Graduation Deadlines

Preparing for Graduation

To apply for graduation:

Complete the Graduation check-out page in ConnectCarolina's Self Service area:
Log in to ConnectCarolina → In your Student Center, under the "Academic" tab, choose "Apply for Graduation" in the drop-down box, and then click the double arrows.

Summer (August graduation) 2016

Thursday, July 14, 2016 before 4pm:
Due date for submission of electronic doctoral dissertations and master's theses
Friday, July 22, 2016:
Last day for Graduate Students to apply to graduate in ConnectCarolina
Tuesday, August 2, 2016:
Degree Award Date for August graduates

Fall (December graduation) 2016

Friday, December 2, 2016:
Last day for Graduate Students to apply to graduate in ConnectCarolina
Monday, November 28, 2016 before 4pm:
Due date for submission of electronic doctoral dissertations and master's theses
Sunday, December 18, 2016:
Mid-Year Commencement for August and December graduates
Degree Award Date for December graduates

Past Terms

Spring (May graduation) 2016

Friday, February 19, 2016:
Last day for Graduate Students to apply to graduate in ConnectCarolina
Thursday, April 14, 2016 before 4pm:
Due date for submission of electronic doctoral dissertations and master's theses
Saturday, May 7, 2016:
Doctoral Hooding Ceremony
Sunday, May 8, 2016:
University Commencement Ceremony
Degree Award Date for May graduates

Fall (December graduation) 2015

Friday, September 25, 2015:
Last day for Graduate Students to apply to graduate in ConnectCarolina
Wednesday, November 18, 2015 before 4pm:
Due date for submission of electronic doctoral dissertations and master's theses
Sunday, December 13, 2015:
Mid-Year Commencement for August and December graduates
Degree Award Date for December graduates

Summer (August graduation) 2015

Friday, July 17, 2015 before 4pm:
Due date for submission of electronic doctoral dissertations and master's theses
Friday, July 24, 2015:
Last day for Graduate Students to apply to graduate in ConnectCarolina
Tuesday, August 4, 2015:
Degree Award Date for August graduates

Spring (May graduation) 2015

Friday, February 20, 2015:
Last day for Graduate Students to apply to graduate in ConnectCarolina
Monday, April 13, 2015 before 4 PM:
Due date for submission of electronic doctoral dissertations and master's theses
Saturday, May 9, 2015:
Doctoral Hooding Ceremony
Sunday, May 10, 2015:
University Commencement Ceremony
Degree Award Date for May graduates

Please see the Office of the University Registrar website for additional information about graduation, as well as Future Term Registrar's Calendars.