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The University of Mississippi

Important announcement for candidates of graduation

Posted on: September 1st, 2011 by

Dear Graduating Senior: 


You should have already filed your degree application in the Dean’s Office. A diploma application is a separate form and is required for all graduates.  The Diploma Application form is used to order diplomas and to compile the information included in the Commencement program. In order to complete the graduation process, you must file a diploma application online.  Our office will begin posting diploma applications the week of September 21.  After we post it, you will be notified by e-mail through your Ole Miss e-mail account that your diploma application is available online.  THIS IS VERY IMPORTANT!  You cannot graduate without filing a diploma application.  THE DEADLINE IS SEPTEMBER 28.   As you may already know, the University of Mississippi has only one graduation ceremony each year.  Students graduating in December will be invited to participate in the May 2012 ceremony.


According to the University catalog, degree applications are due in the Dean’s Office two full semesters before the date of graduation.  It is, therefore, your responsibility to come by the Dean’s Office (114 Farley) and pick up the degree application, fill it out, have your advisor sign the form, and return it to Ellen Everett in the Dean’s Office.  IF YOU ARE GRADUATING IN MAY OR AUGUST 2012, YOU MUST FILE YOUR DEGREE APPLICATION IN THE DEAN’S OFFICE ACCORDING TO THE FOLLOWING SCHEDULE!  Failure to do so will result in a delay of your graduation for spring semester.

First Letter of Last Name

Degree Application Due Date


September 13, 2011


October 4, 2011


Please be aware of the catalog requirements for specific grade point averages in your major and minor, the special notes listed on the lime green checklist in the main office, your University of Mississippi credits, and your overall grade point average.  Failure to meet these requirements prevents many seniors from graduating each year.  If you have questions concerning any of these deadlines, or degree requirements, please contact Ellen Everett

C.D. Greene
Director of Academic Advising