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 virtually 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 Ceremony was virtually held on Friday, May 15, 2020 at 1:00pm! The ceremony was recorded live and included below for public viewing.

Congratulations, Class of 2020!

Spring 2020 Department of History Commencement Ceremony 

We enjoyed celebrating your outstanding accomplishments with you virtually this year!

We hope you enjoy watching the previously recorded version of our Spring 2020 Department of History Commencement Ceremony! Which would not be complete without downloading the Spring 2020 Department of History Commencement Ceremony Program and reading through the encouraging words in the Zoom Webinar Chatbox written by those in attendance.