Awarding Degrees and Commencement Exercises
Degrees are awarded three times a year, at the end of each Fall and Spring semester and at the end of the summersession. Commencement exercises are held only twice a year, in December and in May. The program for the Decembercommencement lists the names of all students who completed degrees during the preceding summer session, as well asthose who were degree candidates during the Fall semester. The program for the May commencement lists the names ofthose students who were degree candidates during the Spring semester. Only students who have completed all degreerequirements may participate in the commencement ceremony.Students who complete degrees during the Fall and Spring semesters and desire to graduate in absentia shouldsubmit a written notification to the Office of Records and Registration as soon as they know they are not attendingcommencement exercises.
Vice President of Academic Affairs