Spring 2022 Graduation Applications are Due!

We love celebrating your accomplishments and the biggest celebration of all is the one at the end of the semester! Graduation events will be taking place from May 20-22, 2022. For more information, as it develops, stay up to date at gmu.edu/graduation 

GraduationThe Spring 2022 graduation application is available on Patriot Web Students must apply to graduate by February 22, 2022 to have their names printed in the commencement program. If you miss the February 22 application deadline, you must submit a Late Graduation Application form (PDF), which is on the Registrar's website.

Most diplomas will be mailed six to eight weeks after graduation.

Masters students planning on Graduating, please see the masters' graduation checklist here to ensure you are graduating and getting your degree on time. Remember to maintain contact with your thesis committee and Graduate Program Director throughout the semester for information and any changes in deadlines.

Doctoral candidates should do the same and ensure your timelines match up with what the Graduate Program Director and your committee have on their ends. To view your graduation checklist for Spring 2022, click here.

Students submitting a thesis or dissertation must receive notification from University Dissertation and Thesis Services (UDTS) that the document's formatting has been approved, and format review is complete by Friday, April 29, 2022, at 5 p.m. ET. You must turn in your final, defended, and approved document by Friday, May 6, 2022, at 5 p.m. ET.

Summer 2022 graduates should not apply for Spring graduation.  Instead, students who apply for Summer graduation between January 29, 2022 and February 22, 2022 will be included in the commencement program.


Details Spring 2022
Graduation Application available Monday, November 1, 2021
Graduation Application Inactivated Tuesday, February 22, 2022
Late Graduation Application required Feb 23, 2022 – July 1, 2022
Thesis and Dissertation Submission Deadline Friday, May 6, 2022
Degree Conferral Saturday, May 21, 2022
End of 6-week Grace Period Friday, July 1, 2022
Approximate Mailing Date of Diplomas Late June
Spring University Commencement Friday, May 20, 2022


Important Dates, Times, and Locations to remember!


Date & Time


Commencement Ceremony Friday, May 20 @ 10 a.m. EagleBank Arena 
College of Humanities and Social Sciences I & SIS Friday, May 20 @ 2 p.m. EagleBank Arena 
College of Humanities and Social Sciences II   Friday, May 20 @ 6 p.m EagleBank Arena 

To learn more about the graduation process, click here