Degree candidates must complete an application for degree with the Office of the Registrar by the end of the second week of the term/semester in which degree requirements will be met. Refer to the Graduation Steps for additional information.

The commencement ceremony is held once yearly at the end of spring semester. Attendance at the commencement ceremony is optional. Students registered for courses that complete their degree requirements may participate in commencement exercises. This includes the student’s spring term, summer session, and up to 16 credits of fall term registration. Any student who has outstanding financial debt to the University of $100 or more will not be allowed to graduate or participate in the spring commencement ceremony.