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Additional information can be found on the Registrar’s Academic Calendars.

December 2020 Graduation

04/06/2020December Applications Open – Applications for graduation open to eligible students for degrees to be awarded in December.
08/21/2020Online Application Deadline for undergraduate students for degrees to be awarded in December.
09/28/2020Online Application Deadline for Graduate and Professional students for degrees to be awarded in December.
TBDCommencement Program Name Changes – Deadline for all name and/or name changes to reflect in the December Commencement Program.
12/13/2020December 2020 Degree Award Date
12/13/2020Diploma Name Changes – Deadline for all name and/or name changes to reflect on December diplomas. ***
12/13/2020Diploma 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-FebruaryMailing 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.

May 2021 Graduation

11/30/2020 Degree Applications Open – Application for graduation open to eligible students for degrees to be awarded in May.
2/1/2021Online Application Deadline for Undergraduate students for degrees to be awarded in May.
2/26/2021 Online Application Deadline for Graduate and Professional students for degrees to be awarded in May.
3/19/2021Commencement Program Name Changes – Deadline for all names and/or name changes to appear in the May Commencement Program.
5/16/2021 Spring 2020 Commencement and Degree Award Date
5/16/2021 Diploma Name Changes – Deadline for all name and/or name changes to reflect on May diplomas. ***
5/16/2021 Diploma Address – Deadline for all May degree recipients to update the home address listed in ConnectCarolina and/or make special handling arrangements (FedEx, pick-up, etc.) for diploma mailing.
Early AugustMailing begins for all May diplomas.

August 2021 Graduation

03/15/2021August Applications Open – Applications for graduation open to eligible students for degrees to be awarded in August.
07/29/2021Online Application Deadline for all students for degrees to be awarded in August.
08/04/2021Diploma Name Changes – Deadline for all name and/or name changes to reflect on August diplomas. ***
08/04/2021August 2021 Degree Award Date
08/04/2021Diploma Address – Deadline for all August degree recipients to update the home address listed in ConnectCarolina and/or make special handling arrangements (FedEx, pick-up, etc.) for diploma mailing.
Mid-SeptemberMailing 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.

***   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.