Commencement Procedures & Timelines
Deadlines to apply for degree can be found on the academic calendar.
You must complete an Application for Degree during the semester in which you plan to graduate. Log onto MavLINK and fill out the application on or before the deadline.
There is a $35.00 Application for Degree Fee payable at the time the application is submitted. If applying after the deadline, an additional $35 late fee will be assessed.
After applying for your degree, you should visit the UNO Bookstore as soon as possible to purchase your cap and gown if you plan to participate in commencement. Please contact the Bookstore at 402.554.2336 with any questions.
- Graduate students should be aware of all important deadline dates for the semester in which they plan to graduate, including the deadline to submit comprehensive exam results, incomplete and in progress grades from previous terms, and final copies of theses, thesis-equivalent projects, EdS field projects, and dissertations. Deadlines can be found on the Graduation Checklist.
Students have 15 working days after the commencement ceremony (or 15 working days after the final day of the summer semester in the case of August graduation) to complete all degree requirements for current enrollments. Diplomas will be mailed as soon as possible after the 15 working days have passed. Diplomas will not be released to students who have outstanding debts or fees owed to the university.
Please contact the Registrar's Office at 402.554.2314 with additional questions.
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