Graduation and Commencement

Applying for Graduation or Filing for Degree Candidacy

Important: For undergraduate students, graduation from the University of Arizona requires a degree audit (also known as a degree check) in order to award a diploma, and there is a $50 candidacy fee involved. Students are strongly urged to begin this process and file for degree candidacy before registering for the last semester of course work, but not more than 1 year before the planned graduation date. See for more information.

  • Students graduating in December (fall) or January (winter) must file for degree candidacy by September 1st.
  • Students graduating in May (spring) for August (summer) must file for degree candidacy by February 1st. 

To file for degree candidacy, students in the College of Science must begin the process with their major advisor. Students in MATH, PHYS, and ASTR should come to Gould-Simpson room 1017 to file for candidacy.

Late fees of $50 will also apply to students who file after the deadline.


The College of Science Spring 2015 Commencement Ceremony

Thursday, May 14, 2015

2:00 pm

McKale Center - UA Campus


The program will include individual recognition of each Undergraduate and Graduate degree recipient in attendance.

We look forward to seeing you and meeting your family and guests at a cookie and punch reception immediately following the ceremony.

All students: Instructions for RSVPing to the ceremony!
The deadline to register online: April 21st, 2015 by 11:59 pm

To have your name included in the CoS Commencement program, RSVP by April 21st, 2015 by 11:59 pm.

  1. Click on the first link below to start the RSVP process.
    • Undergraduates will be directed to a survey from Career Services
    • Graduate Students are not asked to complete the Career Services Survey
  2. You will be asked to complete a survey from the College of Science. This survey should take 5-10 minutes to complete.
  3. After Completing the survey, you will be taken to the RSVP page. You have the opportunity to submit a personal message that will display as you accept your degree. Many students use this message to thank their supporters, select a favorite quote, or comment on their college experience for their personal message.
    • Undergraduates may enter a message up to a total of 125 characters*
    • Graduate students are permitted up to 200 characters*
    • * Characters are letters, spaces, punctuation marks, symbols, etc.


For all other questions, please click on the Frequently Asked Questions link below!

Click here to RSVP for the CoS Commencement. This online registration service will close: at 12:00 am, April 22, 2015  

See the list of Spring 2015 COS Graduates with RSVP status (available March 31, 2015)
Undergraduates | Graduate Students
‡Students who intend to participate in commencement should check to ensure that their name appears on the list of COS Graduates, using the links above.

Frequently Asked Questions

Click here for information on the University-wide Commencement.