Commencement | Deadlines for Graduates


August 1, 2014

Students finishing in spring 2015 may submit graduation applications at

September 17

Career Center Job and Internship Fair

Late October

Graduate Reception invitations mailed to August 2014 graduates and December 2014 applicants


Commencement Guide sent to students' permanent addresses

December 1

RSVP due for August and December 2014 Graduates Reception

December 5

August and December Graduates Reception, (for August and December 2014 graduates and guests; invitation only; RSVP required)

5-7 pm, graduating seniors, University Club, Mary Graydon Center

6-8 pm, master's and doctoral graduates, Katzen Arts Center

Late January

Nomination process begins for University Awards, including Student Achievement Awards, Scholarship and Service, and the President's Award


Schools and colleges begin student speaker selection process (contact your school's dean's office)

March 9

Orders for doctoral regalia purchases due in Registrar's Office


Online regalia order form is activated on for all students who are cleared to graduate by the Registrar's Office; Regalia postcard mailed to local addresses of cleared students (sent to permanent address of August/December graduates)

March 20

Student award nominations due


Career Center Job and Internship Fair


Graduation Fair, noon-6 pm, MGC Rooms 2 & 3

March 31

Deadline to submit Application to Graduate via


Senior barbecues at president's house

April 6

Deadline to submit cap and gown orders

May 6-9

Regalia distribution

May 7

Senior Week Final Farewell

May 8-10

Commencement Weekend