Deadlines & Dates

Graduation Dates for the 2022–2023 Academic Year

Graduation Dates Fall 2022 Spring 2023 August 2023 Fall 2023
Official Graduation Date
The date that will appear on your diploma and transcript.
December 10, 2022 April 29, 2023 August 11, 2023 December 9, 2023

Due Dates

Graduate Studies Deadlines Fall 2022 Spring 2023 August 2023 Fall 2023
Submit Application for Graduation.
Pay diploma fee in Bursar’s office or online.
September 9, 2022 January 27, 2023 July 14, 2023 September 8, 2023
Comprehensive Exam Date determined by academic program. Your program will submit the Comprehensive Assessment Evaluation Form.
Thesis/Dissertation Defense Dates and specific steps determined by Thesis/Dissertation Committee:

  1. Before conducting any research, send your abstract to the Office of Research Integrity for review. Obtain a letter to put in Appendix A of your ETD.
  2. Before conducting any research, complete the Online ETD Training and submit the electronic verification form.
  3. Submit drafts of your ETD to your thesis/dissertation committee chair for review and comment.
  4. Submit revised drafts of your ETD to your committee members for review and comment.
  5. Work with your thesis/dissertation chair to schedule the defense of thesis/dissertation.
  6. Defend your thesis/dissertation.
  7. Revise thesis/dissertation as directed by your thesis/dissertation committee.
  8. Ensure the ETD meets the ETD Guidelines and Checklist.
  9. Upload revised and signed thesis/dissertation for ETD Review Team approval.
  10. Your thesis/dissertation chair will submit the Comprehensive Assessment Evaluation Form.
Approved and defended thesis/dissertation must be submitted to
ETD Administrator site for final review.
November 11, 2022* March 31, 2023* July 14, 2023* November 10, 2023*
All requirements must be met for degree completion. December 12, 2022* May 1, 2023* August 14, 2023* December 11, 2023*
Commencement Exercise December 10, 2022* April 29, 2023* December 9, 2023*

* 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 degree may be not be awarded until the next official graduation date.