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 2012, December 2012, or May 2013.
- Those who will have completed their course work during or before the spring 2013 semester and will have successfully defended their dissertations/theses (if required) by Monday, April 22, 2013.
- Those in programs with required internships who will have completed their course work during or before the spring 2013 semester; defended their dissertations/theses (if a dissertation or thesis is required) by Monday, April 22, 2013; and completed their internships by Sunday, September 15, 2013.
Undergraduate candidates: Those who have completed their degree requirements by December 2012 or May or August 2013 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 does not, in any way, constitute certification for graduation.