Students who wish to participate in commencement ceremonies must do so according to the following protocol:
- spring semester graduates must participate in the spring ceremony,
- summer semester graduates, because there is not a summer ceremony, may choose to participate in either the preceding spring or following fall ceremony, and
- fall semester graduates must participate in the fall ceremony.
Students who wish to participate in a ceremony prior to their semester of graduation (except summer graduates who wish to participate in the preceding spring) may appeal to the Associate Provost for Student Development and Public Affairs (undergraduate students) or Associate Provost and Dean of the Graduate College, (graduate students). If approved, the listing of their names in the commencement program will remain in the semester of graduation.
Students who complete a University certificate program will receive a "certificate of completion." These students will not be recognized at the commencement ceremonies.
Commencement information is available on the commencement website.