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Graduation Eligibility

Students who expect to receive degrees in January, May and September 2016 are welcome to participate in the May 2016 commencement ceremony.  All University “financial obligations” must be removed on or before May 1, 2016. If any academic requirements (with the exception of final grades) or financial obligations have not been met by this date, you will not be eligible to graduate.  Inquiries regarding degree completion may be directed to the Registrar’s Office, Aloysia Hall, first floor.


In April, each graduate will be able to pick up their printed announcements from the Office of the Dean for Students. The announcements are NOT tickets of admission. 

The announcements display the ceremony date, time, and place. In addition, the back of the card is imprinted with the names of candidates for degrees in January, May and September. To have their name appear on this list, graduates must have met the Registrar’s deadlines. Graduates are entitled to receive these announcements whether or not they are attending commencement.


The Registrar’s Office will be notifying degree candidates about the dates for diploma distribution.  Candidates must have completed all academic requirements and have no outstanding University “holds” to receive their diplomas.  For additional information about diplomas, please contact the  Registrar’s Office.