Undergraduate Policies

Commencement

Graduation exercises are held once a year at the end of the spring semester. Undergraduates who have completed degree requirements during the previous summer term or fall semester are permitted to attend commencement exercises, and their names are listed in the commencement booklet. Attending commencement exercises is not compulsory, but all seniors are required to pay the specified graduation fee, which covers the cost of the diploma, academic attire, and incidental graduation expenses. An individual who wishes to receive a diploma by mail must notify their college dean and file their corrected address through student self service if he or she anticipates moving from a previously reported permanent address.

Conferring of Degrees

Diplomas are awarded three times a year: 1) in June for students completing degree requirements during the spring semester, 2) in October for students completing degree requirements during the summer term, and 3) in February for students completing degree requirements during the fall semester. Individuals who wish to submit verification of degree completion to employers or to graduate schools during the period between the end of their final grading period and the awarding of diplomas may obtain a letter of completion from their college dean. Duplicate diplomas are not issued for any reason.