Important Dates

Friday, January 24th: Last day for degree candidates to submit graduation applications for May degrees

Friday, April 3rd: Clean final draft of the thesis should be in committee’s hands, to allow sufficient time for review and comment; thesis defense should be scheduled

Saturday, May 2nd: Last day for grades of incomplete to be converted from the fall semester.

Monday, May 4th: Final day for internship and practicum students to submit final papers and evidence of presentation and/or relevant public product.

Tuesday, May 5th: Final day for thesis defense with sufficient time from paperwork submission. 

Friday, May 8th: Final date for graduate dean’s approval signature on completion of graduate thesis/dissertation for May degree candidates (check with graduate program director regarding internal schedules for submission of copy, defense and school/college dean approval)

  • by 5:00pm: ETD submission for Thesis or Dissertation must be submitted.


Note: Spring 2020 graduation ceremonies have been cancelled due to the COVID-19 Crisis. Please see the VCU Commencement website for more details. 

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