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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.

Spring (May graduation) 2018

Friday, February 16, 2018:
Last day for Graduate Students to apply to graduate in ConnectCarolina
Friday, April 13, 2018 before 4pm:
Due date for submission of electronic doctoral dissertations and master's theses
Saturday, May 12, 2018:
Doctoral Hooding Ceremony
Sunday, May 13, 2018:
University Commencement Ceremony
Degree Award Date for May graduates

Summer (August graduation) 2018

Thursday, July 19, 2018 before 4pm:
Due date for submission of electronic doctoral dissertations and master's theses
Thursday, July 26, 2018:
Last day for Graduate Students to apply to graduate in ConnectCarolina
Tuesday, August 7, 2018:
Degree Award Date for August graduates

Past Terms

Fall (December graduation) 2017

Tuesday, October 3, 2017:
Last day for Graduate Students to apply to graduate in ConnectCarolina
Monday, November 27, 2017 before 4pm:
Due date for submission of electronic doctoral dissertations and master's theses
Sunday, December 17, 2017:
Mid-Year Commencement for August and December graduates
Degree Award Date for December graduates

Summer (August graduation) 2017

Thursday, July 20, 2017 before 4pm:
Due date for submission of electronic doctoral dissertations and master's theses
Thursday, July 27, 2017:
Last day for Graduate Students to apply to graduate in ConnectCarolina
Tuesday, August 8, 2017:
Degree Award Date for August graduates

Spring (May graduation) 2017

Friday, February 17, 2017:
Last day for Graduate Students to apply to graduate in ConnectCarolina
Thursday, April 13, 2017 before 4pm:
Due date for submission of electronic doctoral dissertations and master's theses
Saturday, May 13, 2017:
Doctoral Hooding Ceremony
Sunday, May 14, 2017:
University Commencement Ceremony
Degree Award Date for May graduates

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

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