Below is information about the May 2017 graduation process. If you intend to complete ALL of your remaining Integrative Studies degree requirements during the Spring 2017 semester, you are eligible to graduate in May 2017.
It is your responsibility to make sure that each of the graduation steps is completed. Failure to complete any of the steps will delay your graduation.
May 2017 Graduation - Important Dates at a Glance
By February 24, 2017
File your Graduation Application with the Registrar
School of Integrative Studies Convocation – To be announced.
May 20, 2017
Mason Commencement in the Center for the Arts
May 20, 2017
Degree Conferral. The Registrar's Office Graduation Section will begin to review and award degrees.
June 30, 2017
All incomplete coursework, even if not being applied to the degree, must be resolved and grades posted. Any incompletes after this date make you ineligible for December 2015 graduation.
Late June 2017
Diplomas will be mailed.
Submitting your Graduation Application on-line notifies the Mason Graduation Office that you expect to graduate in May 2017. The Graduation Application must be submitted to the Office of the Registrar by February 24, 2017.
May Graduation Ceremony Information
May and August 2017 graduates are eligible to participate and walk in the Saturday May 20, 2017 Mason Commencement. The Office of Events Management will mail ceremony information to graduates in late February 2016. Questions about May 2016 commencement and convocations (tickets, cap and gown, ceremony dates, etc.) can be answered by visiting their website (events.gmu.edu/).
Also, the School of Integrative Studies will be holding its Convocation ceremony on Thursday May 18, 2017 @ 10:30am in the Center for the Arts auditorium. It is at this ceremony that your name will be read out as you walk across the stage to shake the dean’s hand. The ceremony last approximately 90 minutes. More details will be sent to the NCC student listserv in Spring 2017.
Your diploma will be mailed to your diploma address (given on the on-line Graduation Application) in late June 2017. You will receive your diploma only after all of your final grades are submitted and you are cleared for graduation. The diploma will list your degree (Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science), program (Integrative Studies), and the title of your Concentration.
All in-progress grades (IN, IP, NR), even if they are not applicable to the degree, must be resolved within six weeks after the date of degree conferral. The absolute deadline for grades to be posted with the Registrar for May 2017 graduates is June 30, 2017. If you are unable to finish the course work during this six-week period, you must withdraw your current Graduation Application and reapply for the next scheduled graduation.