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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.

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
Spring/Summer 2017 August 4, 2017 August 18, 2017
  • December 2017 Winter Commencement
  • April 2018 Rackham Graduate Exercises
  • April 2018 Spring Commencement (does not include hooding)
December 2017 Winter Commencement
Spring/Summer 2017 (Grace Period) September 25, 2017 December 17, 2017
  • December 2017 Winter Commencement
  • April 2018 Rackham Graduate Exercises
  • April 2018 Spring Commencement (does not include hooding)
December 2017 Winter Commencement
Fall 2017 November 13, 2017 December 17, 2017
  • December 2017 Winter Commencement
  • April 2018 Rackham Graduate Exercises
  • April 2018 Spring Commencement (does not include hooding)
December 2017 Winter Commencement
Fall 2017 (Grace Period) January 23,2018 April 27, 2018
  • April 2018 Rackham Graduate Exercises
  • April 2018 Spring Commencement (does not include hooding)
April 2018 Rackham Graduate Exercises
Winter 2018 April 3, 2018 April 27, 2018
  • April 2018 Rackham Graduate Exercises
  • April 2018 Spring Commencement (does not include hooding)
April 2018 Rackham Graduate Exercises
Winter 2018 (Grace Period)

May 16*, 2018

*IMPORTANT: Date updated from previously published deadline due to system availability.

August 17, 2018
  • December 2018 Winter Commencement
  • April 2019 Rackham Graduate Exercises
  • April 2019 Spring Commencement (does not include hooding)
December 2018 Winter Commencement
Spring/Summer 2018 August 2, 2018 August 17, 2018
  • December 2018 Winter Commencement
  • April 2019 Rackham Graduate Exercises
  • April 2019 Spring Commencement (does not include hooding)
December 2018 Winter Commencement
Spring/Summer 2018 (Grace Period) September 24, 2018 December 16, 2018
  • December 2018 Winter Commencement
  • April 2019 Rackham Graduate Exercises
  • April 2019 Spring Commencement (does not include hooding)
December 2018 Winter Commencement

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Last updated: November 20, 2017 - 1:04pm