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Deadline Dates

Review the deadlines below to ensure you are on track with your graduation application and informed about your commencement ceremony.

Graduation and Commencement Deadlines

Spring 2018
Spring 2018 Date
Graduation application available online for Columbia campus students who wish to graduate in Spring 2018 Dec. 19, Tuesday - Feb. 18, Sunday
Graduation application deadline for Columbia campus undergraduate students who wish to graduate in Spring 2018; online application available in Self Service Carolina under Apply to Graduate Feb. 18, Sunday
Graduation application deadline for Columbia campus graduate students who wish to graduate in Spring 2018; online application available in Self Service Carolina under Apply to Graduate Contact the Graduate School
Early Walk request deadline for Columbia campus students; complete the Request to Participate in Commencement Early/Late Form March 9, Friday
Degree candidacy approval deadline for Columbia campus colleges March 14, Wednesday

Guest tickets available online to students approved for degree candidacy

Extended until 8:00 a.m., Tuesday, April 3rd

March 19, Monday - April 3, Tuesday
Name Pronunciation for Commencement 
Let us know how you would like your name announced at commencement. 
March 26, Monday - April 6, Friday
Additional guest tickets available online to students approved for degree candidacy (if available) April 9, Monday - April 15, Sunday
Commencement Program Sent to Printer - degree candidates who submit their graduation application after this date will not have their name included in the program April 9, Monday
Seat assignments emailed to students approved for degree candidacy On or before May 7, Monday
Campuses and colleges have approved or disapproved all Spring 2018 degree candidates On or before June 15, Friday
Diplomas Mailed On or before Monday, August 13
Summer 2018 Date
Graduation application available online for Columbia campus students who wish to graduate in Summer 2018 Monday, May 13 – Sunday, July 15
Graduation application deadline for Columbia campus undergraduate students who wish to graduate in Summer 2018; online application available in Self Service Carolina under Apply to Graduate Sunday, July 15
Degree candidacy approval deadline for Columbia campus colleges Friday, August 3
Window for awarding Summer degrees

Friday, August 3 – Friday, September 14

Colleges have approved or disapproved all Summer 2018 degree candidates Friday, September 14
Diplomas Mailed On or before Thursday, November 15

 

Fall 2018 Date
Graduation application available online for Columbia campus students who wish to graduate in Fall 2018 Thursday, August 16
Graduation application deadline for Columbia campus undergraduate students who wish to graduate in Fall 2018; online application available in Self Service Carolina under Apply to Graduate Friday, September 14th
Graduation application deadline for Columbia campus graduate students who wish to graduate in Fall 2018; online application available in Self Service Carolina under Apply to Graduate Contact the Graduate School
Late Walk request deadline for Columbia campus students whose Summer degrees have been awarded; complete the Request to Participate in Commencement Early/Late Form Monday, October 1
Degree candidacy approval deadline for Columbia campus colleges

Monday, October 15

Guest tickets available online to students approved for degree candidacy TBD
Name Pronunciation for Commencement 
Let us know how you would like your name announced at commencement. 
TBD
Additional guest tickets available online to students approved for degree candidacy (if available) TBD
Commencement Program Sent to Printer - degree candidates who submit their graduation application after this date will not have their name included in the program TBD
Seat assignments emailed to students approved for degree candidacy TBD
Colleges have approved or disapproved all Fall 2018 degree candidates Friday, January 25, 2019
Diplomas Mailed

On or before Monday, March 18, 2019