• Commencement refers to the formal ceremony, an annual event held in May.
    Note: Walking in the Commencement ceremony does not mean you have officially graduated.
  • Degree Conferral refers to the academic action processed by the Office of the Registrar after successful completion of all degree requirements.

Eligibility to Participate

  • Must be within 8 credits of completing degree requirements.

Not within 8 credits? You may petition your college dean for permission to participate.

  • You must have applied to graduate for May, or the following September or December.

The Commencement Office will invite the previous September and December graduates to attend.

Register to Participate

  • Students must register with the University Ceremonies and Events after applying to graduate.
  • All details and information is available from University Ceremonies and Events.