Preparing to Graduate

Students meeting degree or certificate requirements must notify the College of their intention to graduate by completing the online Petition to Graduate. (To check eligibility, meet with an advisor and review the u.achieve status report.) Students petition to graduate prior to their anticipated graduation date. The petition deadlines are listed in the academic calendar.

2017-18 deadlines are:
Fall 2017--September 22, 2017
Spring 2018--February 16, 2018
Summer 2018--June 28, 2018

Spring graduates: All students who have petitioned by the spring deadline will receive a letter in March from the Office of Student Life with instructions regarding participating in the annual commencement ceremony in May. However, participation does not guarantee that a student has fulfilled the requirements for a degree or certificate. Students will receive a confirmation letter of completion from the Enrollment Center in late April.

Summer (August) and Fall graduates:  Those who complete degree or certificate requirements in August and December, and have filled out the petition to graduate, will receive a letter the following mid-March with instructions regarding participation in the annual commencement ceremony.

Participation in the commencement ceremony is optional and free of charge. The College provides the cap and gown required for the ceremony.