Graduation

Before you apply for your degree, make sure your academic records are in proper order. Check to make sure you have completed all requirements in advance of the desired award date for graduation. If you are unable for any reason to complete a prescribed course in the regular semester, you remain responsible to complete the course at some point in your academic career. You should not request a waiver for the course at a subsequent date, nor should you expect acourse to be offered at any unusual time for your personal convenience.

Undergraduate students who are within 6 credits of meeting their graduation requirements and have filed for August graduation (deadline April 1) will be allowed to participate in graduation ceremonies. However, you will not be eligible for listings in the commencement brochure nor will you receive the following:

  • Departmental honors
  • Honors cords (Fourragères)
  • Degree distinction notations in the program

Only students who have completed all requirements for May graduation will be eligible to be listed for these honors. Any exceptions to these procedures must have the written approval of the Vice President for Academic Affairs.

Students who want a name on the diploma that does not appear in our records must submit the Student Information Sheet with appropriate documentation.

Application deadlines
October 1 for December or January graduation
December 1 for May graduation
April 1 for August graduation

In conjunction with the chairpersons and program directors, the Office of the Registrar reviews progress toward degrees and verifies completion of general education requirements. Diplomas and final transcripts are distributed to students by mail within 30 days of the conferral date. Diplomas and final transcripts will not be released until all financial and other obligations are fulfilled.

Commencement
The commencement ceremony held annually in May, is managed by the Office of Student Affairs. A phamphlet detailing special dates for the distribution of caps and gowns, celebrations, commencement rehearsals, hooding and class night, yearbook photographs and ceremonies  is available from the Office of Student Affairs. Dates for special graduation events are also posted on the college website.