Dates and Deadlines for Graduating Seniors

Registrar's Office Checklist of Dates for May 2016 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 21

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 28

Grade changes for previous Incomplete (I) grades due. If this pertains to you, please remind your instructors to submit any required grade changes to the Registrar's Office by 5 p.m. on the 28th.

April 28

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

May 6

Rehearsal Breakfast in the Student Recreation Center at 8:30 a.m. followed by a required rehearsal for students participating in Commencement. Please make the necessary arrangements to attend. 

May 7

Commencement on Saturday at 9 a.m. on the 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 22.

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