Graduation is not an automatic process. Students should apply to graduate no later than the application deadline. You must be in good financial standing with the University to receive your diploma. 


Graduation Application Process

There are six steps in graduation application process.

  1. Run your Degree Evaluation on Patriot Web.
  2. Apply to graduate on Patriot Web.
  3. Confirm or update your Expected Graduation Date.
  4. Complete the Student Exit Survey.
  5. Final Review by Office of the University Registrar.
  6. Degree Conferral.

Please check out the details of each step above here carefully to apply for graduation.



You can find the graduation application timeline here. Students who graduate on the Korea campus will also follow the same timeline. However, as the academic calendar of Mason Korea is different from that of the Fairfax campus, dates including degree conferral, grade period, mailing date, and commencement may be different. Please see below for Mason Korea dates.

  Fall 2022 Summer 2022
Graduation Application Available July 1, 2022 January 29, 2022
Graduation Application Inactivated September 30, 2022 June 29, 2022
Late Graduation Application Required

October 1, 2022 -              January 27, 2023

June 30, 2022 -            Oct 1, 2022
Degree Conferral December 17, 2022 August 20, 2022
End of 6-week Grace Period January 27, 2023 October 1, 2022
Approximate Mailing Date of Diplomas Early February Early October
Winter Graduation and Spring University Commencement December 15, 2022 June 17, 2022
In order to ensure that you graduate on time smoothly, please make sure to review the Office of Registrar’s graduation webpage for more information on the graduation process. You can find helpful information on the page including Diplomas, University Honors, FAQs, and Graduation Application Withdrawal.

Graduation Ceremony

Students graduating on the Korea campus are eligible to attend the graduation ceremony. For graduation ceremony date, please refer to the academic calendar. Reach out to Mason Korea Events Management at with inquires about the graduation ceremony.