George Mason University

For Graduates

You must apply to graduate even if you don't plan to attend the graduation ceremony.

Spring Graduation Process

Visit the Office of the University Registrar's special graduation page to start the registration process. 

Your name will not appear in the printed graduation program if you do not apply to graduate by February 23.

If you miss the application deadline, you must submit a Late Graduation Application form (PDF), which is on the Registrar's website.

Most diplomas will be mailed six to eight weeks after graduation.

FERPA Considerations

Students who have placed a confidential hold on their records will be excluded from the graduation program. If you have a confidential hold and wish for your name to be included in the program, the hold must have been removed by February 23. You can fill out a form (PDF) or contact the Registrar's Office for more information.

A family poses with a Mason graduate outside EagleBank Arena

Families play a huge part in the success of Mason graduates. We honor them as we honor your accomplishments.