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COMMENCEMENT PARTICIPATION POLICY:

Your participation in the Commencement ceremonies is contingent upon you meeting the following three conditions. If you do not meet these three conditions, you may not participate in the Commencement ceremonies.

  1. You may participate in only one Commencement ceremony per degree. If you previously participated in a Commencement ceremony for the degree you wish to receive, you may not participate in this or any subsequent Commencement ceremony.
  2. You must be continuously enrolled in courses required to complete your degree.
  3. Your balance in the business office must be clear, with no holds remaining on your account, by November 11, 2016.

GRADUATION FEES

All students are charged a graduation fee to cover the costs of the diploma and charges associated with the Commencement ceremonies. This fee is nonrefundable and is automatically charged to the student’s account at the time the application is submitted. 

Students who do not graduate as intended and do not notify the Registrar’s Office may incur late fees for re-application. Additionally, students may participate in only one Commencement ceremony, whether they complete their degree or not.

GRADUATION IN ABSENTIA

All candidates are encouraged to attend Commencement. If you choose not to participate, you must indicate on the “Statement of Intent to Graduate” sent to you by e-mail by the Registrar’s Office.

GRADUATION HOLDS

Your balance in the business office must be clear, with no holds remaining on your account, by November 11, 2016. If your account is not clear by this deadline, you cannot reserve/print your Commencement tickets and you may not participate in the Commencement ceremonies.

If holds remain on your account, you will not receive your diploma until the hold is cleared. It is your responsibility to ensure that the business office notifies the Registrar’s Office when your account is clear. The Registrar’s Office will not order your diploma until your holds are cleared.