Special Dates for Graduating Students



Summer 2020

Fall 2020

Spring 2021

First day to apply for degrees:

April 15

August 21 

November 15

Last day to apply for degrees:

June 22

October 15

March 11

Last day for graduate students to submit theses or dissertations:

August 11

November 30

April 30

Commencement for the Class of 2020 (May, August, and December graduates) will occur virtually on Saturday, December 12 at 4:00 p.m.

The May 2021 Commencement ceremony will be held Saturday, May 8, 2021 (various options being considered due to pandemic).

Students who wish to participate in commencement ceremonies must complete forms for apparel and participation. These forms and complete commencement information may be found on the Commencement website at http://louisville.edu/commencement.

Degree Applications: The degree application process will be available on the Web through ULink (ulink.louisville.edu). The application period for Summer is April 15 - June 22; for Fall is August 21 – October 15; and for Spring is November 15 – March 11. All candidates for degrees, whether or not participating in Commencement, must apply for degrees according to the deadlines above.

Students with questions regarding applications for degree should contact their advising center or call the Registrar's Office at (502) 852-6522.