The university confers degrees at the end of each term. The commencement ceremony is held in May of each academic year. Commencement is a ceremony–conferral of your degree is contingent upon the successful completion of all graduation requirements as noted in the catalog. In order to participate in the commencement exercises, the student must have earned the requisite credits or be currently enrolled in their remaining required courses immediately prior to Commencement. Please note, for May commencement, students may be enrolled in Spring Evening and/or Summer Session I Day semester to complete requirements.
Students verified by the Records Office as completing all degree requirements or as potentially completing requirements by the end of the qualifying term. All students participating must file a petition and submit their graduation fee by March 1. After March 1, you must complete the late petition form and pay a $100.00 late fee. The graduation fee is required of all graduates, regardless of participation in the ceremony.
Your legal name, as printed on your legal documents (birth certificate, social security card, passports, etc.) will be the name printed on your diploma. Diplomas will be mailed to the address provided on your petition. If the address has changed, please contact the Records Office at firstname.lastname@example.org. You will receive your diploma once all your requirements have been completed and and your degree is conferred. This usually takes about six to eight weeks after graduation.