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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 

Fall 2018 Date
Graduation application available online for Columbia campus students who wish to graduate in Fall 2018 Aug. 16, Thursday
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 Sept. 21, Friday *extended due to weather*
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 Sept. 21, Friday *extended due to weather*
Late Walk request deadline for Columbia campus students whose Summer degrees have been awarded; complete the Request to Participate in Commencement Early/Late Form Oct. 1, Monday
Degree candidacy approval deadline for Columbia campus colleges Oct. 15, Monday
Guest tickets available online to students approved for degree candidacy Oct. 16, Tuesday - Nov. 11, Sunday
Name Pronunciation for Commencement Available
Let us know how you would like your name announced at commencement. 
Oct. 16, Tuesday - Nov. 11, Sunday
Possible Honors Distributed to Colleges
Only grades entered on or before this date will be reflected
Oct. 19, Friday
Commencement Program Sent to Printer - degree candidates who submit their graduation application after this date will not have their name included in the program Oct. 22, Monday
Additional guest tickets available online to students approved for degree candidacy (if available) Nov. 19, Monday
Seat assignments emailed to students approved for degree candidacy On or Before Dec. 11, Tuesday
Colleges have approved or disapproved all Fall 2018 degree candidates Jan. 25, 2019, Friday
Diplomas Mailed

On or before March 18, 2019, Monday

 

Spring 2019 Date
Graduation application available online for Columbia campus students who wish to graduate in Spring 2019 Dec. 18, Tuesday - Feb. 17, Sunday
Graduation application deadline for Columbia campus students who wish to graduate in Spring 2019; online application available in Self Service Carolina under Apply to Graduate Feb. 17, Sunday
Early Walk request deadline for Columbia campus students; complete the Request to Participate in Commencement Early/Late Form March 8, Friday
Degree candidacy approval deadline for Columbia campus colleges March 13, Wednesday
Guest tickets available online to students approved for degree candidacy March 18, Monday - April 2, Tuesday
Name Pronunciation for Commencement Available
Let us know how you would like your name announced at commencement. 
March 25, Monday - April 5, Friday
Additional guest tickets available online to students approved for degree candidacy (if available) April 8, Monday - April 14, 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 8, Monday
Seat assignments emailed to students approved for degree candidacy On or Before May 6, Monday
Campuses and colleges have approved or disapproved all Spring 2019 degree candidates On or before June 14, Friday
Diplomas Mailed On or before Aug. 12, Monday

 

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 April 3, Tuesday, 8:00 a.m.

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 Aug. 13, Monday
Summer 2018
Summer 2018 Date
Graduation application available online for Columbia campus students who wish to graduate in Summer 2018 May 13, Monday –  July 15, Sunday
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 July 15, Sunday
Degree candidacy approval deadline for Columbia campus colleges Aug. 3, Friday
Window for awarding Summer degrees Aug. 3, Friday –  Sept. 14, Friday
Colleges have approved or disapproved all Summer 2018 degree candidates Sept. 20, Thursday *extended*
Diplomas Mailed On or before Nov. 15, Thursday