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Apply to graduate

Undergraduate students

When you have completed 90 degree credits you are eligible to apply for graduation and an application link will appear in MyU: Academics >Degree Progress. You must apply to graduate before the deadline for each term.

If you miss the deadline or your plans change after you apply to graduate, you will not be able to update your expected graduation term online and will need to contact the Office of the Registrar with your name, student ID number, and updated term of graduation.

Graduation

Graduation is a term often used interchangeably with both degree completion and commencement. Please be aware that you must apply to graduate and complete all of your degree requirements in order to graduate. If you plan to graduate in a fall semester, you may participate in either of the spring commencement ceremonies before or after the fall term in which you complete your degree.

Degree Completion

  • When you complete your degree, your transcript will read "bachelor of arts conferred on [date]."
  • Your degree is complete when all of your degree requirements have been met, including the following:
    • All necessary application documents have been submitted
    • All coursework approved for your degree program has been completed with a passing grade

Commencement

  • Commencement is the ceremony held in May that celebrates degree completion.
  • Per campus policy, you are eligible to participate in the commencement ceremony if you are within 15 credits of the 120 required for graduation and can verifiy your registration in courses that will complete all of your outstanding credits and requirements.
  • You can complete all your requirements and obtain a degree without participating in the commencement ceremony.
  • You may request that your name not be included in the printed commencement program.
  • If you remain at Morris to complete another major or licensure after graduation, you may not be listed in more than one commencement program.

If you miss the deadline or your plans change after you apply to graduate, you will not be able to update your expected graduation term online and will need to contact the Office of the Registrar with your name, student ID number, and updated term of graduation.

Important Dates

Academics

Fri, Dec 13, 2019 Last day of instruction for full and 2nd-half semester classes
Tue, Dec 17, 2019 Final examinations
Wed, Dec 18, 2019 Final examinations

Graduation

Mon, Feb 3, 2020 Last day to apply for 2020 commencement
Mon, Feb 3, 2020 Last day to submit a degree application for spring semester and summer sessions
Sat, May 16, 2020 Commencement