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2013-2014 Academic Year


Participation in the graduate commencement ceremony acknowledges the completion of degree requirements and signifies academic accomplishment of the highest order. Graduate candidates eligible to march in the ceremonies include the following:

  • Those who have completed their degree requirements by August 2013, December 2013, or May 2014.

  • Those who will have completed their course work during or before the spring 2014 semester and will have successfully defended their dissertations/theses (if required) by Friday, April 18, 2014.

  • Those in programs with required internships who will have completed their course work during or before the spring 2013 semester; defended their dissertations/theses (if a dissertation or thesis is required) by Monday, April 22, 2013; and completed their internships by Friday, September 12, 2014.

If you are unsure of your academic status, contact your academic dean or the Graduate School Office. (See "Important Phone Numbers.")

Commencement Book

Link here to browse and download a booklet of information about the 2013 Commencement ceremonies.

Direct download (PDF).

Receipt of commencement information does not, in any way, constitute certification for graduation.


Congratulations to the winners of the 2014 University of Rhode Island Graduate School Excellence in Doctoral Research Award


Dr. Amir Nasrolahi Shirazi
Department - Pharmaceutical Sciences
Dissertation Title - "Cyclic Peptides: Design, Characterization, Self-Assembly, and Applications as Nano Drug Delivery Systems"
Major Professor - Dr. Keykavous Parang


Dr. Adam Moore
Department - URI/RIC Education Program
Dissertation Title - "The Development and Validation of the Family Experiences with Autism Spectrum Disorders (FEASD) Scale"
Major Professor - Dr. Joanne Eichinger