Conferral of Graduate Degrees
Degrees are conferred in August, October, January, and May of each year. Diplomas are issued in May and mailed in August, October, and January.
It is the graduate student's responsibility to make sure that their name has been submitted to their department or program and to the Graduate College dean's office for graduation by completing an Intent to Graduate form by the published date for the cycle in which they plan to complete their degree requirements: June 1st (for August graduation); August 1st (for October graduation); October 1st (for January graduation); and February 1st (for May graduation).
Graduate Student Commencement Walk Policy
Only graduate students who have completed all degree requirements are eligible to walk in the UVM Graduate College Commencement Ceremony held each May. For thesis and dissertation students, degree requirements include passing the of an oral defense examination and the submission of a final copy of their thesis or dissertation approved by the Graduate College through ProQuest.