Braniff students may graduate during the Spring (May), Summer (August 31), and Fall
(December 31) semesters. The May graduation date varies from year to year but is
mid-month and is based on the scheduled commencement ceremony date. There is no commencement
ceremony in August and December, but those graduates are invited to participate in
the following May ceremony.
A Degree Application Form is required for graduation. The completed form should be approved and signed by your graduate director and then
submitted to the Braniff Graduate Office. When seeking your graduate director's approval,
you should include your unofficial transcript, which you can access on Banner Web.
Additionally, you must be enrolled in a course during the term in which you wish to
graduate. If you have already completed all coursework, you will need to enroll in
Graduate Readings or Doctoral Readings using our Registration Form. A $100 fee will
be added to your student account and is due by graduation.
All requirements must be completed in a timely manner before the last day of finals.
This includes all required coursework, language requirements, comprehensive exams,
theses, and dissertations. Note that some requirements may be due earlier in order
to give the instructor adequate time for grading. Additionally, students' final transcripts
cannot list a course with an "I" (incomplete) for the grade. Students are also required
to have at least a 3.0 GPA. Courses that received a grade of C or lower will not count
towards credit hours or degree requirements, but count towards the GPA. Language courses
must be completed with a minimum grade of B to count towards degree requirements.
The deadline to submit the Degree Application Form is generally within the first 4
weeks of the semester. If you are unable to graduate during the chosen term, you will need to submit a new Degree Application form during the term that you will be graduating in. Deadlines
to submit the Degree Application form are listed below.
- Summer 2022: Friday, June 10
- Fall 2022: Friday, September 16
- Spring 2022: Friday, February 18
In addition to the deadline for submitting a Degree Application form, students also
must complete all work, including theses and dissertations, by a specific date. The
deadlines for completing work are listed below.
- Summer 2022: Friday, August 5
- Fall 2022: Thursday, December 15
- Spring 2022: Thursday, May 12
Master's regalia will need to be purchased online at www.herffjones.com/college/graduation. Master's students will need to purchase a cap, gown and tassel. The hood will be
provided by UD and distributed upon checking in at the commencement ceremony.
Doctoral regalia can be borrowed from the provost's office. Please contact Benjamin
Gibbs at firstname.lastname@example.org in order to schedule a time to be fitted. Alternatively, doctoral students can also
purchase regalia online at academicregalia.herffjones.com.
For any questions regarding the ceremony or the status of your degree application,
please contact the registrar's office (email@example.com).