Degree Conferral Dates

Emerson degrees are conferred three times a year. Please see below for official conferral dates and estimated diploma distribution dates.

Graduating Semester Conferral Date
Fall December 30
Spring Commencement Ceremony Date*
Summer August 30

*See Academic Calendar

Spring graduates who participate in the commencement ceremony will receive their diplomas at the ceremony. Fall and summer graduates, as well as spring graduates who do not participate in the ceremony, will have their diplomas mailed according to the following estimated schedule:

Graduating Semester Diploma Mailing
Fall Late February
Spring Late May
Summer Late September

*Late arrival of final grades or late submission of the Application to Graduate will delay the mailing of your diploma.