Russell Sage College confers degrees three times each year: August, December and May. If you wish to be a candidate for degree conferral, you must apply for graduation with the Registrar’s Office.

  • Applications must be submitted online through Self-Service.
  • To apply, choose the  “Graduation Overview” category and complete the application attached to your Program of Study. For detailed instructions, please click on the Graduation Application Instructions link below.
  • See the Academic Calendar for application due dates.

Commencement ceremonies are held only in May. August and December graduates are encouraged to attend this ceremony. Students who wish to participate in Commencement before completing all degree requirements may submit a participation application to determine whether they meet eligibility criteria.