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Important Dates and Deadlines


Petition to Graduate Form

Fall 2013 Graduates and Beyond

Effective for Fall 2013 graduates and beyond: Students have to petition to graduate the semester BEFORE they expect to complete their program.
Failure to submit a petition by the deadline will result in a one semester delay in your degree or certificate being awarded.


Expected Term of Graduation

Petition Deadline

Fall (December) 2013

July 15, 2013

Spring (May) 2014

December 15, 2013

Summer (July)2014


December 15, 2013 (if attending May Commencement)

April 15, 2014 (if NOT attending May Commencement)



Graduation Dates

The graduation date that are printed on transcripts and diplomas is always the last date of the semester in which the student is graduating.

Academic Year 2013-2014

Fall Term - December 20, 2013

Spring Term - May 10, 2014

Summer Term - July 24, 2014



Diplomas are mailed approximately one month after the traditional semester ends. If your address will be different after graduation, please be sure to update your information on BannerWeb before the mailing dates below. Toronto and Vancouver diplomas are mailed to the campus site via UPS mail.

Please Note: Diplomas will not be released by the dates listed below if you have any past due financial obligations (housing charges, library fees, parking, tuition, etc.) and/or if you are a federal Perkins Student Loan recipient and have not completed Exit Counseling.

Term/Diploma Mailing Date

December – January 30

May – June 30

August – September 30