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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/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 p.m. Eastern Time on the deadline day. Please note that these dates are subject to change.

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 2024 Thursday, April 4, 2024 May 3, 2024
  • May 2024 Rackham Graduate Exercises
  • May 2024 Spring Commencement (does not include hooding)
May 2024 Rackham Graduate Exercises
Winter 2024 (Grace Period) Monday, June 24, 2024 August 16, 2024
  • December 2024 Winter Commencement
  • May 2025 Rackham Graduate Exercises
December 2024 Winter Commencement
Spring/Summer 2024 Friday, August 2, 2024 August 16, 2024
  • December 2024 Winter Commencement
  • May 2025 Rackham Graduate Exercises
December 2024 Winter Commencement
Spring/Summer 2024 (Grace Period) Monday, September 16, 2024 December 15, 2024
  • December 2024 Winter Commencement
  • May 2025 Rackham Graduate Exercises
December 2024 Winter Commencement
Fall 2024 Friday, November 15, 2024 December 15, 2024
  • December 2024 Winter Commencement
  • May 2025 Rackham Graduate Exercises
December 2024 Winter Commencement
Fall 2024 (Grace Period) Tuesday, January 18, 2025 May 2, 2025
  • May 2025 Rackham Graduate Exercises
  • May 2025 Spring Commencement (does not include hooding)
May 2025 Rackham Graduate Exercises
Winter 2025 Friday, April 4, 2025 May 2, 2025
  • May 2025 Rackham Graduate Exercises
  • May 2025 Spring Commencement (does not include hooding)
May 2025 Rackham Graduate Exercises
Winter 2025 (Grace Period) Friday, June 20, 2025 August 15, 2025
  • December 2025 Winter Commencement
  • April 2026 Rackham Graduate Exercises
December 2025 Winter Commencement
Spring/Summer 2025 Friday, August 1, 2025 August 15, 2025
  • December 2025 Winter Commencement
  • April 2026 Rackham Graduate Exercises
December 2025 Winter Commencement

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