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Important Graduation Dates, Spring

Important Graduation Dates Spring 2017-18

The Undergraduate Graduation Checklist 2017-18 (pdf)is available for download. Download the handout and review with your adviser. 

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

Saturday, March 3:

  • Spring application to graduate available in Axess

  • Senior Survey available in Axess

Friday, April 13, 5:00 p.m.

  • Deadline to file application to graduate for Spring Quarter 2017-18. Applications received after April 13 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 20, 5:00 p.m.

Friday, May 18

  • 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     

Wednesday, June 6

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

  • Deadline for coterm undergraduate degree candidates to submit a Coterminal Course Approval Form (pdf).

  • 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  a Withdrawal of Application to Graduate request in Axess.

Thursday, June 14

  • 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 14 (12:00 noon):              

  • Deadline for submission of grades for graduating students

Saturday, June 16:       

  • Senior Class Day

  • Baccalaureate Saturday

Sunday, June 17:       

  • Commencement. Conferral of degrees, Spring Quarter.

Sunday, June 17 (1:00 p.m. - 4:00 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