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The Graduate School



You’re ready to finish your graduate career at Binghamton University. We look forward to celebrating your accomplishments at Commencement.

Use the dates and deadlines below to ensure a smooth final semester.

If you are not able to meet these deadlines, you will have to register for the next semester and apply to receive your degree and/or certificate at the conclusion of that term. If you are an international student and you do not graduate by the completion date listed on your I-20, you must apply for an extension with the Office of International Student and Scholar Services (ISSS)



Fall 2017

Spring 2018

Graduate Application for Degree/Certificate (form)
Recommended date:
Absolute deadline:
November 6
December 1
March 23
May 10
Submit by the recommended date to be included in the Commencement program.
Thesis/Dissertation Electronic Submissions, Forms and Fees (if required) (details)
Recommended date (for new submissions):
Absolute deadline (for new submissions):
December 4
December 18
April 17
May 10
You may need to make formatting revisions after these dates. For the fastest assistance with formatting revisions, please submit by the recommended date.
Certificate Forms and Fees (if required) (forms)
Recommended date:
Absolute deadline:
December 11
December 18
May 3
May 10
Recommendation for Award of Degree/Certificate (forms)
Due from departments by: December 18 May 14
Commencement and Conferral

Intent to Participate in Commencement Form Deadline:
Commencement Ceremony Dates:
Degree Conferral Date:

May 4, 2018
May 18-20, 2018
December 24
May 4
May 18-20
May 20



Contact the Degree Completion Team at

You may also find the answers to your questions in the Graduate School Manual.

Last Updated: 9/18/17