Annual University Commencement Ceremonies are held in May. Students who complete their degree programs in the Spring Semester are expected to be present at Commencement to receive their degrees. Students who complete their degree programs in the Fall Semester may attend Commencement in May following completion or, with approval of the Dean’s Office, in the preceding May. Students who complete their degree programs during the Summer are encouraged to attend Commencement the preceding May (with approval of the Dean’s Office) or may attend the May Commencement following completion. Diplomas of August and December degree conferrals will be mailed upon confirmation of the completion of all degree requirements by the respective Dean.

NOTE: A student may participate in only one Commencement ceremony for each degree granted.

The respective Deans of the Schools and Colleges of the University shall have the responsibility for clearing all participants of Commencement.

The Graduate School holds a hooding ceremony in December and May.