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Graduate Student Degree Conferral and Spring Commencement

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If you are ready to have either your MA or your PhD degree conferred, you must apply to graduate in Axess by the deadline. Each quarter has a different deadline for applying to graduate.

The university only distributes diplomas once per year, during spring quarter commencement.  When you apply to have a degree conferred, you can indicate if you will attend the spring commencement ceremony to obtain your diploma, or whether you will pick up the diploma in person or have it mailed to you.  Students who have degrees conferred in quarters other than spring can obtain a certificate of degree completion to show to employers if you need proof of degree conferral prior to receiving your hard copy diploma.  Degree Certification

If your degree is not being conferred in June – To  be considered for active participation in the Commencement ceremonies, you must complete a Commencement Walkthrough Petition.