2019-2020 Catalog

Request to Participate in May Commencement

Students who complete all requirements (including degree recipients from September of the previous calendar year as well as those from February and June of the current year) and who receive clearance by the Registrar by the date posted in the academic calendar will be eligible to participate in that year’s commencement proceedings.

A senior, who has no more than 6 credits remaining in order to complete his/her degree, may request to participate in the May commencement ceremony.

Candidates for commencement must request permission to “walk” and must agree to complete the remaining credits in the summer sessions that immediately follow commencement. Students may register for no more than a combined total of 6 credits during the summer sessions, and must attach proof of payment for those credits when submitting the “Request to Participate in May Graduation” application. Requests must be made by the deadline posted for each year.

Under special circumstances, students who have more than 6 credits remaining may petition to participate in May's commencement.  For more information on the appeal process, students may contact the Office of Academic Advisement to make an appointment with the Assistant Vice President and Dean of the Center for Academic Excellence.

Note: A student who participates in the commencement ceremony before completing their degree forfeits eligibility for honors/awards.   Students will be awarded Latin Honors if it is determined that they have earned such distinction once their degree is conferred upon completion of all degree requirements.