Diploma Dates

Be sure to review your graduation checklist!

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As you anticipate completing your degree requirements…

…keep in mind that each EMU diploma is issued according to one of four official graduation dates recognized by EMU each year. Please read carefully the timing by which your final degree requirements must be completed in order to qualify for graduation by each of these dates.

  • Commencement Sunday (usually the last Sunday in April). To qualify as a spring graduate, your degree requirements must be entirely completed by the Friday prior to Commencement. An “Incomplete” grade or other unfinished requirement will result in your graduation date being delayed until June or later.
  • June – If your requirements are completed after the Friday prior to Commencement but by mid-June (the last day of EMU’s second summer term) you will be considered a June graduate. A final transcript showing your degree information will be available approximately two weeks later.
  • August – If your final requirements are completed after the last day of EMU’s second summer term (mid-June) but by the first Friday in August, you will be considered an August graduate. A final transcript will be available by approximately two weeks later.
  • December – If your summer courses continue past the first Friday in August, or if you enroll in fall classes to complete your degree, you will be considered a December graduate.