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) 2021

Friday, February 26, 2021:
Last day for Graduate Students to apply to graduate in ConnectCarolina
Wednesday, April 21, 2021 before 4pm:
Due date for submission of electronic doctoral dissertations and master's theses
Sunday, May 16, 2021:
Degree Award Date for December graduates

Summer (August graduation) 2021

Thursday, July 22, 2021 before 4pm:
Due date for submission of electronic doctoral dissertations and master's theses
Thursday, July 29, 2021:
Last day for Graduate Students to apply to graduate in ConnectCarolina
Wednesday, August 4, 2021:
Degree Award Date for August graduates

Past Terms

Fall (December graduation) 2020

Monday, September 28, 2020:
Last day for Graduate Students to apply to graduate in ConnectCarolina
Wednesday, November 18, 2020 before 4pm:
Due date for submission of electronic doctoral dissertations and master's theses
Sunday, December 13, 2020:
Degree Award Date for December graduates

Summer (August graduation) 2020

Thursday, July 16, 2020 before 4pm:
Due date for submission of electronic doctoral dissertations and master's theses
Thursday, July 23, 2020:
Last day for Graduate Students to apply to graduate in ConnectCarolina
Tuesday, August 4, 2020:
Degree Award Date for August graduates

Spring (May graduation) 2020

Friday, February 14, 2020:
Last day for Graduate Students to apply to graduate in ConnectCarolina
Friday, May 8, 2020 before 4pm:
Due date for submission of electronic doctoral dissertations and master's theses
Sunday, May 10, 2020:
Degree Award Date for May graduates

Fall (December graduation) 2019

Tuesday, October 1, 2019:
Last day for Graduate Students to apply to graduate in ConnectCarolina
Wednesday, November 20, 2019 before 4pm:
Due date for submission of electronic doctoral dissertations and master's theses
Sunday, December 15, 2019:
Winter Commencement for August and December graduates
Degree Award Date for December graduates

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