Dates and Deadlines for Graduating Seniors

Registrar's Office Checklist of Dates for December 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.    

October 27 Grad Fair for December Commencement from 10 am-5 pm in Alumni Hall. Drop-in event at which you'll pick-up your cap and gown (free of charge), purchase announcements and/or class rings and verify name pronunciation.
November 1

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 November 1.

December 7

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

December 16

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


Commencement at 4 p.m. in Kimmel Arena (graduates need to arrive by 3 p.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 December 5.

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