Students are required to file an application for graduation with the Registrar no later than the end of the fourth week of the semester in which the degree(s) will be completed. Students graduating at the end of the summer session must file an application for graduation no later than the end of the second week of the summer session. An approved program/plan of study must be on file with the registrar at the time the student makes the application to graduate. Filing an application for graduation initiates a degree check in the Registrar's Office. Any student found to be missing degree requirements, based on their program requirements and approved program/plan of study at the time of the degree check will be notified by the Registrar, and missing degree requirements must be completed before the student will be cleared for graduation.
The application for graduation places the student’s name in the commencement program. Once the completion of degree requirements has been certified by the Registrar, the Registrar's Office will authorize the diploma order.
Advanced degree candidates are urged to attend commencement. Students should arrange for rental or purchase of a cap and gown at the University Bookstore at least six weeks before the graduation date.