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.
All requirements must be complete, final, and approved by Rackham, no later than 5:00 pm 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|
|Spring/Summer 2018||August 2, 2018||August 17, 2018||December 2018 Winter Commencement|
|Spring/Summer 2018 (Grace Period)||September 24, 2018||December 16, 2018||December 2018 Winter Commencement|
|Fall 2018||November 12, 2018||December 16, 2018||December 2018 Winter Commencement|
|Fall 2018 (Grace Period)||January 29,2019||May 3, 2019||May 2019 Rackham Graduate Exercises|
|Winter 2019||April 5, 2019||May 3, 2019||May 2019 Rackham Graduate Exercises|
|Winter 2019 (Grace Period)||May 24, 2019||August 20, 2019||December 2019 Winter Commencement|
|Spring/Summer 2019||August 1, 2019||August 20, 2019||December 2019 Winter Commencement|
|Spring/Summer 2019 (Grace Period)||September 23, 2019||December 15, 2019||December 2019 Winter Commencement|
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