Doctoral Degree Deadlines
The deadlines in this video are only examples and are not current.
This document serves to provide deadlines and requirements related to degree certification. This information is intended to assist students in the completion and/o submission of required documentation to Rackham in preparation for degree conferral by the University of Michigan Board of Regents.
All requirements must be complete, final, and approved by Rackham, no later than 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time on the deadline day.
|Doctoral Defense Term (expected term of final enrollment)||Deadline All Requirements Must Be Completed to Receive Degree for Degree Conferral Date||Degree Conferral Date||Commencement Eligibility||Name Will Appear in Commencement Booklet|
|Winter 2022||Friday, April 1, 2022||April 29, 2022||
||April 2022 Rackham Graduate Exercises|
|Winter 2022 (Extended Grace Period)||Tuesday, August 16, 2022||August 19, 2022||
||December 2022 Winter Commencement||Spring/Summer 2022 (Extended)||Tuesday, August 16, 2022||August 19, 2022||
||December 2022 Winter Commencement||Spring/Summer 2022 (Grace Period)||Monday, September 19, 2022||December 18, 2022||
||December 2022 Winter Commencement|
|Fall 2022||Thursday, November 18, 2022||December 18, 2022||
||December 2022 Winter Commencement||Fall 2022 (Grace Period)||Tuesday, January 24, 2023||April 28, 2023||
||April 2023 Rackham Graduate Exercises||Winter 2023||Thursday, March 30, 2023||April 28, 2023||
||April 2023 Rackham Graduate Exercises||Winter 2023 (Grace Period)||Monday, May 22, 2023||August 18, 2023||
||December 2023 Winter Commencement|
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