Graduate candidates: 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 2015, December 2015, or May 2016.
- Those who will have completed their course work during or before the spring 2016 semester and will have successfully defended their dissertations/theses (if required) by Friday, April 15, 2016.
- Those in programs with required internships who will have completed their course work during or before the spring 2016 semester; defended their dissertations/theses (if a dissertation or thesis is required) by Thursday, April 21, 2016; and completed their internships by Sunday, September 11, 2016.
Undergraduate candidates: Those who have completed their degree requirements by December 2015 or May or August 2016 are eligible to participate in the ceremonies.
- If you are unsure of your academic status, contact your academic dean or the Graduate School Office. (See Important Phone Numbers.)
Please note that even if you are marching, your name will not appear in the Commencement Program if you have a FERPA restriction or an outstanding academic issue on your record.
Receipt of commencement information or ceremony participation does not, in any way, constitute certification for graduation.