A PDF version of the program May 2014 Commencement Program will be posted here during the first 2 weeks of April, 2014. Graduating students will receive a series of emails to their Drake email accounts from the Student Records Office verifying program and attendance information. Students will be given several opportunities to review the program before it goes to print for the event.
ADDITIONAL NOTES FOR GRADUATES:
I. If you have not filed a graduation application by Saturday, 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 June 30, 2014 your diploma and transcript will not say you are a May graduate. Your graduation date will be moved forward to August 2014.