Eligibility

All Rackham master’s candidates who expect to complete their degree requirements during the Winter 2019 or Spring/Summer 2019 Terms are eligible to participate in the upcoming Rackham Graduate Exercises. View Rackham’s masters degree deadlines.

All Rackham doctoral candidates who complete their degree requirements by April 5, 2019 are eligible to participate in the upcoming Rackham Graduate Exercises. View Rackham’s doctoral degree deadlines.

For further information regarding eligibility, students should visit the Rackham Eligibility Website.

  • Ph.D. candidates are eligible to participate in the 2019 Rackham Graduate Exercises if their degree requirements are completed by April 5, 2019.
  • Master’s candidates may participate if their degree is officially granted in the following terms: Spring/Summer 2018, Fall 2018, Winter 2019, or Spring/Summer 2019.

This information applies only to Ph.D. and Master’s students who receive their degrees through the Horace H. Rackham School of Graduate Studies (programs of study at Rackham).  Others should contact the registrar of their individual school or college.


Rackham will email all eligible graduates in early April to register to participate in the upcoming Rackham Graduate Exercises ceremony on Friday, May 3, 2019.