to Attend Commencement
The university grants degrees at the end of each
summer, fall, and spring term. Commencement ceremonies
are held mid-May, to recognize summer and fall graduates
and spring degree candidates.
Students file an application to graduate for summer,
fall, or spring as they register for what they expect
is their final term of study. The application triggers
a review of the student's academic record to determine
whether or not it is possible for the student to
complete degree requirements at the end of that
term. Students whose records indicate they are on
schedule to graduate at the end of the term for
which they have applied are invited to commencement.
Students whose records indicate that degree requirements
cannot be completed in advance of commencement will
have to wait for a later ceremony and reapply for
graduation at the appropriate time.
The university strictly enforces the policy for
attending commencement. Students planning to graduate
at a particular time are responsible for maintaining
an appropriate course load and completing degree
requirements in time to be eligible for their targeted
Only those students whose academic records indicate
that they can satisfy degree requirements by the
end of the term for which they have filed an application
to graduate will be permitted to participate in
the commencement ceremony for that term.