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Graduation + Commencement


  • go to "Apply for Graduation" in the "other academic" drop-down box in SIS

  • you may refer to a Quick Reference Guide for assistance

Deadline Dates for Graduation Applications

  • June 1 for August degree

  • October 1 for January degree

  • February 1 for May degree

Proof of Eligibility to Graduate

  • the Advisement Report or Academic Requirements must all be met in order to graduate

  • it is available in SIS in the "other academics" drop-down box by going to "Academic Requirements".

  • please notify the Office of Undergraduate Studies if the report is not correct (

  • any special approvals must be submitted on an Academic Advisement Report Correction form signed by your advisor


Commencement honors for students receiving bachelor's degrees will be awarded to the top 35% of the graduating class.

  • Top 10 percent: summa cum laude [Fall 2014, Spring 2015, and Summer 2015] = 3.903 and above

  • Next 10 percent: magna cum laude [Fall 2014, Spring 2015, and Summer 2015] = 3.795-3.902

  • Next 15 percent: cum laude [Fall 2014, Spring 2015, and Summer 2015] = 3.640-3.794

To be eligible for commencement honors, candidates must have:

  • Earned a minimum of 54 hours for evaluative grades (A, B, C, D) in residence at the University.

  • Attained the required percentile ranking on the basis of all work for which grades are averaged at the University.

Requesting Class Exceptions

Use a Special Request (Petition) form for special exception to a regulation or curriculum requirement.