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Summer Graduates

Commencement is held at the end of the fall and spring semesters (December and May). Pending academic advisor approval, students are eligible to participate in the ceremony held at the end of the semester in which their degree requirements will be completed.

  • Summer graduates participate in the fall commencement ceremony immediately following their degree completion (degree completion in August, participate in December commencement ceremony).
  • Summer graduates who are within nine hours of degree completion at the end of the spring semester preceding their graduation may apply to participate in that spring ceremony (degree completion in August, only 9 hours left as of May, participate in May commencement ceremony). The student must complete and submit an application for summer graduation by the first day of the spring semester in which they want to participate in commencement.

Graduation staff will notify you if your advisor has determined you are not eligible to participate in commencement. Students may not participate in more than one commencement ceremony for the same degree. Participation in a commencement ceremony does not guarantee your degree requirements have been completed. 

For graduation questions, please contact the graduation staff in the Registrar's Office:

For commencement questions, please contact the commencement staff:

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