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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 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 Date Degree Conferral Date Commencement Eligibility Name Will Appear in Commencement Booklet
Winter 2020 Tuesday, April 21, 2020 *New date due to COVID-19 accommodation.
May 1, 2020
  • May 2020 Rackham Graduate Exercises
  • May 2020 Spring Commencement (does not include hooding)
May 2020 Rackham Graduate Exercises
Winter 2020 (Grace Period) Tuesday, August 18, 2020 *New date due to COVID-19 accommodation.
August 21, 2020
  • December 2020 Winter Commencement
  • May 2021 Rackham Graduate Exercises
  • May 2021 Spring Commencement (does not include hooding)
December 2020 Winter Commencement
Spring/Summer 2020 Tuesday, August 18, 2020 *New date due to COVID-19 accommodation.
August 21, 2020
  • December 2020 Winter Commencement
  • May 2021 Rackham Graduate Exercises
  • May 2021 Spring Commencement (does not include hooding)
December 2020 Winter Commencement
Spring/Summer 2020 (Grace Period) Monday, September 21, 2020 December 20, 2020
  • December 2020 Winter Commencement
  • May 2021 Rackham Graduate Exercises
  • May 2021 Spring Commencement (does not include hooding)
December 2020 Winter Commencement

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