Graduate ceremonies occur two times during the academic year, fall graduation in December and spring graduation in May. Both ceremonies are combined with the bachelor’s ceremony. Only August graduates have the option to participate in either ceremony. Students planning to graduate in a given term need to note certain deadlines and do the following:
Graduate Certificate students must complete the Certificate Completion Form during the semester they expect to complete final course requirements.
You should apply to graduate at least one full semester prior to your final term so your academic record can be reviewed. It is important that your entire academic record is reviewed prior to the final term of enrollment in order to identify any problems and resolve them in time for you to graduate. If you apply late, it may not be possible to alter your schedule if you are deficient in an area. It may also mean that your name will not be on lists of graduating seniors, including the program printed for the commencement ceremony. You may change your graduation date at any time by notifying the Graduate Studies Office.