Important Senior Information

Spring 2021 Graduation Timeline for BA/BS Degree Candidates


August/September 2020

All BA/BS students who submitted a graduation application for Spring 2021 will meet with their major advisor(s) to review the senior checksheet and return the signed verification form to the Office of the Registrar by Wednesday, September 30, 2020. Even if you plan on delaying your graduation to a time later than Spring 2021, you must complete the senior checksheet, or a registration hold will be placed on your account. If your advisor receives a checksheet for a major that you do not plan on completing, please submit a Major/Minor Declaration Form to the Registrar’s Office to officially drop the major.


January 2021

All students who expect to graduate in May 2021 should be monitoring their degree evaluation and academic transcript as they make changes to their Spring 2021 schedules. Students who are missing requirements will be contacted by the Degree Auditor to determine whether their graduation date will need to be moved to a later term.


February thru April 2021

All degree candidates for May 2021 should be monitoring their progress toward fulfilling all degree requirements. Please review the <<full list of degree requirements>> (link: ) and review your <<degree evaluation>> (link: ) to ensure you are on-track to graduate. If your degree evaluation does not show all requirements completed after registering for your Spring 2021 courses, please contact your advisor and the Degree Auditor for assistance. Remember, it is the student’s responsibility to be familiar with and fulfill all degree requirements.

If you determine that you will not graduate in the Spring 2021 term, please notify the Degree Auditor so your graduation term can be adjusted.


May 2021

After Spring 2021 term final grades are processed, students who have not fulfilled all degree requirements and are unable to graduate will be contacted by close of day May 5, 2021. Final notification of completion of degree requirements is sent on the Wednesday prior to Commencement. Be sure to monitor your UMW email account for important notifications from the Degree Auditor!


Commencement 2021

All graduates of the Class of 2021are expected to participate in the Commencement ceremony. However, if you are unable to attend the ceremony, please notify Jennifer Smith that you will graduate in absentia.

Your name and hometown will be listed in the Commencement Booklet based on the information you provided on your application to graduate. You may review your graduation application via Banner Self-Service. If your information is not correct, please contact Jennifer Smith in the Office of the Registrar by April 1, 2021.


For more information on Commencement 2021, please visit the UMW Commencement webpage.