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Graduation and Commencement

                    Graduation Workshop Presentation



If your Audit has turned completely green, that means you're ready to graduate!


If you are a senior planning to graduate, you will need to complete the Graduation Application for the term in which you will complete your degree requirements. The online graduation application includes an area for you to indicate your intention to participate in commencement.

The Graduation Application deadlines each year are:

  • Finishing in Spring?  ----->     Apply online September 16—February 15
  • Finishing in Summer? --->     Apply online September 16—June 15
  • Finishing in Fall? --------->     Apply online June 16—September 15

Advisors will review Graduation Applications throughout the semester and your application will be denied if you will not be completing your requirements for the term in which you have applied.  If your application is denied, you will need to submit a Graduation Term Refile form.

Honors at Graduation

Information on honors at graduation can be found at


Students must have a Graduation Application on file with the Office of the Registrar. After the application deadline, Commencement will contact students via their UC Merced email with the Commencement Participation Registration form.  Students must complete this form by the established deadline to participate in the Commencement ceremony.

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