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Dates and Deadlines for Graduating Seniors

Registrar's Office Checklist of Dates for May 2015 Graduation

If you are a prospective graduate and have not been receiving e-mails concerning graduation, please notify Alicia Shope, Reminders of the dates and deadlines presented here will be sent through e-mail.    

March 23

Grad Fair in Alumni Hall
(drop-in from 10 a.m.-5 p.m.)

  • Get your complimentary cap and gown for Commencement
    (MLAS students should contact the Bookstore for information regarding regalia)
  • Verify pronunciation of your name
  • Order announcements and class rings
  • Learn about services offered by the Career Center
  • Become acquainted with the benefits of the Alumni Association
March 30

Grade changes for previous Incomplete (I) grades due. Please remind your instructors to submit any required grade changes to the Registrar's Office.   

April 24

Demonstration of Competency (Comps) results due in Registrar's Office from department chairs. Registrar's Office will request this information from the departments. 

May 1

Final grades for graduating seniors due from instructors by noon. Please remind them of this deadline. Students completing requirements will be notified by email once it's determined all requirements have been met.    

May 8

Rehearsal Breakfast at 8:30 a.m. in the Student Recreation Center for all graduates participating in Commencement. Rehearsal will immediately follow in Kimmel Arena. Latin Honors will be announced at the breakfast and the students individually recognized. Graduates participating in commencement are required to attend rehearsal. Please make the necessary arrangements to be there.

May 9

Commencement on Saturday at 9 a.m. on the University Quadrangle (graduates should arrive by 8 a.m.).  A photograph of each graduate will be taken as his/her diploma is presented. The photographer will send information about ordering copies a few weeks after commencement.     

If you do not plan to participate in commencement, you must notify Alicia Shope by April 24. 

Questions about the information presented above should be directed to Alicia Shope,



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