University of New Haven students may graduate in January, May, or August of each year. Ceremonies in which students may participate are held in January and May only. August graduates are invited to participate in the following January's ceremony.
Matriculated students are required to submit an application for graduation according to schedule listed below. If you are expecting to graduate at the next scheduled commencement, you are reminded to submit your graduation application no later than the date listed below for your prospective commencement:
January Commencement - June 15
May Commencement - November 15
August - Awarding of Degrees - April 15
Students completing their degree requirements at the end of the fall or intersession terms will qualify to receive their diplomas with a January commencement date. Students completing their degree requirements at the end of the winter term (graduate) or spring term (undergraduate) will qualify to receive their diplomas with a May commencement date. Students completing their degree requirements at the end of the spring or summer terms (graduate) will qualify to receive their diplomas with an August commencement date.
Diplomas will be mailed to the students shortly afterward the scheduled commencement dates, depending on the timely submission of final grades by faculty members.
The application for graduation is now online. Log into your Matrix self-service account at http://matrix-sws.newhaven.edu/student/ and click on the Graduation Forms link on the left side of the page. If you do not see the Graduation Forms link, the current application for graduation cycle is closed. You will be able to apply for the next available graduation date when you see the Graduation Forms link has been restored.
For more details on the ceremony and important information leading up to it, visit our Commencement page.