Before commencement, students often have questions regarding their eligibility to participate in the ceremony. In general, students who graduate during the 2016-17 academic year are permitted to participate in the ceremony. This includes students who completed their coursework in August or December 2016 and April 2017.

Graduation is not an automatic process! The Registrar’s Office can answer many of your questions about receiving a diploma. Specific questions regarding academic eligibility, application for graduation, or academic requirements should be directed to your academic advisor or your dean’s office.

In addition to the University-wide commencement ceremony, a number of schools will have special events for their graduates to mark the occasion. Check with your academic department for more information.


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