Deadline to Apply to Graduate for Spring – February 22nd

Spring Graduation Process

If you are planning to complete your degree requirements in May 2019 and would like to participate in the spring Degree Celebration and Commencement ceremonies, you must register for graduation.

To get started, visit the Office of the Registrar’s graduation webpage at to get started.

Graduation Timelines:

Spring 2019 (May) Summer 2019 (August)
Graduation Application available Nov 1, 2018 Jan 29, 2019
Graduation Application Inactivated Feb 22, 2019 June 29, 2019
Late Graduation Application required Feb 23, 2019 – June 29, 2019 June 30, 2019 – Oct 4, 2019
Thesis and Dissertation Submission Deadline May 3, 2019 Aug 2, 2019
Degree Conferral May 18, 2019 Aug 24, 2019
End of 6-week Grace Period June 29, 2019 Oct 04, 2019
Approximate Mailing Date of Diplomas Late June Early October
Spring University Commencement May 17, 2019 May 17, 2019
Both May and August graduates who wish to have their names included in the Spring Commencement program must file for graduation by the February 22 deadline.

You must apply to graduate even if you do not plan to attend the graduation ceremony. Students who have placed a confidential hold on their records will be excluded from the graduation program. If you have a confidential hold and wish for your name to be included in the program, the hold must be removed by February 22.

For more information about Spring Commencement, visit

Mary Byerley

Mary Byerley serves in the Office of Student Success and Academic Services for the School of Business at George Mason University.
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