submit revised draft of thesis/dissertation to your committee members for review and comment.
  3. Schedule the defense of thesis/dissertation.
  4. Defend your thesis/dissertation.
  5. Revise thesis/dissertation as directed by your thesis/dissertation committee.
  6. Upload revised and signed thesis/dissertation for ETD Review Team approval.
Approved and defended thesis/dissertation must be submitted to
ETD Administrator site for final review.
November 12, 2021* April 1, 2022* June 10, 2022* July 15, 2022* November 11, 2022*
All requirements must be met for degree completion. December 13, 2021* May 2, 2022* July 11, 2022* August 15, 2022* December 12, 2022*
Commencement Exercise December 11, 2021* April 30, 2022* December 10, 2022*

* Review of theses/dissertations can take as little as a few days or as long as several weeks, depending on the edits that may be required and the number of manuscripts waiting to be approved. If your work is not complete and approved, your name will be removed from the graduation list.