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Current Students - DNP

If you plan to graduate this semester (spring 2020):

Below are some of the significant dates in relation to graduation. More dates can be found at the Registrar’s link as follows:

2/28/20 – Deadline for application for Graduate College Degree: Degree applications for all students are available on MyUI/Degree Application.

2/28/20 – Proof of IRB Compliance to Jennifer Claugherty ( if you have not done so already

3/31, 4/2, 4/3/20 – DNP poster defense dates

4/15/20 – Deadline for Graduate College Commencement registration; information regarding registration and apparel rental/purchase is available at

5/15/20 – Graduate College Commencement; 9 a.m., Hancher Auditorium

DNP students completing the program in the summer will defend during the 3/31, 4/2, 4/3 dates and can walk in the spring ceremony. There is not a summer ceremony. When you complete your application for degree state the summer not spring session.  You do need to complete the commencement registration for spring.


Jennifer Clougherty
Program Associate, Graduate Programs