School of Integrative Studies
College of Humanities and Social Sciences

December 2017 Graduation Checklist


Below is information about the December 2017 graduation process. If you intend to complete ALL of your remaining Integrative Studies degree requirements during the Fall 2017 semester, you are eligible to graduate in December 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.

December 2017 Graduation - Important Dates at a Glance

By September 29, 2017
File your Graduation Application via PatriotWeb. Click here for instructions. You must apply to graduate by September 29th in order to have your name printed in the ceremony program. Even if you don't intend on walking in the ceremony you must still submit a graduation application.

December 21, 2017
10:00 a.m. Winter Graduation Ceremony in the EagleBank Arena.

December 23, 2017
Degree Conferral. The Registrar's Office will begin to review and award degrees. You can check your unofficial transcript on PatriotWeb anytime after this date to see if your degree has officially been awarded.

February 2, 2018
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 2017 graduation. Any other issue preventing degree conferral must be resolved by this date in order to be eligible for December conferral.

Late February 2018
Diplomas will be mailed. Click here for instructions on how to update your diploma mailing address.

Graduation Application

Submitting your Graduation Application on-line notifies the Mason Graduation Office that you expect to graduate in December 2017. The Graduation Application must be submitted to the Office of the Registrar by September 29, 2017.

  • Login to Patriot Web.
  • Click on the Student Services
  • Click on Student Records.
  • Click on Apply to Graduate.
  • Read through the Graduation Application Introduction and click continue.
  • Click Submit on the Curriculum Term Selection page. This is your most recent registration term, not your graduation application date.
  • Select your Current program (If you have two programs, complete the steps for your first program, and then repeat the entire process for the second.)
  • Choose your Graduation Date and click
  • Choose the term in which you will have completed ALL degree requirements.
  • The next screen will display the way your name will appear on your diploma. If you would like to change your diploma name, contact the Office of the University Registrar at 703-993-2441. Click Continue.
  • 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 mailed to.
  • Review your address and correct if necessary.
  • Review the summary information. Report any errors or omissions immediately to or 703-993-2441.
  • Click Submit.

Winter Graduation Ceremony Information

December 2017 graduates are eligible to participate and walk in the Thursday December 21, 2017 Mason Commencement.   The Office of Events Management will mail ceremony information to graduates.  Questions about December 2017 commencement (tickets, cap and gown, ceremony dates, etc.) can be answered by visiting their website (  


Your diploma will be mailed to your diploma address (given on the on-line Graduation Application) in late February 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. *minors are not listed on the diploma. However, they are listed on your official transcript.

Important Deadline

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 December 2017 graduates is February 2, 2018. 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.

Please visit the Registrar's ( or the SIS webpage ( if you have other graduation questions.


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