Plan for Graduation

The College of Arts & Sciences Commencement exercises will be held on Healy Lawn on Saturday, May 18, 2024. (Severe weather site: McDonough Arena). Visit for full details.

Please mark your calendar for the following dates and deadlines to ensure a smooth path to graduation. Items marked with an asterisk (*) will be prompted by email, so it is important that you check your email regularly. Please see the Commencement FAQ for more information. 

  • August: Review your MyDegree audit through MyAccess.* Attend to problems as soon as possible. Ensure that summer transcripts, study abroad transcripts, and old AP/IB scores have been submitted. Make sure your academic program (major/minor/graduation date) is correct. Secure departmental approvals to apply outside credit to requirements.
  • October – November:
    • Review your MyDegree audit again to plan your spring schedule.*
    • Apply for part-time status if you are planning to be part-time in the spring.*
    • Register for spring classes.
  • DecemberJanuary:
    • Review your MyDegree audit once your schedule is finalized.* If you are a May graduate, you should be clearing for May graduation. If there are any issues, you must work with your dean to resolve them as soon as possible.
    • File the Application for the Degree.*
    • Proof your name and high school information.*
  • February:
  • March– April:
    • Nominate and vote for faculty/students for the Bunn and Spronck awards.*
    • RSVP to the Commencement Ceremony and claim severe weather tickets.*
  • May: Refer to the Commencement page for dates and pertinent information.