Graduation Ceremonies and Application

University-Wide Ceremony

Please check the JHU Commencement website.

KSAS Master’s Ceremony

As of March 18, 2020, President Daniels and University leadership made some difficult but necessary decisions, including holding the universitywide Commencement exercises virtually. In accordance with this guidance, the KSAS Master’s Ceremony is being evaluated for alternative options to help recognize the tremendous accomplishments of our extraordinary students while maintaining a safe environment for all. More information will be available soon.

Congratulations Graduates!

Essential information about the Zanvyl Krieger School of Arts and Sciences Master’s Ceremony for Part-Time and Full-Time Degree Candidates can be found by using the navigation on the left.

Apply for Graduation

All graduates must apply for graduation, regardless of whether or not they are attending the ceremony. While commencement occurs once each year in May, degrees are conferred each semester. You may apply for graduation and degree conferment at the beginning of the semester you complete your degree requirements.

Graduation Semester Graduation Application Deadline
Spring 2020 Friday, March 6, 2020
Summer 2020 Friday, July 10, 2020
Fall 2020 Friday, November 6, 2020

To apply for graduation, please follow these steps:

  1. Complete the online Application for Graduation in SIS. Go to: Registration  → Program of Study Info → Apply to Graduate.
  2. There is a $100 graduation fee for which students will be automatically billed. To manage your student billing online, visit
  3. After completing the above form, Enrollment Services will e-mail to confirm receipt of your application.
  4. Graduates who have applied to graduation in the Summer, Fall, and Spring will be contacted early spring to RSVP for the KSAS Master’s Ceremony with instructions on how to purchase your regalia.