What’s my graduation date?
The University of Connecticut awards degrees three times a year, based on the term during which students complete their graduation requirements:
|Summer session (including May term)||August|
Changing Graduation Term
Undergraduate and PharmD Programs
Students who have applied for graduation who later determine that they will not complete their requirements by the graduation deadlines for that semester (for example, students who anticipate failing a required course) may change their graduation term by contacting the Degree Audit section of the Office of the Registrar. Once a graduation term has been changed, there is no need to re-apply for graduation. There is also no need to resubmit the final plan of study unless changes are made that require approval from the department. In these cases, Degree Audit recommends that students contact their advisors.
Students who have applied for graduation who later determine that they will not complete their requirements by the graduation deadlines due to incomplete grades, a change in their defense date for a thesis or dissertation, or a change in the final exam date can contact their degree auditor through the Degree Audit section in the Office of the Registrar to discuss future deadlines and to determine if enrollment is required for the next semester.
Commencement is a celebration of accomplishments and occurs once per year in May. In addition to May graduates, the prior year’s December graduates and the following semester’s August graduates may walk in the May Commencement. For additional information on student preparation for Commencement, see the official Commencement website. The Commencement Office can also be contacted at (860) 486-6800.
Diplomas are mailed approximately 8 to 12 weeks after your graduation date. Certified electronic diplomas will be available for purchase and download around the same time. For information about paper diplomas, certified electronic credentials (CeDiploma or CeCertificate), or replacement paper diplomas, please visit Diplomas and Certificates.
More information about graduation is available for undergraduate students through the Undergraduate Catalog and for graduate students through the Graduate Catalog. If you require assistance, contact your advisor or advising office, or contact the Degree Audit Office.