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Apply for Graduation

All students must fill out an online graduation application, accessed through Buff Portal.



Intended Graduation Date Online Application Deadline for Inclusion in Commencement Program Online Application Deadline
May 1st April Last day of classes for Spring semester
August 1st April (May program) Last day of classes for Summer terms
December 1st November Last day of classes for Fall semester

*or the next working day if this date falls on a weekend or holiday



The CU-Boulder campus holds commencement in May; there is no commencement ceremony in August or December.  The Math Department holds a ceremony/reception in May only.

Students who apply to graduate in August will automatically be included in the May commencement ceremony.

Participation in a commencement ceremony in no way implies completion of a degree!