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Important Dates and Deadlines for Graduate Students

The deadlines for manuscript submissions via online submission through the ETD Administrator to the Graduate Arts and Sciences office are indicated below. Individual departments may have earlier deadlines for completion, so be sure to check with your department assistant.

Semester Term Dates Online Application
for Degree Form
Dissertation to
Graduate School Office
Official Graduation Date
Summer 2022 May 23-Aug. 12, 2022 May 24-June 22, 2022 Aug. 12, 2022 Aug. 31, 2022
Fall 2022 Aug. 29 – Dec., 12, 2022 May 24 – June 22, 2022 Dec. 12, 2022 Dec. 30, 2022
Spring 2023 Jan. 17 – May 1, 2023 TBD May 1, 2023 May 21, 2023

Graduate degrees are conferred three times during the academic year (August, December, and May). Students who receive their degrees in August and December and those enrolled for the spring semester who submit their completed dissertation or thesis to the Graduate Arts and Sciences office by the May deadline will be eligible to participate in Commencement in May. Commencement-related information will be emailed to student’s Clark email accounts in February.