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. Visit the UA Office of the Registrar website 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.



Fall 2018 Graduation Ceremony

Date & Time: Friday, December 14, 2018. 9:00 AM

Location: Centennial Hall, UA Campus


Click on this link beginning November 2, 2018 to RSVP

*The deadline to RSVP online is: TBA



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.

FAQs now available.

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The College of Science Spring 2019 Commencement Ceremony

Date & Time: Saturday, May 11, 2019. 2:00 PM

Location: McKale Center- UA Campus

**McKale Center Clear Bag & Security Policy: Please visit the Frequently Asked Questions Link at the Registration link below

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 an outdoor reception immediately following the ceremony.

All students: Instructions for RSVPing to the ceremony!
The link to register online for the Spring 2019 Commencement Ceremony will open: TBA

Click on the first link below to start the RSVP process

You will 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.


UA College Ceremonies: December 2018 & May 2019


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