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Graduation Calendar

  Applications to Graduate Due1 Examinations and Reports completed by2 Approved thesis and dissertation submitted and accepted by3 Commencement4 End-of-Semester Deadline5
Autumn 2021 September 10, 2021 November 24, 2021 December 3, 2021 December 19, 2021 January 7, 2022
Spring 2022 January 28, 2022 April 15, 2022 April 22, 2022 May 8, 2022 May 10, 2022
Summer 2022 May 27, 2022 July 15, 2022 July 22, 2022 August 7, 2022 August 22, 2022
Autumn 2022 September 9, 2022 November 23, 2022 December 2, 2022 December 18, 2022 January 6, 2023
Spring 2023 January 27, 2023 April 14, 2023 April 21, 2023 May 7, 2023 May 9, 2023

1 Applications to graduate include current semester or End-of-Semester deadline. Applications must be received by close of business.

2 Doctoral degree candidates must complete a format review of their dissertation or DMA document draft with the Graduate School, and the Application for Final Examination must be approved by all committee members, at least two weeks prior to the defense date.  Format reviews may occur electronically by submitting a digital version of the dissertation or DMA document draft to grad-schoolformatreview@osu.edu or by submitting a paper copy in person to the Graduate School during announced business hours.

3 Approved documents must be submitted via OhioLINK and accepted by the Graduate School by the close of business before the Report on Final Document will be processed.

4 Students not attending commencement must complete the commencement section on the Application to Graduate to indicate how their diploma should be disbursed.

5 A degree applicant who does not meet published graduation deadlines but who does complete all degree requirements by the last business day prior to the first day of classes for the following semester or summer term will graduate the following semester or summer term without registering or paying fees