Frequently Asked Questions

Please be advised these questions and answers should only be used as references for master and doctoral degree candidates. Those receiving bachelor degrees should refer to the undergraduate commencement website.

When is the Graduate Commencement ceremony?

Graduate Commencement is held each May one day prior to the undergraduate commencement ceremony. Graduates scheduled to complete degree requirements in December may request to defer their participation in commencement activities until spring.

How is the date for commencement selected?

The Commencement ceremony is on the day immediately following the last day of final exams with some other considerations, including but not limited to, holidays and venue availability. 

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