You must apply for graduation by the end of the first week of undergraduate priority registration for the semester of intended graduation. This is done in your Student Center in MyBlugold CampS. Instructions can be found at Applying for Graduation.
Your record will be reviewed for graduation only after you have registered for your final term. At that time, an email will be sent to you indicating your eligibility to graduate. However, since this is a lengthy process, you should BE SURE to review your own degree audit after your final registration and address ANY "unmet" requirements immediately!
Students seeking a Masters degree must apply for graduation by the end of the first week of classes of the semester in which you are planning to graduate. This is done in your Student Center in MyBlugold CampS. Instructions can be found at Applying for Graduation.
Candidates for graduation are encouraged to attend commencement ceremonies, which are held twice during the calendar year: at the close of the fall and spring semesters of the academic year.
An August graduation candidate can request permission through Registration and Records to attend the commencement ceremony held in May (rather than attend the following December ceremony) if registered to complete their final course during the first three-week (Interim) session.
Caps and gowns must be worn by all graduates. For additional ceremony information, visit the Commencement web page.
The Registrar's office will continue to award degrees at the end of the summer session in August, but no ceremony will be held in August. Students who graduate in August will be directed to attend the following December ceremony.
Follow the applicable catalogue for your University, College, and program requirements. The current catalogue's program requirements are located on this Web site.
Caps and Gowns--
Graduation regalia can be picked up year-round at the University Bookstore "Grad Center" located on the lower level. Graduates can also purchase diploma frames, commencement announcements, honor cords, tassels, and thank you cards.
If you have questions regarding the procedures for graduation application, or questions regarding your graduation eligibility, contact Becky Drout or Audrey Richardson in the Registrar's Office (Schofield 128).