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

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.




Application for graduation deadline through UR-Self-Service

PhD Submission of “ready to defend” thesis

Master’s submission of “ready to defend” thesis

Deadline to submit the “Post-Defense” final revised version of thesis (.pdf)

Non-Thesis deadline

Fall 2022

2023 Spring Convocation Ceremony

Jan 31, 2023

Oct 28, 2022

Nov 10, 2022

Mar 31, 2023

Dec 22, 2022

Winter 2023

2023 Spring

Jan 31, 2023

Feb 3, 2023

Feb 17, 2023

Mar 31, 2023

Apr 30, 2023

Program Complete; 2023 Fall Ceremony

Jul 31, 2023

Feb 24, 2023

Mar 10, 2023

Jul 31, 2023





2023 Fall Convocation Ceremony

Jul 31, 2023

Jun 2, 2023

Jun 23, 2023

Jul 31, 2023


Aug 31, 2023



Program Complete;
2024 Spring

Jan 31, 2024

Jun 30, 2023

Jul 21, 2023

Mar 31, 2024

Fall 2023

2024 Spring Convocation Ceremony

Jan 31, 2024

Oct 27, 2023

Nov 9, 2023

Mar 31, 2024

Dec 21, 2023

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 Non-Thesis Program Completion form along with the title page for students in the Project, Practicum, or Report routes.