For graduate students wishing to participate in the May Commencement Ceremony:
You MUST apply to graduate NO LATER THAN FEBRUARY 1, 2017 if you wish to: (a) have your diploma available at the May graduation ceremony and (b) have your name and graduation information printed in the Commencement Book. This early deadline is necessitated by the production schedules of both the diplomas and Commencement Book.
After February 1, 2017, you may still apply for monthly graduation by the first day of the respective month. If you do so, you will still be able to participate in the May Commencement Ceremony, but your diploma will NOT be available at that time and your graduation information will NOT be printed in the 2017 Commencement Book (it will be listed in the Commencement Book the following year).
For more detailed information, please see the Graduate School's "How to Graduate" page located at: https://grad.georgetown.edu/academics/how-to-graduate