Carroll Institute confers degrees five times each academic year when course requirements are completed for each term -- Alpha, Emmanuel, Paschal, Omega, and Summer. The commencement exercise, however, is held only once each year and coincides with the annual convocation at the end of the Omega term. When a degree has been conferred in a term other than Omega and the convocation exercise, said conferral will be publicly announced at the next convocation, and the recipient may participate in that ceremony.

All coursework must be completed by the end of the term when the student expects to graduate. The ending dates for each term are published in the online Academic Calendar. Therefore, the student who anticipates graduation should contact the Registrar with sufficient advance notice to receive instructions and complete capstone requirements, which for master's degrees normally takes two terms and possibly three, if it is a thesis.

If you are completing coursework for any degree, you must apply for graduation and pay the graduation fees, even if you are not attending the convocation ceremony. Both the application and the fees are required in order to receive your degree and have it entered on your transcript. At the student's request, a conferred diploma will be mailed, or retained and presented at the next available convocation ceremony in which the student intends to participate.

An Application for Graduation can be found on the website under STUDENTS/RESOURCES/ADMINISTRATIVE FORMS .

Graduation Dates


Graduation during the 2021-22 Academic Year

Alpha, Emmanuel, and Fall Terms Graduation Application Deadline

October 1, 2022

Paschal, Omega, and Spring Terms Graduation Application Deadline

February 1, 2023

Graduation Ceremony

May 27, 2022

Summer Term Graduation Application Deadline
(Note: Students graduating in the Summer Term of 2020 are eligible to participate in the May 28, 2021 Graduation Ceremony.)

July 1, 2022