The responsibility for meeting all graduation requirements rests upon the individual student. Failure to meet deadlines will result in delayed posting of degree.
Intent to Graduate
Graduation is not automatic upon completion of all coursework. Students who intend to graduate must complete the Intent to Commence and/or Graduate form at least 60 days prior to commencement.
Academic and Financial Clearance
All degree requirements must be met before academic clearance will be granted to participate in the commencement ceremonies. Financial responsibilities to the university must be satisfied before academic clearance will be granted.
Commencement exercises are held at the end of the fall semester, the end of the spring semester, and the end of the summer session. The university president, by the authority of the trustees and on recommendation of the faculty, awards the degrees. Details regarding the exercises are mailed to prospective participants. In order to participate in the commencement exercises, all financial obligations to the university must be met.
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Note: This information is current for the 2019-20 academic year; however, all stated academic information is subject to change. Please refer to the current Academic Catalog for more information.