Graduation and Commencement

College of Science Convocation

May 12, 2021 at 7:00pm, McKale Center

COVID-19 Guidelines: All guests will be required to follow campus health and safety protocols in place at the time of this event as well as adhere to any existing state and local guidelines. In addition, this event may be cancelled or changed on short notice due to public health circumstances. For updates and information, please visit https://covid19.arizona.edu/updates.

Please refer to the Commencement website for any additional updates. 


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