Apply for Graduation

You must submit an application for graduation online (per degree) in order for your degree(s) to be awarded.

If you have less than 30 units remaining to complete your degree requirements and your major(s) and minor(s) are correct on your record, you may apply for graduation.

We recommend you apply for graduation the semester before you intend to graduate (the semester in which you complete your course work). Only the next four calendar year terms are available to select in the application. If you will not complete your degree within one of those terms, you will remain eligible to apply until your term becomes available.

Any questions can be directed to our department's academic advisor, Kathryn Gallien (

Deadlines to Apply

Spring and Summer graduates: February 1st of the intended semester.
Fall and Winter graduates: September 1st of the intended semester.

How to Apply

  1. Navigate to your UAccess Student Center home page.
  2. Select "Apply for Graduation" from the "other academic..." drop-down menu, which is located under Academics on the left side of the web page.
  3. Select the "Apply for Graduation" link next to the degree program for which you are applying.
  4. Follow the instructions on each page of the application.

Once your application is submitted, you will receive an email with instructions for next steps.

Graduation Ceremonies

History graduates can join in the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences Convocation, held every fall and spring, and in the university-wide Spring Commencement. In addition, the Department of History is one of the very few departments on campus that chooses to honor its graduates with their own commencement program every spring. This year, the Department of History Commencement will be conducted over two events. History faculty, staff, and of course, both undergraduate and graduate students who have graduated in fall 2020 or are planning to graduate in spring or summer 2021 and their guests are invited to attend both celebratory events!

Spring 2021 Department of History Virtual Commencement Ceremony

When: Monday, May 17, 2021, from 2:00pm - 5:00pm

Where: Zoom Webinar

Please register for this event before Friday, April 30, 2021.

Additional Information: During this event graduating students will be recognized by the History Department, achievement awards will be announced, and graduates have the opportunity to celebrate their successes with faculty, staff, and guests! This ceremony will be recorded live and included below at a later date for public viewing.

CANCELED: Spring 2021 Department of History Commencement In-Person Celebration

When: Tuesday, May 18, 2021, from 10:00am - 12:00pm

Where: The Arizona History Museum located at 949 East 2nd Street, Tucson, Arizona, 85719, north of the UA Main Gate area, at 2nd Street and Park Avenue. 

Please register for this event before Friday, April 30, 2021.

Parking: There are metered handicapped parking spaces available in front of the museum on 2nd street. General parking is available at the Main Gate Garage, located on Euclid Avenue and 2nd Street. 

Additional Information: This is a voluntary in-person event open to graduating students and their guests to informally celebrate their successes in a social setting with the Department of History faculty and staff who are able to attend this event. The venue's capacity is 50 occupants at a single time with the intention that guests will filter in and out of the event at their discretion. If you and your guests arrive at the venue whilst the venue is at capacity, you and your guests will be asked to wait outside the venue until occupancy opens. Guests will be asked to abide by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Arizona History Museum, and University of Arizona guidelines in response to COVID-19. Including but not limited to wearing a mask, maintaining social distancing, practicing hand-hygiene, and not attending the event if feeling ill or recently (within less than 14 days of the event) tested positive for COVID-19 and/or was exposed to someone who did test positive for COVID-19.

Food and beverages will be provided during this event while supplies last. 

The rest of the museum will be closed off to guests unless guests choose to visit the museum outside of this event.

Event Contact: Dakota Hogeboom (

With questions about access or to request any disability-related accommodations that will facilitate your full participation in this event such as ASL interpreting, CART captioning, captioned videos, Braille, wheelchair access, or electronic text, etc., prior to the events please contact: Dakota Hogeboom at

Graduating Student Profile Form

Graduating students, please fill out the Graduating Student Profile Form and send it back to Dakota Hogeboom before Friday, April 30, 2021.

Congratulations, Class of 2021!