Policy in Catalog:

Degree Requirements in the School of Marine Science Graduate Catalog - Graduation

Forms & Surveys:

Apply Online for Graduation
Final Acceptance, Thesis or Dissertation
Notice of Candidacy for Graduation
SMS Graduate Survey (all students)
Survey of Earned Doctorates (PhD students only)
Student Checkout


Electronic Thesis or Dissertation (ETD) Submission
Important Dates & Deadlines

Applying for Graduation:

In order to be reviewed for graduation, you must first complete the online graduation application in Banner Self Service within your window of opportunity (see below). Instructions are provided for your convenience. Once you have submitted the application, any changes must be made manually by submitting a Notice of Candidacy form.

The College has instituted a one-time, non-refundable graduation fee of $95 (effective Aug 16, 2017) that will be charged to your student account upon applying for graduation. Changes to your graduation date will not result in additional fees.

If you have any difficulty with completing the online graduation application, contact [[w|wdurba, Wendy Urbano]], the University's Graduation Coordinator, at (757) 221-2807.

Important Deadlines and Dates for Graduation:
Semester you will be completing your degree requirements: Window of opportunity to apply online for graduation: Degree conferral date (the date that will appear on your diploma and transcript: You will be invited to walk in cap & gown in the following commencement ceremony: Students should consider scheduling their defense by: Students must submit final thesis or dissertation through ProQuest by:
Summer Session 2017 Feb 15 - Oct 1, 2016 August 25, 2017 Saturday, May 12, 2018 July 21, 2017 August 11, 2017
Fall Semester 2017 Feb 15 - Oct 1, 2017 January 12, 2018 Saturday, May 12, 2018 November 17, 2017 December 15, 2017
Spring Semester 2018 Feb 15 - Oct 1, 2017 May 12, 2018 Saturday, May 12, 2018 April 6, 2018 April 27, 2018
Summer Semester 2018 Feb 15 - Oct 1, 2017 August 24, 2018 Saturday, May 11, 2019 July 20, 2018 August 10, 2018