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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

 

Current and Future Semesters 

Spring 2023 Date
Graduation application available online for Columbia campus students who wish to graduate in Spring 2023 Dec. 13, Tuesday
Graduation application deadline for students who wish to graduate in Spring 2023 and participate in the Bachelor’s, Master’s and Professional Commencement Ceremony held on the Columbia campus and be listed in the commencement program; online application available in Self Service Carolina under Apply to Graduate. March 10, Friday
Degree candidacy approval* deadline for Columbia campus colleges *this step is optional March 13, Monday
Name Pronunciation for Commencement Available
Let us know how you would like your name announced at commencement.
March 14, Tuesday – April 10, Monday

Guest Ticketing - Students who are approved to participate in the Spring 2023 Bachelor's, Master's and Professional Commencement Ceremony will be invited to claim up to 5 guest tickets. 

March 20, Monday – April 10, Monday

Possible Honors Distributed to Colleges
Only grades entered before this date will be reflected

March 27, Monday

Degree Candidate Names Finalized for Commencement Program - degree candidates who submit their graduation application after this date will not have their name included in the program

March 27, Monday

Additional Guest Tickets - If tickets are still available, students may be able to request 2 to 3 additional guest tickets.

April 17, Monday – April 24, Monday
Commencement Ceremonies in Columbia May 5, Friday and May 6, Saturday
Transient transcripts and CLEP scores posted to student record Varies by College (allow five business days for processing)
Campuses and colleges have approved or disapproved all Spring 2023 degree candidates On or before June 9, 2023, Friday
Diplomas Mailed On or before Aug. 7, 2023, Monday
Fall 2022 Date
Graduation application available online for Columbia campus students who wish to graduate in Fall 2022 Aug. 16, Tuesday
Graduation application deadline for students who wish to graduate in Fall 2022 and participate in the Bachelor’s, Master’s and Professional Commencement Ceremony held on the Columbia campus and be listed in the commencement program; online application available in Self Service Carolina under Apply to Graduate. Sept. 19, Monday
Late Walk request deadline for Columbia campus students whose Summer degrees have been awarded; complete the Request to Participate in Commencement Late Form Sept. 19, Monday
Degree candidacy approval deadline for Columbia campus colleges Oct. 10, Monday
Approved graduates will receive 5 guest tickets. 
Oct. 11, Tuesday
Name Pronunciation for Commencement Available
Let us know how you would like your name announced at commencement.
Oct. 17, Monday - Nov. 11, Friday

Possible Honors Distributed to Colleges
Only grades entered before this date will be reflected

Oct. 20, Thursday

Degree Candidate Names Finalized for Commencement Program - degree candidates who submit their graduation application after this date will not have their name included in the program

Oct. 21, Friday

Extra Guest Tickets - Deadline to request additional guest tickets

Nov. 21, Monday

Extra Guest Tickets - Additional guest tickets awarded if available.

Nov. 29, Tuesday
Commencement Ceremonies in Columbia Dec. 12, Monday
Transient transcripts and CLEP scores posted to student record Varies by College (allow five business days for processing)
Campuses and colleges have approved or disapproved all Fall 2022 degree candidates On or before Jan. 20, 2023, Friday
Grade Forgiveness – deadline for graduating students to submit application On or before Jan. 20, 2023, Friday
Diplomas Mailed On or before March 13, 2023, Monday

 

Previous Semesters

Summer 2022 Date
Graduation application available online for Columbia campus students who wish to graduate in Summer 2022 May 9, Monday

Graduation application deadline for Columbia campus undergraduate students who wish to graduate in Summer 2022; online application available in Self Service Carolina under Apply to Graduate.

July 18, Monday
Degree candidacy approval deadline for Columbia campus colleges (optional) Aug. 5, Friday
Window for awarding Summer degrees Aug. 5, Friday - Sept. 9, Friday
Campuses and colleges have approved or disapproved all Summer 2022 degree candidates Sept. 9, Friday
Diplomas Mailed On or before Nov. 11, Friday

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