Graduation Resources

Spring 2019 Commencement

The W.A. Franke College of Forestry & Conservation will hold a small commencement ceremony prior to UM's Main Ceremony on Saturday, May 4th.  The FCFC Commencement will begin at 11:30 in the Adams Center West Auxiliary Gym.  At 12:30 you can mingle with your peers and family and enjoy some finger sandwiches.  We ask that all graduates planning on attending the FCFC Commencement Ceremony please RSVP.  At 1:15 all graduates will be directed to the Oval to take part in the Main UM Ceremony which will begin at 2:00.

We ask that each of our graduates who will be attending pick up a blue card in the FCFC Main Office (FOR 109A) to bring to our ceremony.  Please fill out this card with your name (and pronunciation), degree, and write a short blurb on the back about your plans after graduation to be read at our ceremony.

Information about the Main UM Ceremony can be found on UM's Spring 2019 Commencement page.  This page contains a student checklist of things to do prior to commencement, a link to rent regalia, and information for families and guests. 


Congratulations on nearing the completion of your degree program!  Below are the deadlines and fees for filing graduation paperwork for both graduate and undergraduate students along with links to the electronic applications and other graduation resources.

If you have any questions or need assistance completing your graduation application, please visit the W.A. Franke CFC Student Services Office in FOR 103.


Graduation Application Deadlines:

  • Fall Graduation - Last Friday in April
  • Spring Graduation - Last Friday in October 
  • Summer Graduation - Last Friday in February
  • Graduation Fee:  $40

Late applications will be accepted until the following dates with a $15 late fee:

  • Fall Graduation - First Monday in October*
  • Spring Graduation - First Monday in March*
  • Summer Graduation - First Monday in June*

*Graduation applications submitted after this date will be deferred to the following semester.

Bachelor's Graduation Application - Catalogs prior to 2014

Bachelor's Graduation Application - Catalogs from 2014 or later

Please visit the Office of the Registrar's Graduation Information page for additional forms and information.


Graduation Application Deadlines:

  • Fall Graduation - First Monday in October
  • Spring Graduation - Third Monday in February
  • Summer Graduation - First Monday in June
  • Graduation Fee:  $45

Late applications will not be accepted.  There is a $20 fee to move your graduation application to a subsequent semester.

Master's/PhD Graduation Application

Please visit the UM Graduate School page for more specific information on graduation deadlines and requirements.