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Upcoming Graduation Deadlines & Ceremony Dates


Please note that most students applying to graduate can and should apply online within SalukiNet.  After logging into SalukiNet, go to the Registrar - Academic Records & Graduation task center, then launch the Submit Your Graduation Application Online task to get started.

The online graduation application that is within SalukiNet requires the student to pre-pay the non-refundable graduation application fee with a valid credit or debit card during the application process.  For more information, please be sure to read our detailed instructions on how to apply for graduation.

Once you have applied, you can track the status of your graduation application in SalukiNet by going to the Registrar - Academic Records & Graduation task center and launching the View Your Filed Graduation Application Status task.

More information related to graduation may be found here.




The below calendar includes the most universally-applicable graduation-related deadlines.  Some colleges or schools or departments may have additional specific deadlines that are not shown below, but that candidates in their units must adhere to.  It is the responsibility of graduating students to be aware of and meet any other such deadlines or risk not being able to graduate on time.

Summer Session 2022

Online graduation application available within SalukiNet   week of Sept. 20, 2021
"Early walk" graduation application deadline 3  ($50 fee) Friday, March 4, 2022
Graduation application submission deadline ($50 fee)   Friday, June 24, 2022
Graduate research paper/thesis/dissertation format check   Friday, July 1, 2022
Late graduation application submission deadline ($75 fee)   Friday, July 8, 2022
Graduate research paper/thesis/dissertation submission 2 Friday, July 8, 2022
Conferral (diploma) date – no Commencement ceremony   Saturday, August 6, 2022
Applications evaluated; degrees awarded; diplomas mailed within ten weeks
Completed requirements must be on file 1 Friday, September 9, 2022

Fall Semester 2022

Online graduation application available within SalukiNet   week of March 21, 2022
Graduation application submission deadline ($50 fee)   Friday, September 16, 2022
Late graduation application submission deadline ($75 fee)   Friday, October 14, 2022
Graduate research paper/thesis/dissertation format check   Thursday, November 10, 2022
Graduate research paper/thesis/dissertation submission 2 Friday, November 18, 2022
Commencement ceremony  Saturday, December 17, 2022
Applications evaluated; degrees awarded; diplomas mailed within ten weeks
Completed requirements must be on file 1 Friday, January 20, 2023

Spring Semester 2023

Online graduation application available within SalukiNet   week of Sept. 19, 2022
Graduation application submission deadline ($50 fee)   Friday, February 10, 2023
Late graduation application submission deadline ($75 fee)   Friday, March 10, 2023
Graduate research paper/thesis/dissertation format check   Friday, April 7, 2023
Graduate research paper/thesis/dissertation submission 2 Friday, April 14, 2023
Commencement ceremonies   Saturday, May 13, 2023
Applications evaluated; degrees awarded; diplomas mailed within ten weeks
Completed requirements must be on file 1 Friday, June 16, 2023

Summer Session 2023

Online graduation application available within SalukiNet   week of Sept. 19, 2022
"Early walk" graduation application deadline 3  ($50 fee) Friday, March 10, 2023
Graduation application submission deadline ($50 fee)   Friday, June 23, 2023
Graduate research paper/thesis/dissertation format check   Friday, June 30, 2023
Late graduation application submission deadline ($75 fee)   Friday, July 7, 2023
Graduate research paper/thesis/dissertation submission 2 Friday, July 7, 2023
Conferral (diploma) date – no Commencement ceremony   Saturday, August 5, 2023
Applications evaluated; degrees awarded; diplomas mailed within ten weeks
Completed requirements must be on file 1 Friday, September 8, 2023


1 All undergraduate and graduate degree candidates have five weeks from the end of their graduation application term to ensure that all degree requirements are complete and posted on their SIU academic record.  This includes – but is not limited to – all NR ("Not Recorded") course grades, any required INC ("Incomplete") course grades, and any required work experience or proficiency credit.  Undergraduates must also ensure by this five week deadline that complete official transcripts from any previous post-secondary institutions are on file with the Articulation and Evaluation office.  If you do not meet all degree requirements by the five week deadline, it will be your responsibility to submit a new application with a new application fee by the deadline for the future term in which you then plan to complete your degree requirements.

2 Final approval date, including all corrections.  More information about the submission of these papers is available here.

3 Because there is no August Commencement ceremony for Summer graduates, Summer graduates would normally attend a ceremony held in the following December.  Some Summer graduates – but not Ph.D. students – will be allowed to attend a ceremony in the prior May per the Commencement Participation Policy, though such graduates would have to have their applications submitted by the "early walk" deadline noted.  Summer graduates who will attend in December or who will not attend any ceremony only need to have their applications submitted by the regular deadline noted.