Important Information for Graduation

Given current national and statewide guidance around halting large-group gatherings in the coming months due to coronavirus COVID-19, and because of the need for advance planning on the part of students, families and the University, we deeply regret that we must postpone our Spring Commencement Ceremony as planned on Saturday, May 2, at 10 a.m. in the E. Stuart James Grant Center. Our students’ momentous achievements are our biggest point of pride, and this critical milestone in their and their families’ lives is paramount. We are committed to celebrating this significant accomplishment and we are currently considering multiple alternative options and will be in touch with details as soon as possible.

All students who are eligible for degree conferral at the end of the Spring 2020 semester will still complete their degree program with a conferral date of May 2, 2020. If you are eligible for degree conferral at the end of the Spring 2020 semester, you must submit a  graduation application by April 4. All degree conferees will receive their diplomas in the mail. Click Here to find important deadlines and also some frequently asked questions that may help you with your graduation process.

Graduation Applications

Graduation applications for Fall and Spring graduations as well as August conferral.

Senior Deadlines & Info

Deadlines for graduating Seniors and important times for Graduation Day

August Degree Conferral

Information about August Conferral and how to apply

Accommodations & Directions

Overnight accommodations fill up quickly. You are strongly encouraged to make your reservations early. If you need directions or information on restaurants and hotels find them here.

Honors at Graduation

Information on eligibility for academic honors at graduation.

Invitations, Cap & Gown & Gifts

Information on how to purchase your cap and gown as well as other graduation mementos.

Financial Aid Procedures

Information on entrance and exit counseling for students who borrow under the Federal Family Education Loan Program and the Federal Perkins Loan Program for the first time.


A professional photographer will take a photo of your graduate as he/she receives a diploma. Each graduate will be contacted by mail and given the opportunity to purchase a photo package to commemorate the event. Families and friends are welcome to take photos and video, but are asked not to walk in front of special guests or the stage area during the ceremony.