Plan for Graduation

Class of 2020, please note: Based on federal and state guidance, we have made the determination that it will be necessary to postpone Commencement activities to a time in which we can safely convene as a community. We are committed to holding Commencement ceremonies and will ensure that our students and families have as much time to prepare as possible. In the time ahead, we will develop our plans and communicate updates as our planning for these rescheduled ceremonies advances.


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. 

Access the College Seniors Google Calendar.

  • 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.
  • October – November:
  • December:
    • Attend the dean’s reception for December candidates if you are graduating in December. Invitations will be sent out to December graduates and their families in October.
    • 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.
  • January: The Dean’s Office conducts a 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.
    • Proof your name and high school information on the graduation list.*
  • March: Nominate faculty/students for the Bunn and Spronck awards.*
  • April:
    • Vote for the Bunn and Spronck awards.* 
    • Report post-graduation plans for inclusion in the Tropaia program.* 
    • Claim your rain-site tickets.*
    • Review Commencement line-up instructions.*
  • May: Refer to the Commencement page for dates and pertinent information.