Returnee Participation Information

Candidates are expected to attend the commencement ceremony at the end of the semester (or session) in which their degree is awarded. Students may not participate in a ceremony before they are eligible to graduate. It is not acceptable for students to be added to the candidate list for the sole purpose of participating in a ceremony.

Those candidates who could not participate in a ceremony and would like to return for an upcoming ceremony should complete the link below to request attendance as a returnee. Returnees MUST have been awarded a degree in order to participate in a future ceremony.

Be advised: requests to participate in a Spring commencement as a returnee cannot be accommodated at this time. 

Your request must be received by the following deadlines in order to be eligible to participate:

  • Summer Commencement - June 1
  • Winter Commencement - September 1

Click here to register for one of these ceremonies.

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