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.

Fall (December graduates) 2018

Tuesday, October 2, 2018:
Last day for Graduate Students to apply to graduate in ConnectCarolina
Monday, November 26, 2018 before 4pm:
Due date for submission of electronic doctoral dissertations and master's theses
Sunday, December 16, 2018:
Winter Commencement for August and December graduates
Degree Award Date for December graduates

Past Terms

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

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

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

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