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Deadlines and Timelines

2019-2020 Academic Year

Graduation Term

When all of your requirements will be complete

Fall 2019 Winter 2020 Summer 2020

Official Audit

When you should apply for graduation and have all releases submitted

January/February 2019 September/October 2019 January/February 2020

Commencement Book Deadline

The last day you can apply online and have your name in the Commencement Book

October 21, 2019 (for December Commencement) March 9, 2020 (for May Commencement) March 9, 2020 (for May Commencement)

Application Deadline

The last day you can apply online for graduation

December 11, 2019 April 21, 2020 August 18, 2020

Coursework Completion Deadline

The last day to have all work complete and still graduate

January 1, 2020 May 1, 2020 September 1, 2020

Commencement Ceremony

The U-M Commencement ceremonies you're eligible to attend

December 15, 2019

~or~

May 2, 2020

December 15, 2019

~or~

May 2, 2020

May 2, 2020

~or~

December 20, 2020

Conferral Date

The date the degree is conferred to your transcript

2020 TBD 2020 TBD 2020 TBD

Diploma

When you will receive your diploma

Mid-February 2020 Early July 2020 Early October 2020