Commencement marks the culmination of your college experience and celebrates the beginning of very promising futures.
Be sure to follow all degree application deadlines and make sure you apply for the term in which you will be completing your degree requirements. Participating in the commencement ceremony does not constitute graduation or that you have successfully completed your degree requirements. Check with your academic advisor to be certain all degree requirements have been completed.
The December 2016 Commencement ceremonies are for those students who completed their degree requirements in the Spring/Summer term and did not participate in the May 2016 Commencement ceremonies and for those students who will complete their degree requirements in the Fall (December) 2016 term and meet degree application deadlines.
The May 2017 Commencement ceremonies are for those students who will complete their degree requirements in the Winter (May) 2017 term and for students who will complete their degree requirements in the Spring/Summer 2017 term and meet degree application deadlines.
Spring/Summer Ph.D. candidates are not eligible to participate in the May Commencement ceremonies.
All Ph.D./Ed.D. candidates must check with their advisor and/or dean's office in the Graduate School or the College of Education for the exact requirements needed to complete in order to participate in the ceremonies.