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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 at 3 PM AZ Time. 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. 

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Congratulatory virtual message from Interim Dean Cheu

Friday, May 15, 2020, 3 PM AZ Time |Online at:

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. 

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.