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Graduation and Commencement

We are excited to announce that the College of Science, Spring 2021 Graduation Ceremony will be in-person.

Monday, May 17th at 7pm MST (doors will open at 6pm) at the Arizona Football Stadium


Attention Fall 2021 and Winter 2021 College of Science Graduates: A ceremony is being planned for you in December 2021. Please note: If you plan to attend the May 2021 ceremony, your names will not be in the program. For this reason, you are encouraged to attend the ceremony in December 2021.

Please visit the main University of Arizona commencement page for more details.

For our 2020 graduates, please check back here in the near future, for more information on the postponed ceremony.

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. 

To file for degree candidacy, students in the College of Science must begin the process with their major advisor. Students in MATH, PHYS, and ASTR should come to Gould-Simpson room 1017 to file for candidacy.

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


Astronomy, Audiology, Biochemistry, Bioinformatics, Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Ecology & Evolutionary Biology, Environmental Hydrology & Water Resources, General Biology, Geosciences, Integrated Science, Mathematics, Molecular & Cellular Biology, Natural Science for Teachers, Neuroscience and Cognitive Science, Physics, Planetary Sciences, Psychological Science, Psychology, Psychology, Speech, Language & Hearing Sciences and other GIDP degrees as well.

The University-wide commencement ceremony will be streamed at on May 15, 2020.  Updates are released every Friday so be sure to check back regularly.

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

If you still have questions, please contact us at

Information for advisors can be found here.

Submit department commencement events here.