Following are important deadlines during your last semester. If you are unable to meet these deadlines, your graduation may be delayed until the following semester.

Item Fall 2015 Spring 2016 Summer 2016
Graduation Application September 17, 2015 February 6, 2016 June 1, 2016
Dissertation/Thesis Formatting Deadline November 30, 2015 April 25, 2016 July 25, 2016
Thesis or Dissertation Defense December 7, 2015 May 2, 2016 August 1, 2016
Thesis or Dissertation Submission December 14, 2015 May 9, 2016 August 6, 2016
Degree Conferred December 23, 2015 May 20, 2016 August 20, 2016
Diplomas mailed approximately 60 days after degree conferral.

No summer ceremony. August graduates may attend the fall commencement.

Commencement Information
Contact the Office of the Secretary of the University for all commencement information, including caps/tassels, gowns, and regalia (secofunv@uwm.edu, 414-229-4163).