Below are the 2017-18 deadlines for completing degree requirements.

Master’s and EdS Students

2017-18 Deadlines

Term

Apply for Degree in HokieSPA

Final Exam

Submit ETD

Degree Awarded

Fall

Oct. 1

Dec. 20

Jan. 2

Feb. 2

Spring

Mar. 1

May 9

May 23

Jun. 29

Summer I

Jun. 1

Jun. 29

Jul. 13

Aug. 10

Summer II

Aug. 1

Aug. 10

Aug. 24

Sept. 21

Ph.D. and Ed.D Students

Doctoral students receive diplomas during commencement; therefore, you must meet all requirements and have your degree officially awarded prior to the ceremony to participate.

2017-18 Deadlines for Participating in Commencement

Term

Apply for Degree in HokieSPA

Final Exam

Submit ETD

Degree Awarded

Fall

Oct. 1

Nov. 2

Nov. 16

Dec. 14

Spring

Mar. 1

Mar. 22

Apr. 6

May 2

Summer I

Jun. 1

Jun. 29

Jul. 13

Aug. 10

Summer II

Aug. 1

Aug. 11

Aug. 24

Sept. 21

 

2017-18 Deadlines If You Choose Not to Participate in Commencement

Term

Apply for Degree in HokieSPA

Final Exam

Submit ETD

Degree Awarded

Fall

Oct. 1

Dec. 20

Jan. 2

Feb. 2

Spring

Mar. 1

May 9

May 23

Jun. 29

Summer I

Jun. 1

Jul 1

Jul. 13

Aug. 10

Summer II

Aug. 1

Aug. 10

Aug. 24

Sep. 21

Graduate Certificate Students Not Earning a Degree

All certificate students are invited to participate in commencement.

2017-18 Deadlines

Term

Apply for Certificate Conferral 

Certificate Awarded

Fall

Oct. 1

Feb. 3

Spring

Mar. 1

Jun. 30

Summer I

Jun. 1

Aug. 4

Summer II

Aug. 1

Sep. 15