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Timelines & Deadlines for Graduation and Commencement

Graduation and Commencement mark the culmination of graduate studies. Graduation is the completion of all graduation requirements and the conferring of a degree. Commencement is the ceremony celebrating students' successful degree completion.

Students must follow set procedures to complete a graduate degree and participate in the Commencement ceremony.

  Fall 2017     Spring 2018 Summer 2018 Fall 2018  Spring 2019
Application Open

July 24, 2017-

October 13, 2017

December 10, 2017-

February 16, 2018

December 10, 2017-

February 16, 2018

July 23, 2018-

October12, 2018 

December 21, 2018-

February 22, 2019

RSVP Open

July 24, 2017-

November 30, 2017

January 22, 2018-

April 20, 2018

*See Commencement

Participation Policies

July 23, 2018-

November 30, 2018

January 22, 2019-

April 19, 2019

M3/S3/D4 Due December 1, 2017 April 27, 2018 July 20, 2018 November 30, 2018 May 3, 2019
Thesis/Dissertation Due December 8. 2017 May 4, 2018 July 20, 2018 December 7, 2018 May 10, 2019
Commencement

Friday, December 15th 

In The Hearnes Center 

at 1pm

Sunday, May 13th in

Mizzou Arena

2:30: Masters and

Educational Specialists

6:30: Doctoral Hooding

Please see Commencement 

Participation Policies

December 2018

Ceremonies will be

Held  December 14th and 15th

Specific Date and Time TBA  

May 2019 Ceremonies 

will be held

May 17th, 18th, 19th

Specific Dates and Times

TBA