In addition to submitting the form Petition to March at Graduation for Graduate Students, M.A. students who have not yet defended the thesis must submit a letter from the adviser confirming that the student will be prepared to defend the thesis before the September 2016 deadline. This letter should be submitted to the Administrative Director of the M.A. Program, no later than April 15, 2016.
The defense must be scheduled to occur before the September 2016 defense deadline (please see the calendar of thesis defense deadlines for more information).
Students also must update their expected date of graduation on Albert to September 2016.
Candidates who will not complete their degree requirements by the September 2016 deadline set by the Office of the Registrar, may not petition to attend the May 2016 ceremonies. They will be invited to march in the May 2017 ceremonies.