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Important Graduation Dates, Spring

Important Graduation Dates Spring 2015-16

The Undergraduate Graduation Checklist 2015-16 (pdf)is available for download. Download the handout and review with your adviser. File to be updated early Spring quarter.

See the Stanford Events' Commencement web site for full information on Commencement Day events.

Saturday, February 27:

  • Spring application to graduate available in Axess

  • Senior Survey available in Axess

Friday, April 8, 5:00 p.m.

  • Deadline to file application to graduate for Spring Quarter 2015-16. Applications received after April 8 will be assessed a $50 fee.

  • Target date to verify progress towards major and minor requirements with department(s).

  • Target date to verify progress towards University degree requirements with Undergraduate Advising and Research (UAR).

  • Double check degree program for graduation, and finalize changes  (adding or dropping majors, minors, honors, etc.).

Friday, April 15, 5:00 p.m.

Thursday, May 12

  • Final payment due date; student account should be fully paid to prevent any financial holds that may prevent release of diploma.

  • Monitor "To Do" items in Axess

  • Target date to resolve missing grades from prior quarters     

Monday, May 30

  • Deadline for Spring Quarter degree candidates to make ceremony (diploma distribution) changes in Axess.

Wednesday, June 1

  • Deadline (12:00 noon) to submit University thesis.

  • Late application to graduate deadline in Axess ($50 fee). No program changes or late applications to graduate are permitted after this date.

  • Last day to submit Withdrawal of Application to Graduate (pdf)

Thursday, June 9

  • Degree candidates with student loans through Stanford must be sure to complete an online exit interview arranged by Student Financial Services.Information about the online interview will be sent before Commencement. If you have a Stanford loan and do not receive that communication by mid-May, please contact the Student Services Center.

Commencement Week

Thursday, June 9 (12:00 noon):              

  • Deadline for submission of grades for graduating students

Saturday, June 11:       

  • Senior Class Day

  • Baccalaureate Saturday

Sunday, June 12:       

  • Commencement. Conferral of degrees, Spring Quarter.

Sunday, June 12 (1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.):       

  • Students can pick up diplomas at the Student Services Center if they have selected the “Pick Up” diploma distribution option

After Commencement

To ensure you receive important information from Stanford,

  • Forward your Stanford email at StanfordYou (your Stanford email will be discontinued after 120 days).

  • Update your email and mailing addresses in Axess

  • Update your Direct Deposit information in ePay