Office of the Registrar


Spring 2016 Commencement Ceremony

All Colleges Except The College of Law, The College of Nursing, The College of Pharmacy, and The College of Engineering.

Click here to view the University Commencement web page for more information on College-specific ceremonies.

Date:  Saturday, May 7, 2016
Time:  9:30 a.m.
Location: Savage Arena, Main Campus
Students should arrive by 9:00 a.m.

College of Adult & Lifelong Learning
College of Health Sciences
Judith Herb College of Education
College of Social Justice & Human Service

Date:  Saturday, May 7, 2016
Time:  2:00 p.m.
Location: Savage Arena, Main Campus
tudents should arrive by 1:30 p.m.

College of Business & Innovation
College of Communication and the Arts
College of Languages, Literature and Social Sciences
College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics

Commencement Details
Details about the commencement ceremony can be found in the Commencement Guide.

Name Card
Cards were mailed out that are used to have your name properly announced during the commencement ceremony. If you did not receive the card in the mail or if you have misplaced the card, additional cards will be available the day of commencement. 

Accessibility Information

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Ceremony Information
The Commencement ceremony is Webcast live. Click the following link to view the ceremony over the Internet:  

Summer Candidates
Graduates for summer are invited to participate in either the fall or spring commencement ceremony. The names of summer graduates will be included in the fall commencement program. Summer undergraduate candidates who apply by the fifth week of the spring term will have their names in the spring commencement program.  

Cap and Gown
Academic Regalia for all students is available for purchase from the Main Campus University Bookstore.

Click here to review the Spring 2016 regalia information for students.

Click here to review the Spring 2016 Faculty regalia rental information.

What happens after Commencement? When are diplomas mailed?
Following commencement and after all grades are posted, the colleges begin the task of clearing students for graduation.  This means the college reviews final grades to determine that all degree requirements have been met and notifies the Registrar's Office when the degree can be awarded. Once cleared by the college, the Registrar's Office posts the degree to the transcript and mails out the diploma.  This process is ongoing for 30 days past commencement. 

To verify that your degree has been awarded, graduates should follow instructions for viewing your unofficial transcript online.

The actual honors awarded at the time a degree is posted is based on the final cumulative GPA. The diploma will show the honors awarded with the degree.  If honors changed as a result of final grades received, the diploma is reordered. This may cause a delay in the receipt of the diploma.

Contact Information
For questions or comments, please contact the Graduation Processing department at



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