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Graduation & Diploma

Deadlines to Apply For Graduation

December Graduation
Application Opens: Aug 22, 2017
Application Deadline: Oct 6, 2017
Degree Posting: Late Dec. to Mid Jan.
May Graduation
Application Opens: Jan 16, 2018
Application Deadline: Mar 2, 2018
Degree Posting: Mid to late May
August Graduation
Application Opens: May 22, 2018
Application Deadline: Jul 6, 2018
Degree Posting: Mid to late Aug.

Note: Students must apply during the term they intend to graduate. Find additional commencement information here.

How to Apply

You'll need to provide a mailing address for your diploma/certificate before you start the application process.

  1. Go to the portal and click on the STAR Tab
  2. Sign in using your username and password
  3. Click on the link “Student Services and Housing”
  4. Click “Student Records”
  5. Click “Apply to graduate”

Doctoral Students

Please have all the information ready before you start the application process. If you are unsure, contact your graduate advisor.

  • Semester of Admission to Candidacy
  • Date of Passage of Qualifying Exams
  • Dissertation Title (Editing your dissertation title in the ETD Database will not update it in the BANNER system. Please notify the Registrar’s Office Graduation unit with any updates to your title after submitting your application as it is essential that the two databases match.)
  • Names of Dissertation Committee Members