William & Mary confers degrees in August, January, and May of each year.
The commencement ceremony is in May. Degree recipients of the previous
August and January are recognized at, and invited to attend, the
following May ceremony. The Office of Graduate Studies and Research
has thirty (30) days from the actual date of degree conferral to submit
final paperwork to the University Registrar for degree certification.
Diplomas are issued approximately fifteen (15) days after degree