Important:  All students must apply for graduation through their Student Center in ConnectCarolina.

Use the dates below to confirm that all graduation-related items have been completed by the deadlines indicated.

11/6/2017 Spring Application Open – Application for graduation open to eligible students for degrees to be awarded in May 2018
1/24/2018 Deadline for Undergraduate students to submit a degree application online for degrees to be awarded in May
2/16/2018 Deadline for graduate and professional students to submit a degree application online for degrees to be awarded in May and for diplomas to be available for pick-up at Commencement, if applicable (graduate and professional students only)
2/16/2018 Deadline for professional degree candidate name changes to reflect on May diplomas***
3/24/2018 May Commencement Program Names – Deadline for all degree candidate names and/or name changes to appear in the May Commencement Program
5/13/2018 Spring 2018 Commencement and Degree Award Date
5/13/2018 Deadline for May MA/MS/JD and all Undergraduate degree recipient name changes to reflect on May diplomas***
5/13/2018 Diploma Address – deadline for professional degree recipients to update the home address listed in ConnectCarolina and/or make special handling arrangements (FedEx, pick-up, etc.) for diploma mailing.
6/4/2018 Mailing begins for all undistributed professional diplomas
6/16/2018 Diplomas Address – deadline for MA/MS/JD and all Undergraduate degree recipients to update the home address listed in ConnectCarolina and/or make special handling arrangements (FedEx, pick-up, etc.) for diploma mailing.
Mid-July Mailing begins for MA/MS and all Undergraduate diplomas
Mid-August Mailing begins for JD diplomas
03/19/2018 August Applications Open – Applications for graduation open to eligible students for degrees to be awarded in August
07/26/2018 Deadline for all students to submit a degree application online for degrees to be awarded in August
08/07/2018 Deadline for all degree candidate names and/or name changes to reflect on August diplomas ***
08/07/2018 August 2018 degree award date
08/24/2018 Diploma Address – Deadline for August graduates to update the home address listed in ConnectCarolina and/or make special handling arrangements (FedEx, pick-up, etc.) for diploma mailing.
09/17/2018 Mailing begins for all August diplomas

 

Note: August degree candidates are invited to participate in the May or December Commencement ceremony. However, only May degree candidate names are included in the May Commencement Program; the names of August graduates are included in the December Commencement Program.

04/03/2018 December Applications Open – Applications for graduation open to eligible students for degrees to be awarded in December.
09/04/2018 Online Application Deadline for undergraduate students for degrees to be awarded in December.
10/02/2018 Online Application Deadline for Graduate and Professional students for degrees to be awarded in December.
10/20/2018 Commencement Program Name Changes – Deadline for all name and/or name changes to reflect in the December Commencement Program.
12/16/2018 December 2017 degree award date.
12/16/2018 Diploma Name Changes – Deadline for all name and/or name changes to reflect on December diplomas. ***
01/11/2019 Diploma Address – Deadline for December graduates to update the home address listed in ConnectCarolina and/or make special handling arrangements (FedEx, pick-up, etc.) for diploma mailing.
Mid-February Mailing begins for all December diplomas.

Note: December degree candidates are invited to participate in the May or December Commencement ceremony. However, the names of December degree candidates are included in the December Commencement Program; only May degree candidate names are included in the May Commencement Program.

***   If the stated deadline has passed, once your degree has been awarded and your name change has been processed you may order a replacement copy with your updated name by completing and submitting a Replacement Diploma order form.