Eligibility

Commencement is not a certification of graduation, but rather a ceremony that celebrates your academic achievements. All degree requirements must be satisfied before graduation and diploma conferral. You are eligible to participate in Commencement if you have graduated since May 2020 or expect to finish your degree requirements in May 2021.

Registering for a Commencement ceremony does not place your name on the degree pending list. Students are responsible for putting themselves on the degree pending list by the 10th day of class the semester they plan to graduate.

Bachelor’s Degree Candidates
Bachelor’s degree candidates with 13 or fewer hours remaining who expect to complete their degree requirements in August 2021 may participate in Commencement; however, their names will not appear in the university-wide Commencement program until May 2022.

Bachelor’s candidates who have not yet indicated their intention to graduate should contact their college office immediately.
Master’s Degree Candidates
Master’s degree candidates with 8 or fewer hours remaining who expect to complete their degree requirements in August 2021, may participate in Commencement; however, their names will not appear in the university-wide Commencement program until May 2022.

Master’s candidates who have not yet indicated their intention to graduate should contact the Graduate College.
Doctoral Candidates
Recipients of doctoral degrees must have deposited their dissertations in the Graduate College Thesis Office by 5:00 p.m. on Friday, April 23, 2021 in order to participate in the Doctoral Hooding Ceremony and unit Convocation ceremonies.

Doctoral candidates who have not yet indicated their intention to graduate should contact the Graduate College.

Your name will not appear in the Commencement program if you indicate your intention to graduate after March 19, 2021.

The Program contains an unofficial list of candidates for graduation on May 15, 2021, and a list of graduates who received degrees in August 2020 and December 2020. The list of May graduates is as accurate as possible, however, names of some degree recipients may not appear, while names of degree candidates may appear even though they have not completed their degree requirements.