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Doctoral Degree Deadlines

The deadlines in this video are only examples and are not current.

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/o 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 p.m. 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 Date Degree Conferral Date Commencement Eligibility Name Will Appear in Commencement Booklet
Winter 2023 Thursday, March 30, 2023 April 28, 2023
  • April 2023 Rackham Graduate Exercises
  • April 2023 Spring Commencement (does not include hooding)
April 2023 Rackham Graduate Exercises
Winter 2023 (Extended Grace Period) Tuesday, August 15, 2023 August 18, 2023
  • December 2023 Winter Commencement
  • April 2024 Rackham Graduate Exercises
  • April 2024 Spring Commencement (does not include hooding)
April 2023 Rackham Graduate Exercises
Spring/Summer 2023 (Extended) Tuesday, August 15, 2023 August 18, 2023
  • December 2023 Winter Commencement
  • April 2024 Rackham Graduate Exercises
  • April 2024 Spring Commencement (does not include hooding)
December 2023 Winter Commencement
Spring/Summer 2023 (Grace Period) Monday, September 18, 2023 December 17, 2023
  • December 2023 Winter Commencement
  • April 2024 Rackham Graduate Exercises
  • April 2024 Spring Commencement (does not include hooding)
December 2023 Winter Commencement
Fall 2023 Thursday, November 17, 2023 December 17, 2023
  • December 2023 Winter Commencement
  • April 2024 Rackham Graduate Exercises
  • April 2024 Spring Commencement (does not include hooding)
December 2023 Winter Commencement
Fall 2023 (Grace Period) Tuesday, January 23, 2024 April 26, 2024
  • April 2024 Rackham Graduate Exercises
  • April 2024 Spring Commencement (does not include hooding)
April 2024 Rackham Graduate Exercises
Winter 2024 Thursday, March 29, 2024 April 26, 2024
  • April 2024 Rackham Graduate Exercises
  • April 2024 Spring Commencement (does not include hooding)
April 2024 Rackham Graduate Exercises
Winter 2024 (Grace Period) Monday, June 17, 2024 August 16, 2024
  • December 2024 Winter Commencement
  • April 2025 Rackham Graduate Exercises
  • April 2025 Spring Commencement (does not include hooding)
December 2024 Winter Commencement
Spring/Summer 2024 Friday, August 2, 2024 August 16, 2024
  • December 2024 Winter Commencement
  • April 2025 Rackham Graduate Exercises
  • April 2025 Spring Commencement (does not include hooding)
December 2024 Winter Commencement

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