A student must complete an application for graduation with the
Registrar's Office at the beginning of his or her final term.
The form can be found under student forms on the Registrar's
page on the website and can be submitted electronically.
Payment of a $55 graduation fee is required.
Academic degrees are conferred in May, August, and December.
Formal commencement exercises are held at the end of the fall and
All requirements for a degree must be met prior to participation
in the graduation ceremony. (Diplomas are either given to graduates
during commencement or mailed to graduation exercise participants
after final grades are submitted to the Registrar and final grades
Attendance at commencement and baccalaureate is required of all
graduates. Exceptions to this policy must be sought through
Academic Affairs and may be granted in exceptional
Students who participate in commencement and baccalaureate are
required to dress appropriately; jeans, T-shirts, and tennis shoes
are not acceptable. Recommended graduation attire for men is
dress slacks, dress shoes, and dress shirt; and for women dress or
dress slacks and blouse.
Summer graduates may participate in the fall or spring
commencement exercises following completion of all requirements for