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Doctoral Degree Deadlines

Deadlines are based on intended final term of enrollment.

This document serves to provide deadlines and requirements related to degree certification. This information is intended to assist students in the completion and/or submission of required documentation to Rackham in preparation for degree conferral by the University of Michigan Board of Regents.

Deadlines

All requirements must be complete, final, and approved by Rackham, no later than 5:00 pm Eastern Time on the deadline day.

Doctoral Degree Deadlines
Doctoral Defense Term (expected term of final enrollment)Deadline All Requirements Must Be Completed to Receive Degree for Degree Conferral DateDegree Conferral DateCommencement EligibilityName Will Appear in Commencement Booklet
Spring/Summer 2018August 2, 2018August 17, 2018
  • December 2018 Winter Commencement
  • May 2019 Rackham Graduate Exercises
  • May 2019 Spring Commencement (does not include hooding)
December 2018 Winter Commencement
Spring/Summer 2018 (Grace Period)September 24, 2018December 16, 2018
  • December 2018 Winter Commencement
  • May 2019 Rackham Graduate Exercises
  • May 2019 Spring Commencement (does not include hooding)
December 2018 Winter Commencement
Fall 2018November 12, 2018December 16, 2018
  • December 2018 Winter Commencement
  • May 2019 Rackham Graduate Exercises
  • May 2019 Spring Commencement (does not include hooding)
December 2018 Winter Commencement
Fall 2018 (Grace Period)January 29,2019May 3, 2019
  • May 2019 Rackham Graduate Exercises
  • May 2019 Spring Commencement (does not include hooding)
May 2019 Rackham Graduate Exercises
Winter 2019April 5, 2019May 3, 2019
  • May 2019 Rackham Graduate Exercises
  • May 2019 Spring Commencement (does not include hooding)
May 2019 Rackham Graduate Exercises
Winter 2019 (Grace Period)May 24, 2019August 20, 2019
  • December 2019 Winter Commencement
  • May 2020 Rackham Graduate Exercises
  • May 2020 Spring Commencement (does not include hooding)
December 2019 Winter Commencement
Spring/Summer 2019August 1, 2019August 20, 2019
  • December 2019 Winter Commencement
  • May 2020 Rackham Graduate Exercises
  • May 2020 Spring Commencement (does not include hooding)
December 2019 Winter Commencement
Spring/Summer 2019 (Grace Period)September 23, 2019December 15, 2019
  • December 2019 Winter Commencement
  • May 2020 Rackham Graduate Exercises
  • May 2020 Spring Commencement (does not include hooding)
December 2019 Winter Commencement

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