Fall Semester Completion

If you will complete your program requirements by the end of the fall semester, the following timeline will apply to you:

Apply to graduate

Application opens Nov. 1, 2021 with a submission deadline of Jan. 3, 2022.

Apply through Memorial Self-Service by submitting an Application to Graduate found under the Graduation and Convocation menu.

Graduation eligibility confirmed

Your application will be reviewed by the Registrar's Office and you will be notified if you have any missing requirements.

Notification of eligibility to graduate letters are normally sent out mid-January and incrementally thereafter. At the same time, your graduation status in Memorial Self-Service will be updated accordingly.

In-Absentia Convocation

There is no formal ceremony in February. An in-absentia convocation will be held during that month’s regular University Senate meeting. You will be assigned to the upcoming Spring 2022 convocation ceremonies but have the option to postpone attendance until the following Fall 2022 convocation ceremonies.

Transcript updated

Your transcript will be updated in late February, after the in-absentia convocation.

Graduation parchments

Pick up your parchments at the Registrar’s Office for one week following the in-absentia convocation. If you do not pick up your parchment, it will be mailed to you.

Formal convocation ceremony

Don't forget to use Memorial Self-Service to register to attend your convocation. Spring 2022 convocation registration opens in late-February/early-March. Fall 2022 convocation registration opens in late-August.