Fall graduation deadline (classes end in December or January) is May 1.
Spring graduation deadline (classes end in May) is December 1.
Summer graduation deadline (classes end in July or August) is February 1.
In order for your name to appear in the printed commencement program, you must apply for graduation at least four weeks prior to the commencement ceremony.
Ceremony participation signup deadline is noon on the 8th day prior to the ceremony.
Review the ceremony details for the ceremony that you signed up for. If you expect to earn your degree in May or August, you will participate in the spring/summer ceremony. If you expect to earn your degree in December or January, you will particpate in the fall/winter ceremony. These ceremonies are quite different, so be sure you are looking at the appropriate information.