Congratulations! Your years of hard work and perseverance have come to an end, and it’s time for graduation. Here’s what you should do to make certain that the path to the ceremony is smooth.
First, apply for graduation from the Graduate School; the application form is online. There is no fee, but be sure to apply by to the deadlines.
May Graduation: Apply by March 1
August Graduation: Apply by July 1
December Graduation: Apply by October 1
Second, go to the University Bookstore. You can buy your regalia and order invitations there.
You will receive letter from the Graduate School with instructions for the ceremony, but you likely want to know what will occur. Briefly, you will line up with others in your college who are getting the same degree as you (e.g, MA, MS, MEd, MBA, etc). You will be led into the ceremony by a faculty member from your college and be followed by your college’s undergraduates. Staff from the Graduate School will be on hand to make sure you line up correctly, arrange your hood properly, and meet up with faculty leader at the right time. Then, you just enjoy the ceremony and bask in the recognition of all you have accomplished.