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In order to graduate, all students must apply for graduation regardless of their intention to attend the Convocation Ceremony. 

In order to apply for graduation, you must log into your UR Self-Service and ensure that the program for which you will apply is your current program.  If you have any questions, please contact FGSR.

The table below gives the important deadlines for completion of your degree.

The deadline given for the Convocation Ceremony is the date by which you must complete all your program requirements so that you may attend the convocation ceremony and complete your degree that semester.

The deadline given for Program Completion is the date by which you must complete all your program requirements to complete in that semester.  If you complete all requirements by this deadline, you will not be required to register in the following semester.




Apply for graduation through UR-Self-Service

PhD Submission of “Ready to defend” thesis

Master’s Submission of “Ready to defend” thesis

Submission of the “Post-Defense” final corrected version of thesis (.pdf)

Non-Thesis Deadlines

Fall 2021

Spring 2022 Convocation Ceremony

Jan 31, 2022

Oct 28, 2021

Nov 12, 2021

Mar 31, 2022

Dec 22, 2021

Winter 2022

Spring 2022

Jan 31, 2022

Feb 2, 2022

Feb 16, 2022

Mar 31, 2022

Apr 30, 2022

Program Completion Fall 2022 Ceremony

July 31, 2022

Feb 25, 2022

Mar 11, 2022

July 31, 2022




Fall 2022 Convocation Ceremony

July 31, 2022

June 3, 2022

June 24, 2022

July 31, 2022

Aug 31, 2022



Program Completion
Spring 2023

Jan 31, 2023

July 1, 2022

July 22, 2022

Mar 31, 2023

Fall 2022

Spring 2023 Convocation Ceremony

Jan 31, 2023

Oct 28, 2022

Nov 10, 2022

Mar 31, 2023

Dec 22, 2022

NOTE: Students are to contact the academic unit regarding possible internal deadlines for approval of theses/projects/practicum/reports.

Completion of program requirements may include the following:

  1. all outstanding grades;
  2. receipt of official transcripts for the student seeking transfer credit for courses taken elsewhere;
  3. receipt of library approval of the final corrected copies of the thesis;
  4. a signed Project/Practicum/Report Completion form along with the title page for students in these routes.