Commencement exercises are held at the close of each regular semester of the academic year, at which time degrees are officially conferred. Candidates who complete graduation requirements after the regular commencement exercises will be awarded degrees at the next regular conferral date. Requirements are considered complete only after the appropriate documentation has been recorded in the Registrar's Office.
Candidates for degrees are required to participate in commencement exercises. If a student cannot participate in the ceremony due to extenuating circumstances, the student should contact the Dean's Office of their College or School for permission to be excused. The graduation application fee is required of all students who apply for graduation, regardless of participation in the ceremony.