Dean of Students Office

Applying for Graduation

Students should apply for graduation the semester before they plan to graduate. 

Students’ records will be evaluated for graduation by the College of their major.  The first evaluation will occur after priority registration ends for the semester in which the student plans to graduate, as long as there is an application for graduation on file.  It is important that students register for their last semester in a timely manner.

A commencement ceremony is held twice each year, at the end of the fall and spring semesters.

Candidates for graduation at the end of a summer session must apply for "AUGUST" Graduation and march in the December ceremony unless an exception is approved by the Commencement Committee. Contact the Dean of Students for more information.

Although attendance is optional, we strongly encourage all graduates and their families to attend this important ceremony and celebrate the achievements of our new graduates.