Plan for Graduation

Please mark your calendar for the following dates and deadlines to ensure a smooth path to graduation. Items marked with an asterisk (*) will be prompted by email, so it is important that you check your email regularly. Please see the Commencement FAQ for more information. We also create a senior year checklist to help you stay on track; it will be available as a PDF once this year's version is finalized.

  • August: Review your MyDegree audit through MyAccess.* Attend to problems as soon as possible. Ensure that summer transcripts, study abroad transcripts, and old AP/IB scores have been submitted. Make sure your academic program (major/minor/graduation date) is correct. Secure departmental approvals to apply outside credit to requirements.
  • Early October: File the Application for the Degree.*
  • Late October: Review your MyDegree audit again to plan your spring schedule.* Apply for part-time status if you are planning to be part time in the spring.*
  • November: Preregister for spring classes.*
  • Early December: Attend the dean’s reception for December candidates if you are graduating in December. The reception will be held on December 2, 2016 from 4:00–6:00 p.m. at the Reed Alumni Residence.
  • Mid December: Review your MyDegree audit again.* If you are a May graduate, you should be clearing for May graduation. If there are any issues, you must work with your dean to resolve them as soon as possible.
  • Late January: Dean’s office final review of MyDegree audits for May candidates.*
  • February: Senior Parents Weekend: Pick up your cap, gown, and commencement invitations. Visit the Senior Parents Weekend website for more information.
  • Late February: Proof your name and high school information on the graduation list.*
  • Early March: Nominate faculty/students for the Bunn and Spronck awards.* Voting occurs in April.
  • Late April: Report post-graduation plans and pick up your graduation packet,* which includes rain-site tickets and line-up instructions.
  • Friday, May 19, 2017
    • 12:30 p.m.: Tropaia
    • 1:45 p.m.: Tropaia Reception
    • 3:00 p.m.: Faculty of Languages and Linguistics Awards Ceremony
  • Saturday, May 20, 2017, 9:00 a.m.: Georgetown College Commencement on Healy Lawn.
    Rain site: McDonough Arena: 9:00 a.m. for last names A–K, 10:30 a.m. for last names L–Z