Degree Completion

Degree Completion Deadlines

Spring 2022

Requirement

Deadline

Apply for Degree March 18
Schedule Oral Defense Two weeks in advance
Submit Final Thesis May 20
Degree Recommendation June 3
Last day of the quarter June 10

Summer 2022

Requirement

Deadline

Apply for Degree June 10*
Schedule Oral Defense Two weeks in advance
Submit Final Thesis August 5
Degree Recommendation August 12
Last day of the quarter August 19

*Apply for your degree by May 6 to walk in the spring commencement ceremony.

Winter, Spring, and Summer 2022 graduates and their guests are invited to attend Western’s June 2022 Commencement. Ceremonies will be held Friday, June 10 through Sunday, June 12.

Fall 2022

Requirement

Deadline

Apply for Degree September 19
Schedule Oral Defense Two weeks in advance
Submit Final Thesis November 28
Degree Recommendation December 2
Last day of the quarter December 9

Winter 2023

Requirement

Deadline

Apply for Degree December 9
Schedule Oral Defense Two weeks in advance
Submit Final Thesis March 3
Degree Recommendation March 10
Last day of the quarter March 17

Spring 2023

Requirement

Deadline

Apply for Degree March 17
Schedule Oral Defense Two weeks in advance
Submit Final Thesis May 19
Degree Recommendation June 2
Last day of the quarter June 9

We are planning to invite students who graduated during the pandemic to join us for an in-person ceremony in December 2022. We are excited to be planning in-person commencement for June of this year, but we are still approaching it with some caution as COVID restrictions are just starting to be lifted. Please visit the commencement website in September for more information.

 

Ready to Graduate?

  1. Check your status in Degree Works 
  2. Submit your Degree Application by the deadline
  3. Complete your remaining requirements by the end of the quarter

Completing a Thesis?

  1. Submit an Oral Defense Schedule form two weeks before your defense
  2. Format your manuscript according to the guidelines
  3. Upload your defended thesis by the deadline

Note: The Registrar's Office mails diplomas approximately 6-8 weeks after the end of the quarter you graduate. Please email registrar.office@wwu.edu directly if you have questions.