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 2023
Graduation Application Available July 7, 2023
Graduation Application Inactivated September 30, 2023
Late Graduation Application Required

October 1, 2023 - January 26, 2024

Degree Conferral December 16, 2023
End of 6-week Grace Period January 27, 2024
Approximate Mailing Date of Diplomas Early February
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

Graduation ceremony will be held every spring semester and will celebrate the graduation of all students from Summer, Fall, and Spring semesters. All graduating Mason students in Korea at the time of the ceremony will be invited to participate in this event; this means students who graduated in the US in the Fall can walk at the ceremony in Korea in the Spring. 


All students graduating in Korea in the Fall semester or those who graduated in the summer semester will be honored at the Fall Celebration of Achievement. They will also be invited to the Spring Commencement ceremony, where they may formally walk across the stage. 
For graduation ceremony date, please refer to the academic calendar. Reach out to the Office of University Life at with inquires about the graduation ceremony.