Policy in Catalog:

Graduation Policy in the School of Marine Science Graduate Catalog

Forms & Surveys:

Apply Online for Graduation
Notice of Candidacy for Graduation
SMS Graduate Survey (all students)
Survey of Earned Doctorates (PhD students only)
Student Checkout (DocuSign | View Sample)


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 that will be charged to your student account upon applying for graduation. Payment of the fee will be due within 30 days. Changes to your graduation date will not result in additional fees.

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

Important Deadlines and Dates for Graduation:
Graduation Important Dates and Deadlines
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 complete their defense by: Students must submit final thesis or dissertation through ProQuest by:
Fall 2022 1/14-9/1/2022 1/20/23 5/20/23 11/18/22 (Before Thanksgiving Break) 12/9/22
Spring 2023 1/14/22 - 1/15/23 5/20/23 5/20/23 4/21/23 5/5/23
Summer 2023 1/14/22 - 1/15/23 8/25/23 5/18/24 7/21/23 8/4/23

Last Updated on November 17, 2022 by J. Hay