Commencement Policy for December Graduates

STUDENT HANDBOOK: Academics and Field Work Term

December graduates typically participate in June commencement activities following the completion of their degree requirements. The College recognizes that ,in certain circumstances, it may be advantageous to participate in commencement activities in the June prior to the completion of degree requirements.

Students who complete all requirements in the spring term (June graduates) are expected to participate in the commencement ceremony taking place at the end of that term. Students who complete their degree requirements at the completion of the fall term (December graduates) may request to participate in commencement activities taking place in the June either before or after their degree completion. In order to participate in the commencement activities before degree completion, December graduates must respond to outreach from the Office of the Provost and Dean by December 1.