Please see the updated PDF of the commencement program here: May 2017 Commencement Program
Please review each element of the program closely—including the honors sections, as you will be held accountable to your review (if there is an error in the final program and you did not notify us, we will not reprint the program).
Students, please take some time to proof read the program for the following:
If there is something you would like updated, please email firstname.lastname@example.org with the corrections by 4:30 PM Tuesday, April 25th, 2017.
This will be the last time you will see the commencement program before it goes to print for the commencement weekend. Due dates for the subsequent versions are as follows:
Please contact email@example.com if your attendance plans have changed since you submitted your graduation application as the seating charts for the ceremonies will be created with this information.
If we don't know you're coming to commencement, you will not have a seat.
Extra copies of previous ceremony programs may be requested by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org after the commencement event has taken place. If leftover programs are available after the event they will be sent out on a first come, first serve basis. You may request a maximum of 6 copies.
ADDITIONAL NOTES FOR GRADUATES:
I. If you have not filed a graduation application by Wednesday, February 15th, there is no guarantee that your name will appear in the commencement program because of printing/proofreading deadlines. Please file your application ASAP. Your graduation application not only gets your name listed in the program, it also assures you a seat among the graduates from your college during the commencement ceremony and assures that the college will process your degree release in a timely manner.
II. According to a Faculty Senate ruling from Spring 2005, colleges will not be able to "release your degree" if you have an Incomplete grade (I) earned in any course from Spring 2005 to the present time. Until your degree is released, no diploma will be mailed and your transcript will not say you have graduated. Keep this in mind as you complete this semester's work.
III. Related to item II above, if all the work for your degree is not completed within 45 days after the end of the term your graduation term will be moved forward to the next term. That is, if you are an anticipated May graduate but you still have outstanding work by July 6, 2017 your diploma and transcript will not say you are a May graduate. Your graduation date will be moved forward to August 2017.