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 2020 application for degree will open on February 4.


Spring 2020

Fall 2019

Graduate Application for Degree/Certificate (form)
Recommended date:
Absolute deadline:
March 20
April 20
November 1
November 26
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):
April 13
May 5
November 1
December 5
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:
April 13
May 13
November 26
December 10
Recommendation for Award of Degree/Certificate (forms)
Due from departments by: May 18 December 17
Commencement and Conferral

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

May 1
May 13-17
May 17
December 22


Contact the Degree Completion Team at

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