Below is information about the December 2019 graduation process. If you intend to complete ALL of your remaining degree requirements during the Fall 2019 semester, you are eligible to graduate in December 2019.
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.
When to apply
The Graduation Application must be submitted to the Office of the Registrar by September 29th, 2019. IF YOU HAVE REMAINING COURSEWORK TO COMPLETE DURING THE SPRING SEMESTER DO NOT APPLY FOR FALL DEGREE CONFERRAL! YOU MUST SUBMIT YOUR APPLICATION FOR THE SPRING DEGREE CONFERRAL.
December Graduation Ceremony Information
December 2019 graduates are eligible to participate and walk in the Mason Winter Graduation on Thursday, December 17, 2019. Questions about the Winter Graduation ceremony (tickets, cap and gown, ceremony dates, etc.) can be answered by visiting TBD.
Your diploma will be mailed to your diploma address (given on the on-line Graduation Application) in early February 2020. 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 (BA, BS or BIS), major, and the title of your Concentration. Minors are not listed on the diploma, only on your official transcripts.
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 2019 graduates is February 1, 2020. 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 webpage (http://registrar.gmu.edu/students/graduation/) if you have other graduation questions.
December 2019 Graduation - Important Dates at a Glance
By September 29, 2019
File your Graduation Application with the Registrar
December 17, 2019 @ 10:00 AM
Mason Winter Graduation Ceremony
December 21, 2019
Degree Conferral. The Registrar's Office Graduation Section will begin to review and award degrees.
February 1, 2020
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 2019 graduation.
Early February 2020
Diplomas will be mailed.