Plan for Graduation

Class of 2021, please note: Commencement weekend is currently scheduled for May 21-23, 2021. In the time ahead, we will develop our plans and communicate updates based on federal and state guidance as our planning for these dates 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. 

  • 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:
    • 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.*
  • DecemberJanuary:
    • Register for spring classes.
    • File the Application for the Degree.*
    • Review your MyDegree audit once your schedule is finalized.* 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.
  • February:
  • March – April:
    • Nominate and vote for faculty/students for the Bunn and Spronck awards.*
    • Proof your name and high school information.*
  • May: Refer to the Commencement page for dates and pertinent information.