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The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDHPE) moved Weld County from Level Orange: High Risk to Level Yellow: Concern on the state’s dial system effective Feb. 6. Visit UNC's County Update webpage to learn more about impacts on UNC operations.

Graduate Graduation Deadlines

Schedule of Deadlines for Master's, Specialist and Doctoral Students

Semester of Degree Completion (Graduation) Fall 2020 Spring 2021 Summer 2021 Fall 2021 Spring 2022
Classes Begin Aug. 24 Jan. 11 May 17 Aug. 23 Jan. 10
Last day for filing an Application for Graduation Sept. 4 Jan. 22 June 18 Sept. 3 Jan. 21
Last day for filing Doctoral dissertation proposal for current semester graduation Aug. 7 Dec. 11 (2020) May 7 Aug. 6 Dec. 10 (2021)
Last day for requesting defense of Doctoral dissertation Oct. 23 March 19 June 18 Oct. 22 March 18
Nominations due for Graduate Dean's Citation for Excellence Oct. 23 March 19 n/a Oct. 22 March 18
Last day for defense of Doctoral dissertation Nov. 6 April 2 July 2 Nov. 5 April 1
Last day for filing Master’s Thesis, Doctoral Scholarly Project and Doctoral Dissertation Nov. 13 April 9 July 9 Nov. 12 April 8
Nominations due for Outstanding Dissertation/Thesis Nov. 13 April 9 n/a Nov. 12 April 8
Last day for filing results of Master’s and Specialist’s written comprehensive examination Nov. 13 April 9 July 9 Nov. 12 April 8
All degrees conferred Dec. 11 May 7 Aug. 6 Dec. 10 May 6
Commencement Ceremony Dec. 11 May 7 no ceremony Dec. 10 May 6
All grades due Dec. 16 May 12 Aug. 11 Dec. 15 May 11
Summer graduation applications only          
Last day for filing Summer Application for Graduation to guarantee student name in Spring Commencement Program   Feb. 12     Feb. 11
Transcripts available with final degree Jan. 19, 2021 June 14 Sept. 7 Jan. 18, 2022 June 13
Diplomas available with degree Feb. 2 June 28 Sept. 20 Feb. 1, 2022 June 27