Graduation Information

Due to COVID-19 the University has made the decision cancel the in-person ceremony schedule for December. Please click on the link below to learn more about the virtual recognition ceremony:


Mason’s graduation ceremony will take place on GMU-TV on Thursday December 17th, 2020 at 2:00 PM. University Events will email students a link. At the conclusion of that event, the university will direct you to where you can see your own slide. Make sure you follow the link to the College of Humanities and Social Sciences. The college will also share your slides on our website,


The University hopes to reschedule the in-person event for a later dates. Stay tuned!  

We have decided to postpone Commencement and our degree celebrations indefinitely. This was among the most difficult decisions we have had to make. These are time-honored traditions that students and their families look forward to, and we did not make this decision lightly. Our hope is to either reschedule at a later date, and/or to find a creative way to celebrate our students online. We will be seeking input from our graduating students on how they would like to be celebrated during these unprecedented times.  We’ll be in touch soon on this, as well.


For students in the School of Integrative Studies, graduation is an individualized, collaborative process. Students should begin the graduation process in the last semester of their junior year. Each potential graduate must:

Graduation Application

Submitting your Graduation Application on-line notifies the Mason Graduation Office that you expect to graduate at the end of the semester you select.

  1. Login to Patriot Web.
  2. Click on Student Services.
  3. Click on Student Records.
  4. Click on Apply to Graduate.
  5. Click on the circle next to your current program. You are earning a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) or Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree in Integrative Studies or a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in Environmental and Sustainability Studies or Bachelor of Individualized Study (B.I.S.). See your Patriot Web degree evaluation to confirm.
  6. Choose your Graduation Date (December, May or August) and click Continue.
  7. The next screen will display the way your name will appear on your diploma. If you would like to change this, contact the Office of the University Registrar at 703-993-2441. Click Continue.
  8. Select your diploma mailing address.
    • Choose your current address or “new” to enter a new address.
    • If you choose” new”, carefully enter the address you want your diploma to be mailed to.
  9. Review your address and correct if necessary.
  10. Review the summary information. Report any errors or omissions immediately to or 703-993-2441.
  11. Click Submit.

May/Summer Graduation

Fall/Winter Graduation

If you have further questions regarding graduation in the School of Integrative Studies, please contact  

Additional resources:

Graduation Timeline

Graduation with Honors


University Book Store – Cap & Gown

University Spring Graduation website