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). The Spring 2021 application for degree is not yet available.


Fall 2020

Spring 2021

Graduate Application for Degree/Certificate (form)
Deadline: November 15 TBA
Submit by the recommended date to be included in the Commencement program.
Thesis/Dissertation Electronic Submissions (if required) (details)
Recommended date (for new submissions):
Absolute deadline (for new submissions):
November 30
December 9
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)
Recommended date:
Absolute deadline:
November 30
December 7
Recommendation for Award of Degree/Certificate (forms)
Due from departments by: December 14 TBA
Commencement and Conferral

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

December 20



Contact the Office of Student Records for questions regarding degree conferral:

Contact the Graduate School for questions regarding theses and dissertations:

Visit the Commencement website for questions regarding commencement ceremonies.

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