When is Graduation? Graduation occurs twice a year, once in December and once in May. How do I graduate? Make an advising appointment 1 year to 6 months before you plan to graduate to review your courses and make sure you are close to graduation. Complete the graduation application found at www.uah.edu/registrar/forms/general. Submit your completed application and fee by the deadlines listed on the graduation application. Can I graduate in the Summer semester? Yes, you can graduate in the summer semester, but you will participate in the December commencement ceremony.