Office of the Registrar Graduation

Graduation - Commencement

Graduation: Degree Completion
When a student is entering the final semester of academic work towards a degree, it is time for the application for graduation to be completed. This signals to the Registrar’s Office to begin the review process in conferring the degree. Students are encouraged to do so from the student portal in WebAdvisor under the Academic Profile by clicking the “Application for Graduation” link. For circumstance that prevent use of the student portal then the Graduation Application can be completed via a paper form to be submitted to the Registrar’s Office. Application does not guarantee completion as all requirements for the program and university must be meet first. Once a degree has been conferred the diploma will be mailed out to the address given in the application. Allow up to 4 weeks from degree conferral for delivery. 

Commencement is a ceremony that represents the conferral of degrees to students, but due to this ceremony usually taking place prior to final grade calculations the degree is not officially conferred until all requirements have been verified as complete. Students do not have to participate in the ceremony for degree conferrals to take place. Again just because a student participates or walks in commencement does not mean they have officially graduated as it is for all students who have applied for graduation. 

Graduation: Events & Information

  • Graduation Fair – this event is a one-stop for all graduation needs.
    • March 14 th, 2019 from 11:00am to 6:00pm in Troy Theater
    • Cap & Gown orders, announcement orders, class ring order, etc.
  • Graduation Rehearsal – mandatory to attend for commencement walk through.
    • May 2 nd, 2019 in McDonough Center
    • 5:30 pm
  • Baccalaureate Mass – members of all faiths are invited to attend
    • May 3 rd, 2019 in McDonough Center
    • Graduates line up in "old gym" by 6:45pm (no hats or hoods)
  • Commencement Ceremonies – please arrive early enough for parking and seating.
    • May 4 th, 2019 at 10:30am in McDonough Center
    • Graduates on site by 9:45am to line up

More detailed information will be sent out to all applicants for graduation in accordance with the time line of events. 

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