Graduation and Commencement

The College of Science Spring 2020 Commencement Ceremony

Please join us for a congratulatory virtual message from Interim Dean Cheu on May 15th. Our in-person ceremony has been postponed and we hope that you and your families can celebrate with us at our in-person ceremony this Fall, tentatively during Homecoming celebrations, to celebrate our May 2020 graduates. Students graduating in May 2020 will receive an email in August/September 2020 with more information.

University of Arizona 2020 Commencement Celebration

Friday, May 15, 2020, 6 PM AZ Time | Online
Friday, Oct. 30, 2020 | In-person

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Applying for Graduation or Filing for Degree Candidacy

Important: For undergraduate students, graduation from the University of Arizona requires a degree audit (also known as a degree check) in order to award a diploma, and there is a $50 candidacy fee involved. Students are strongly urged to begin this process and file for degree candidacy before registering for the last semester of course work, but not more than 1 year before the planned graduation date. Visit the UA Office of the Registrar website for more information.

  • Students graduating in December (fall) or January (winter) must file for degree candidacy by September 1st.
  • Students graduating in May (spring) for August (summer) must file for degree candidacy by February 1st. 

(Late fees of $50 will also apply to students who file after the deadline.)

Congratulations to our Seniors!!

Class of 2020, we are so proud of you! 

Watch our message to 2020 Seniors on our Facebook here