May graduation deadline March 1

Co-Executive Editor

March 1 is the deadline to apply for May graduation.

Students must submit a graduation application through Campus Connect by the specified deadline to receive a degree or certificate.

Applications may only be completed online. To complete an application, log on to Campus Connect by using your school I.D. number and personal four digit pin. Then go to the “student information” drop down menu and click on “graduation application.” Students need to complete the graduation survey and submit the application.

Students must be registered in their remaining courses before submitting a graduation application.

Students completing their graduation requirements in Summer I cannot graduate in May.

“We used to allow Summer I grads to participate in May,” said Registrar Staci Martin, “but discontinued this practice last year due to many of those students never completing their graduation requirements.”

Students who graduate do not have to participate in the graduation ceremony.

All graduates who indicate a desire to participate in the ceremony on their graduation applications will receive instructions by student email approximately one month prior to the graduation ceremony.

There is no graduation fee; however, those participating in the ceremony must purchase a cap and gown.

Caps and gowns can be purchased through the bookstore beginning about two weeks before the ceremony until 3 p.m. on graduation day.

Diplomas are not awarded at the graduation ceremony, but will be mailed when the Registrar’s Office certifies that all graduation requirements have been met.

The Spring 2013 commencement ceremony is set for May 10 in Dodson Auditorium with two ceremonies at 5:30 p.m. and 8 p.m.

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