Conferral of Graduate Degrees
Degrees are conferred only in October, January, and May of each year. Diplomas are issued in May and mailed in October and January.
It is the graduate student's responsibility to make sure that their name has been submitted by their department or program to the Graduate College dean's office for graduation by completing an Intent to Graduate form.
Departments with graduate programs must submit a "List of Potential Graduating Students" along with an "Intent to Graduate" form for each student by August 1st, October 1st, and February 1st for the October, January, and May graduation deadlines.
Graduate Student Commencement Walk Policy
Only graduate students who have completed all degree requirements are eligible to walk in the UVM Graduate Student Commencement held each May. For thesis and dissertation students, degree requirements include passing of a defense examination and the submission of a final copy of their thesis or dissertation approved by the Graduate College through ProQuest.